The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)
Moooove Over, the Sequoia is bigger than ever!
As consumers continue to love monster 7-passenger SUVS, Toyota gives its flagship a much needed overhaul. Our tester, the 4WD Sequoia Capstone Hybrid wrapped in Wind Chill Pearl with a piano black and white interior. When I say big, this vehicle is a monster. As Toyota consumers continue to push the mass-market manufacturer for more and more, we notice excellence inside and out.
With an I-FORCE MAX Twin-turbo V6 Hybrid engine producing 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque, the Sequoia has no problem flexing its muscles and getting up and going. With 5 trim levels available, the Sequoia is offered in SR5, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro and our Capstone tester. Featuring a $70K plus price tag, the Capstone offers that luxury feel Toyota specializes in with their upscale brand, Lexus, but with a “priced-right” price tag and large bang for the buck. Compared to the Chevrolet Tahoe, Jeep Wagoneer and Ford Expedition, the Toyota Sequoia certainly offers that luxury exterior appearance with interior similarities.
Our 2nd row captains chairs were very comfortable, the 3rd row seating was spacious and fitting for adult size passengers, while the 14-inch infotainment system was easy to use, easy to see and offered a JBL audio system with 14 speakers. Riding on 22-inch wheels, the Sequoia had a great overall ride. They have adjusted their wheel-base over previous generations, which leveled out the ‘tophe
aviness’ of what was previously present; a great decision and generational update.
We saw the release of the 2023 Toyota Sequoia live in person at the New York Auto Show. Not only was the Supersonic Red a showstopper, experiencing it in person was evenly as great. When in the market for a large, family moving, storage creating SUV, the Sequoia definitely packs a big punch and a good option in today’s offerings from consumers. Although I admire the Sienna minivan styling in a monster vehicle, the Sequoia is big and proud of its new updates and will continue to make a mark in the monster 7-passenger SUV market.
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MSRP: $78,300 MPG: 19 city / 22 highway / 19.2 as tested
As Tested: $80,906