If you’ve read many of my reviews of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, you probably noticed that I described Toyota as being a methodical giant that makes well-thought moves but does so at a slow pace to ensure they get things right so quality and reliability don’t suffer. Such a notion is evident in many of their vehicles with one being the Toyota Sequoia that’s aged well but needs some updating. However, the proven platform of the Sequoia that’s been around since 2008 touts unsurpassed reliability in a distinctive body-on-frame design with a few unique trim levels, such as my Sequoia TRD Pro trim that I had a chance to check out and review.
The Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro, first introduced last year as a 2020 model year, brings a little more ruggedness to the large Sequoia with some pages taken from other TRD Pro models in the Toyota lineup. What you get with the Sequoia TRD Pro is the same thirsty 5.7-liter V8 engine with 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque giving the TRD Pro trim the max towing of 7,100 pounds but can increase slightly with other trims, such as the SR5 and Limited, to tow as much as 7,400 pounds. Zero to 60 mph takes place in about 6.6 seconds, which is decent for a vehicle that weighs just over 6,000 pounds.
The Sequoia in its TRD Pro guise is rather special in its looks starting with the Lunar Rock exterior color. Other characteristics that make the Sequoia TRD Pro stand out in the crowd is its front grille’s “Toyota” lettering that pays homage to old-school Toyota badging from vehicles like the classic FJ Cruiser or Land Cruiser. The black BBS forged 18-inch wheels wrapped with 32-inch Michelin LTX all-terrain tires also add a unique appeal and some additional capability for off-roading as does the front TRD skid plate, black aluminum TRD running boards that also help protect the rocker panels, fox suspension components, super-bright Rigid LED fog lights, and a roof cargo rails.
By: Malcolm Hogan
Title: 2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Review & Test Drive
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/74985/2021-toyota-sequoia-trd-pro-review-test-drive
Published Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 12:44:43 +0000
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