Toyota’s full-size SUV, the Sequoia, is based on the exact same platform and powertrains as the Tundra light-duty pickup. It seats approximately 8 individuals, and for 2018 the Sequoia is offered in 4 trim levels: SR5, Limited, Platinum, and new TRD Sport that is based on the SR5.
2018 Toyota Sequoia Exterior
For the 2018 model year, all Sequoias have a brand-new grille and new LED headlights with LED running lights. Toyota likewise installs brand-new LED fog lights on its full-size SUV.
2018 Toyota Sequoia Interior
To accommodate the basic Toyota Safety Sense technologies, which are detailed below, the 2018 Sequoia gets brand-new instrumentation with a 4.2-in. driver-information display. The luxury-themed Platinum trim level now has wood-tone interior trim.
Especially, the Sequoia is roomier inside than the full-size SUV segment sales leader, providing 18.9 cu. ft. of cargo area behind the third-row seat, 66.6 cu. ft. behind the second-row seat, and 120.1 cu. ft. of maximum volume behind the front seats.
2018 Toyota Sequoia Optional Features
By updating from the standard SR5 variation to the new TRD Sport, the Sequoia includes a sport-tuned suspension, 20-in. wheels, unique grille treatment, 7-passenger seating in black material, blacked-out exterior trim, and TRD interior bits and pieces.
Picking the Limited trim level over the SR5 provides a different set of 20-in. wheels, chrome exterior detailing, power tailgate, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a 10-way power motorist’s seat, power-reclining third-row seat, navigation system, and Entune App Suite technology.
The Sequoia Platinum consists of upgraded side mirrors, perforated leather, aerated front seats, heated second-row captain’s chairs, rear-seat home entertainment system, and a JBL premium sound system.
2018 Toyota Sequoia Technology
Toyota has actually revealed no modifications to the Sequoia’s family of Entune infotainment systems, so they presumably rollover from the 2017 model year.
That indicates the SR5 and TRD Sport are equipped with a 6.1-in. touch-screen display, quick-charge USB port, Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming, satellite and HD Radio, voice-recognition technology with Siri Eyes Free compatibility, connected navigation app, and a reversing camera.
The Sequoia Limited includes an integrated navigation system and Entune App Suite capability, while the Platinum comes with a JBL premium sound system. Both upgraded versions stick with the tiny 6.1-in. display screen.
2018 Toyota Sequoia Engine
Carrying over from the 2017 model year, the Sequoia’s 5.7-liter V-8 engine produces 381 horse power and is coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. A 4-wheel-drive system is optional, and the Sequoia is ranked to get 13 mpg city and approximately 18 mpg highway. Maximum towing capacity measures 7,400 lbs.
2018 Toyota Sequoia Price and Release Date
The 2018 Toyota Sequoia is expected to arrive in October 2017. With its new features, a moderate price hike wouldn’t be surprising. However, we expect costs won’t stray too far from the existing model’s range of $46,755 to $66,510 (location fees included).
This will put the Sequoia in competitors with the Ford Expedition ($48,320 to $68,445), the Chevrolet Suburban ($51,110 to $68,925), and the Nissan Armada ($45,995 to $61,585).