The Ancient Behemoth Gets Updated — Toyota Sequoia

Aside from launching their new RAV4 Adventure in Chicago, Toyota also debuted the updated 2018 Tundra pickup truck and Sequoia SUV, both of which get TRD Sport gear. Aiding driving performance will be the TRD Sport Tuned Bilstein Shocks and TRD front & rear anti-sway bars.

The 2018 RAV4 Adventure grade along with the Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport grades will begin arriving in dealer showrooms in September.

Appearance enhancements to the 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport include a mesh grille with a body-color surround, color-keyed mirrors, front and rear bumpers, and hood scoop, 20-inch silver alloy wheels with black accents, LED headlamps with black bezels and daytime running lamps and a TRD Sport bedside graphic.

TRD (Toyota Racing Development) has also worked its tuning magic on the Tundra pickup truck and buyers will get the same 381hp 5.7-liter V8, plus the same Bilstein suspension setup.

The Sequoia's standard 5.7-liter i-Force V-8, with 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft, is unchanged, as is its standard six-speed automatic transmission.

For now, the Sequoia's big news is its TRD Sport package. Inside, there's a TRD shift knob and TRD Sport floor mats.

For the latest iterations of its Tundra, Sequoia and RAV4 models, Toyota has looked to the track, as well as off the beaten track for inspiration.

Visual updates include a new front grille and bumper inserts, metallic black mirror caps, 20-inch alloy wheels, darkened rear taillight housing, and distinctive badging.

No one in their right mind would call the RAV4 aggressive.

Inside isn't left untouched either, with Toyota adding bespoke leather trim panels, a 120V/100W power socket in the cargo area, special door sill protectors, and all-weather floor mats and cargo mats with Adventure branding. So equipped, the RAV4 Adventure is rated to tow up to 3500 pounds when equipped with all-wheel drive, or more than double the standard RAV4's 1500-pound figure.

This is all added to help the new RAV4 pull trailers without any troubles and as safely as possible, a trailer sway control and hill-start assist are there, but that is not all.