The Toyota Sequoia has grown bigger and more refined, with greatly improved fuel economy and increased driver-assistance and technology features as part of a sweeping makeover that sees the SUV migrate to the automaker's new F1 global light-truck platform.
The big SUV's first major redesign in more than a decade should allow the Sequoia to better compete against large body-on-frame SUVs such as the GMC Yukon, Jeep Wagoneer and Ford Expedition.
The 2023 Toyota Sequoia goes on sale late this summer priced from $59,795, including shipping. The three-row, body-on-frame SUV comes standard with Toyota's new iForce Max hybridized powertrain that debuted on the 2022 Tundra full-size pickup. It was designed and engineered specifically to improve power and torque instead of just fuel economy.
The iForce Max powertrain produces a maximum 437 hp and 583 pound-feet of torque from a twin-turbo V-6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission, giving the Sequoia an improved maximum towing rating of 9,000 pounds, up 22 percent from the outgoing model.
Fuel economy is expected to be similar to the two-wheel-drive hybrid Tundra's 20 city/24 highway/22 combined mpg.
The Sequoia is produced alongside the Tundra in San Antonio and will be available in five trim packages — SR5, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro and Capstone. It rides on 18-, 20- or 22-inch wheels, depending on trim level.
The interior underwent a major revamp, highlighted by a standard 8-inch or optional 14-inch infotainment touch screen featuring Toyota's latest audio multimedia system, developed in-house in Texas and rolling out on other models over the next several years.
Toyota recently invited journalists to get behind the wheel of the Sequoia in Texas and we've collected some early reviews.