The Toyota Sequoia has all the time been a full-size, three-row SUV based mostly on the platform of the Tundra pickup truck. That doesn’t change with the brand new era arriving for the 2023 model yr. The remaining does: the brand new model is way extra fashionable than the outdated second-generation Sequoia it replaces, which has been round for greater than a decade. The brand new Sequoia comes commonplace with the Tundra’s iForce MAX hybrid powertrain, which mixes a 3.4-liter V-6 engine with an electrical motor for a complete of 437 horsepower. Inside, it gives a big touchscreen with the newest software program, together with three-row cabin with seating for as much as eight passengers. Whereas the modernization offers the Sequoia a greater likelihood to compete with rivals such because the Chevy Tahoe and Ford Expedition, the Toyota’s inside area and cargo space hamper its practicality.
What’s New for 2023?
The Sequoia has been redesigned for 2023 and rides on the identical underpinnings as the brand new Tundra, Land Cruiser, and the Lexus LX600. It’s obtainable solely as a hybrid and includes a new look inside and outside.
Pricing and Which One to Purchase
The Restricted trim seems to supply the perfect worth within the lineup. Though its solely one-step up from the bottom SR5, it comes with a ton of extra goodies as commonplace. These gadgets embrace a bigger 14.0-inch touchscreen, an influence liftgate, 20-inch wheels, heated-and-cooled entrance seats, and a power-folding third row.
Engine, Transmission, and Efficiency
The Sequoia comes commonplace with the iForce MAX hybrid powertrain that’s non-obligatory within the Tundra pickup. This powertrain is comprised of a twin-turbo 3.4-liter V-6 engine and an electrical motor that produce a complete of 437 hp and 583 pound-feet of torque. The Tundra’s 10-speed automated transmission carries over to the Sequoia SUV as nicely. Rear-wheel drive is commonplace, with four-wheel drive non-obligatory on most variations—and commonplace on the off-road-oriented TRD Professional model. The TRD Professional additionally comes with off-road gear akin to upgraded Fox dampers, a entrance skid plate, a locking rear differential, and cast 18-inch wheels with 33-inch tires. Throughout our preliminary check drive, we have been happy with the Sequoia’s comfy journey and quiet cabin, however much less so with its on-road driving habits. Its extra-wide feeling on the highway makes it arduous to put in a lane—one thing we have complained about in different giant SUVs too—and its featherweight steering effort could make it really feel twitchy when cruising. After we get an opportunity, we’ll put the Sequoia via its paces at our check observe and replace this story with check outcomes.
Gas Economic system and Actual-World MPG
The brand new Sequoia’s hybrid setup makes it considerably extra environment friendly than the outgoing model. Rear-wheel-drive fashions are EPA-rated at 21 mpg metropolis, 24 mpg freeway, and 22 mpg mixed. Choosing four-wheel drive drops these numbers a bit, to 19 mpg metropolis, 22 mpg freeway, and 20 mpg mixed. After we get our fingers on the Sequoia we’ll run it on our real-world 75-mph freeway gas economic system check. For extra details about the Sequoia’s gas economic system, go to the EPA’s web site.
Inside, Consolation, and Cargo
The Sequoia’s giant inside continues on this new era, with a 3rd row of seats as commonplace gear. A second-row bench setup with eight-passenger capability is commonplace, with non-obligatory second-row captain’s chairs decreasing the variety of seats to seven. Headroom is proscribed in each of the rear rows, significantly when geared up with the non-obligatory panoramic sunroof. With a variety of trim ranges obtainable, the inside trimmings run the gamut from material to leather-based upholstery and ranging ranges of wooden and chrome trim as you stroll up the value ladder. Larger trim ranges supply options together with heated and cooled second-row seats, a panoramic sunroof, and a premium stereo system. The Sequoia’s cargo space is not as accommodating as different rivals. With the rear seat in use there’s solely 12 cubic ft of cargo area and folding the third row down does not end in a flat load flooring.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The outdated Sequoia’s dated touchscreen setup has been swapped out for the massive 14.0-inch touchscreen discovered within the Tundra. This display comes commonplace on all however the base SR5 and can use Toyota’s newest infotainment software program, which gives all method of smartphone-mirroring and different connectivity choices together with a Wi-Fi hotspot and numerous music-streaming choices.
Security and Driver-Help Options
The entire Sequoia’s obtainable driver-assistance options come commonplace throughout the board. For extra details about the Sequoia’s crash-test outcomes, go to the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security (IIHS) web sites. Key security options embrace:
- Normal forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking
- Normal lane-departure warning and lane-keeping help
- Normal adaptive cruise management
Guarantee and Upkeep Protection
Toyota’s restricted and powertrain warranties are just like most of the Sequoia’s full-size-SUV rivals’. Nonetheless, Toyota does supply complimentary scheduled upkeep as a pleasant bonus.
- Restricted guarantee covers three years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain guarantee covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
- Complimentary upkeep is roofed for 2 years or 25,000 miles
2023 Toyota Sequoia
Car Sort: front-engine, 2- or 4-wheel-drive, 7- or 8-passenger, 4-door wagon
4×2 costs (add $3000 for 4×4): SR5, $59,795; Restricted, $66,195; Platinum, $72,395; Capstone, $76,795; TRD Professional (4×4 solely), $78,395
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve 3.4-liter V-6, 389 hp, 479 lb-ft + AC motor, 48 hp, 184 lb-ft (mixed output: 437 hp, 583 lb-ft; 1.9-kWh nickel-metal hydride battery pack)
Transmission: 10-speed automated
Wheelbase: 122.0 in
Size: 208.1 in
Width: 79.6 in
Peak: 74.2-77.7 in
Passenger Quantity: 154-156 ft3
Cargo Quantity: 12-22 ft3
Curb Weight (C/D est): 5620-6185 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST)
60 mph: 5.6-5.9 sec
1/4-Mile: 14.4-14.6 sec
High Pace: 115 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST)
Mixed/Metropolis/Freeway: 19-22/18-20/20-24 mpg
Extra Options and Specs