Dope Mods: Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport, Tundra TRD Sport and Rav4 Adventure

TRD blesses the Toyota Tundra and Sequoia with new high-utility performance features. And the Rav4 Adventure boasts versatile new sporty flair.

For 2018, the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD) developed the new TRD Sport grade for Tundra and Sequoia, offering sportier styling and performance for excitement on and off-road. Already a fun-to-drive crossover for young families with active lifestyles, the new RAV4 Adventure adds a sportier take-me-anywhere attitude for the weekend warrior.

In addition to the new TRD Sport grades, Tundra and Sequoia will receive new styling, convenience and safety features for all 2018 models, including Toyota Safety Sense-P (TSS-P) as standard equipment.

2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport
2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport

The 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport offers a 4×4 and 4×2 grade in CrewMax and Double Cab with cool new features like 20-inch alloy silver sport wheels, a big mesh grille with body-color surround, and LED headlights with smoke chrome bezel, LED fog lights and LED daytime running lights. The side of the Tundra TRD’s bed has a cool graphic that’s also on the floor mats and shift knob.

Exterior colors for the Tundra TRD Sport include Super White, Magnetic Gray, Midnight Black Pearl, Blazing Blue Pearl and Barcelona Red Metallic.

The powerful Tundra TRD Sport is has a 5.7-liter i-Force V8 engine with 382 horsepower. Driving performance is enhanced on and off-road with TRD Sport Tuned Bilstein Shocks and TRD front and rear anti-sway bars.

The TRD Sport is just part of an overall refresh for the 2018 Tundra. Safety will be enhanced on all Tundra models with the addition of Toyota Safety Sense™ (TSS-P) as standard equipment.

This multi-feature advanced active safety suite bundles a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Auto High Beams (AHB) and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). Drivers can view the status of TSS-P through an upgraded Multi-information Display.

2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport
2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport

The 2018 Tundra will receive exterior updates that include a new mesh grille on select trims while the Tundra Limited and 1794 Edition will receive a new billet style grille. The Limited, Platinum and 1794 Edition will be equipped with new LED headlights and daytime running lights, and LED fog lights.

The 2018 Sequoia is decked out with the TRD Sport package for it’s 4×4 and 4×2 models. Upgrades include new Midnight Black Metallic, Shoreline Blue Pearl and Toasted Walnut Pearl paint jobs with a blacked-out leather-clad interior.

Exterior flair for the Sequoia TRD is more sinister with 20-inch alloy black sport wheels, dark rear tail light housing, black satin badges on the doors and metallic black and chrome badges on the liftgate.

All Sequoia models will come standard with new LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED fog lights. Additional exterior updates include a new front grille and bumper grille insert, distinctive to each grade. A bumper opening chrome surround will be equipped on TRD Sport, Limited and Platinum grades.

TRD styles the blacked-out interior with TRD floor mats, door sills and TRD inscribed shift knob. Black leather captain’s chairs are part of the Premium Package.

2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport
2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport

All Sequoia models will come standard with a new dash gauge cluster and 4.2-inch Multi-information Display (MID) that tracks the status of TSS-P. Also new are an updated center speaker grille smoothed to the surrounding dashboard and interior trim with wood-like accents for Platinum model.
The 7 passenger Sequoia TRD Sport has a 5.7-liter i-Force V8 engine. Road handling is enhanced with TRD Sport Tuned Bilstein Shocks and TRD front and rear anti-sway bars.

In addition to the TRD Sport, Sequoia will be available in SR5, Limited and Platinum grades in 4×2 and 4×4 configurations. All will be powered by the i-Force V8 engine. Like Tundra TSS-P will be standard on all 2018 Sequoia models.


RAV4 Adventure

Outdoor family fun isn’t exclusive to Toyota’s two largest truck and SUV models. For the 2018 model year, the popular Rav4 compact crossover adds a new Adventure grade for young families looking for fun in out-of-the-way places.

2018 Toyota Rav4 Adventure
2018 Toyota Rav4 Adventure

The 2018 Toyota Rav4 Adventure has exclusive features like 18-inch five-spoke black alloy wheels with 235/55R18 tires, larger fender flares, black headlight bezels, black fog lamp surround, roof racks, “Adventure” badges, and advanced suspension with a higher ride height.

The Rav4 Adventure will be available in five exterior colors including new Ruby Flare Pearl. Interior flair in the 2018 Rav4 Adventure includes a leather-wrapped shift knob, Adventure door sill protectors, all-weather mats with Adventure logo, 120V/100W power outlets in the cargo area, and unique panels.

Heated power fabric front row seats are available but not standard.

2018 Toyota Rav4 Adventure
2018 Toyota Rav4 Adventure

The active lifestyle-inspired Rav4 Adventure will be available in front-wheel drive with an Automatic Limited-Slip Differential, or with Dynamic Torque Control all-wheel-drive. Both versions feature a standard Tow Prep Package that includes an upgraded radiator and supplemental engine oil and transmission fluid coolers. As with all Rav4 models, the Adventure grade will come standard with Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), and TSS-P.

The 2018 Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport and the RAV4 Adventure go on sale this fall.

– 2/9/2017, Toyota