2022 Toyota Sequoia

MSRP $50,100 Est.

Ranked #12 in Suv

7.1

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2022 Toyota Sequoia Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 5, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Toyota Sequoia has been one of the understated full-size SUVs out there for quite a while now, and the current-gen has started to show its age. Not much has changed for a long time. Compared to other large SUVs, the Sequoia is like a beast. Its spacious cabin and powerful powertrain are quite good but not enough to compensate for its aging infotainment system, lack of comfort features, and poor ride quality. If there's one car under Toyota's umbrella that needs a generational update, it's the Sequoia. The current Sequoia is still in its second generation which was introduced all the way back in 2007. Like its predecessors, it was based on the chassis of the Toyota Tundra pickup truck. 

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Pros

Immense interior cabin space

A plethora of safety features offered as standard

Toyota reliability

Two years of complimentary scheduled maintenance

Cons

Aging exterior design

Unexciting infotainment system

Subpar and dated interior

Average fuel economy

What's New?

Completely revised Sequoia that will be built from the ground up

Completely new infotainment system as well as advanced driving aids


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$50100

bodystyle

dr SUV

engine type

displacement

346 cu.in.

horsepower

381 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

401 lbs.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

SR5$50,100 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Toyota Sequoia in Super White color
Super White

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 Features

7.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

7.0

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


The Sequoia gets a fully boxed frame, a rear independent suspension featuring a double-wishbone setup with coil springs, and a center locking differential on All Wheel Drive (AWD) models. All of these would be excellent upgrades if it was 2010. In 2021, the Sequoia is as old as the Sequoia trees in southern California. It desperately needs the generational update and looks like Toyota has finally granted it after 14 long years. The new 2022 Toyota Sequoia will face stiff competition from some of the best in the business full-size SUVs like the 2022 Ford Expedition, 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe, and Nissan Armada.

2022 Toyota Sequoia SUV front angle view
2022 Toyota Sequoia SUV rear angle view

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition


2022 Toyota Sequoia Features

The Toyota Sequoia is due for a design overhaul, and we expect it to be in the year 2022. Toyota will likely continue to offer their standard set of six trim levels, starting with the base level SR5, followed by TRD Sport, Limited, Nightshade Edition, TRD Pro, and the top-of-the-line Platinum trim for its 2022 model. Given below is the table is the distribution of features across the six trims of the 2022 Sequoia.

Trims*

SR5

TRD Sport

Limited

Nightshade Edition

TRD Pro

Platinum

MSRP*($)

50,900

53,615

59,900

60,920

65,025

66,950

Features 

5.7 L V8 with 381 HP

Adds to or upgrades to the SR5 trim 

Adds to or upgrades to the SR5 trim

Adds to upgrades to Limited trim

TRD front and rear coil-springs

Adds to upgrades to Limited trim

 

LED high- and low-beam headlights

Satin-black TRD Sport front door logos

Available Multi-Mode 4WD with Torsen limited-slip differential

Black auto-dimming heated power outside mirrors with power-folding feature and turn signal indicators

TRD FOX shocks with piggyback reservoirs

Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) system

 

Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade

20-in. TRD Sport black alloy wheels

Chrome auto-dimming heated power outside mirrors with power-folding feature and turn signal indicators

Darkened chrome body side molding 

Up to 7100-lb. towing capacity

20-in. machined-finish split-spoke with silver accent alloy wheels

 

Heated power outside mirrors

TRD Sport performance-tuned Bilstein shocks

Power liftgate with jam protection

20-in. black split-spoke alloy wheels 

Rigid Industries, LED fog lights

Perforated leather-trimmed seats - Heated and ventilated front seats

 

Automatic three-zone front and rear climate control with air filter

TRD Sport performance-tuned sway bars

20-in. machined-finish split-spoke with dark silver accent alloy wheels

Color-keyed grille surround

“TOYOTA” grille with color-keyed grille surround

Three 12 V DC and one 120 V AC Auxiliary power supply

 

Leather-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel

TRD shift knob

7.0-in. touchscreen and 12 speakers

Black grade badge on passenger rear doors

Black TRD Pro front door and liftgate logos

Birdseye maple style accents 

 

7.0-in. touchscreen and eight speakers/ Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support

TRD Sport stitched floor mats

Chrome door handles

Black roof rack

TRD black roof rack

7.0” touchscreen with JBL 14-speaker audio system

 

Toyota Safety Sense P

Chrome grille surround with gloss black insert and accent

 

Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert 

Premium Audio with JBL includes 14 speaker system with woofer and amplifier

Rear-seat Blu-ray Disc player with 9-in. display

 

Star Safety System

     

Toyota Safety Sense and Star safety system 

 

*Expected

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The Toyota Sequoia will come in different trim options to suit different needs. The TRD trims are for those looking forward to some adventure on their weekend getaways and are more off-road biased. The trims SR5, Limited, and Platinum are better for comfort and mixed driving conditions. We find the Limited trim to be well balanced with features and offers a good value.

Pricing:

Pricing for the next-gen Sequoia will likely be in the ballpark of 50K to 68K dollars depending on the trim level and the configuration.

2022 Toyota Sequoia Release Date

The 2022 Toyota Sequoia will likely hit the dealerships in the second half of 2021, which is around November. Official release dates are yet to be announced. Stay tuned for the latest updates.

2022 Toyota Sequoia Engine and Performance

Toyota is yet to address the rumors of the hybrid powertrain with the new Sequoia. So, we will have to assume that the current 5.7-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine will be the available base engine. The engine is quite potent and produces 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque that propels this large SUV to 60 MPH in about 7.1 seconds. As standard, the engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission which provides a refined experience with timely shifts. The Sequoia comes with Rear-Wheel Drive as standard, while the All-Wheel Drive System is kept as an optional extra for a few more grand. 

2022 Toyota Sequoia SUV engine bay

The existing Sequoia does ride reasonably well, especially when equipped with the air suspension setup. However, due to the aging chassis, the experience can be quite jittery, and there’s body roll on twisty roads. Thankfully, Toyota is introducing the 2022 Sequoia with brand new underpinnings that will iron out these issues. We expect it to have a smooth and plush ride quality.

Models

2022 Toyota Sequoia

2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

2022 Ford Expedition

2022 Nissan Armada

MSRP (expected)

$50,400

$49,195

$53,425

$50,095

Engine

5.7L Naturally Aspirated V8 engine

5.3L Gas/Ethanol V8

3.5L Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V6

5.6L Direct Injection V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6 speed ECT automatic

10 Speed Automatic

10 Speed Automatic

7 speed Automatic

Power

381 hp @ 6000 RPM

355 hp @ 6,000 RPM

375 hp @ 5,000 RPM

400 hp @ 5800 RPM

Torque

401 lb-ft @ 3600 RPM

383 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM

470 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

413 lb-ft. @ 4000 RPM

*2021 Model Year Data used for reference

In terms of raw performance, Sequoia is on par with its rivals. It comfortably overtakes the Expedition and the Tahoe but fails to match the brute force of the Armada. And as for the hybrid powertrain, only time will tell how capable it will be compared to the existing powertrain. When comparing the price range, Ford Expedition is the most expensive option in the competition.

2022 Toyota Sequoia Fuel Economy

7.0/10

Due to its old-gen powertrain and big-bore V8 engine, the existing Sequoia is a gas guzzler. It achieves 15 miles per gallon on combined city and highway driving, which is quite mediocre. This might be the reason why Toyota will likely push the hybrid Sequoia for the 2022 model year, which will probably obliterate the competition in terms of fuel economy. But for now, the Sequoia loses out to Tahoe and Expedition due to its lower fuel economy. 

Model

2022 Toyota Sequoia

2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

2022 Ford Expedition

2022 Nissan Armada

MPG (City)

13

15

17

13

MPG (Highway)

17

20

22

18

MPG (Combined)

15

17.5

19.5

15.5

Fuel Capacity 

26.4 gallons

28 gallons

25 gallons

26 gallons

Range (City/Highway/Combined)

343.2/448/396 miles

420/560/490 miles

425/600/487.5 miles

338/468/403 miles

*2021 Model Year Data used for reference

The range on the V8 Sequoia tells the entire picture. It loses out against rivals like the Expedition and Tahoe with their newer and snappier powertrains. Nissan Armada has a similar range when compared with Toyota Sequoia. The new Hybrid Sequoia will likely be a drastic improvement over this one, and we hope that further improves the range on the 2022 model.

2022 Toyota Sequoia Interior

7.0/10

The current Toyota Sequoia cabin is more on the durable side rather than a luxury. However, this is bound to change with the next-generation model’s modern look and sleek interior. Toyota has not released any specifications for the 2022 model year. So we will have to make some educated guesses to form a clear picture. Even in the current Sequoia, there is plenty of space regardless of which row you sit in. The next-gen Sequoia will likely be even bigger and spacious, so space should not be your concern.

2022 Toyota Sequoia SUV front seats

The current Sequoia infotainment system and the dashboard layout are quite dated. It uses the Entune system and features a 7-inch touch screen with a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, three USB ports, an eight-speaker stereo, HD Radio, Satellite Radio, and Smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, and Android Auto. Next-gen Sequoia is rumored to boast an even larger display, but the dimensions are yet to be known. 

Model

2022 Toyota Sequoia

2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

2022 Ford Expedition

2022 Nissan Armada

Seating Capacity

8

7/8/9 (as per trim)

8

8

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

34.8 / 66.4 / 42.5

42.0 / 66.0 / 43.7

42 / 64.9 / 43

40.9 /63.8 / 41.9

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

34.9 / 65.7 / 40.9

38.7 / 64.8 / 42

40 / 64.8 / 41.5

40.0 / 58.4 / 41.0

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

34.5 / 65.7 / 35.3

38.1 / 62.6 / 34.8

37.3 / 64.2 / 35.9

36.4 / 48.8 / 28.4

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

18.9

25.5

20.9

16.5

*2021 Model Year Data used for reference

You can easily fit 8 people in the Sequoia. Even the third row of seating is spacious enough to carry around adults. Interior storage spaces will also be more than enough for your family demands. Other standard features on the current model include a push-button start, proximity keyless entry, a moonroof, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and cloth upholstery.

2022 Toyota Sequoia SUV infotainment screen

The current Sequoia dominates other full-size SUVs in this segment like the Tahoe and the Armada. However, due to the moonroof offered as standard, the headroom might seem a bit less on paper. It should not be an issue though. It offers the best-in-class shoulder room and legroom across all three rows of seating. The next-gen will improve on this and will likely be the new king in this segment. Major features include- 

  • Automatic three-zone front and rear climate control with air filter
  • Push Button Start
  • Proximity Keyless Entry
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel with tilt/telescopic functionality 
  • Steering mounted controls

2022 Toyota Sequoia Exterior

9.0/10

The exterior of the 2022 Sequoia will likely be the place where you will witness the most change. After 14 long years, the update is finally here. Some leaks and renders suggest a sleeker and RAV4 like styling on the large SUV. Sharper headlights and taillights with a redesigned grille should give the new Sequoia a striking look. The improvements will continue in the bodywork area with the use of lighter materials. The dimensions of the new Sequoia might change but only by a few inches, so don’t expect it to be a drastically bigger vehicle. 

Model

2022 Toyota Sequoia

2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

2022 Ford Expedition

2022 Nissan Armada

Curb Weight

5,730 lbs

5,631 lbs

5,368 lbs

5672 lbs

Length

205.1 inches

210 inches

210 inches

208.9 inches

Width

(w/o mirrors)

79.9 inches

80.5 inches

79.9 inches

79.9 inches

Height

77 inches

75.8 inches

76.6 inches

75.8 inches

Ground Clearance

9.9 inches

7.9 inches

9.8 inches

9.1 inches

Wheelbase

122 inches

120 inches

122.5 inches

121.1 inches

*2021 Model Year Data used for reference

The Toyota Sequoia, as the name suggests, is the heftiest of the bunch and will likely be the same in the next generation. In the looks department, all of these full-size SUVs more or less look the same, and it's upto personal taste to make a choice. Hopefully, the 2022 Sequoia gets excellent styling updates that will make it stand out. Major exterior highlights of the SUV are- 

  • Power tilt/slide moonroof with sliding sunshade
  • Heated power outside mirrors 
  • LED high- and low-beam headlights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Integrated LED fog lights 

2022 Toyota Sequoia Safety

7.0/10

The new bodywork and improvements in underpinnings of the next-gen Sequoia will help it be even more safer and stable than it already is. The 2021 Toyota Sequoia has a good reliability rating of four out of five, which is quite impressive for a full-sized SUV. Apart from the NHTSA mandated features, Toyota offers active safety features like Rear View Camera, Front and rear parking sensors, Forward collision warning, Automatic emergency braking, Pedestrian detection, Blind spot monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and more. Toyota offers it all as standard and thus the Sequoia does not have any additional safety features as optional. Few salient safety features include- 

  • Toyota Safety Sense P
  • Star Safety System 
  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert 
  • Eight Airbags 
  • Side Impact door beams

2022 Toyota Sequoia Competition

7.0/10

2022 Toyota Sequoia vs 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

Both the Sequoia and the Tahoe are evenly matched in terms of space, practicality, and comfort. The Tahoe has better MPG ratings than the Sequoia, but with a possible hybrid powertrain in the future, the 2022 Sequoia might take the crown. The Tahoe also has a starting price that is $1,100 less than that of the base Sequoia. Also, Chevy can tow 1,000 pounds more than the V8-powered Sequoia. 

2022 Chevrolet Tahoe

2022 Toyota Sequoia vs 2022 Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition is one of the most complete full-size three-row SUVs in the market right now. It has a lot going for it and offers slightly more room than the Sequoia. Quality also runs high with the Expedition, but the newly revised Sequoia might feature a better build. Ford also does not offer any complimentary scheduled maintenance that Toyota offers for over two years. 

2022 Ford Expedition

2022 Toyota Sequoia vs 2022 Nissan Armada

The Nissan Armada is certainly a better off-roader than the hefty Toyota Sequoia. It also boasts a more powerful powertrain than the Sequoia. However, in terms of space and practicality, it is miles behind the Sequoia. The Nissan Armada is more of a cheaper alternative to the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser

2022 Nissan Armada

 

2022 Toyota Sequoia Final Verdict

The outgoing Sequoia has some drawbacks owing to its dated tech, which drove potential buyers away towards newer and frankly better offerings than Sequoia. The 2022 Toyota Sequoia year marks the beginning of a much-needed refresh for the Toyota Sequoia. The revised Sequoia with new styling, better infotainment features, and overall higher levels of practicality and comfort should give the lineup a necessary boost in sales that it lacked over these years.

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