Toyota RAV4 TRD Off Road

Andrew Krok  Roadshow

Andrew Krok Roadshow

TRD Pro black leather-trimmed seats with red stitching complement the interior. There's even a new TRD Pro package to make it more off-road capable. The automaker only began adding Apple CarPlay support in early 2018, with the Toyota Avalon the first to get the iPhone system. If you opt for the TRD Sport or above, you'll get keyless entry. And the full-size SUV is getting the TRD Pro treatment for 2020, joining the Tacoma, the 4Runner, and the Tundra in Toyota's hard-core off-road lineup.

The Tundra changes are part of a larger mid-cycle refresh strategy Toyota seems to be executing on all its SUVs and pickups, with the both 2020 Sequoia and 4Runner benefiting from new packages and upgrades, and the 2020 Tacoma receiving a more substantial face-lift.

The Sequoia TRD Pro has a seven-passenger seating layout, with middle-row captain's chairs and a three-place third-row bench. Building on the 8.6-inch ground clearance and design features of the RAV4 Adventure grade, the 2020 RAV4 TRD Off-Road goes above and beyond with suspension, wheels and tires engineered specifically for trail driving. While most of the updates for the Sequoia are specific to the TRD Pro, there's an important tech upgrade that affects every trim. Red coil springs surround twin-tube shocks that feature revised internal rebound springs, and the suspension also receives new bump stops for better body control.

The Tacoma TRD Pro comes standard with 4WDemand part-time 4-wheel drive with an electronically controlled transfer case and an electronically controlled locking rear differential. Pricing has not been announced, but all Tacomas come standard with the Toyota Safety Sense suite of active driver aids, which includes automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.

Tacoma Access Cab models ride on a 127.4-inch wheelbase and have a 73.7-inch-long bed. The DOHC 5.7-liter i-FORCE V8, which uses regular-grade gasoline, produces 381 hp and 401 lb. -ft. of torque, which is mated to a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. It'll tow up to 7,100 pounds and includes a tow hitch.

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