The Sequoia is Toyota's largest SUV, and the full-size model was redesigned for 2008. The Sequoia is available with a choice of V-8 engines, including a new 4.6-liter V-8 and a more powerful 5.7-liter V-8. When properly equipped, the Sequoia can pull 10,000 pounds and seat up to eight people.
The Sequoia comes in three trim levels: SR5, Limited and Platinum. Competitors include the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition and Nissan Armada.
New for 2010
For 2010, the Sequoia gets a new base 4.6-liter V-8 engine, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Other enhancements include standard driver and passenger knee airbags, Bluetooth and a USB port for MP3 players.
The Sequoia sports a two-box shape, but it doesn't have bump strips on the side doors. Like the Toyota Tundra pickup truck, the Sequoia wears a large chrome grille.
- Available 18- or 20-inch rims
- Running boards
- Power, heated mirrors
- Fog lamps
- Daytime running lights
- Available roof rack
The Sequoia can accommodate up to eight people in its three rows of seats, which 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. For 2010, both Bluetooth and an audio USB port are included as standard equipment.
- Available seating for seven or eight passengers
- Tri-zone automatic air conditioning
- Power windows and locks
- Keyless entry
- CD stereo
- Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
- Cruise control
- Available power-operated third row
- Available 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 seats
- Available power liftgate and sunroof
Under the Hood
For 2010, the Sequoia gets a new base engine, the 4.6-liter i-Force V-8, which delivers 34 horsepower more than the previous version.
The 5.7-liter V-8 remains the powertrain of choice for most trim levels (it's standard on Limited and Platinum Sequoias) — and a flex-fuel version is available. Both V-8s are now mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Sequoia has a maximum tow rating of 10,000 pounds.
- 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
- Six-speed automatic transmission
- Four-wheel-independent suspension
- Available air suspension system with load-leveling feature
For 2010, the Sequoia gets driver and passenger knee airbags as standard equipment.
Safety features include:
- Eight airbags
- Electronic stability system
- Traction control
- Antilock brakes that incorporate brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution
- Available front and rear parking sensors and backup camera