• (4.5) 14 reviews
  • Available Prices: $22,116–$42,048
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 15
  • Engine: 381-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7-8
2013 Toyota Sequoia

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 Toyota Sequoia

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Size might intimidate some drivers

Notable Features

  • Newly available Blu-ray backseat entertainment system
  • 5.7-liter V-8
  • Seats up to eight
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Three-row side curtain airbags
  • Available blind spot warning system

2013 Toyota Sequoia Reviews

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

Consumer Reviews

(4.5)

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Excellent

by drchrisphillips from Colorado Springs, CO on November 21, 2017

Excellent vehicle! The Sequoia's interior is spacious and comfortable and surprisingly flexible for people and cargo. It is incredibly smooth, has powerful V8 options, contains every possible feature... Read Full Review

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2013 Toyota Sequoia Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 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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