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The Sequoia is Toyota's largest SUV, and it's offered with a choice of V-8 engines: a 4.6-liter V-8 and a more powerful 5.7-liter V-8. The Sequoia can seat up to eight people. Competitors include the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition and Nissan Armada.
New for 2012
Trailer-sway control is a new standard feature for all models, and a blind spot warning system is standard on the Platinum trim level. Trailer-sway control uses the stability system's sensors to detect unintended side-to-side movement at the rear wheels while towing and uses the antilock braking system to counteract yaw caused by unwanted trailer motion. The color of the instrument panel changes from silver to black, too.
The Sequoia sports a two-box shape, but it doesn't have bump strips on the side doors. Like the related Toyota Tundra pickup truck, the Sequoia wears a large chrome grille. Exterior features include:
The Sequoia can accommodate up to eight people in its three rows of seats that can be covered in either fabric or leather. The second row slides out of the way when you lift a lever, making it easy to get to the third-row seats. Large air-conditioning knobs dominate the middle of the dash. Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port are standard. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
The Sequoia's base engine is a 4.6-liter V-8. A 5.7-liter V-8 is standard on Limited and Platinum Sequoias. Both V-8s team with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Sequoia has a maximum tow rating of 7,400 pounds. Mechanical features include:
Front and rear parking sensors are optional. Standard safety features include:
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