Toyota reveals three 2020 models: Tacoma, TRD RAV 4 Off-Road, and Sequoia TRD Pro

The capes came off of three new Toyota vehicles this morning, all in the name of outdoor adventure. TRD threw its a heavy dose of off-road goodness at the recently redesigned RAV4. It’s called the RAV4 TRD Off-Road. With a retuned suspension featuring TRD springs, the RAV-4 TRD Off-Road utilizes its standard dynamic torque torque vectoring all-wheel drive and wears a set of meaty Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail all-terrain tires wrapped around matte black 18-inch wheels.

Power comes from its 2.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 203 horsepower and teams with an 8-speed automatic. From the factory, it’ll also tow up to 3,500 pounds, which should be good for a small tear-drop camper or a boat. Inside there’s black rubber floormats and special seats with embroidered headrests. Apart from the Subaru Crosstrek, there aren’t many other crossovers on sale with this approach to adventure potential. Overall I think it’s an great package, and I expect it to gain some traction when it arrive at dealers this fall.

2020 Sequoia TRD Pro

The full-size Sequoia gains a new TRD Pro model, which we already told you about but here it is in the auto-show flesh. It brings a trail-ready suspension with Fox shocks, unique black badging and exterior accents, an optional TRD cat-back exhaust, skid plates, and Rigid Industries square LED fog lamps that look like clean aftermarket installs. Power remains unchanged with its 381 horsepower 5.7-liter V8, and it rides on 18-inch black BBS wheels. This, along with all TRD Pro models, get upgraded multimedia systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

A refreshed Tacoma for 2020

Last but not least, we have a slightly refreshed Tacoma. Still shy of a complete redesign, this 2020 Tacoma wears a new grille and front end, updated wheels, and has a few others features such as a 10-way power-adjustable driver seat on Tacoma SR5 models and up. The athletic TRD Pro gets new LED headlamps, a panoramic camera system for aid in serious trail running, Rigid Industries LED foglamps, unique 16-inch wheels wearing Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain tires, and updated Fox shocks and rear springs.

Yes, they’re all expensive for what they are… but the ones with real TRD Pro hardware really can go just about anywhere. Ok, maybe not anywhere.

By |2019-02-08T08:43:27+00:00February 7th, 2019|Car Shows, Chicago Auto Show|0 Comments

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By day, Robby DeGraff is an Industry Analyst for an automotive market research and product-consulting firm. Based an hour from Road America in Wisconsin, he once piloted a Suzuki Jimny around Iceland for two weeks in the middle of winter. Robby still has his first car, a red 2001 Camaro, a Saabaru with 233,000 miles and a 1981 Honda CB650. Someday he lusts to own a first-generation Aston Martin Vanquish or a Volkswagen Vanagon.