2011 Toyota Sequoia

MSRP $40,930 - $61,305

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2011 Toyota Sequoia Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Long gone are the days when you had little to choose from as in this 21st century the market is flooded with every possible purpose-driven automobile. The SUV boom is a real example of the same and thus the Toyota Sequoia is one among those that have been craved to deliver to the best of its abilities to make headlines. 

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Pros

Ergonomic cabin 

Seating comfort in all the 3 rows

Cons

Mileage and range could have been improved

SR5 might have got better infotainment touches

What's New?

No major upgrades


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$40930

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

105 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

281 cu.in.

horsepower

310 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

327 lb.-ft. @ 3400 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

122 in.

length

205.1 in.

width

79.9 in.

height

77 in.

curb weight

5680 lbs.

ground clearance

10 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

120.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

6900 lbs.

payload capacity

1330 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.2 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

14/17/20 mpg

highway range

528 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

SR5$40,930 onwards

  • 18-Inch alloy wheels
  • 40/20/40 split fold rear seat
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Sunroof
  • Tilt & telescoping steering wheel
  • Tri-Zone automatic temperature control system

Limited$51,040 onwards

  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • 20-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Front passenger Lumbar support
  • Front passengers heated-cushion
  • Leather Seat trim
  • Parking assist

Limited FFV$54,265 onwards

  • 14 JBL speakers premium audio system
  • Multiview back-up camera
  • Power liftgate

Platinum$58,080 onwards

  • Navigation system

Platinum FFV$61,305 onwards

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Satellite radio

Colors and Styles

2011 Toyota Sequoia in Absolutely Red color
Absolutely Red

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

9.0

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

8.1

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

8.9

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

7.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


The base price of $41,915 for the very lowest trim in the 5-level hierarchy is the bare minimum that you have to spend to relish the experience. It may even cost you more than $62,290 inclusive of other additional attachments and packages. The competition of this engineered machine happens against the likes of the Nissan Armada, Ford Expedition, and the Chevrolet Tahoe.  


8.0/10
Features

8.1/10
Engine and Performance

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.9/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2011 Toyota Sequoia Features

8.0/10

The Toyota Sequoia comes in multiple trim levels which include the SR5, Limited, Limited FFV, Platinum, and Platinum FFV. All of them have been enriched with features that are worth mentioning. Starting the description with the SR5, it gets the 18" Aluminum Wheels which get bigger to 20” and better with a starking accent of diamond finish in the Platinum trim. The Limited trim has the tow-haul mode and Uphill-DownHill Shift Logic while the Limited FFV adds Energy-dissipating interior trim inside the cabin. After all of these, cometh the musical rhythm for which the Limited has been given the JBL Synthesis AM/FM Stereo and XM satellite radio for playing your playlist all day long.

Trim

SR5

Limited 

Limited FFV

Platinum

Platinum FFV

MSRP

$41,915

$52,025

$55,250

$59,065

$62,290

Key Features

Automatic Tri-Zone Climate Control

Tow-Haul Mode

Vehicle stability control

Active variable suspension system

Electronic brake-force distribution

 

18" Aluminum Wheels

Uphill-DownHill Shift Logic

Rear Spoiler

20" diamond finish aluminum wheels

Dynamic laser cruise control

 

Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System

EPAS

TRAC

Navigation system

Power-Adjustable Seats

 

Anti-Theft System

20" Aluminum Wheels

All rows roll-sensing side curtain airbags

XM NavTraffic

Multi-info display

 

Smart-Stop Technology

JBL Synthesis AM/FM Stereo

Energy-dissipating interior trim

Perforated leatherette on seats

Rear seat entertainment system

The top-notch among all is the Platinum FFV and that is why it has been privileged with exclusive Dynamic laser cruise control and Rear seat entertainment system. In addition to that, it is armed with power-flexing and heating in the seats. The Platinum name tag is symbolic of some other advanced and complex features like the XM NavTraffic and corresponding Navigation System. There are a few features which are termed as standard list across all trims and that list mentions the Smart-Stop Technology, Anti-Theft System, Bluetooth Hands-Free Phone System, and Automatic Tri-Zone Climate Control in its bin.

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The Limited trim is a mixture of both convenience and performance. The Limited can be availed of at a relatively lower price but does not compromise as it gets power assistance all around the cabin and can be equipped with both engine variants. The Limited is also satisfactory for its safety alertness and readiness along with other driver’s support techs. The handling and towing are at par with others. The entertainment package is neither less nor more than required. Thus, the most balanced trim in the strata.

2011 Toyota Sequoia Engine and Performance

8.1/10

The 2011 Toyota Sequoia gets a 4.6L V8 which can give a thrust of 310 hp at 5400 RPMs and a torque of 327 lb-ft at 3400 RPMs. It can also be equipped with a bigger variant that has the same V8 configuration but capacity increases to 5.7L. It boosts the power curve to 381 hp and 401 lb-ft respectively. The powertrain unit can be coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission either in RWD or 4WD drive layout. With the aforementioned setup, the Sequoia is capable of hitting the 0-60 mph mark within 7.4 seconds. Unfortunately, it remains inconclusive for its quarter-mile curve and top speed due to a lack of data. Moreover, this figure is achieved by the primitive variant and it can be expected to be improved with the more powerful version.

Model

2011 Toyota Sequoia

2011 Nissan Armada

2011 Ford Expedition

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe

MSRP

$41,915

$39,465

$38,270

$38,930

Engine

4.6L V8

5.6L V8

5.4L V8

5.3L V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

5-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Power (hp @ RPM)

310 @ 5400

317 @ 5200

310 @ 5100

320 @ 5400

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

327 @ 3400

385 @ 3400

365 @ 3600

335 @ 4000

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.4

N/A

8.5

N/A

Quarter mile (seconds)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Top speed (mph)

N/A

N/A

134

N/A

Since the data for many of them is not available, one can’t actually predict one’s superiority over another but one may try to do some of the guesswork in this segment. As most of them weigh nearly the same and have the same performance figures on paper except for the Nissan Armada, so they all will be somewhere close to one another within a variation of some one-hundredth of a second. The Nissan Armada, meanwhile, has the highest figures in conjunction with the lowest weight. Therefore, it could be speculated that it might be the special one to lead the pack. But as it has been mentioned earlier, everything is in the middle of the ocean and nothing is concrete. The Ford Expedition clocks 8.5 seconds to the 60mph mark, which is adequate as per its capabilities. 

2011 Toyota Sequoia Fuel Economy

4.0/10

The 2011 Toyota Sequoia gives a mileage of 14 mpg in the city, 20 mpg on the highways, and 16 mpg overall with its base powertrain, while the same is reduced to 14 mpg, 18 mpg, and 15mpg respectively in the bigger format. So it is quite evident that there is a clear trade-off between power and economy between the two engines. With these figures, one can even expect a range of up to 528 miles and 475.2 miles for the 4.6L V8 and 5.7 L V8 respectively. It might not be the best but it is still decent considering its towing and payload necessities.

Model

2011 Toyota Sequoia

2011 Nissan Armada

2011 Ford Expedition

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe

MPG (city)

14

13

14

15

MPG (Highway)

20

19

20

21

MPG (Combined)

16

15

16

17

Fuel Capacity

26.4

28

28

26

Range (City/hwy) (miles)

369.60 / 528 

364.00 / 532

392.00 / 560 

390.00 / 546

The Expedition is the clear favorite as it tends to give a return of 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway which are equivalent to the Sequoia but a bigger fuel tank helps the former to swift past the latter with its range coverage practicality. The Expedition with 560 miles is followed by the Tahoe and Armada respectively. All of them are manageable for their range and ranking is just meant for the record's sake. Thus, none really should be given preference as such and be scaled on the same level.

2011 Toyota Sequoia Interior

8.9/10

The 2011 Toyota Sequoia is quite impressive in its offering as it tends to be highly spec-armed in terms of both comfort and convenience. The Automatic Tri-Zone Climate Control regulates the temperature inside the cabin. The clothing of the seat changes to perforated leather upholstery as we climb the trim strata. But power-assistance for seat adjustment has been kept consistent across all of them. In addition to that, the Limited and Platinum trims have access to the captain's chair along with a heating function incorporated into it. Further adding to the narration, the interior also consists of a Multi-info display along with the Anti-theft system. 

Model

2011 Toyota Sequoia

2011 Nissan Armada

2011 Ford Expedition

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe

Seating Capacity

8

8

8

8

First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.3/66.4/42.5

39.7/65/41.8

39.6/63.2/41.2

41.1/65.3/41.3

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.9/66.1/36.5

40/64.7/41.9

39.8/63.7/39.1

39.2/65.2/39

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

36/66/35.3

35.9/63.7/32.2

38.3/51.9/37.7

37.9/61.7/25.6

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

18.9

20

18.6

16.9

In terms of comparison, all of the rivals have a seating capacity of 8 passengers but the Toyota Sequoia and Ford Expedition get better as they tend to offer comparatively more balanced cabin space management. The ingress and egress are something one should not be thinking about too much as well. The cargo volume of up to 18.9 cu-ft also adds color to the painting. Tahoe and Armada might indeed have lesser spaciousness but they still make it to the list as they can comfortably accommodate kids in their squeezed zones. Thus, Sequoia and Expedition are the favorites but the rest do not lag too behind.

Some of the features are:

  • Anti-theft system
  • Multi-info display
  • Automatic Tri-Zone Climate Control
  • Heated Seats
  • Leather Upholstery

How intuitive is the 2011 Sequoia’s infotainment unit?

The 2011 Sequoia will be satisfactory only when you would consider the higher trims. The SR5 has a small list of features like the 8-speaker audio unit, XM satellite radio, and the Bluetooth hands-free phone system. But the Limited goes on to add JBL Synthesis AM/FM stereo along with a 14-speaker set. Platinum gets a step ahead with extensions like the voice-activated touch screen DVD navigation system, XM NavTraffic, and Rear seat entertainment system. Therefore, you would be easily involved inside the cabin atmosphere. 

Some of the features are:

  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system
  • JBL Synthesis AM/FM stereo
  • XM NavTraffic
  • XM satellite radio
  • Auxiliary Audio Input

2011 Toyota Sequoia Exterior

8.0/10

The 2011 Toyota Sequoia, by the virtue of its purpose, looks bulky and bossy but majorly lacks the expression which could have made a lot more difference. The 18" or 20" aluminum wheels might be in ratio with the size of the frame but does no good in improving its aesthetic appearance. There are a few add-ons like the rear spoiler and roof racks which are more concerned with the dynamics and extra luggage loading respectively but not for appealing pursuit. The wide fascia might not be an attractive asset but provides a high crumple zone which helps in dissipating crash energy. Hence, it is safe to conclude that the curvature follows functionality over appearance.

Model

2011 Toyota Sequoia

2011 Nissan Armada

2011 Ford Expedition

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe

Curb Weight (lbs)

5680

5372

5611

5636

Length (in.)

205.1

207.7

N/A

N/A

Width (in.)

79.9

79.3

78.8

79

Height (in.)

77

77.2

77.2

76.9

Ground Clearance (in.)

9.9

9.8

8.7

10.5

Wheelbase (in.)

122

123.2

119

116

As per data available, the Toyota Sequoia is surely the heaviest and one of the lengthiest among all. This might give it an edge in its cabin stretching but takes away the handling dynamics. The leaning around the corner would be evident if tech-aids are scrapped off. As a result of all this, during hard braking, you would be compelled to experience that forward push. But this is not peculiar in this only, it seems they all have the same analytics with almost the same weightage. Thus, it is difficult to point out a single one as a better practical choice over another.

Some of the features are:

  • Rear spoiler
  • Roof rack
  • 18" aluminum wheels
  • Power tilt sunroof

2011 Toyota Sequoia Safety

8.0/10

Safety simply outweighs all. There is no sign of performance prowess if it can’t assure a safe hauling for long miles. Unfortunately to validate this segment we have no data available as the 2011 Toyota Sequoia has not been rated by the NHTSA and IIHS yet, except in its rollover test where it has an overall 4-star which is impressive as per its segment. Despite that fact, it can be rated on the same as others as it gets a host of tech artillery which includes the Smart stop technology, Vehicle stability control, and TRAC. This further adds other features as well like the energy-absorbing panels both on the inside and outside along with All rows roll-sensing side curtain airbags.

Some of the features are:

  • Energy-absorbing panels
  • TRAC
  • Vehicle stability control
  • Smart stop technology
  • All rows roll-sensing side curtain airbags

2011 Toyota Sequoia Final Verdict

The 2011 Toyota Sequoia is at par with many of them on many fronts. Parallel ergonomics and spaciousness enhance its image but it is the performance and handling dynamics where it takes aback. On the other hand, the Nissan Armada performed relatively well on the same parameters with the same marks on practicality in-cabin arrangement. Therefore, one can keep the former in the book but Armada should be the priority among all without further exposition.

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