2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport Review, Price

The 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport looks quite enticing and stands out among the regular variants. Toyota has several SUVs in its portfolio but the Sequoia is a mammoth one- the largest SUV with prominent truck origin.

After its debut back in 2000, the Sequoia has become a popular model from the stable of the Japanese carmaker. It is slotted between siblings Toyota 4Runner and Land Cruiser. To stave off competition from GM and Ford, Toyota has revamped the 2018 Sequoia and a new trim named TRD Pro has been introduced as well.

2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport front

2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport Stylish Look

The new model is mammoth-sized SUV nonetheless but looks stylish. The black 20-inch alloy wheels, Chrome encircled glossy black grille, black mirror caps lend it a rugged yet suave look. The Led headlamps and Darkened rear tail light also add to the sleekness. Exterior color choices include Midnight Black, Super White and Magnetic Gray. The cabin of the Sequoia TRD Sport also bears a stamp of distinctness from regular variants. You get enhanced upholstery and carpet mats. The cabin is large enough to seat 7 adults comfortably. There are about 16 cup and bottle holders inside the cabin.

Safety Features

The 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport gets a number of safety features and amenities are also quite noteworthy. Most of the new safety features are aimed at reducing the risk of accidents on city roads. Safety features include Toyota Safety Sense— which includes Pre-Collision System, features like Lane Departure Alert, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Automatic High Beams (AHB). It also gets Toyota Star Safety System which includes Anti-lock Brake System, Traction Control and Electronic Brake-force Distribution. Of course, there are a lot of airbags for driver and other passengers.

The car gets features like LED headlights with auto on/off, LED fog lights, heated power mirrors, Power tilt/slide moonroof, variable intermittent windshield wipers, Windshield wiper de-icer, Privacy Glass, Roof rack – black, Running boards. The cabin gets amenities like Automatic three- climate control, Leather-trimmed steering wheel, 12V power outlet, remote keyless entry system, Overhead console with storage.

There is a Premium Package for TRD Sport trim which adds black leather-trimmed seats and contrast stitching, Entune Premium Audio and navigation.

2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport interior

2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport – Engine Specs

The 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport is laden with a powerful 5.7-liter i-Force V8 engine. The engine gets clubbed with an Electronically Controlled 6-speed automatic Transmission gearbox and generates 381 HP. The powertrain is aided by TRD Sport-tuned Bilstein shock absorbers.

2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport rear

Price and Availability

The base price of 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport is around $51.000 and customization will add to this. It is now available for sale.

The 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport is a nice and stylish SUV that is aimed at midsized families looking for a versatile vehicle. The styling is better than regular variants and the safety features are quite good. However, you get only one engine choice and fuel economy is just average. It faces strong competition from segment rivals like the GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Suburban, and Nissan Pathfinder.

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