Pricing for the 2018 Sequoia begins at $52,920 for a base SR5, but can soar into the stratosphere at over $69,000 for an AWD Platinum model finished in optional Blizzard Pearl, but absent any dealer-installed tchotchkes. Beyond the usual power features, even base SR5 models come with a raft of standard content including a moonroof, automatic three-zone air conditioning, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power rear window, Bluetooth, LED headlights and fog lights, running boards, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a Tow Package (receiver hitch, auxiliary transmission cooler, heavy duty alternator, trailer wiring). A number of advanced safety features are also present including a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, pre-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, automatic headlights with high-beam assist, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning.
With a single engine and transmission pairing as well as the extensive standard feature set, it comes down to how much chrome, leather, and infotainment features you believe are necessary. For our money, the best value is the base SR5. Here’s how we’d build it:
- Model: 2018 Toyota Sequoia SR5
- Engine: 5.7-liter V8
- Output: 381 hp / 401 lb-ft
- Transmission:Six-speed automatic
- Drivetrain: Four-wheel drive
- MPG: : 13 City / 17 Hwy
- Options: Premium Package ($3,810, leather seats, front heated seats, 10-way power driver's seat, four-way power front passenger seat, Entune Premium Audio system with built-in navigation, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power reclining and fold-flat third row).
- Base Price:$52,920 (including the $1,295 destination charge)
- Best Value Price:$56,730