• 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport versus the World’s Toughest Towing Test (Video)


    2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport

    This is our first opportunity in several years to test a Toyota Sequoia on the Ike Gauntlet™ – world’s toughest towing test. This is a 2018 model with several updates, such as the street performance oriented TRD Sport package, new grille, headlights, and Toyota’s latest driver assistance technology package (TSS-P).

    Under the hood is still the familiar 5.7L V8 with a rating of 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and 4WD system with a 4.30 rear axle ratio.

    The Ike Gauntlet is an 8-mile stretch of the highest elevation interstate in the country. It’s a 7-percent grade with twists and turns with a maximum elevation of 11,158 feet above sea level. There is approximately 32% less air density at the very top.

    How did the Sequoia do? Check out all of the Ike Gauntlet™ fun in the video below.


    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.
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