2018 Toyota Tundra And Sequoia Get A Tough TRD Sport Package
When it comes to taking your SUV or truck off paved roads, handling and suspension are important. Enter TRD with their new Sport package for both the 2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia models. Upgrading from the base model to the Sport trim adds durability and style to both vehicles.
Power and Drivetrain
The engine choice for the Tundra is between beefy V8s that offer either 4.6L or 5.7L of displacement. The smaller of the two puts out 310 horsepower and 327 pound feet of torque. Meanwhile, the larger engine gives 381hp paired with an impressive 401 pound feet of torque. The 5.7L is the only engine available for the Sequoia and supports up to 7400lbs of towing capacity.
Both vehicles come with a choice between the standard rear wheel drive or a four wheel drive option. Meanwhile, the Tundra keeps it going with two bed length choices as well as three options of cab styles. When configured with all the right parts, the Tundra is capable of towing up to 10,500lbs.
TRD’s Suspension Upgrades
In preparing both of these models for better off road capability, TRD went to the shock and stability systems. This includes their own anti roll bars paired with Bilstein shocks absorbers with an in house tune. This prepares the Tundra and Sequoia to take Toyota owners down the paths less traveled.
Added Style and Toyota Safety Options
Some new visual cues come with the Sport package alongside the tougher suspension and handling. Starting from the front is a bumper with a fresh restyled look that sets this trim apart from others. Above this is a set of LED headlights flanking a new grille design for both the Tundra and Sequoia. On the exterior, there are also black styling marks that match the new 20 inch black wheels.
Door sill protectors as well as a new shift knob and special floor mats round out the interior upgrades on both. Tech additions include a lane departure alert, adaptive cruise control, and pre-collision warning. Along with automatic high beams, the Toyota Safety Sense P safety suite serves to protect passengers and other drivers.
The real test for the new TRD Sport package trim level on the Sequoia and Tundra will be its initial sales response. The 2018 model is scheduled to begin selling as soon as September of this year with prices to be determined.