Toyota Sequoia

Toyota Sequoia

About Toyota Sequoia

The 2017 Toyota Sequoia full-size SUV is as massive and sturdy as the tree for which it is named. Unfortunately, the Sequoia’s aging design places it behind newer SUVs in the areas of towing, design and power. GMC’s Yukon and Yukon XL, for example, offer more horsepower and cargo space, while the Ford Expedition’s 9,200-pound tow rating dwarfs the Sequoia’s 7,400-pound rating. Still, the Sequoia offers plenty of room for growing families, and its 5.7-liter V8 has no problem moving this SUV around. Toyota’s Multi-mode 4-wheel drive allows the Sequoia to capably manage tough off-road situations, something unit-body SUVs have trouble mastering. Toss in the Sequoia’s excellent reliability and resale figures and it’s easy to see why the 2017 Sequoia has so many repeat customers.

LATEST MODEL
2017 Toyota Sequoia
What's new for 2017?
2017 Toyota Sequoia

For 2017, the Toyota Sequoia full-size SUV carries over with no changes of note.

  • Expert Rating: 7.9
  • Consumers Rating: 9.3
  • MPG 13|17
2016 Toyota Sequoia
What's new for 2016?
2016 Toyota Sequoia

The 2016 Sequoia SUV from Toyota gains a few new features. The Limited trim can be equipped with the Blind Spot Monitor and 2-position memory for the driver’ seat and mirrors. Changes to the Entune audio systems allow drivers to route their smartphone’s navigation through the Sequoia’s head unit.

2015 Toyota Sequoia
What's new for 2015?
2015 Toyota Sequoia

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

2014 Toyota Sequoia
What's new for 2014?
2014 Toyota Sequoia

For 2014 the Sequoia SR5 gets the Entune Audio Plus system, the Limited gets Entune Premium Audio, and the Platinum trim level has Entune Premium JBL Audio, which is optional for the Limited. Entune Audio leverages a smartphone for fully integrated access to navigation, entertainment and information services.

2013 Toyota Sequoia
What's new for 2013?
2013 Toyota Sequoia

The 2013 Toyota Sequoia now offers just one engine choice for all trims: the 381-horsepower 5.7-liter V8. Also new is an available Blu-Ray DVD entertainment system and Toyota's Entune multimedia audio system.

2012 Toyota Sequoia
What's new for 2012?
2012 Toyota Sequoia

The 2012 Toyota Sequoia SUV gains standard Trailer Sway Control and on Platinum models, an available Blind-Spot Monitor.

2011 Toyota Sequoia
What's new for 2011?
2011 Toyota Sequoia

For 2011, the Sequoia receives some minor interior upgrades, such as an off switch for the daytime running lights. The Sequoia's trailer hitch connector is now the same as on the full-size Tundra pickup.

2010 Toyota Sequoia
What's new for 2010?
2010 Toyota Sequoia

For 2010, the Sequoia SR5 receives a new 4.6-liter V8 engine as standard equipment. This new V8 produces 310 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Other changes for 2010 include a revised grille and tail lamps, standard front knee airbags and a revised standard equipment roster.

2008 Toyota Sequoia
What's new for 2008?
2008 Toyota Sequoia

Substantial revisions to the 2008 Toyota Sequoia include a four-inch longer wheelbase, a one-inch increase in width and an all-new independent rear suspension. These combine to boost interior room. It also gets a strengthened frame, larger brakes, electronic stability control and an optional 5.7-liter V8.

2007 Toyota Sequoia
What's new for 2007?
2007 Toyota Sequoia

Safety is on Toyota's mind with the addition of driver- and front-passenger seat-mounted side airbags and two-row curtain side airbags as standard equipment. Additional changes for 2007 include a new key-colored grille insert for the SR5 and chrome rear-view mirrors for the Limited.

Consumer Reviews

Rolling beast

By on Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Feels as big as it is. Just needs cannon turret"

Cons: "Nav screen. Cargo room."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"My wife and I both love driving this SUV. We bought the Platinum edition, 2010 model year. More features & driver control than the Expy Limited we traded in. The center console on the 2nd row is OFF THE HOOK! Love having 3 options to adjust the ride: smooth, normal, sport. GREAT idea to put buttons behind and to the side of the 2nd row seats to lower or raise the 3rd row. You can, as with the Expy, also do that from the back with the tailgate raised. You CANNOT do that in a Chevy or Caddy. Their 3rd row is still manual! STUPID! They haven't changed that since they introduced the 3rd row! We would have bought an Escalade if it weren't for the idiotic 3rd row. But I digress. Back to point: it has so far been everything we expected from Toyota. Reliable, higher quality fit & trim, quieter ride than Expy. The only glaring downsides are 1) DEFINITELY does not have the cargo room of an Expy. 2) Many functions on the nav screen you can't do while the car is moving. It's a safety feature, but did the Japanese forget that PASSENGERS ride in PASSENGER vehicles? 3) Listening to a call coming from the vehicle's bluetooth ain't great. Time will tell on true reliablity, and how I ultimately determine its value. It only has +/- 42,000 miles on it, so I wouldn't expect anything to go wrong mechanically yet. And it hasn't. Not like the GMC I bought whose transmission gave out at 38,000 miles. I will tell you this: the salesman used an electronic tool to test the paint thickness on the Expy we traded in. Any significant variations among the different areas of the car would tell him the car had been repainted, indicating certainly body repair, and possibly an unknown/unreported wreck. I had him test the Sequoia and the paint thickness was twice as much as the Expy. More durable? Harder to damage/scratch?"

22 people out of 24 found this review helpful

I love this Vehicle.....

By on Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 22,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great to drive, very easy to handle..."

Cons: "we chose black which shows scratches easliy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I love this vehicle! I was afraid it would be too big for me, but it handles like a dream and it turns on a dime for its size. If you are afraid it will drive like a truck.... it doesnt! Its big enough for our family of 6 and all of our luggage when we travel. The only down fall for us would be that my extended family is always wanting to take it on trips. I would HIGHLY recommend the Sequoia."

15 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Great cruising machine

By on Friday, August 27, 2010

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

"Have owned for about 2 years and overall enjoy the vehicle. We purchased it because of its interior room since we travel extensively for basketball tournaments and back and forth to college in Tennessee. The quality of this vehicle is not up to what Toyota is supposed to be about. The transmission is not very smooth, especially at lower speeds, it seaches constantly for the right gear. Gas pedal is very 'jerky". Needs sensors in the center of the front bumper not just on the ends due to visibility issues. Performance, towing and pickup are great,lots of power. Comfort inside is excellant however even though this is the Platinum edition, materials are a bit "cheap". The nav system is annoying in that you cannot operate it when the vehicle is moving. I agree with this if you are by yourself, but if you have a passenger with you in the right front seat, they should be able to use system without having to stop. Overall, a very nice road vehicle with tons of storage room. Toyota needs to get back to quality, like before, and not like when they first were built in the 60's. Engines and trans were great, but bodies were terrible. Seems that Toyota is starting to forget what made them #1."

31 people out of 36 found this review helpful

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