Toyota adds rugged, sport trims to 2018 RAV4, Tundra, Sequoia

2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport				    	    		Manufacturer image

The new Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport feature TRD Sport Tuned Bilstein Shocks and TRD anti-sway bars both front and rear - increasing the vehicles' ability to handle rough terrain.

New for '18 Tundras and Sequoias are TRD Sport grades, aimed at outdoor adventurers. Inside, you'll find a leather-wrapped shift knob, a 120-volt, 100-watt power outlet in the cargo space, Adventure door-sill protectors and Adventure floor and cargo mats.

Fans of Toyota's big pickup trucks who feel that they've fallen a little behind their rivals will be happy to hear that the 2018 Tundra and Sequoia models are getting much-needed upgrades.

Every 2018 Tundra will also receive the new Safety Sense-P package, which includes a pre-collision system, lane departure alert, automatic high beams and radar-based adaptive cruise control. Unlike Toyota's more heavy-duty off-roaders, though, the Sport models don't get locking differentials or terrain-specific driving modes.

The rest of the Tundra lineup sees some modest updates as well, like a new mesh grille on some models and a billet-look design for others.

2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport		
	
    		    	Manufacturer image
2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport Manufacturer image

TRD Sport badging can be found inside and out, from the tail to the shift knob.

The 2018 Sequoia will be available in eight exterior colors including three new colors: Midnight Black Metallic, Shoreline Blue Pearl and Toasted Walnut Pearl.

The Sequoia also gets a new front bumper and grille as well as black 20-inch alloy wheels, darkened taillight cases and black badging.

Inside, all Sequoia models will come standard with a new instrumentation panel gauge cluster and 4.2-inch Multi-information Display (MID) that tracks the status of TSS-P. Dressed for the great outdoors, it features larger fender flairs, an elevated ride height and a standard trailer-prep package, which includes an upgraded radiator as well as engine-oil and transmission-fluid coolers.

Buyers will also be offered heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and wiper de-icer package, all as optional extras. It will be at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, but we won't see the 2018 Tundra until September.

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