Toyota’s largest SUV gets a facelift for the 2018 year, along with a TRD Sport model and a ton of latest driver aide and safety technologies. The updated SUV makes its world debut today at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. These updates are very similar to the 2018 Toyota Tundra changes that also make their debut at the show.
The current generation of the Toyota Sequoia has been around since the 2008 model year, but it is still a very powerful and spacious three-row full-size SUV. The 2018 Sequoia continues with the 5.7L V8 that produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque and mated to the 6-speed automatic transmission.
The exterior styling updates are very minor. The truck gets a new finish for the grille and the headlights have a new LED daytime running lights pattern. The TRD Sport model has a performance-tuned Bilstein shocks and TRD sway bars front and rear for more spirited on-road performance. It rides on new 20-inch rims.
The 2018 Sequoia will be available in eight exterior colors including three new colors: Midnight Black Metallic, Shoreline Blue Pearl and Toasted Walnut Pearl. We will have to wait a while longer to be able to see the colors and configure the 2018 Sequoia online. Additional colors include: Super White, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Blizzard Pearl, and Sizzling Crimson.
All 2018 Sequoias will have Toyota’s latest TSS-P safety and driver aide technologies: Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD), Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Auto High Beams (AHB) and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC).
Toyota did not announce pricing or availability at this time. Stay tuned for a lot more TFLtruck coverage from the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.
Here is our off-road mashup review of a Sequoia from 2010.