2012 Toyota Sequoia

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5 reviews
Available Price Range $23,744-$45,480 Trims11 Combined MPG 15-17 Seats 7-8

Our Take on the 2012 Toyota Sequoia

Our Take

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. Competitor... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Size might intimidate some drivers

Notable Features

  • 4.6- or 5.7-liter V-8
  • Seats up to eight
  • Standard trailer-sway control
  • Three-row side curtain airbags
  • Available blind spot warning system


Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 5 reviews

New 2012 Sequoia Platinum

by The Dude from Texas on March 28, 2012

The Sequoia is a very comfortable SUV. We drove cross country fully loaded with luggage and six full sized people. The ride is great, handling makes driving, manuvering and parking easier than cars ha... Read Full Review

11 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7L V8

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Toyota Sequoia Limited 5.7L V8

Overall Rollover Rating
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 2 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

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


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

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained


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.


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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