2018 Toyota Tundra/Sequoia TRD Sport First Impression | Edmunds

2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport First Impression

Style and Suspension for Toyota's Big Truck and SUV


Toyota unveiled a new TRD Sport trim for the 2018 Tundra and Sequoia at the Chicago Auto Show. The trim package aims to improve on-road handling and give both vehicles a more aggressive style.

Tundra TRD Sport
For the 2018 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup, the TRD Sport options add sport-tuned Bilstein shocks and TRD anti-roll bars in the front and back. These upgrades should dial back the amount of body roll experienced when cornering and give the Tundra a more planted feel. More noticeable to the casual observer are the exterior styling treatments. These include body-colored bumpers and mirrors, an additional hood scoop, unique 20-inch alloy wheels, a mesh grille and LED headlights, foglights and running lights. On the inside, the Tundra TRD Sport will receive an exclusive shift knob and floor mats.

2017 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport

The Toyota Safety Sense suite of advanced safety features will also be standard on all Tundra models, as well as across almost all of the Toyota lineup. These features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and mitigation with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and automatic high beams.

The TRD Sport option will be available on Tundras in CrewMax and Double Cab body styles that have the more powerful 5.7-liter V8 engine. Outside of the TRD Sport, other 2018 Tundra models will also get a mild style refresh with a mesh grille and a billet-style grille for the Limited and 1794 editions. The LED exterior lighting will also carry over to select trim levels as well.

2017 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport

Sequoia TRD Sport
Like the Tundra, the 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport will be available on either the rear- or four-wheel-drive models and benefit from the Bilstein shocks and TRD anti-roll bars. Exterior treatments are also similar, with a more imposing grille and grille inserts in the front bumper, metallic black mirrors, 20-inch black alloy wheels, dark-tinted taillights and unique badging. On the inside, the TRD shift knob and floor mats are also present, along with doorsill scuff plates. Likewise, the Toyota Safety Sense features will also be standard. The rest of the 2018 Sequoia lineup will now include LED exterior lighting, new grilles for each trim level and new gauges.

Both the Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport models will arrive in dealerships this September. Check back as we close in on the release date for more information and pricing.

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