2014 Toyota Sequoia

MSRP $43,595 - $60,295

Ranked #15 in Suv

7.0

Overall Rating

2014 Toyota Sequoia Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 27, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2014 Toyota Sequoia stands strong in the large-size SUV territory. It offers a spacious cabin that offers a good level of comfort. If you look at it from the outside, it has an impressive road presence with that huge body. The Sequoia is built on the modified version of the platform which is used for the pickup truck Tundra. It is powered by a mighty 5.7L V8 engine that offers some impressive acceleration figures for an SUV of this size.

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Pros

Spacious cabin with multiple seating configurations

Impressive acceleration

Good towing capacity

Composed ride

Cons

Below-average fuel economy

Higher maintenance

What's New?

Entune touchscreen system becomes standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$43595

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

346 cu.in.

horsepower

381 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

401 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

double wishbone front suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

122 in.

length

205.1 in.

width

79.9 in.

height

77 in.

curb weight

5730 lbs.

ground clearance

9.9 in.

capacity

cargo volume

120.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

7400 lbs.

payload capacity

1350 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

13/15/17 mpg

highway range

448.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

SR5$43,595 onwards

SR5 FFV$46,820 onwards

Limited$52,555 onwards

Platinum$60,295 onwards

Colors and Styles

2014 Toyota Sequoia in Magnetic Gray Metallic color
Magnetic Gray Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

6.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

6.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

6.0

7.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.0

Overall Rating


The 2014 Sequoia starts at an MSRP of $44,095 and can go all the way up to $60,795 for the top-of-the-line trim option. The reliability of Toyota makes it an amazing product in the segment, and it competes against the likes of the Chevrolet Tahoe, Nissan Armada, and the Ford Expedition. Continue with the article to know how it performs in front of the rivals in the segment.


8.0/10
Features

6.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2014 Toyota Sequoia Features

8.0/10

The 2014 Toyota Sequoia is available in three different trim options, which are SR5, Limited, and Platinum. The base SR5 trim starts at an MSRP of $44,095 and comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, three-zone climate control, 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and keyless ignition. You can upgrade to the Limited trim, which will add features like a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, 40/20/40-split second-row bench seat, 60/40-split reclining and fold-flat third-row bench, and bigger 20” alloy wheels. The top Platinum Trim crosses the $60,000 mark and gets some additional comfort and convenience features.

Trim

SR5

Limited

Platinum

MSRP

$44,095

$53,055

$60,795

Key Features

18-inch alloy wheels

Addition to the SR5 trim:

Addition to the Limited trim:

 

Leather Steering Wheel

10 -Way Power Driver Seat

Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Cruise Control

40/20/40-split second-row bench seat

Leather Trim On Center Console

 

Three Zone Climate Control

60/40-split reclining and fold-flat third-row bench

Performance Tires

 

8-Way Power Driver Seat

6.1-inch touchscreen

Power Liftgate

 

Keyless entry

20-inch alloy wheels

14-speaker JBL Premium speakers

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The best part about the Toyota Sequoia is that it comes with the reliability of Toyota along with a powerful engine and spacious cabin. These aspects are common across the trims. The base SR5 trim gets all the basic features, but we recommend going for the mid-range Limited trim for the best value. It gets bigger 20” alloys wheels and other practical features that will make living with the SUV a better experience in the long run.

2014 Toyota Sequoia Engine and Performance

6.0/10

The 2014 Toyota Sequoia is powered by a 5.7L V8 engine that is one of the advantages of buying this huge SUV. The engine produces a peak power of 381 horsepower and a peak torque of 401 lb-ft. Though the power figures are one of the best in the segment, they do not tell the whole story. The brisk acceleration of the Sequoia makes it an enjoyable vehicle to drive. 

The power is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission, which does a great job of keeping the vehicle in the right gear at all times. The 2014 Sequoia takes 6.7 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph, while the quarter-mile run takes 13.8 seconds. The acceleration figures are very impressive for an SUV of this segment.

Models

Toyota Sequoia

Chevrolet Tahoe

Nissan Armada

Ford Expedition

MSRP

$44,095

$43,600

$37,590

$41,990

Engine

5.7L V8

5.3L V8

5.6L V8

5.4L V-8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

5-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power

381 hp@5600rpm

320 hp@5400rpm

317 hp@5200rpm

310 hp@5100 rpm

Torque

401 lb-ft@3600rpm

335 lb-ft@4000 rpm

385 lb-ft@3400 rpm

365 lb-ft@3600 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.7

6.7

6.7

8.5

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

13.8

15.1

15.1

14.7

Top-Speed (MPH)

115

120

112

155

The 2014 Toyota Sequoia remains the most powerful SUV in the segment, and that translates into real-world performance too. It is the fastest SUV in the quarter-mile run. However, the Chevy Tahoe and Nissan Armada have identical acceleration in the 0 to 60 mph sprint as the Sequoia. The Ford Expedition, on the other hand, remains the slowest car in the 0 to 60 mph run with quite a margin but takes the lead against the Tahoe and Armada in the quarter-mile run.

2014 Toyota Sequoia Fuel Economy

6.0/10

This is obvious that you can expect either performance or a better fuel economy in this size and segment. It is very rare to see both of these together in a single package. The Toyota Sequoia gives priority to performance over fuel efficiency. It manages to deliver 13 mpg in the city, 17 mpg on the highway, and 15 mpg of combined fuel efficiency. The efficiency figures are decent for the segment but surely fall below the average. The 2014 Sequoia comes with a 26.4-gallon fuel tank and manages a decent range on the highway at 448.8 miles.

Models

Toyota Sequoia

Chevrolet Tahoe

Nissan Armada

Ford Expedition

MPG (City)

13

15

13

14

MPG (Highway)

17

21

19

20

MPG (Combined)

15

17

15

16

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

26.4

26

28

28

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

343.2/448.8/396

390/546/442

364/532/420

392/560/448

The 2014 Chevy Tahoe has the most fuel-efficient engine in the competition, but it also comes with the smallest fuel tank capacity at 26 gallons. The Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia have similar fuel efficiency figures. The Ford Expedition manages to deliver very decent fuel efficiency and has a larger 28-gallon fuel tank, which helps it deliver the best highway range in the competition at 560 highway miles.

2014 Toyota Sequoia Interior

8.0/10

The Toyota Sequoia has three rows of seats, and all three rows offer very generous cabin space. The Sequoia also has the option for multiple seating configurations, where you can customize the cabin based on your requirements. You can get a maximum of 8-seat configuration inside the cabin. The second row comes with an option for a captain’s chair seat for added comfort to the middle passengers. You get a bench seat option as standard. 

The front row feels very spacious, and the seats are also very comfortable for the driver and the co-driver. The quality of the interior is also on the premium side. You get leather trim on the dashboard and the doors to give it an upmarket feel. The driver controls are easy to reach except for the audio controls which become hard-to-reach while driving the car. The third row also offers very decent space, and even adults can seat in there for city drives very comfortably.

Models

Toyota Sequoia

Chevrolet Tahoe

Nissan Armada

Ford Expedition

Seating Capacity

8

9

8

8

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

34.8/66.4/42.5

41.1/65.3/41.3

41/65.1/41.8

39.5/63.2/41.1

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

34.9/65.6/40.9

39.2/65.3/39

40/64.5/41.9

39.7/63.7/39.1

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

66.6

60.3

56.7

42.6

The Chevy Tahoe is the only SUV in the competition that can accommodate a maximum of nine passengers. All the other SUVs have a maximum capacity of eight passengers. The space in the first and the second row is not a big concern for any of these vehicles. The Toyota Sequoia offers the best cargo area behind the second row, whereas the Ford Expedition offers the smallest. Standout interior features include:

  • Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • 10 -Way Power Driver Seat
  • 4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Leather Trim On Center Console
  • Three-zone Climate Control

Is the infotainment of the 2014 Toyota Sequoia intuitive to use?

A 6.1-inch touchscreen Entune infotainment system is now standard with the 2014 Toyota Sequoia. The screen quality is decent, whereas the user experience can be improved. The setup process is also very confusing and difficult for a new user if one is not a geek. The infotainment supports multiple connectivity options like Bluetooth for wireless connectivity and USB or Aux audio input for wired connectivity. It also supports satellite radio and HD radio. The SUV comes with a 14-speaker premium JBL audio system. Standout infotainment features include:

  • 6.1-inch touchscreen Entune infotainment system
  • 14-speaker premium JBL audio system
  • Satellite radio
  • HD radio
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • USB connectivity

2014 Toyota Sequoia Exterior

6.0/10

The 2014 Toyota Sequoia is a massive SUV, and you can feel that when you look at the overall dimensions of the SUV. It has an immense road presence, and you can feel the length of the vehicle while driving it. The overall design remains muscular, and one can easily identify that it is made on the platform of a truck by having a glance at the Sequoia. The big 20-inch alloy wheels look very appealing and match the overall dimensions of the vehicle. 

The front has a massive bumper, and the grille above the bumper is also very huge. The headlamps sit on both sides of the front grille. The side looks very classic and boxy like an old-school SUV. The rear is very simple and comes with Sequoia badging on the tailgate. The SUV weighs 6,000 lbs, making it the heaviest option in the competition.

Models

Toyota Sequoia

Chevrolet Tahoe

Nissan Armada

Ford Expedition

Curb Weight (lb)

6000

5466

5841

5549

Length (inches)

205.1

202.0

207.7

206.5

Width (inches)

79.9

79

79.3

78.8

Height (inches)

77

76.9

77.2

77.2

Ground Clearance (inches)

9.6

9.1

10.4

8.7

Wheelbase (inches)

122

116.0

123.2

123.2

The 2014 Nissan Armada is the longest SUV of the lot, followed by the Ford Expedition. The Chevy Tahoe happens to be the shortest SUV in the competition and also has the shortest wheelbase. The Armada and Expedition have an identical wheelbase, while the Toyota Sequoia stands marginally behind in terms of the wheelbase. The Sequoia, however, takes the lead in the width compared to the other SUVs in the competition. Standout exterior features include:

  • 20” alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Sunroof/Moonroof
  • Rear spoiler
  • Fog Lamps 

2014 Toyota Sequoia Safety

9.0/10

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have not crash-tested the Toyota Sequoia yet. Still, the 2014 Toyota Sequoia has taken the safety aspect very seriously. It comes with multiple airbags as standard, and the other standard safety features are also very generous like stability control and traction control. As you move up in the lineup, the standard safety tech gets even better. There are many basic and advanced driver assistance features as standard with the Toyota Sequoia. Standout safety features include:

  • Daytime running lights
  • Child seat anchors
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Blind-spot warning system
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Emergency braking assist

2014 Toyota Sequoia Final Verdict

The 2014 Toyota Sequoia remains to be one of the better choices in the segment for the practicality and performance that it offers. The space inside all three rows is very generous, and the V8 engine offers impressive acceleration figures. The road presence of the Sequoia also remains hard to beat. If you are looking for an SUV of this segment, then the Sequoia deserves to be on your consideration list for sure.

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