Billed as the perfect SUV for customers who want it all, the Toyota Sequoia has just been updated for the 2017 MY. Starting at $45,460, it comes in three grades: SR5, Limited and Platinum.
The SR5’s standard equipment list includes tri-zone climate control, power tilt-slide moonroof, 8-way power driver’s seat, multi-function tilt/telescoping steering wheel, towing package, fog lamps, roof rack, running boards, and others.
Opt for the Sequoia Limited and you will enjoy front and rear sonar parking assist, a power rear liftgate with sliding window, 10-way power adjustable driver’s and 4-way power front passenger’s seat (both heated, too), second- and third-row retractable sunshades, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and 20-inch alloy wheels.
The range-topping Platinum edition adds Dynamic Laser Cruise Control, a Blue-Ray rear seat entertainment system with a 9-inch LCD screen, separate rear seat audio, dual wireless headphones, 12-way power adjustable driver’s seat, power seat memory package, second-row heated seats, load-leveling air suspension, and Adaptive Variable Suspension, an electronic damper control system with driver-selectable settings for Comfort, Normal, and Sport.
Depending on the grade, customers can also get the 6.1-inch touchscreen display, SiriusXM satellite radio, USB, AUX, Bluetooth, subscription-free Entune App Suite, Entune Premium Audio with 14 speakers, including a subwoofer, Entune JBL Audio, voice-activated touchscreen, and rearview camera.
The 2017 Sequoia also sports Toyota’s Star Safety System, which includes, besides the ABS and VSC (Vehicle Stability Control), has Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, Traction Control, Smart Stop Technology brake override and, on the 4WD models, an A-TRAC (Active-Traction Control) instead of the previous (non-active) TRAC all-wheel drive.
Power comes from a 5.7-liter i-FORCE V8 with 381 HP (386 PS) and 401 lb-ft (544 Nm) of torque. The V8 can produce 90 percent of torque from as low as 2,200 rpm and enables the Sequoia to tow up to 7,300 lbs (3,311 kg), depending on the model grade and equipment.