Toyota SUV & Truck Trim Levels Explained – SR5 vs. TRD in Northbrook, IL

Toyota SUV & Truck Trim Levels in Northbrook, IL

What makes TRD and SR5 models different from the rest of the Toyota lineup? All Toyota trucks and SUVs are built to last longer, provide greater safety, and more user-friendly technology than American branded models. Most Toyota vehicles are available in LE, XLE, SE, XSE, and Limited trim levels. However, select Toyota trucks and SUVs have specially tuned performance variants called SR5, or TRD. Learn more about available options for each performance trim level below. After you discover which package is right or your lifestyle, you can get behind the wheel of your next new SUV or truck at Northbrook Toyota by calling (847) 272-0808.

Which features are available with SR5 SUVs & Trucks?

An abbreviation for 'Sport Rally Five-speed', Toyota SR5 SUVs are designed with reinforced body construction, an upgraded suspension, and advanced capability. However, as of the 2018 model year, only the SR5 version of the Toyota 4Runner is available with a five-speed transmission. Key features available for SR5 trucks and SUVs are as follows:

Toyota SR5 ModelSpecial Features

  • 16 cup and bottle holders
  • Cargo area with 12V power outlet and utility hooks
  • Reinforced body-on-frame construction
  • Engine and transfer case skid plates
  • Front and rear coil-spring independent double wishbone suspension
  • Low-pressure gas-filled shock absorbers
  • Mud and snow rated tires
  • Front and rear mudguards
  • Glare-resistant mechanical inside rearview mirror
  • 10 cup and bottle holders
  • Hill Start Assist Control and Downhill Assist Control
  • Coil-spring independent double-wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar
  • Coil-spring 4-link with lateral rod rear suspension with stabilizer bar
  • Mud and snow rated tires
  • Halogen headlights and fog lights
  • Black heated exterior mirrors
  • Independent coil-spring high-mounted double-wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar
  • Low-pressure nitrogen gas-filled shock absorbers
  • Live axle with trapezoidal multi-leaf rear suspension
  • Staggered outboard-mounted low-pressure nitrogen gas-filled shock absorbers
  • All-season tires
  • Projector beam headlights with daytime running lights and integrated fog lights
  • Engine and front suspension skid plates
  • Automatic Limited-Slip Differential
  • Coil-spring double-wishbone front suspension and stabilizer bar
  • Leaf spring rear suspension
  • Staggered outboard-mounted gas shock absorbers and stabilizer bar

What makes TRD SUVs & Trucks special?

It's another acronym! Toyota Racing Development, or TRD, isn't only applied to cars that are seen on the racetrack. SUVs and trucks also get TRD upgrades, and rank among the most capable vehicles in their segment. Important features for each TRD model available at Northbrook Toyota are as follows:

Toyota TRD ModelSpecial Features
Sequoia TRD Sport
  • 20-in. TRD Sport black alloy wheels
  • TRD Sport performance-tuned Bilstein® front and rear shock absorbers
  • TRD Sport performance-tuned front and rear anti-sway bars
  • Engine and transfer case skid plates
4Runner TRD Off-Road
  • 17-in. 7-spoke alloy wheels with black-painted accents
  • Engine, front suspension, fuel tank and transfer case skid plates
  • Front and rear mudguards
  • Electronically controlled locking rear differential
  • Multi-terrain select and crawl control
Tacoma TRD Sport
  • Projector-beam headlights with LED daytime running lights and wide-angle fog lights
  • 17-in. machined alloy wheels
  • Automatic Limited-Slip Differential
  • TRD sport-tuned suspension

In addition to TRD Sport and TRD Off Road models, our Toyota dealership in Northbrook, IL also maintains a select inventory of TRD Pro and TRD Off Road Premium models for drivers who want to get off the beaten path. Browse through our inventory to learn more about pricing and availability for special TRD trucks and SUVs.

Get an E-Price on a new SUV from Northbrook Toyota

You deserve an SUV that features the best in performance and capability, but also has built-in reliability. Discover the new Toyota SUV that matches your needs in the inventory at our dealership in Northbrook, IL. Once you know the trim level and color of your next new SUV, contact a product specialist through our appointment form or by phone at (847) 272-0808. The new SUV that matches your budget and lifestyle is right around the corner at Northbrook Toyota!

Toyota SR5 vs. TRD in Northbrook, IL