2017 Toyota Sequoia SUV

#69
in Midsize SUVs
2017 MODEL

$45,560 - $65,315

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Overview

Built upon the bones of Tundra Pick-up truck the 2017 Toyota Sequoia is a traditional three-row full-size SUV. It has however aged with time and feels behind when compared to some modern competitors. Sequoia lacks modern techs and safety features but its seating for eight, off-roading and towing capacity, and cargo hold makes it a go-to SUV for doing just about anything.

Toyota has powered this ginormous SUV with a 381 horsepower 5.7-liter V8 engine that provides enough gusto to move this mass swiftly. A six-speed automatic transmission comes standard along with rear wheel drive. Prices for the Sequoia starts at $45,560.

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Pros

Excellent towing capacity

Spacious interior

Subpar cargo space

Plenty of power from V8

Cons

Fuel guzzler

Antiquated infotainment system

Poor interior quality

What's New?

The Sequoia remains unchanged for the year 2017.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45560

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

top speed

105 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

346 cu. in.

horsepower

381 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

401 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

independent rear double wishbone suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.6 in. ventilated disc brakes/13.9 in. ventilated disc brakes

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

18.9 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1370 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.3 sec.

standing ¼-mile

14.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

13/15/17 mpg

highway range

448.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

5 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

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Super White

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Ratings

Features

7.4

Engine

6.8

Fuel Economy

5.7

Interior

7.0

Exterior

6.8

Driving

7.1

6.8

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Toyota Sequoia SUV SR5

SR5

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 8

$45,560 - $48,785

Configurations
SR5 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (13/15/17)
HP: 381 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 401 lbs.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm
SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (13/14/17)
HP: 381 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 401 lbs.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm

 2017 Toyota Sequoia SUV SR5 FFV

SR5 FFV

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 8

$48,785

Configurations
SR5 FFV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (13/14/17)
HP: 381 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 401 lbs.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm

 2017 Toyota Sequoia SUV Limited

Limited

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 8

$54,350 - $57,575

Configurations
Limited 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (13/15/17)
HP: 381 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 401 lbs.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (13/14/17)
HP: 381 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 401 lbs.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm

 2017 Toyota Sequoia SUV Limited FFV

Limited FFV

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 8

$57,575

Configurations
Limited FFV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (13/14/17)
HP: 381 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 401 lbs.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm

 2017 Toyota Sequoia SUV Platinum

Platinum

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 8

$62,090 - $65,315

Configurations
Platinum 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (13/15/17)
HP: 381 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 401 lbs.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm
Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (13/14/17)
HP: 381 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 401 lbs.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm

 2017 Toyota Sequoia SUV Platinum FFV

Platinum FFV

Fuel: Regular unleaded, Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 8

$65,315

Configurations
Platinum FFV 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6A
Drivetrain: FWD MPG: (13/14/17)
HP: 381 -hp @ 5600-rpm Torque: 401 lbs.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor October 5, 2018

6.8

Overall Rating


7.4/10
Features

 

6.8/10
Engine

 

5.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 

6.8/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

Built upon the bones of Tundra Pick-up truck the 2017 Toyota Sequoia is a traditional three-row full-size SUV. It has however aged with time and feels behind when compared to some modern competitors. Sequoia lacks modern techs and safety features but its seating for eight, off-roading and towing capacity, and cargo hold makes it a go-to SUV for doing just about anything.

Toyota has powered this ginormous SUV with a 381 horsepower 5.7-liter V8 engine that provides enough gusto to move this mass swiftly. A six-speed automatic transmission comes standard along with rear wheel drive. Prices for the Sequoia starts at $45,560.

Features

7.4/10

You can choose from the three trims: SR5, Limited and Platinum, all of which are available in rear or all-wheel drive ($3,225). A 5.7-liter V8 engine is standard across all the trims and comes mated to six-speed automatic transmission. There is a significant price difference between trims but optional packages for the SR5 and Limited helps bridge the gap.

Trim

SR5

Platinum

Limited

MSRP

$45,560

$62,090

$54,350

MSRP

(4WD)

$48,785

$65,315

$57,575

Key

Features

  • SR5 model comes stocked with a healthy amount of standard features. Highlights include
  •  5.7-liter V8 (381 horsepower, 401 pound-feet of torque)
  •  Six-speed automatic transmission
  • 18-inch wheels, a sunroof, a power rear window, tri-zone automatic climate control 
  • A power driver seat, a 40/20/40-split second-row bench seat (with sliding and reclining functionality), a 60/40-split reclining and fold-flat third-row bench, second- and third-row side sunshades, a rearview camera 
  • A 6.1-inch touchscreen and an eight-speaker audio system.

Platinum trim level comes standard with all of the SR5 features plus : 

  •  An adaptive air suspension (with a load-leveling rear)
  • Adaptive cruise control, ventilated front seats, heated second-row captain's chairs (reducing seating capacity to seven), a second-row center console and a power-adjustable steering wheel.

Limited model gets you : 

  • 20-inch wheels 
  • Power-folding and auto-dimming exterior mirrors 
  • Front and rear parking sensors, and a power liftgate.
  • Inside, everything from the SR5's Premium package is included as standard, along with upgraded gauges.

Confused? We will help you find the best trim

The base Sequoia SR5 is a good choice to go with. It gets most of the features that Toyota has to offer and is reasonably priced. The Premium package adds all the extras, such as leather seats and navigation. Add some more dollars and go with the Limited trim which gets these extras as standard and adds power liftgate and the option for blind spot monitoring.

Engine

6.8/10

A sole 5.7-liter V8 engine producing 381 horsepower and 401-pound-feet of torque powers the 2017 Sequoia. The engine feels powerful, and there is plenty of torque. Mash the pedal down and you can feel the quick acceleration. The six-speed automatic transmission meanwhile delivers smooth and timely shifts.

Models

Toyota Sequoia SR5

Nissan Armada SV

Chevrolet Tahoe LS

MSRP

$45,560

$44,900

$47,215

Engine

5.7L i-Force V8 DOHC

5.6L DOHC 32V Endurance V8

5.3L EcoTec3 V8

Transmission

6-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Horsepower

381 hp @ 5600 rpm

390 hp @ 5800 rpm

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque

401 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm

394 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

383 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm

Acceleration

For a big 5,700-pound SUV the Sequoia is no loll. The V8 generates enough power to make this ginormous mass clock 0 to 60 in less than 7 seconds. Sequoia however lags behind when it comes to covering a quarter mile. It takes 15.4 seconds to cover the distance which is slower than both Armada and Tahoe.

Models

Toyota Sequoia SR5

Nissan Armada SV

Chevrolet Tahoe LS

0-60 MPH

6.7 sec

6.5 sec

7.0 sec

Quarter mile

15.4 sec

15.1 sec

15.3 sec

Engine

5.7L

5.6L

5.3L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

11.8

11.0

9.2

Braking and Handling

The Sequoia shares its underpinning with the last generation Tundra pickup truck but it rides and handles better thanks to its four-wheel independent suspension. Carlike design keeps the Sequoia stable on winding roads for most parts. Although, the ride can be a bit bumpy on rougher roads. The Sequoia by no means is a city friendly maneuverable vehicle although its 38-foot turning radius is laudable.

Model

Toyota Sequoia SR5

Nissan Armada SV

Chevrolet Tahoe LS

Brake Front (in.)

13.9

13.8

N/A

Brake Rear (in.)

13.6

13.8

N/A

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5730

5576

5356

60-0 MPH (ft.)

130

128

125

 

Fuel Economy

5.7/10

With 13 mpg city, 17 mpg highway and 15 mpg combined the Sequoia is among the least fuel-efficient vehicle in the market. The Chevy Tahoe which is the lightest vehicle in the segment offers a better fuel economy as it checks in with 16/23/19 mpg. Sequoia's ratings drop even further to 13/17/14 mpg if you opt for the four-wheel drive.

Model

Toyota Sequoia SR5

Nissan Armada SV

Chevrolet Tahoe LS

MPG (city)

13

14

16

MPG (highway)

17

19

23

MPG (combined)

15

16

19

Interior

7.0/10

The 2018 Toyota Sequoia fails to impress with its boring cabin design. Materials quality is lower than in rivals, and there are a lot of hard plastics used across the interior. The cabin is quiet, however, and all three rows of seats are spacious and supportive. There's plenty of cargo space as well. There are many standard driver assistance features, but the infotainment system feels dated.- Cars.usnews.com

Interior Seating and Comfort

Sequoia is a true eight-seater with a third row that can easily accommodate adults. The third row is also easily accessible thanks to the big rear door and sliding second-row seats. There is also plenty of head, elbow and shoulder room in the first row. Second-row captain's chair makes the SUV more spacious and comfortable.

Getting in and out of the SUV is made easy by the running board and grab handles on the front pillar. In terms of visibility, large pillars behind the front seat occupant blocks the back and side view on the driver's side. The standard back up camera is greatly appreciated.

 

Model

Toyota Sequoia SR5

Nissan Armada SV

Chevrolet Tahoe LS

Passenger capacity

8

8

8

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

34.8/66.4/42.5

40.9/63.8/41.9

42.8/64.8/45.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

34.9/65.6/40.9

40.0/63.4/39.0

38.7/65.1/39.0

Third

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

34.5/65.7/35.3

36.4/60.5/28.3

38.1/62.6/24.8

Infotainment

The Sequoia has failed to keep up with the time as the infotainment system feels antiquated when compared to what rivals offers. Some of the controls are hard to reach form the driver's seat. Sequoia also doesn't offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which is a common feature these days in most SUVs.

Cargo Space

The Sequoia has 18.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 66.6 cubic feet with them folded. Total cargo space jumps to 120.1 cubic feet with the second and third-row seat folded. These numbers are impressive when compared to the likes of Armada and Tahoe.

Model

Toyota Sequoia SR5

Nissan Armada SV

Chevrolet Tahoe LS

Cargo Volume to seat 3 (ft.3)

18.9

16.6

15.3

Cargo Volume to seat 2 (ft.3)

66.6

49.6

51.7

Cargo Volume to seat 1 (ft.3)

120.1

95.1

94.7

Exterior

6.8/10

 

Big and brawny, the Sequoia's rounded-off body could be nothing other than a truck-based SUV. It's as big as they get within the Toyota lineup, and it casts a shadow nearly as wide as the crisp Chevrolet Suburban. -  The Car Connection

Dimension and Weight

Sequoia is the longest, widest and tallest full-size SUV Toyota builds and with-it long wheelbase it appears even longer. Though the long wheelbase pays divided as it enhances the interior room and gives extra clearance while approaching steep angles.

Model

Toyota Sequoia SR5

Nissan Armada SV

Chevrolet Tahoe LS

Curb weight (lbs.)

5730

5576

5356

Length(in)

205.1

208.9

204.0

Width(in)

79.9

79.9

80.5

Height(in)

77.0

75.8

74.4

Ground clearance (in)

9.9

9.1

7.9

Wheelbase (in)

122.0

121.1

116.0

Track width (in) F/R

67.9/69.1

67.5/67.9

N/A

Safety

Both the federal and the private agencies have yet not crash tested the 2017 Toyota Sequoia, which makes it impossible for us to assign any rating. The Sequoia however lags behind some of the competitors by not offering automatic emergency braking.

Safety features

  • Star Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC),25 Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA)3 and Smart Stop Technology (SST)26
  • Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System27
  • Driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags and all-row side curtain airbags27
  • Driver and front passenger seat-mounted Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags (RSCA) with cutoff switch (4x4 models only)27
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) includes lower anchors on all second-row seats and tether anchors on all second-row seats and center third-row seat
  • Child-protector rear door locks and power window lockout
  • Front energy-absorbing crumple zone
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Energy-dissipating interior trim
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS)28
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)29 lane change assist  P S Two-position power memory driver's seat and memory outside mirrors  P S Front and rear parking assist sonar30
  • Trailer-Sway Control (TSC)31
  • Anti-theft system with engine immobilizer32
  • Driver and front passenger seatbelt warning sensor
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions; driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger belts
  • Driver and front passenger seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters

NHTSA and IIHS ratings are yet to be performed by authorities. 

Competition

Toyota Sequoia Vs Nissan Armada

Both these ginormous machines are neck to neck when it comes to comparing the two. Like the Sequoia Armada can also seat seven or eight. In terms of performance also both the SUVs delivers similar performance with an energetic V8 engine. The only area where Sequoia takes the lead is the cargo space. Toyota offers a large cargo hold than the Armada.

Toyota Sequoia Vs Chevrolet Tahoe

The Sequoia offers more space than the Tahoe thanks to its roomier third row and cargo space. Tahoe however feels more refined. It offers high-quality interior material, superior fuel economy and more advanced safety features like forward collision warning. It also supports Apple CarPlay and better towing capacity than the Sequoia.

Final Verdict

Sequoia offers a roomy interior, peppy engine performance and a great reliability rating. It seats eight and has an exception cargo hold. Ride quality is also smooth over most rough pavements. These qualities make Sequoia a good pick among large SUVs but there are more refined options like the Chevy Tahoe.

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