The new-generation Toyota Sequoia has been worth waiting for, as it brings a number of favorable features to satisfy the necessities of family members and to be a competitive offering on the market.
The third-generation Toyota Sequoia features updated technology and luxury. It incorporates a host of exterior and interior elements and the powertrain of the redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra. Moreover, the new Sequoia, we’ve already reported about, has at least two evident advantages over its basic rivals.
The 2023 Sequoia with rear-wheel drive has a fuel economy rating of 21/24/22 mpg (city/highway/combined). An increase over the outgoing 2022 Sequoia is 8/7/7 mpg, respectively. The 4WD model’s fuel consumption is 19/22/20 mpg.
During highway driving, you can squeeze nearly 100 miles more from the new Sequoia with its punchy and refined gasoline twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine. That unit is qualified as a hybrid due to its conjunction with a motor generator. This brings the driving range to 540 miles.
If we compare the 2023 Toyota Sequoia with its main gasoline-powered competitors, we’ll see the SUV’s fuel economy figures are quite decent. A 5.3-liter V8 engine in the Chevrolet Tahoe enables 15/20/17 mpg, the Ford Expedition – 17/23/19 mpg. The 2022 Toyota Tundra has a similar rating.
The Chevy Tahoe is capable to tow up to 8,400 pounds. The Ford Expedition’s towing capacity reaches 9,300 pounds. The 2023 Toyota Sequoia can haul up to 9,520 pounds – it is 2,100 pounds more than before, though the overall cargo space significantly shrunk by 33 cubic feet.
Sequoia vs Rivals
The entry-level Sequoia is considerably more expensive than the base Expedition and Tahoe. Also, the Sequoia has a relatively small third row and less cargo space than its rivals.
The Ford Expedition boasts adult-friendly seating space in all three rows, plus a hands-free highway driving mode that the Toyota SUV can’t match. However, when the pavement gets rough, the Sequoia’s ride is cushier than the Ford’s.
The Chevrolet Tahoe offers more engine options (gasoline V8s and a 6-cylinder turbodiesel), roomier 3rd-row seating, and an additional 36 cubic feet of cargo space. The Toyota SUV has a higher-quality cabin, a more comfortable ride on rough roads, and more standard safety features.
Expect the next Toyota Sequoia at North American dealerships before this fall begins. The SUV will be available in four grades: SR5, Limited, Platinum, Capstone, and 4WD-only TRD Pro. It will hit select international markets as well.
The U.S. price (MSRP) starts at $59,795 for the base SR5 vehicle and goes up to $76,795 for the Capstone trim, including a destination charge of $1,495.