Toyota is ready to release another version of its full-size SUV 2018 Toyota Sequoia. This highly capable truck-based SUV offers seats for up to eight people it three row arrangement. Powered with strong V-8 engine it can tow significant loads but that come at cost for poor fuel economy. Its design and interior also shows aging but with it you can count on Toyota’s dependability and quality.
An upcoming Toyota Sequoia will enter to the new model year essentially unchanged. It hasn’t been redesigned for years and it obviously shows its ages. It definitely lacks refinement compared to modern alternatives but it can deliver comfortable ride when equipped with optional air suspension.
2018 Toyota Sequoia: Exterior features
The 2018 Toyota Sequoia continues visually unchanged for the new model year. It has brawny and large appearance which can’t be mistaken for something else than truck-based SUV. It coincides with Tundra truck in many areas including its architecture and running gear but styling elements are obviously similar as well.
Imposing chromed grille and bulky front bumper dominates on its front end and they correspond with the same elements on the Tundra truck. There are also tall hood and high belt line and gently swollen fenders.
Rear portion also features large bumper, old-school taillights and large tailgate and rear privacy glass.
The Sequoia rides on the 122 in wheel base and from bumper to bumper it measures 205.1 in. Width is 79.9 in and in height it has 77 in.
For the exterior color choices include: Black, Pyrite Mica, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Sandy Beach Metallic, Sizzling Crimson Mica, Silver Sky Metallic and Super White.
Interior and Comfort
Inside the Sequoia cabin, it features outdated design. Many of design elements and materials have been carried over from the Tundra truck. However overall impression is above from what you might expect from this traditional truck-based SUV.
It includes large and easy to use controls and Entune platform that supports smartphone apps. It also offers good level of comfort and generous space. With all seats up cargo capacity is 18.9 cu ft while it offers maximum of 120 cu ft with rear rows folded down.
Trims and Features
The model comes in three trims including SR5, Limited and Platinum.
On the SR5 version you will get features like 18-inch alloys, heated mirrors, keyless entry, three-zone climate control, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, HD and satellite radio, a 6.1 inch touchscreen, Siri Eye Free, etc.
The limited is more luxurious version with leather upholstery, power tailgate, 20 inch wheels, a JBL sound system, parking sensors, etc.
The top Platinum adds a 9-inch screen, rear seat entertainment, navigation, adaptive cruise control, ventilated front seats, etc.
2018 Toyota Sequoia: Powertrain, Mileage
On the performance front the 2018 Toyota Sequoia goes with standard 5.7 liter V-8 engine that can produce 381 hp and peak torque of 401 pound-feet. The engine is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission and power is routed to the rear wheels. You can opt for all-wheel drive which comes with low range gearing and locking limited slip differential.
In it’s the most capable configuration Sequoia can tow up to 7, 400. As for the fuel economy it is at 15 mpg combined with rear wheel drive and 14 mpg combined with all-wheel drive.