Toyota Sequoia is brand’s largest SUV with the traditional look and durable body-on-frame design. The model rests above the mid-size Highlander in brand’s lineup. This large SUV thanks to its vehicle roots can pull like the champ and can also take as much as ten passengers. The V-8 provides plenty of power for every single task but Sequoia even offers relaxed nature while also giving respectable off-road capacity. However, the Sequoia was new for the 2008 model year and it is currently the oldest among rivals. That is the reasons why Toyota may offer the refreshed version as the 2018 Toyota Sequoia.
NEW FOR 2018:
At the last Chicago Auto Show, Toyota presented the facelifted Sequoia. The Tundra-based SUV delivers some welcomed updates to the entire model lineup. All models feature some styling refreshments while Toyota has also bolstered model’s protection equipment. Another notable upgrade is an addition of the new TRD Sport trim.
2018 TOYOTA SEQUOIA: STYLING CHANGES
Structurally, the 2018 Toyota Sequoia remains the Tundra vehicle centered SUV and in addition, it stays in the same proportions. However, across the entire Sequoia collection, some visual refreshments are present. All Sequoias now feature LED headlights coupled with DRL’s and haze lamps. The truck-like grille also gives special accents and inserts. The new variation is likewise accessible with a few new shade options. Added are Shoreline Orange Pearl, Night Dark Metallic, and Toasted Maple Pearl.
On the other give, the new TRD Sport trim characteristics special top fascia and grille. This variation also includes the unique 20-inch combination wheels, metallic black reflection hats, special taillight visual, and TRD sport badges.
Inside the cabin, the new Sequoia has revamped unit and tool panel. There is also a new Multi-information display.
The new TRD Sport trim which slots between the SR5 and Restricted even offers its unique interior features. There are TRD Sport sill guards, ground pads and shift knob. This variation also comes with the leather upholstery, energy top seats, Entune program and navigation, etc.
What is also important for the new Sequoia is the access of the more advanced Toyota Safety system. It comes with the active systems like the lane departure caution, automated disaster braking, pedestrian recognition, ahead collision caution, automated high beams, etc.
2018 TOYOTA SEQUOIA: PERFORMANCE
Below the hood of the new 2018 Toyota Sequoia may again be the familiar V-8 engine. This powerplant with the capacity of 5.7-liter can produce 381 hp and torque of 401 lb-ft. The only accessible transmission is a six-speed automatic. The rear-wheel drive is also standard while could be changed with the four-wheel drive.
The four-wheel drive comes with the two-speed move event and a Torsen limited-slip differential. Models with the 4WD also feature A-TRAC grip control system.
The Sequoia can pull up to 7, 400 pounds while the fuel economy should remain around 13 mpg city and 17 mpg highway.
Very important to mentions is also that TRD Sport version has certain Blistein bumps and new TRD top and rear anti-roll bars.
2018 TOYOTA SEQUOIA: ARRIVAL, PRICE
The new 2018 Toyota Sequoia may arrive in the showrooms that September. The pricing hasn’t been unmasked but expect the prices to stay shut to the current boundaries.