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By Cars.com Staff
August 30, 2011
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.
Exterior 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:
Available 18- or 20-inch rims
Power-operated and heated side mirrors
Daytime running lights
Available power liftgate
Interior 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:
Seating for eight people, or seven with second-row captain's chairs
Three-zone automatic air conditioning
Power windows and locks
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
Available power-operated third row
Available touch-screen navigation system with 7-inch screen and backup camera
Available DVD entertainment system with 9-inch screen
Available heated/ventilated front seats, heated second-row captain's chairs
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:
310-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 with 327 pounds-feet of torque
381-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 with 401 pounds-feet of torque
Available air suspension system with load-leveling feature
Safety Front and rear parking sensors are optional. Standard safety features include:
Side-impact airbags for the front seats
Front knee airbags
Side curtain airbags for all rows of seats
Electronic stability system
Antilock brakes that incorporate brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution
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