Toyota Adds Tundra and Sequoia to the TRD Sport Family

Not as hardcore as TRD Pro, these Sport-tuned 4x4s bring a little more style and capability to Toyota's biggest line.

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Toyota can't let the Detroit Big Three have all the off-road fun. The automaker already offers various TRD-branded packages on its trucks and SUVs. Now, Toyota's adding two new members to the TRD family: The 2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport, which both debuted this week at the Chicago Auto Show.

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For those not well versed in Toyota's trim packages, TRD Sport–which is currently offered on the Tacoma mid-sized pickup–is the tamest of three off-road trim levels. That doesn't mean it's solely an appearance package, though. Both the Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport receive TRD-tuned Bilstein shocks, and TRD sway bars front and rear. Unlike Toyota's more heavy-duty off-roaders, though, the Sport models don't get locking differentials or terrain-specific driving modes.

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Both models also get lots of small (often TRD-branded) styling tweaks to remind your neighbors that you bought the off-road version of your big Toyota. The TRD doodads are in addition to the across-the-board aesthetic updates across the board for 2018 Tundra and Sequoia models, along with advanced safety features that now come standard.

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So no, these aren't hardcore off-roaders, but they're perfect for those who want just a touch more capability and style. And isn't that true of nearly every US truck buyer?

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