The all-new 2023 Sequoia is bound to make an immediate, indelible impression just like the massive, majestic redwood trees it’s named after. The three-row SUV is all new from the ground up with the goal of elevating the full-size segment with luxurious comfort, impressive technology and breath-taking performance from an efficient new hybrid powertrain. The third-generation all-new 2023 Sequoia is projected to hit showrooms in the summer of 2022.
All 2023 Sequoia’s feature the powerful twin-turbo V6 hybrid i-Force Max powertrain which will produce 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque. i-Force Max isn’t just big on power, as this cleverly engineered powertrain features a unique motor generator within the bell housing between the twin-turbo engine and the 10-speed automatic transmission. This design helps to provide both maximum performance and superior efficiency. The 2023 Sequoia will be available in 2WD or the available part-time 4WD on the SR5, Limited, Platinum and Capstone grades. The part-time 4WD system relies on a transfer case, controlled via a lever on the center console to elect between 2WD, 4WD High and 4WD low. TRD Pro will only be available in 4WD.
Hitting the Open Road
The 2023 Sequoia will feature an independent front suspension that adopted a new rack-mounted electronic power steering system for improved steering feel. A modern multi-link rear suspension is employed to offer a smooth ride and create opportunity to add the available Load-Leveling Rear Height Controlled Air Suspension and Adaptive Variable Suspension for those who tow regularly. Since full-size SUVs need to be able to do it all, towing trailers, boats or RVs is high on the list of demands! The all-new 2023 Sequoia delivers in that department too with an impressive 9,000-pound maximum towing capacity. That is nearly a 22% increase over the prior generation! If towing is an intimidating thought for you, don’t worry! Towing becomes less daunting thanks to impressive technology available on the Sequoia. The Tow Tech Package, available on all grades but standard on TRD Pro and Capstone offers a suite of features that include Trailer Backup Guide to aid in backing up the SUV with a trailer, and Straight Path Assist which helps provide steering control to keep the trailer straight on its intended path when backing up.
A range of seating and cargo configurations add to the versatility of the 2023 Sequoia. Depending on the grade, second-row passengers get bench seating or captain’s chairs, either of which recline for added comfort or to accommodate larger cargo items. The third-row passengers benefit from a spacious reclining backseat with available power folding, but the third row also gets on of the most noteworthy new features on the all-new Sequoia: the exclusive Sliding Third Row with Adjustable Cargo Shelf System. This segment first feature allows the third row to slide with 6 inches of adjustment range. The third row can also fold down to allow for the different storage positions of the new system. The view around this impressive new SUV is also improved due to the plethora of cameras which display multiple exterior angles that are all viewable from the available 14-inch touchscreen or the available digital display rearview mirror. Those trailering will appreciate Panoramic View Monitor, which displays a top-down view of the SUV and the area around it. Multiple viewing options give even more peace of mind when pulling a trailer.
A Sequoia Trim for Every Occasion
The Sequoia will offer all the space families need and will be available in five grades that include SR5, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro and new-to-Sequoia Capstone grade. Each grade has its own unique look and feel. Standard features on the well-equipped SR5 include Toyota Safety Sense 2.5, moonroof, heated seats and as 12.3-inch digital instrument display and Panoramic View Monitor. When upgrading to the SR5 Premium package features like a power third row, hand-free liftgate and the 14-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia display are included. The TRD Sport package which is available on SR5 models upgrades standard 18-inch wheels to 20-inch matte black TRD Wheels, includes TRD sport-tuned Bilstein monotube shocks and TRD-tuned springs. The Limited grade builds on the SR5 with a clear emphasis on added convenience and includes standard heated / ventilated front seats with memory settings, standard heated steering wheel, power-folding third row and hands-free power liftgate. Limited also includes standard second and third-row manual sunshades. The TRD Off-Road package – another Sequoia-first option is available on both SR5 and Limited 4×5 models. Enhancing off-road capability the TRD Off-Road package includes a selectable locking rear differential, Multi-Terrain select and Downhill Assist Control. Crawl Control comes standard, functioning as an off-road cruise ontrol for low-speed trail navigation in 4WD Low. To keep a better eye of the trail obstacles, TRD Off-Road also comes with Multi-Terrain Monitor.
TRD Pro is a great option for adventure-minded families that plan to get off the beaten path regularly. Not just for off-roading the TRD Pro includes premium features like standard second row captains charis, TRD heated steering wheel and TRD accents on the seats and shift knob. TRD-tuned FOX internal bypass shocks offer a smooth on-road ride, but mostly importantly, they can confidently handle off-road terrain when the trail gets rough. Like other TRD Pro models in the Toyota lineup, the Sequoia will proudly sport a heritage-inspired “TOYOTA” grille with an embedded TRD Light bar and marker lights towards the top of the grille. It’s also equipped with PRO-specific black 18-inch TRD alloy wheels and an increased offset to provide a wider stance. Stepping up to the Platinum grade its clear the added emphasis went to comfort and premium features like heated and ventilated front and second row seats, second-row captains chairs, standard 14-speaker JBL Premium Audio System, standard panoramic moonroof, Head-Up Display and more! High-grade LED headlights and taillights are added along with sequential turn signals. Rain-sensing wipers are added to Platinum as is standard Qi wireless charging. The Capstone grade sits atop the Sequoia lineup, building upon the great features of Platinum while adding additional topshelf features to make it the most luxurious Sequoia to date. It will feature unique chrome accents to provide an upscale appearance, with the most eye-catching feature being the standard 22-inch chrome wheels – a first for Sequoia and exclusive to Capstone. Other premium features include power running boards, semi-aniline leather-trimmed seats, authentic American Walnut accents on the center console and passenger-side dash, and LED mood lighting. To help provide an even quieter cabin, Capston is the only Sequoia grade to feature acoustic glass in the front doors for more exterior sound deadening.
The 2023 Sequoia will be offered in a wide variety of colors including White, Wind Chill Pearl, Celestial Silver, Lunar Rock, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Blueprint, Army Green, Midnight Black Metallic, Smoked Mesquite, Supersonic Red and the TRD-exclusive color Solar Octane.
All Sequoia grades come standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5. This active safety system includes:
Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
Automatic High Beams
Road Sign Assist
Rear Seat Reminder
Other standard safety features include Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Front and Rear Parking Assist with Automatic Braking.
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