Toyota’s truck-based Sequoia SUV comfortably seats 8 passengers and is equally at home on city streets and roads that are a little rougher. Sitting between the Highlander at one end and the hulking Land Cruiser at the other, the capable SUV is derived from the Tundra full-size truck. Featuring a 381-horsepower 5.7-liter V8, the Sequoia can tow and haul more than just a cabin full of kids.
Toyota is widely expected to redesign its large SUV, which has been on the market mostly unchanged since 2008, for the 2015 model year.
Mum’s the word on exactly what form that SUV may take, but we do know it’s coming, with a release date likely at the LA Auto Show later in 2014 and an on-sale date early in 2015. We anticipate the redesign to be more of an evolution than something that will take the industry by surprise, as was the case with the Tundra when it met its redesign for 2014. The big V8 may see an update, too, as fuel efficiency in the Sequoia is just 11 city and 18 highway mpg.
The current 2014 Sequoia is available now, priced from $44,095. Pricing for the next-gen model should closely equal the current vehicle.