Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
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Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road

Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road

Much like its namesake, the Toyota Sequoia endures year after year. Sales remain steady, as most buyers value the Sequoia's incredible reliability, body-on-frame construction and towing ability, and rugged off-road capability.

TRD Off-Road models get most of the same upgrades and options found on the 2020 TRD Sport. Just like the Tundra, Tacoma, and 4Runner TRD Pro models have their own unique set of features giving them off-road-ready edge, so does the Sequoia iteration. A TRD-tuned Fox internal bypass shock suspension is the main tool needed for the task, providing the auto with 7 compression zones and 2 rebound zones, as well as an increase in rebound travel of 18 mm. The rear employs 2-inch-diameter Fox piggyback monotube shocks, which rock 47mm pistons (15mm larger than non-TRD) and stronger shock rods that are 3.2mm larger in diameter. There's also a substantial TRD front skid plate to protect both the suspension pieces and the oil pan from errant boulders and wildlife that might get caught under the gargantuan front end. It also packs TRD Pro all-weather floor mats. The signature 18-inch BBS TRD wheels are standard with 275-width all-terrain tires. Running boards and a roof rack are standard.as well.


Inside, red accents are present throughout the cabin, which uses SofTex on the seat surfaces. As for the rear, it gets smoked tail light clusters to complement the changes made to the front. The 381 horsepower on tap isn't the strongest in the segment, but it's reasonably torquey, with 401 lb-ft. Power for the 2020 Toyota Rav4 TRD comes from a 206bhp, 2.5-litre petrol engine paired to an 8-speed direct-shift automatic gearbox. Not only will this Sequoia be able to power through almost any terrain, it can also tow up to 7,000 lbs. while carrying up to seven-people who can sit pretty with ample legroom. "The TRD Pro badge signifies a vehicle that's capable of going where ordinary pickups and SUVs fear to tread, while still retaining the comfort for daily driving". However, this model hasn't just been created to go off the beaten path; The TRD Pro Sequoia is more technologically advanced than other models featuring updated equipment with more driver-assist features and complete with Android Auto, Apple Carplay, and Amazon Alexa. TRD Pro black leather-trimmed seats with red stitching complement the interior.

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