The super reliable and capable Sequoia is a quite old vehicle for today’s standards. The current generation rides since 2008, but it looks like the Japanese manufacturer doesn’t plan to redesign it in the near future. Moreover, the 2020 Toyota Sequoia comes in a new version, with the famous TRD Pro badge. This will be a performance version of the famous SUV, with better off-road capabilities. Other than this new version, the upcoming model is about to continue in the same way.
That would mean the same overall design, which has been around for more than a decade. This includes the same mechanics, the styling that hasn’t changed for years and the rest of the features. Even the list of standard equipment shouldn’t change too much. The new 2020 Toyota Sequoia will continue in the same way, so there is no reason for an earlier arrival. We expect to see it late in the year.
2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro
This is definitely the most important novelty for the next year. The full-size SUV will get treatment from Toyota’s famous performance division and it looks like there is a long list of upgrades to come. Considering that this will be primarily an off-road performer, it seems logical that most changes will be made on the chassis. The 2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro will feature a new suspension setup, with things like new Fox bypass shocks at the front and similar things.
Of course, count on a couple of visual upgrades as well. The first thing that comes to mind is blacked exterior details that replace chrome. Also, count on a new set of wheels and tires, Toyota lettering instead of the logo, etc. Of course, count on a new skid plate as well. Just like other TRD-badged models from Toyota, this one will also be available in the new Green Army finish.
2020 Toyota Sequoia Redesign
Rest of the lineup will continue in the same way. We are about to see a familiar design, which hasn’t been changed for years. This includes both mechanics and visual appearance. To remind you, this is a conventional SUV, with the body-on-frame platform. The aspect where Sequoia shows its age most is the interior design. It’s not hard to notice that most surfaces are hard plastics, which was typical for models from that era. Besides lack of fine materials, the dashboard also looks quite outdated, especially if you look at controls, infotainment system and similar things.
On the other side, no one can deny that the comfort pretty decent, even for today’s standards. Front seats are pretty comfortable and generous in terms of legroom. The second row is also quite comfortable. On the other is, the third row is pretty tight, considering the vehicle’s size. Same goes for the cargo area.
We don’t expect to see too many novelties in terms of standard features for the next year. This SUV pays its debt to its age, The list of standard tech features isn’t that impressive, It includes things like 6.1-inch touch screen, an eight-speaker audio system, satellite radio, a USB port, Bluetooth, and Siri Eyes Free. Still, you can get a couple of extras, things like navigation, 14-speaker JBL audio system, a rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system etc.
On the other side, it comes with a full load of safety features. All models come standard with things like rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, lane change assists, front and rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist etc.
Under the hood, things are pretty familiar. The 2020 Toyota Sequoia will continue with a well-known 5.7-liter V8 gasoline engine, which is good for about 380 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Such amount of power ensures strong acceleration and pretty convenient ride. The engine comes paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Also, the Sequoia is quite capable when it comes to towing. In this aspect, it is good for about 7.100 pounds.
A big downside of this engine is the fuel economy. This is one of the thirstiest models in the class. Practically, you can count on only 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway, which are pretty low numbers even for a full-size SUV. On the other side, you can count on class-leading reliability, which is definitely an important thing to consider.
2020 Toyota Sequoia Release Date and Price
Since there are no bigger changes to come, we don’t expect to see the 2020 Toyota Sequoia any earlier than usual. We expect to see it sometime late in the year, with the price tag that won’t be much different compared to the current model, which starts at around 49.000 dollars. Some of the key competitors are models like Chevy Tahoe, Nissan Armada, Ford Expedition etc.