• (4.6) 12 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $17,309–$33,713
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 14-17
  • Engine: 381-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7-8
2011 Toyota Sequoia

Our Take on the Latest Model 2011 Toyota Sequoia

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Size might intimidate some drivers

Notable Features

  • 4.6- or 5.7-liter V-8
  • Flex-fuel capability
  • Standard stability system
  • Three-row side curtain airbags
  • Available backup camera

2011 Toyota Sequoia Reviews

Vehicle Overview

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 4.6-liter V-8 and a more powerful 5.7-liter V-8. The Sequoia can 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 2011
An on/off switch for the daytime running lights is a new feature, and connoisseurs of fake wood will notice that the Platinum model has new wood grain interior trim. Otherwise, there are no significant changes.

Exterior
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. Exterior features include:

  • Available 18- or 20-inch rims
  • Running boards
  • Power-operated and heated side mirrors
  • Fog lamps
  • Daytime running lights
  • Available roof rack

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 and a USB port are standard. Interior features include:

  • 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
The Sequoia received a new base engine last year, 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 engine 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 mated to 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
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel-independent suspension
  • Available air suspension system with load-leveling feature

Safety
The Sequoia added driver and passenger knee airbags as standard equipment for 2010. Other standard 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

 

Consumer Reviews

(4.6)

Average based on 12 reviews

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Awesome vehicle for the family

by Kclan from Herriman, UT on November 2, 2017

Feel stylish in this vehicle especially for a family vehicle. Very cool features and the interior is great. Easy access for the kids to be able to get in the rear seat. Has more room than our Escal... Read Full Review

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11 Trims Available

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2011 Toyota Sequoia Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 6 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

24mo/25,000mi

Free Scheduled Maintenance

24mo/25,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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