Vehicle Overview

The Sequoia is Toyota's largest SUV, and it's powered by a 5.7-liter V-8 engine. The Sequoia can seat up to eight people. Competitors include the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition and Nissan Armada.
New for 2013
The 4.6-liter V-8 engine has been discontinued for the 2013 model year, leaving the 5.7-liter V-8 as the sole engine. A Blu-ray backseat entertainment system is newly available.
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 moonroof
  • Running boards
  • Power-operated and heated side mirrors
  • Fog lamps
  • Daytime running lights
  • Roof rack
  • 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
  • Keyless entry
  • CD stereo
  • Available power-operated third row
  • Available navigation system with 7-inch screen and Entune multimedia system
  • Available Blu-ray backseat entertainment system
  • Available heated/ventilated front seats, heated second-row captain's chairs

Under the Hood
All Sequoias have a 5.7-liter V-8 engine that teams with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Sequoia has a maximum tow rating of 7,400 pounds. Mechanical features include:

  • 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 with 401 pounds-feet of torque
  • Four-wheel independent suspension
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive 
  • Available air suspension system with load-leveling feature

Safety
Front and rear parking sensors are optional. Safety features include:

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Front knee airbags
  • Side curtain airbags for all rows of seats
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Antilock brakes that incorporate brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution
  • Trailer-sway control
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available backup camera