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If you can live with the lower tow rating, there really is no other area Toyota’s Sequoia for 2015 comes up short. From its build quality to its driving characteristics to its strong resale, the Sequoia comes up a winner every time.


If you need to tow more than 7,400 pounds, the Chevy Tahoe and Ford Expedition are the best choices. Those seeking a more modern, upscale interior might be happier in a GMC Yukon or Chevrolet Suburban. The Ford and GM SUVs also deliver better fuel economy.

What's New For 2015

For 2015, Toyota’s full-size Sequoia SUV rolls into showrooms with no major changes.

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Used 2015 Toyota Sequoia Expert Review

Toyota’s 2015 Sequoia full-size SUV provides all the space and ability expected in a vehicle of such massive stature with the added benefit of strong resale values and proven reliability. On the flip side, the Sequoia’s 7,400-pound tow rating pales when compared to the 9,200-pound rating for the Ford Expedition, and the Sequoia doesn’t offer as much cargo room or horsepower as a Chevy Suburban. The Sequoia also falls near the bottom of the pack when it comes to fuel economy. If you can live without having bragging rights in every category, however, the Sequoia’s excellent fit and finish, well-appointed interior and rugged outer skin should be enough to leave no doubt this is the right full-size family SUV for you.

Driving the Used 2015 Toyota Sequoia

While no full-size SUV rides or drives like a car-based crossover SUV, the 2015 Toyota Sequoia comes pretty darn close. The ride is smooth, controlled and stable and the Platinum trim’s air-spring suspension puts anything with coil springs to shame. At highway speeds, we found the Sequoia’s interior to be well insulated from outside noise, even in the 3rd-row seat. Toyota equips the Sequoia with an independent rear suspension that helps it corner and maneuver with surprising agility. The steering feel is also commendable, with good feedback and just the right amount of resistance for the power assist. An available proximity-warning system and rearview camera help when trying to fit the big Sequoia into a small parking spot, and the Platinum’s Blind Spot Monitor is a feature we think should be standard on every trim.

Favorite Features

When you’re plunking down this much cash, you want to know your return on investment quotient is going to be as high as possible. Toyota’s Sequoia for 2015 has a proven track record, strong resale values and rugged construction, something every kid-hauling vehicle needs to have.

Toyota’s Entune audio choices are some of the most intuitive and easy-to-use infotainment systems in the biz. With the Entune App Suite, you can use a smartphone to access and stream Pandora, or iHeartRadio as well as real-time information regarding sports, weather, gas prices and traffic alerts.

Used 2015 Toyota Sequoia Interior

The 2015 Toyota Sequoia is a true 8-seater, with a 3rd-row seat that really will accommodate adults and is easily reached, thanks to big rear doors and sliding 2nd-row seats. The 3-passenger 2nd-row bench seat allows individual sections to slide fore-and-aft and also fold flat. Noteworthy options include captain’s chairs for the second row and a power-folding feature for the third row. Basically, the Sequoia’s interior will swap around into any configuration needed. The design is somewhat bland and a couple notches below sinfully luxurious but, as would be expected of a Toyota, the assembly detail is without fault.

Used 2015 Toyota Sequoia Exterior

In all its majestic glory the Sequoia for 2015 is the longest, widest and tallest full-size SUV Toyota builds and, with its long wheelbase, it appears even longer. But that long wheelbase pays dividends – it enhances interior room, improves ride quality, contributes to directional stability and, with the resultant short overhangs, gives extra clearance when approaching steep angles. The Sequoia’s appearance is fairly innocuous and can’t be accused of standing out in a crowd, but it’s clean, functional and certainly not unattractive.

Used 2015 Toyota Sequoia Standard Features

There are three trim levels for Toyota’s 2015 Sequoia SUV: SR5, Limited and Platinum. Standard equipment on the SR5 includes integrated fog lights, power tilt/slide moonroof, roof rack, 3-zone automatic climate control, leather-trimmed tilt/telescoping steering wheel with Bluetooth hands-free telephone controls, 8-way driver’s and 4-way front passenger’s seats, 18-inch alloy wheels, all the expected power and convenience features and Entune Audio Plus. The Limited adds a power liftgate, 20-inch wheels, leather seating, Optitron instruments and Entune Premium Audio. The Platinum adds perforated leather seating, Dynamic laser cruise control, Adaptive Variable Suspension, air suspension and Entune Premium JBL Audio.

Used 2015 Toyota Sequoia Options

All three of the Sequoia’s trim levels – SR5, Limited and Platinum – are available with either rear-wheel drive (RWD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD). Options for the SR5 include a Sport Appearance Package, with 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, and a Premium Package, with leather-trimmed seating, power-reclining fold-flat 3rd-row seat and auto-dimming rearview mirror with rearview camera monitor, and the Entune Premium Audio with Navigation and App Suite. Optional on the Limited is a rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system with 9-inch display and 7-passenger seating with 2nd-row captain’s chairs. The only option for the Platinum is Blizzard Pearl exterior color.

Used 2015 Toyota Sequoia Engine

One of the best features offered in Toyota’s full-size Sequoia SUV for 2015 is its strong and quiet 5.7-liter V8 engine, with 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. It’s unobtrusively reassuring and is equal to any task the Sequoia may be asked to accomplish. It’s matched to a 6-speed automatic transmission that includes a low first gear for getting a heavy load moving and two overdrive gears that help enhance fuel economy and reduce noise at highway speeds. Taken together, the engine and transmission contribute to the Sequoia’s towing capacity of 7,400 pounds.

5.7-liter V8
381 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
401 lb-ft of torque @ 3,600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/17 mpg (RWD), 13/17 mpg (4WD), 9/12 mpg (E85, 4WD)

How Much Does the Used 2015 Toyota Sequoia Cost?

The rear-wheel-drive 2015 Toyota Sequoia SR5 has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting around $45,000, while the mid-level Limited starts just over $54,000. Opting for 4-wheel drive will add a few thousand more, and the top-of-the-line Platinum model starts at about $62,000. Overall, the Toyota Sequoia’s price range overlaps that of the Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban 1500, but is more expensive than the Nissan Armada. Before heading off to the dealer, a check of the Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price will show what other buyers in your area are actually paying for the 2015 Sequoia. For a longer-term investment, the Sequoia is excellent and should hold its resale value better than any other large SUV.

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Grimm Reaper
2016 Toyota Sequoia

"Wonderful Family Truckster"

Comfort , space, turning radius, 3rd row comfort
Gas mileage , technology is lacking
We have used this car to haul equipment and people for many out of state travel tournaments for our children. We have also taken it on long distance family vacations. This is a super comfortable car on the freeway and has a ton of cargo space. The gas mileage is not great , but it’s a bonus that you can put 87 gas in it. The seats are super comfortable in the first and second row. The technology is not great , but I just hook my phone up to the usb and use it instead of the included nav. I am looking forward to many more years of hauling family in a comfortable cruiser for years to come!Read less
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Chief Dave
2018 Toyota Sequoia

"Great vehicle!"

We bought the Sequoia TRD Sport package-with the leather premium package with rear power seats. This is essentially the same as the Limited. Foundationally, all Sequoias are very similar (engine, frame, suspension) except the Premium which has the DVD player and air shocks...and some other minor differences. This vehicle is solid and fun to drive for a large SUV...Although it’s aging design needs a refresh, Toyota doesn’t change what works well. Added safety upgrades-lane departure warning, cruise control radar, blind spot sensors...are great additions. Pros: Engine power, very roomy, comfortable ride, safety features, reliability, turning radius, towing, Toyota long standing solid reputation Cons: Gas mileage, paint scratches somewhat easily, somewhat cheap plastic interior parts. (Do not take through the automatic car wash-especially if you get black. Overall, very nice large SUV. Takes my small army with ease.Read less
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2018 Toyota Sequoia

"Quality and long term dependability."

Lots of interior space and can tow over 7000lbs.
Poor MPG and small Nav screen.
This is the second Toyota Sequoia that I have owned. Previously I owned a 2011 that had 100k miles on it in 6-7 years. The 2018 adds a lot of new safety equipment and overdue upgrades such as LED headlights and fog lights. We have three growing kids and a German Shepherd Dog. Thus, the full size third row seat is a necessity. There is no other SUV that is made that has this amount of interior room as well as adult seating in the third row. There is only two major concerns: MPG is 13-17. On our 2011 Sequoia we averaged 13 b/n city and highway. On the 2018 we are averaging 14.5. This might be because it is newer. The other SUVs play around with variable valve "voodoo" and 10 speeds vs 6. This can get an additional 3-5 mpg depending on the competitor. Here is the difference, 12k a year in miles at $2.35 @ 14 mpg = $2,015 a year in gas; versus 19 mpg for a smaller vehicle with less seating/comfort which would run you $1,485 a year. That is an extra $530 a year in gas to own this versus something smaller. If you only own this for 4 years than its only $2k in gas over the ownership life. Not too big of a deal when put in perspective. My wife loves this truck so much because it is easy to drive and has air ride (platinum model) that allows for the raising of the truck for sport or comfort mode. Awesome features like this make this a sleeper. The engine is "bullet proof" and will last a million miles. Just look at YouTube on the million mile Tundra; same engine that the Landcruiser and Sequoia has in it. Second issue is the small size Nav screen and no apple or android car play. Entune suite of software is fine but a bigger screen would be appreciated. My wife doesn't care because she uses her smartphone plugged into the USB port and uses WAZE or Google Maps. If you are able to find last years model with huge rebates (like we just did) or a DEMO then buy it! You won't be disappointed.Read less
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User 2018
2018 Toyota Sequoia

"Major safety issues with this vehicle"

Big cup holders, ventilated seats
electrical issues, horrible MPG
I have purchased this vehicle new - Platinum. The 2nd day of ownership all the safety sensors started malfunctioning. Rear cross traffic, blind spot monitor, adaptive cruise control, breaking assist - collision prevention. I have taken the vehicle to the dealer and 2 months later is still not fixed, with no ETA in site. This is happening not only in Platinum models, but also on Limited 18 models. I do regret buying this vehicle. Toyota reliability is just a legend. My first and last Toyota.
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2016 Toyota Sequoia

"Best Vehicle I ever owned... Period"

handling, turning radius, reliability, quiet
nothing so far
I own a 2016 Sequoia Platinum. So far it has exceeded all of the expectations. Compared to other SUVs in its segment, nothing came close to the power, handling, amenities and reliability. Little things.. Turning radius on the Sequoia is smaller than on many cars. U turns are a non issue. Highway driving... second to none. 3 zone ac is awesome. Entertainment center (Blue Ray) is awesome. Well designed, well thought out. Some reviews state that Sequoia has a low tow capacity comparatively. Competitors unrealistically pad theirs. Sequoia pulls my 9k lb boat just fine (better than the competitors. Gas mileage is fair, as could be expected with a vehicle this big. 2 pointers... 1. If you go on long drives, air the vehicle out and blow through AC with widows open. Moisture CAN build up and cause some stinky mold. 2. Use Michellin MXVs for replacement tires. They vastly improve the ride and handling.Read less
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2015 Toyota Sequoia Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.


  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Entune
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Entune
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - Entune
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Internet Access
  • Smartphone Interface
  • Touch Screen Monitor
  • USB Port


  • AM/FM Radio
  • iPod Connector
  • MP3 Player
  • Premium Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio


  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Third Row Seat
  • Optional Seating Capacity - 7 passenger
  • Cloth Seats
  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Folding Third Row Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front & Rear Air Conditioning
  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 13 mpg
  • EPA Class - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles
  • EPA Hwy - 17 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 14 mpg


  • Horsepower - 381 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5600 rpm
  • Stroke - 4.02 inches
  • Torque - 401 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 3600 rpm


  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Compass
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel


  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Conventional Spare
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Number of Doors - 4 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rails
  • Side Steps
  • Spare Tire Type - Conventional
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P275/55R20
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P275/65R18
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Tire Type - Mud & Snow
  • Fog Lights
  • Heated Windshield
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Trailer Hitch Receiver


  • Alarm System


  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 5 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 2 years
  • Scheduled Maintenance Miles - 25000 miles
  • Scheduled Maintenance Years - 2 years


  • Alternator Amps - 180 amps
  • Axle Ratio - 4.30
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - 4WD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 8 cylinders
  • Displacement - 5.7 liter
  • Bore - 3.70 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 10.2
  • Fuel Induction - Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 32 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - V
  • Emissions Rating - ULEV
  • # of Speeds - 6 speed
  • CID - 346 cubic inches
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • Manual Mode - Sequential Shift
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Limited Slip Differential

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 5985 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity - 26.4 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 34.8 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 34.5 inches
  • Height - 77.0 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 42.5 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 35.3 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 8
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 10.0 inches
  • Overall Length - 205.1 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 66.4 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 65.7 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 8 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 7100 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 120.1 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 38.1 feet
  • Wheel Base - 122.0 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 79.9 inches
  • Payload Capacity - 1250 pounds
  • GVWR - 7300 pounds
  • Cargo behind second seat - 66.6 cubic feet
  • Cargo behind last seat - 18.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo with all seats down - 120.1 cubic feet
  • Head Room: Center Row - 34.9 inches
  • Leg Room: Center Row - 40.9 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Center Row - 65.6 inches
  • Hip Room: Center Row - 59.9 inches
  • Hip Room: Front - 62.5 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 50.4 inches
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2015 Toyota Sequoia Safety

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Side Crash
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2015 Toyota Sequoia Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Knee Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear View Camera


2015 Toyota Sequoia Rankings

381 HP
MPG Combined
14 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.8 Rating
2015 Toyota Sequoia
381 HP

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