The current generation of this full-size SUV is really old. It has been introduced way back in 2008 and we haven’t seen too many updates since then. Therefore, everyone expects to see a complete redesign in the near future. According to the latest reports, that won’t happen so soon and we will probably have to wait for a year or two to see a complete overhaul. Meanwhile, we can enjoy the new version that debuted last year, which will come unchanged for the next year, as the 2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro.
This means you may count on all those upgrades that come with this trim level. As you may presume, it will be mostly about off-road upgrades, such as suspension and wheels, but you may count on a couple of exclusive exterior details as well. The 2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro will offer one of the most generous interiors in the class, which offers three very spacious rows of seats, as well as pretty respectable cargo volume. We presume that the launch date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Exterior
This version arrived last year, so we don’t expect bigger updates for the 2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro. We count on the same design, which is largely the same as on the standard model, but also comes with a number of upgrades. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the suspension. In this aspect, you may count on standard 2.5-inch internal-bypass Fox coil-over dampers with spring rates. The rear suspension includes Fox 2.0-inch monotube rear dampers. This doesn’t seem like some big upgrade, but all these components have been tweaked for this occasion. As a result, you may count on longer travel, which ensures better off-road performances.
Besides the new suspension, this version also comes with things like the front skid plate, black aluminum TRD running boards, exclusive wheels and off-road tires etc. Of course, you may count on that recognizable black plastics grille, as well as on a new, exclusive Army Green color. Those would be some of the key features of this version. The rest of the SUV comes with pretty familiar characteristics, which means you may count on a familiar styling and shape, which hasn’t changed too much through all these years.
Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Interior
When it comes to the 2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro interior design, it will carry on with a couple of exclusive features, such as the black interior scheme and a number of accessories. On the other side, the overall cabin layout is the same as in standard models, which means that you may count on a dashboard design that is rather functional than stylish. We are talking about things like low-grade materials and aesthetics that more suit a pickup truck.
Still, that doesn’t change the fact that the list of standard equipment is pretty long, and that it includes a variety of advanced tech goodies. Last year, smartphone goodies like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay were finally introduced, while you may also count on a bigger touchscreen and several more technology features.
The 2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro will continue to be one of the most spacious models in the class, with three rows of seats that are very generous in terms of space. The front row is good for about 42.5 inches of legroom, while the second row is good for almost 41 inches, which is also a pretty respectable number. Finally, the third row is good for more than 35 inches, which is also very adult-friendly. When it comes to the cargo area, you may count on about 19 cubic feet behind the third row and 67 cubic feet behind the second. The overall volume goes around 120 cubic feet and all these are pretty amazing numbers for the class.
2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Engine
Like any other TRD model in Toyota’s lineup, this one also comes with the same engine as standard models. This means we are talking about a well-known 5.7-liter V8, which is good for about 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. Those are pretty respectable numbers and all that power goes to all wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. This is one of the most reliable engines in the business and the only drawback could be fuel economy, which is pretty low, even for this class. You may count on 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway, which makes this SUV the thirstiest model in the class.
Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro release date to be scheduled for the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 65.000 dollars. There aren’t many full-size off-roaders on the market today, so this one rather competes with more civilized models like Nissan Armada, Chevy Tahoe etc.