2021 Toyota Sequoia

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

205.1” x 77”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Powerful V-8
  • Interior has plenty of space, cubbies
  • Reconfigurable seats
  • Drop-down liftgate window

The bad:

  • Dashboard and gauges desperate for redesign
  • Fuel economy
  • Only one engine offered
  • Payload and towing capacities on low end

6 trims

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Notable features

  • New Nightshade Edition available
  • Full-size three-row SUV
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • Off-road-oriented TRD Pro version

2021 Toyota Sequoia review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Toyota Sequoia?

The Toyota Sequoia is a full-size SUV that seats up to eight in three rows. It’s powered by a standard 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 engine that pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission. Rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered, and the Sequoia competes with the Chevrolet Tahoe, Nissan Armada and Ford Expedition

What’s New on the 2021 Toyota Sequoia?

A new Nightshade Edition features darkened chrome trim, along with black exterior accents, alloy wheels and leather-trimmed seats. 

What Features in the 2021 Toyota Sequoia Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • Front and rear parking sensors 
  • Tri-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Power moonroof 
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat 
  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Automatic emergency braking 
  • Lane departure warning 
  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert 
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include: 

  • Power liftgate 
  • Power-operated third row 
  • Leather upholstery 
  • Heated and ventilated front seats 
  • Heated second-row seats 
  • Rear sunshades 

Should I Buy the 2021 Toyota Sequoia?

We like the Sequoia’s powerful V-8 drivetrain and it offers a lot of value, but this SUV is showing its age. If you’re shopping this class, the Tahoe and Expedition are worth a look before making your decision. 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 4.8
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
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Most recent consumer reviews


What the 100 series should have been

We recently sold our 100 series land Cruiser and while we absolutely loved it while we owned it. I have to say that our 2021 limited Sequoia is everything that our 100 series LC should have been. Sure I miss how amazingly over built and reliable our LC was and not to mention the status quo of owning a LC. But the pleasure of having room to fit the entire family, 2 dogs and all of the gear we need for family outings, we simply could not get with our 100 series. The Sequoia even has features our LC didn't. Its cavernous inside, ridiculously comfortable and more cost effective to maintain than the LC. The Sequoia has the same Toyota reliability and V8 power as a LC and towing capacity is more than adequate for our needs. The Sequoia has just enough electronics to meet our needs without all the doodads we don't care for. The Sequoia interior for us, is the perfect combination of luxury, functionality and simplicity. We yearn for the days when 4wd's were 4wd's and didn't cost as much as a down payment on a house. The LC believe it or not got the same MPG roughly than our Sequoia does now and its lifted on 35's. The Sequoia has the almost the same 4wd system as the LC and trust me when I say the Sequoia has gone everywhere our LC has taken us. We are Toyota fanatics who presently own a 4runner and a Tacoma and have owned previous generations of both platforms. The Sequoia simply checked all the boxes for our family needs and at $30,000 or $40,000 less than a 200 series LC (USED). Our 2021 Sequoia is the best Toyota product we have ever purchased for our family and hands down the best bang for our buck, especially with inflated car prices.


Reliability, reliability, reliability

When we bought, our three most important factors were reliability, reliability, and reliability. (We have owned a 2006 Sequoia, bought new, and we are keeping). Both vehicles 'only' get 18MPG on the road, ~~~14MPG in town. But both are very comfortable, safe, AND RELIABLE. (Low cost of maintenance/repairs are a big plus, too.)


Toyota is hands down the most reliable vehicle!

Love the room, especially the storage space of the Sequoia as well as the dependability. It is, in my opinion, the most reliable vehicle on the roads! I went from Sequoia to Lexus GX to Dodge Longhorn to Audi Q8 all within 5 years yet Toyota Sequoia has won me back for my life,

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Based on the 2021 Toyota Sequoia base trim.
Risk of rollover
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Toyota
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
24 months/25,000 miles
Roadside assistance
24 months/25,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 85,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12, 000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
160- or 174-point inspections
Roadside assistance
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