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2017 Toyota Sequoia OVERVIEW
Toyota’s full-size SUV can carry a family of eight and all of their belongings in complete comfort, and still have enough power left over to tow a boat. Available in three trims with two- or four-wheel drive, the Sequoia is big on interior room, capability, and quality.
What's New for 2017
The Toyota Sequoia continues largely unchanged for 2017.
Choosing Your Toyota Sequoia
The Sequoia’s slippery shape not only reduces drag, but keeps the cabin exceptionally quiet and comfortable for family outings. Large door openings make getting in and out a breeze.
The second row bench seat has a 40/20/40 split and can be folded flat, and slides easily to allow third-row access. Second row captain’s chairs are optional for seven-passenger seating. The third row is split 60/40 and is adequate for adults. It also folds, and even reclines. A power fold feature is available. With all the seats tucked away, the cavernous Sequoia can swallow 120.1 cubic feet of stuff and objects up to 11 feet long. The cargo area also comes with handy hooks for grocery bags.
The big ute is powered by Toyota’s 5.7-liter i-FORCE V8 engine, making 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed transmission is standard and features a tow/haul mode, which modifies shift points for maximum performance. Properly equipped, the Sequoia can tow up to 7,400 pounds.
The Limited and Platinum models offer many amenities that drivers want, but it might be more cost-effective to start with the SR5 and add options as necessary.
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