Toyota Sequoia is a Japanese full size SUV with front engine and four wheel drive car first launched in 2000 and currently 2nd generation of Toyota Sequoia is available in markets. It is the fourth most sold large SUV of 2019 scoring 7.3 out of 10 stars by evaluators because the 2019 version of Sequoia has plenty of standard features with enough spacious area for passengers and luggage and it has a remarkable reliability rating. It is a wonderful car with a wonderful robust V8 engine that can tow more than 7000 pounds.
Sequoia 2019 is available in 4 basic trims including SR5, TRD Sport, Limited and Platinum.
The base model SR5 is equipped with eighteen inches wheel, three zone automatic climate control system, sunroof, folding the second and third row seats, one USB port, 6.1 inches touch display screen and 8 speakers.
TRD Sport Model:
TRD Sport model features twenty inches TRD wheels, more stiff anti roll bars at front and back, differently styled badge and front grille, black colored tail lights and trim pieces of TRD.
Limited trim is an upgraded trim in which you get twenty inches alloy wheels, power folding side mirrors, captain chairs for second row seats, entertainment system for rear seats with Blu-ray player system, upgraded technology and fourteen speaker JBL sound system.
The Platinum trim is the top of the line trim which is equipped with all the features discussed in previous trims but it adds some more features in it including the improved adaptive air suspension, ventilated seats at front, captain chairs at second row are provided with heating system, a central console for 2nd row seats and power adjustment of the steering wheel. We will discuss the limited trim of Toyota Sequoia 2019 in detail.
Engine and performance of Toyota Sequoia:
The limited trim of Toyota Sequoia is available in two drive train options; the two wheel drive 5.7 liters V8 engine offering six speed automatic transmission and generating 381 horsepower at 5600rpm and 401 torque at 3600rpm while the other option is four wheel drive 5.7 liters V8 engine offering six speed automatic transmission and generating same amount of horsepower and torque as with two wheel drive option. It provides an estimated mileage of fourteen mpg in city and 17 mpg on highways. It can accelerate to sixty miles per hour in 7.1 seconds because its powerful engine never feels strained.
The braking pedal of Sequoia is very soft and easy to apply even during applying panic brakes while the ABS panic brakes stop are sometimes noisy because steering wheel darts sideways. The steering control does not give a good feedback as it’s too big to have full road control and it makes sloppy play sometimes. The handling of Sequoia is precise with road gripped tires making the turning round the corners easy and decent. The ten inches ground clearance give a large approach angle and transfer case at low range with improved traction by the help of automatic limited slip differential system. It features a cylinder height controlled suspension that adjust the ride height to carry more passengers and heavy cargo while the TOW/HAUL mode button let you optimize power when towing heavy items like a trailer or boat.
Exterior and interior features of Toyota Sequoia:
The large sized SUV is attractive with its Sporty front end that is enlightened with a glossy black chrome accented grille that is flanked by auto beam focus bold LED headlights with daytime running lights and fog lights that is a blend of attitude and elegance while the twenty inches alloy wheels are a real eye catching part of this SUV which has a black accented finish to give a decent deluxe looks while it is perfect to give an all-wheel drive in all types of road conditions. The lower bumper opening has all chrome trim surrounding it while the glossy black side mirrors are provided with heating function and the rear back has privacy glass with power lift gate LED tail lights. It is 205.1 inches in length, 79.9 inches in width and 77 inches in height.
It is a three row seat car with sitting capacity of seven to eight passengers while in Limited trim the second row has captain chairs which are very comfortable and relaxing accommodating total seven passengers in cabin with captain chairs provided with heating facility. Three zone climate control system adjust the temperature inside the cabin regardless of the climate outside. Single tilting and sliding moonroof opens up the entire outside environment to you along with adding more light in the cabin. It offers plenty of room for passengers and even for carrying cargo by folding its 2nd and 3rd row seats and you can have 120.1 cubic feet of cargo space while the cabin also provides many storage compartments to carrying large things.
There is a 6.1 inches touch screen with Premium audio system and integrated navigation to provide you infotainment while fourteen speakers JBL sound system makes your journey joyful. You will be provided with one USB port, auxiliary input jack and Bluetooth connectivity with your touchscreen display and the rear view camera is integrated with backup system to display the objects from behind and helping in parking. It has all standard safety features including blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alarm, automatic high beam LED headlights and taillights, tire pressure monitoring system, ABS, EBD,SST, VSC and traction control.
Major rivals of 2019 Toyota Sequoia is market include 2019 Nissan Armada, 2019 Toyota 4Runner, 2019 Ford Expedition, 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2019 Chevrolet Suburban.
The 2WD 5.7 V8 6 Speed Automatic Limited trim has a starting price of 57,545 US dollars while the 4WD 5.7 V8 6 Speed Automatic Limited trim has a starting price of 60,770 US dollars.