Toyota was hit pretty hard for unveiling its new Sequoia at the L.A. auto show. It seems most of the media and consumers think L.A. is too environmentally sensitive to show off a full-size SUV with two V-8 engine options. We, however, realize there are a ton of car shoppers out there who buy these vehicles for various reasons, and who are we to judge? We can judge the pricing, though.
The new Sequoia goes on sale later this month and comes in a base SR5 trim that has the same 4.7-liter V-8 from last year. You get the totally redesigned body and interior, though, at a 3% bump in price, up to $34,150 for the 4×2 SR5 and $37,375 for the 4×4. Add the optional 5.7-liter V-8 engine and prices go up to $35,275 and $38,500 for the 4×2 and 4×4, respectively.
Limited trims get the 5.7-liter engine standard and start at $45,225 and $48,450 for the 4×2 and 4×4, respectively. Those figures are up roughly $3,000 from last year’s Limiteds, but that model was stuck with the 4.7-liter V-8.
There’s also a Platinum trim that starts at $52,375 for the 4×2 and $55,600 for the 4×4. The larger V-8 comes standard, as do 20-inch diamond-finish aluminum wheels, among other amenities. None of the prices include a $685 destination charge.
2007 L.A. Auto Show:2008 Toyota Sequoia with Photo Gallery (Cars.com)
Up Close With the 2008 Toyota Sequoia (KickingTires)