Promises more off-road capability
Like all TRD Pro models, the Sequoia receives Fox shock absorbers. With these shocks, the damping becomes progressively firmer through the piston stroke to resist bottoming out on rough surfaces.
The shocks have been specifically tuned for the Sequoia’s unique characteristics. The front 2.5-inch Fox shocks include seven compression zones and two rebound zones, and Toyota reduced the front spring rate. The rear suspension uses 2-inch-diameter Fox piggyback monotube shocks that have beefier pistons and shock rods than the rear shocks on the standard Sequoia.
The engine hasn’t changed. The 5.7-liter V-8 still makes 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. That comes paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. Towing maxes out at 7,100 pounds (3,220 kg), although the standard 2019 Sequoia can tow up to 7,400 pounds (3,356 kg) depending on the model grade and equipment.
The Sequoia features a TRD front skid plate and TRD roof rack, and a TRD cat-back exhaust is available. Toyota is offering an exclusive Army Green color, but buyers can also choose Super White, Midnight Black Metallic, or Magnetic Gray Metallic.
Inside the cabin, look for black leather-trimmed seats with red contrast stitching and TRD badging. Other standard features include an eight-way power driver seat, a power tilt and slide moonroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, and push-button start. While the standard Sequoia can seat up to eight passengers depending on the trim, the TRD Pro model has room for seven because of captain’s chairs in the second row.
Toyota also announced upgrades for the rest of the TRD Pro lineup. The Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner TRD Pro models receive a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa. The Sequoia gets a version of the upgraded infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, however. Tacoma and 4Runner receive a few exterior updates, and push-button start is now standard across the TRD Pro lineup.