2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro SUV

MSRP $134,500

Ranked #6 in Fullsize Suv

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 24, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Large full-size SUVs are all the hype, for they are apt for family hauling, and with every new MY, they add better and more advanced features. The similar is the story for the 2022 Toyota Sequoia. Toyota’s idea with the Sequoia TRD Pro is to introduce an SUV that is highly practical and can forego on looks to an extent. It continues unchanged for the current MY, which means that it still bears the similar design that has been in the market for almost a decade and a half.

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Pros

Unmatched cargo capacity

Brilliant off-roader

Commodious cabin with a seating capacity of eight passengers

Cons

Substandard fuel economy

What's New?

No major changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$134500

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

4

top speed

185 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

244 cu.in.

horsepower

453 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

457 lb.-ft. @ 1800 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

116 in.

length

199 in.

width

74 in.

height

56 in.

curb weight

4828 lbs.

ground clearance

6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

98 cu ft.

cargo volume

49 cu ft.

payload capacity

1488 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.7 sec.

zero to 100 mph

8.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

12.1 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

154 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/18/22 mpg

highway range

521.4 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$134,500 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro SUV in Super White color
Super White

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


Priced at $64,425 for the latest iteration, the 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro is tailor-made for off-roading. However, it drives nimbly on the road as well. It’s capacious in its build and has the highest cargo capacity. Yet, its gigantic dimensions and lackluster frugality cause it to lose considerable ground against long-staple rivals including the 2021 GMC Yukon AT4, 2021 Ford Expedition, and the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe.

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro SUV Features

The 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro is available as a single trim option and is easily distinguishable from its mainstream counterpart. It looks off-road-focused and with TRD specific skid plates, alloy wheels, and shockers, justifies the performance one expects from it. Priced at $64,425, the TRD Pro variant is otherwise fully equipped with several luxurious and practical features that make it a perfect fit for daily driving as well. These include power-adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a premium JBL sound system. Though not extensive, the Toyota Sequoia also gets two optional packages to choose from. Both these are concerned with the cargo mats and carpets and carry price tags just above the $300 mark.

Trims

Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro

MSRP

$64,425

Key Features

LED Fog Lights

 

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Compatibility

 

Toyota Safety Sense System

 

Three-zone front and rear climate control

 

Heated and ventilated seats

 

Blind-spot monitor

What trim should you buy?

Being a single trim option, there is not a choice that we would have to make per se. However, we’d opt for the optional packages available with the SUV. Like the standard features, the carpet and cargo mat packages are aimed at practicality. The TRD Pro, otherwise, is filled to the brim with features available through the base and mid-level trims making it both hands-on and pragmatic.

Release Date

The 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro is slated to release by the beginning of the fall of 2021. Though final communication is yet to be made, the SUV will in all probability follow a similar timeline as other models from the brand, like the Toyota Avalon.

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro SUV Engine and Performance

The 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro continues unchanged from the outgoing model. Consequently, it still makes use of the competent powertrain that bestows class-leading performance. The engine on duty with the latest iteration is a 5.7L V8 unit that outputs 381hp and 401lb.-ft of torque. Though not the torquiest, the TRD Pro is the most powerful option available in the segment. It gets channeled to a 6-speed automatic transmission and has the least number of gears amongst the rivals. Four-wheel-drivetrain is the standard option and helps add stability to the drive.

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro 5.7L V8 Engine

We expect the 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro to continue with its engaging driving dynamics. With its TRD-specific parts, it will carry forward its likable performance on uneven terrains and rough patches. Even within city limits, the Sequoia will continue to be agile and versatile. Its acceleration capabilities put it streets ahead of most of its competitors and manage to complete the 0-60mph sprint in 6.6 seconds, quick for a full-size SUV.

Model

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro

2021 GMC Yukon AT4

2021 Ford Expedition Limited

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

MSRP

$64,425

$65,100

$64,625

$65,600

Engine

5.7L V8

5.3L V8

3.5L V6

5.3L V8

Drivetrain

4WD

4WD

4WD

4WD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

Power (hp)

381hp

355hp

375hp

355hp

Torque (lb.-ft)

401lb.-ft

383lb.-ft

470lb.-ft

383lb.-ft

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.6 seconds

7.1 seconds

6.7 seconds

7.2 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

N/A

16.3 seconds

15.8 seconds

16.3 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

N/A

120 MPH

120 MPH

120 MPH

When compared to its direct competitors, the 2021 Ford Expedition is the most distinct option available in the segment, credits to its highly-powered V6 engine. It is the torquiest option on offer and produces 470lb.-ft of torque. It manages similar timings as the Toyota when tested and is almost half a second quicker than V8-powered rivals like the GMC Yukon AT4 and Chevrolet Tahoe that take 16.3 seconds in the quarter-mile sprint. Mechanically, all competitors of the 2022 Sequoia TRD Pro make use of a 10-speed automatic transmission and are channeled as four-wheel-drive variants only. Being similarly priced with diminutive differences in performance, it is difficult to adjudge a clear winner based on this aspect. Additionally, GMC is all set to introduce an even powerful 6.2L V8 engine option with 2022 MY of the Yukon AT4.

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro SUV Fuel Economy

Perhaps the only aspect where the 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro gets dusted by its competitors is in fuel efficiency. As per EPA estimates the gigantic SUV averages 13 MPG in the city, 17 MPG on the highway, and 14 MPG combined efficiency. It sports the most voluminous tank of 26.4-gallons and while the range is not known, considering overall performance in fuel economy, the range is unlikely to be higher than any of the competitors.

Model

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro

2021 GMC Yukon AT4

2021 Ford Expedition Limited

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

MPG (city)

13

16

17

16

MPG (highway)

17

20

22

20

MPG (combined)

14

18

19

18

Fuel capacity (gallons)

26.4-gallons

24-gallons

25-gallons

26-gallons

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

N/A

384/480/415

425/550/NA mi

448/560/NA mi

On the other hand, the 2021 FordExpedition with its smaller engine option averages the highest efficiency of 19 MPG and is closely followed by the GM sisters that are just a notch below. However, it is the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe that does lead the segment with its 26-gallon fuel tank that helps it to average 560 highway miles. Lastly, the GMC falls behind its contemporaries due to a less voluminous tank that can hold just 24-gallons and grants a combined range of 415 miles.

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro SUV Interior

The 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro’s cabin design is not specifically luxurious but it does have an unsaid plush aura to it. It lacks exclusivity, despite its $50,000 price tag. Yet, the cabin looks rugged and muscular and complements well, the overall exterior design and capabilities of the SUV. There is ample storage space on offer in the form of dual gloveboxes, door pockets, and cubby storage spaces in the central console. You will, however, find hard-touch plastics spread throughout the cabin. The dashboard design feels a bit dated, but the large knobs and buttons that control the infotainment system add an element of usability to the cabin.

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Front Seats

The TRD Pro trim of the Toyota Sequoia distinguishes itself from the base variants through the red and black stitching available on the leather seats and TRD-Pro badging on the headrests. The cabin feels spacious and you can seat seven to eight passengers, depending on whether the second row is configured with captain seats. Irrespective of the seating layout, the seats in themselves are extremely comfortable. The front seats have adequate bolstering and cushioning like all the rows, but they do get heating functionality and lumbar support. All seats are appropriately positioned and do allow for uncompromised visibility. The third row is best suited for kids or small adults and can be used even on longer trips.

The cargo capacity, however, is smaller than most of the competitors. With all seats in an upright position, the 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro has the least voluminous trunk of 18.8-gallons and can hold almost two and a half suitcases. Flip the rear and middle seat down and the SUV opens up 120.1 cubic feet. However, in models with captain chairs, the fixed central armrest does eat up some space.

Model

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro

2021 GMC Yukon AT4

2021 Ford Expedition Limited

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

Passenger Capacity

7

8

8

8

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

34.8/66.4/42.5

42.3/66/44.5

42/64.9/43.9

42.3/66/44.5

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

34.9/65.6/40.9

38.9/64.8/42

40/64.8/41.5

38.9/64.8/42

Third Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

34.5/65.7/35.3

38.2/62.7/34.9

37.3/64.2/40.9

38.2/61.7/36.7

Cargo Capacity to 1st row (cu.-ft)

18.9

25.5

20.9

25.5

Cargo Capacity to 2nd row (cu.-ft)

66.6

72.6

63.6

72.6

Cargo Capacity to 3rd row (cu.-ft)

120.1

122.9

104.6

122.9

Perhaps, each SUV in the segment tries to portray itself as the most practical option by providing a spacey cabin with ample cargo space. While the 2021 Ford Expedition provides maximum space for passengers in all three rows, with the rearmost row also having ample leg- and headroom for taller passengers, its cargo capacity has to bear the grunt, but only marginally. On the other hand, the GMC and Chevrolet have adequate space inside the cabin and lead the segment with their sizable trunks of 122.9 cubic feet. 

In terms of design and finish, all three contemporaries of the 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro boast well-curated cabins with better quality materials. The GMC’s cabin looks ergonomic and by far has the most visual appeal.

Some of the interior features of the 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro include:

  • 10-way Powered Driver Seat
  • 6-way Powered Passenger Seat
  • Three-zone Climate Control
  • Interior Air Filtration
  • Rear seat ventilation ducts
  • Reclining second-row seats

How intuitive is the infotainment system of the 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro?

The 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro continues to make use of a rather smallish 7-inch display screen to control its infotainment system. However, it is fully equipped and can give competitors a run for their money with its feature-load. As standard, this system comes loaded with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and you also get Amazon Alexa integration for easier use.

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Infotainment System

While the screen does support touch functionality and is quick to respond, users can also make use of the buttons that surround the display unit to access all practical drop-down menus. Handling the sound duties is a 14-speaker JBL sound system that works well and neither is an upgrade available nor is it required. Some of the highlights of the infotainment system include:

  • USB Connection
  • Optional Rear seat entertainment unit with display screens
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Dynamic navigation system
  • Dynamic voice recognition system

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro SUV Exterior

As the 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro continues unchanged from the previous year, it continues with a similar design since 2008. It looks boxy with a huge grille that sits in the center and houses the “TOYOTA” badging in the center. The TRD Pro is easily distinguishable when on the go, due to its distinctive elements. These include 18-inch alloy wheels, Rigid Industries fog lights, and a roof rack. Otherwise, it resembles its mainstream counterpart. It gets the traditional LED headlights that extend to the grille and at the rear, the taillights add to the soberness in an otherwise off-road centric rugged and robust SUV.

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro Three Quarter View

The 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro is the heaviest option weighing 5985 lbs. It is 205.1 inches long and though it is not the longest, its wheelbase of 122 inches is longer than the GM sisters. Its ground clearance of 10 inches helps in off-roading and allows for easier performance on uneven terrains. It is the tallest in the segment measuring 77 inches and has a total width of 79.9 inches.

Model

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro

2021 GMC Yukon AT4

2021 Ford Expedition Limited

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

Curb Weight (lbs)

5985

5677

5623

5661

Length (in.)

205.1

210

210

210.7

Width (in.)

79.9

81

79.9

81

Height (in.)

77

76.5

76.4

75.8

Ground Clearance (in.)

10

N/A

9.8

N/A

Wheelbase (in.)

122

121

122.5

121

Each SUV in the segment has gigantic dimensions. While the Chevrolet Tahoe is the longest at 210.7 inches, the Ford Expedition sports the longest wheelbase of 122.5 inches. The GM siblings are the widest in the segment. In terms of design, all three SUVs have been refreshed recently and undoubtedly look more upmarket and refined than the 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro.

Some of the salient exterior features include:

  • Rear Spoiler
  • LED head- and taillights
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • Running Boards
  • Windshield wiper de-icer

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro SUV Safety

The 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro continues to be built on an on-body frame that makes use of sturdy and quality materials that ensure less structural damage during a crash. While the current MY, has not yet been tested by the NHTSA or IIHS, its extensive list of safety features does create a favorable impression. As standard, the TRD Pro variant of the Sequoia makes use of 4-wheel ABS and front and rear ventilated disc brakes for improved performance while decelerating. Additionally, it also gets equipped with Toyota’s Safety Sense system that adds specifications like Pedestrian Detection, Pre-collision safety system, and lane departure alert. Some other salient features include:

  • Blind Spot Monitor with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Anti-theft Alarm System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Daytime Running Lights

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro SUV Competition

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro vs 2021 GMC Yukon AT4

The 2021 GMC Yukon AT4 is the better option in the segment, undoubtedly. Its contemporary nature, commodious cabin, premium quality materials, and ergonomic cabin design allows it to garner abundant attention in the segment. However, it produces lower outputs and is slower than the 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro. But in the segment that they fall, family-hauling and engaging driving dynamics take priority and it is where the GMC manages to shine.

2021 GMC Yukon AT4 Three Quarter View

Additionally, it is also more efficient and has a more voluminous cargo area. Those who want to buy the Toyota for its sheer power might want to wait for 2022 MY of the Yukon AT4 that is set to bring along with it a larger 6.2L V8 unit that will improve current performance standards.

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro vs 2021 Ford Expedition

The 2021 Ford Expedition is an all-encompassing SUV that coalesces all aspects you would look for in a vehicle that tips the $60,000 mark. It might lower power on paper, however, when put to test it delivers class-leading performance. Moreover, it upholds efficiency in the highest regard and checks all the right boxes with its high towing and payload capacity.

2021 Ford Expedition Three Quarter View

The only flaw you’d find in the SUV and where the 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro does manage to take a lead is that the Ford feels hard to drive occasionally. However, its all-around performance, a clutter-free cabin design, and better exterior design language at an almost similar MSRP, make the 2021 Expedition, the option to look out for.

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro vs 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

Belonging to the similar brand, the GMC Yukon AT4 and 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe are similar in their performance and consequently, have similar points of contestation when pitted directly against the 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro. Though slower, the Chevrolet has better efficiency and range at its disposal, which makes it a practical choice.

2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Three Quarter View

Additionally, it proves its worth being a hands-on and pragmatic SUV by having a larger trunk and better driving capabilities. The cabin feels more premium and by providing a rather multifaceted option, Chevrolet manages to capture the segment.

2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro SUV Final Verdict

Big and brawny SUVs have become a constant feature in the market for their rugged performance, spacey cabins, and extensive feature load. The 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro is in all ways an embodiment of the segment. We have no problems with how it performs. Though fuel efficiency feels low, a sizable tank helps cover ample range. Acceleration in the straight line is likable and even performance on off-roads is better than what competitors can manage. However, its problems stem from its old-fangled design and a cabin that is partially devoid of high-class materials. In direct comparison with its competitors, we’d probably place the GM sisters and Ford above the Toyota for their all-around performance. However, with an expected change in design in 2023, dynamics in the segment could sway back in the favor of the Sequoia TRD Pro.