2018 Toyota Sequoia

2018 Toyota Sequoia Review

The 2018 Toyota Sequoia is good choice for those shopping for a versatile and practical full-size vehicle. This large three-row crossover comes with several changes that meant to earn it a top spot in it segment. Some of them include a spacious interior seating configuration, a quiet and comfortable driving experience, an improved off-road capability, and a laudable acceleration. Its release date should be expected sometime mid next year.

Though the new Sequoia lacks multiple engines to choose from, it makes up for it in terms of the powerful and gutsy 5.7L V engine that provides enough torque and power for your everyday driving. Its ride quality in overall is quite impressive considering its sheer size relative to other truck like competitors from General Motors.

The new Sequoia stands from the rest of the crowd through its available low-range gear box and locking center differential. This two features go a long way in aiding it achieve a flawless off-road capability. Despite its supersized dimensions and challenging outward visibility, the vehicle’s maneuverability isn’t jeopardized even in tight parking spots as the vehicle comes equipped with an aft view camera.

Before committing to the sequoia, we highly recommend you spend some extra time looking around in the segment. Some of its alternatives include the 2018 Ford Expedition, 2018 Toyota Highlander, and 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. The Highlander is our top favorite in the segment as the vehicle comes with superior features like a less cumbersome driving experience, low fuel consumption and plenty of interior room.

Available Trims – Toyota Sequoia

SR5, Limited, and Platinum models are the only trim levels available for the new 2018 Toyota Sequoia. The standard seating configuration is for eight people but opting for second-row captain’s chairs reduces the standard seating to eight.

Interior Reviews & Exterior Pictures – 2018 Toyota Sequoia

The base SR5 trim offers standard features like an eight-way power driver seat, automatic climate control (four-zone), a windshield wiper de-icer, foglights, 18” alloy wheels, a 60/40-split reclining and fold-flat third-row bench, cruise control, rear privacy glass, heated mirrors, running boards, Bluetooth phone controls, third-row side sunshades, Siri Eyes Free, a CD player, a 6.1” touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, USB/iPod interface, satellite and HD radio, smartphone voice control, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a 40/20/40-split second-row bench seat, and keyless entry.

The Premium package offered for the above trim comes equipped with a navigation system, a power-reclining and folding third-row seat, a leather upholstery, eight-passenger seating, and heated front seats.

Upgrading to the Limited trim gets you rear parking sensors, 20” alloy wheels, a higher-resolution 7” display, a leather –wrapped steering wheel, a 14-speaker JBL sound system, a navigation system, leather-trimmed doors, smartphone app integration, rear seat entertainment, exterior mirror power memory functions, upgraded gauges, and auto-dimming exterior mirrors.

Opting for the Platinum trim gets you second-row heated captain’s chairs, adaptive cruise control, adaptive air suspension, 20” wheels, a power-adjustable steering wheel, driver memory settings, ventilated and heated front seats, premium JBL audio system, a blind-spot monitoring system, an adaptive air suspension system, adaptive cruise control, a second-row center console, and thigh driver-seat support.

Standard safety features available for the Sequoia include a rearview camera, antilock disc brakes, a blind-spot monitoring system, front knee airbags, trailer sway control, traction and stability control, and full-length side curtain airbags.

Engine Specs – 2018 Toyota Sequoia

Generating 381 hp and 401 lbs. of torque is a standard 5.7L V8 engine which comes equipped under the hood of every 2018 Toyota Sequoia. The power is transferred to the rear wheels via the six-speed automatic transmissions system. Additionally, you can opt for the optional locking limited slip center differential and low-range gearing AWD system.

During Edmunds test drive, the AWD Premium trim zoomed to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds.

EPA estimates the fuel consumption to be 17/13/15 mpg on the highway/city/combined with the RWD, and 17/13/14 mpg with the all-wheel drive.

Regardless of which drive mode or trim level you’ll opt for, the 2018 Toyota Sequoia will offer towing capacities of between 7,100 and 7,400 pounds.


Wheelbase: 122.0 in
Length: 205.1 in
Width: 79.9 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 18.9 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 6100 lb
Top Speed: 114 mph
0-60: 6.6 sec
MPG: 13/17 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Pyrite Mica, Sandy Beach Metallic, Silver Sky Metallic, Sizzling Crimson Mica, Super White…
Towing Capacity: 7400 lbs.

Release Date & 2018 Toyota Sequoia Price

An MSRP starting from $44,965 is all you require to get one 2018 Toyota Sequoia once they go for sale. As for its release date, buyers should expect its release date sometime mid next year.

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