The Toyota Sequoia has three rows that can fit up to eight people and can attract more than 7,000 pounds. However, the plasticky cabinet feels outdated and keeps the gas from aging power transmission. Still, the Toyota badge didn’t feel like the reliability of any of the other manufacturers. Sequoia also prioritizes safety with standard driver supports, such as automatic emergency braking and blind spot monitoring, which cause extra costs to most competitors. Highlights include a large third row and a large cargo area, but its powerful handling and shaky driving are unpleasant compared to a more dynamic competition. Sequoia continues to be an un-inspired option in a highly competitive segment until it is redesigned from top to bottom.
When Sequoia was last updated, George W. Bush was president. Think about it for a minute. 2008 was a long time ago, and Toyota finally made its biggest SUV more modern for 2018. A new TRD Sport model was also included in this program. These developments took too long, but Sekoya is still struggling to compete with more modern competitors. This trend continues for 2019, because Redwood continues without making any changes. A new version of TRD Pro will be available later in 2019.
Toyota Sequoia Pricing and Which to Buy
SR5: US $ 50,145
TRD Sports: $ 52,860
Limited: $ 58,640
Platinum: $ 65,855
We chose Basic SR5; Standard features such as automatic three-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights and electric sunroof. In the same way, the SR5 standard maximizes passenger capacity with its second row bench. In every other ornament there are standard second row captain chairs (except limited), which reduces the number of seats from eight to seven. Those who want all the weather conditions of the four-wheel drive can add $ 3225, but this reduces the maximum towing capacity from 7400 pounds to 7100.
Engine, Transmission, Performance and Towing
Likes: Reliable transition power, powerful brakes, can attract more than 7,000 pounds.
Things I don’t like: careful handling, meticulous on rough roads, most of the competitors can take more.
The Sequoia can only be used with a six-speed automatic transmission and 381 hp V-8 with rear or four-wheel drive. The Sequoia we tested was quite fast around the city with a rapid accelerator and civil transmission behavior. It was also hasty when passing slower drivers on the highway. Despite the old transmission, Toyota had reliable downshifts and soft gear changes. Although it can reach up to 7400 pounds, several competitors can attract 1,000 pounds or more.
Despite its modern rear suspension, the Sequoia is based on a pickup truck case. While driving us on the rough surfaces, a lot of swaying and swaying went into the cabin while saving us from the hardest strokes. None of their competitors is particularly fun to drive, but they either better manage or feel better Toyota’s light steering could easily be controlled in tight spaces and road rides, but non-existent feedbacks further reduced its use. The TRD Sport trim added suspension parts, which the company claims to help better cornering and smoothing. Sequoia’s brake pedal was easy to modulate and explode after the first entry. In our tests, heavy Toyota had the shortest emergency stopping distance of 178 rivals.
Fuel Economy and Real World MPG
Sequoia is a heavy drinker – gasoline. Although many of its full-size classmates have an insatiable thirst for fossil fuels, Toyota has the worst EPA forecasts and real-world fuel economy. Tested in Sequoia, the highway fuel economy testing route won 16 mpg on our route, 1 MPG shy of the government rating. This number is at least 2 mpg less than every competitor we have evaluated.
Interior, Infotainment and Shipping
Likes: User-friendly controls, adult-friendly third-row, generous luggage capacity.
They don’t like: too much hard plastic, missing modern options, high lift height.
Cheap-looking plastics and gaudy controls continue to rise up to Sekoya’s cabin. The larger knobs and conspicuous buttons that are larger are undeniably functional. Nevertheless, it skips modern features, especially in most of the competitors. These neglects include a heated steering wheel, head-up display and massage to the front seats. He will appreciate only Sequoia who wants a durable interior that lacks unnecessary options. Not everyone else. Fortunately, plenty of passenger space with comfortable l,