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Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Toyota Vanguard

Average Price: 
65,315
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
29,030
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
8
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.40gals
14.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Silver sky metallic
#C6C8CC
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#494848
Black
#FFFFFF
Sizzling Crimson mica
#4E1E34
Sandy Beach Metallic
#C3B79D
Pyrite mica
#776352
Color: 
Black Sand Pearl
#0D0D0D
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Classic Silver Metallic
#A9AAAE
Electric Storm Blue
#043F80
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#797985
Silver Sky Metallic
#A5A6A9

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Sequoia received an updated version of Toyota’s Entune entertainment system for 2016, which featured Connected Navigation and Siri Eyes Free functionality. The Safety and Convenience package was added to the Limited trim, and added blind spot warning, lane change assist and driver’s side memory seat and side mirrors. There are no changes for the 2017 model.

The 2017 Toyota Sequoia is a full-size three-row SUV offered with rear- or four-wheel-drive, with seating for up to eight passengers.

The Sequoia offers a single engine and powertrain, a 5.7-liter V-8 with 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The 4.6-liter V-8 was dropped from the lineup in the 2013 model year. While power output is competitive for its class, fuel economy is not, with the Sequoia lagging class leaders by a significant margin. Cargo space is generous, with 18.9 cubic feet behind the third row, 66.6 cubic feet behind the second row, and a voluminous 120.1 cubic feet behind the front seats. The Sequoia can tow up to 7,400 pounds.

The Sequoia shares an assembly plant with the midsize Highlander crossover in Princeton, Indiana

Pros
Generous interior space
Sprightly acceleration
Surprising agility for size

Cons
Numb and over-boosted steering
Exterior styling showing age
Poor fuel economy

By: 
motortrend.com

The 2017 Toyota Sequoia hasn't kept up with the times, even for a body-on-frame SUV. Look closely at the competition.
The Sequoia has aged well outside, but its oversized interior shapes and controls are nothing to look at.

A muscular V-8 helps the Sequoia accelerate with authority.
Though there's good room for passengers in the first two rows, the Sequoia's interior pales in comparison to rivals.

We don't much full crash test data on the Sequoia, but its lack of automatic emergency braking is a concern.
Though there aren't many especially high tech features, the Sequoia comes well-equipped at the entry level.

At 14 mpg combined, the Sequoia is well off the mark of more modern rivals.

Pros
Effortless V-8 power
Tows like a champ
Comfortable ride

Cons
V-8 is a real guzzler
Interior doesn't feel up to the price
And that price is rather hefty

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Toyota Sequoia is unchanged for 2017.

The 2017 Toyota Sequoia is worth a look if a traditional three-row SUV is in your future. Though it lacks some of the latest tech and safety features, its seating for eight, legitimate off-road and towing capabilities, and substantial cargo room make it a capable rig for doing just about anything.

The current generation Sequoia has been around for nine years now without a redesign. That's a long time in the automotive industry, and it's mostly apparent in the Sequoia's dated infotainment system and lack of the latest driver safety aids such as lane departure warning and forward collision mitigation. And in general, know that other big crossover SUVs can provide similar amounts of interior room to the Sequoia but with superior fuel economy and a better combination of ride comfort and secure handling.

But as traditional SUVs go, the Sequoia still offers a more comfortable ride than many in its class, especially when equipped with the Platinum trim's air suspension. It's also pretty capable off-road thanks to its substantial ground clearance, though obviously this isn't a vehicle you'll want to try to squeeze down a tight, narrow trail. Overall, the Sequoia isn't our top pick for a big three-row SUV, but there are enough positives that it's worth considering.

Pros
Cargo area is one of the largest in this class
For a big SUV, it rides pretty comfortably over bumps
The flexible seating arrangement allows for up to eight passengers
Respectable off-road capability for a big SUV

Cons
Even among V8-powered SUVs, fuel economy is poor
Audio and front central cupholders are hard to reach
Touchscreen is small by 2017 standards
Lacking some of the latest advanced driver aids

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Toyota Sequoia ranks 4 out of 6 Large SUVs. The 2017 Toyota Sequoia is one of the most affordable SUVs in the class, and it offers more passenger and cargo space than rivals. However, its engine – though strong – is a gas guzzler. The Sequoia is also long overdue for an update, as evidenced by its dated cabin.

The 2017 Toyota Sequoia ranking is based on its score within the Large SUVs category. Currently the Toyota Sequoia has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 50 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

The 2017 Toyota Sequoia is one of the most affordable SUVs in the class, and it offers more passenger and cargo space than rivals. However, its engine – though strong – is a gas guzzler. The Sequoia is also long overdue for an update, as evidenced by its dated cabin

The 2017 Toyota Sequoia offers plenty of cabin and cargo space compared to its rivals, and it's one of the most affordable SUVs in the class. However, the Sequoia hasn’t seen a redesign in almost a decade, and its outdated cabin technology and disappointing interior material quality show its age. Most competitors offer more contemporary interior technology and upscale cabin materials, though they do cost more.

Pros
Good engine power
Expansive seating areas
Above-average cargo volume

Cons
Poor fuel economy
Hard-to-reach controls
Aging interior design

By: 
cars.usnews.com

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid ranks 9 out of 18 Compact SUVs. Starting at $29,030, the RAV4 Hybrid is one of the priciest SUVs in the class, but its abundance of standard features and excellent fuel economy help justify its cost. It comes standard with all-wheel drive plus a host of safety features that cost extra in most rivals, including pre-collision braking and adaptive cruise control. Competing SUVs equipped with similar features plus all-wheel drive quickly meet – or exceed – the cost of the RAV4 Hybrid.

Pros
Good cargo space
More standard features than rivals
Exceptional fuel economy

Cons
Lackluster cabin styling and materials

By: 
usnews.com

New for 2017 is a standard suite of safety systems that Toyota calls Safety Sense. Included are a forward collision warning system, lane departure warning and intervention, automatic high-beam control and adaptive cruise control.

Pros
Fuel economy far surpasses that of traditional compact crossovers
Small price premium over non-hybrid RAV4
Ample room in both rows and generous cargo capacity
Delivers a composed, comfortable ride

Cons
Synthetic brake feel isn't very reassuring
Some interior controls feel a little flimsy
You can't get real leather upholstery

By: 
edmunds.com

As with many other Toyota models, the 2017 RAV4 now has a long list of active-safety equipment as standard on every model. What the company calls Toyota Safety Sense-P consists of forward-collision warning, lane-departure alert, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights.

Pros
Practicality reigns supreme in the RAV4, as this crossover has a spacious and versatile interior that’s well packaged for carrying people and stuff. The rear seat boasts plentiful legroom and headroom, and it also reclines. The RAV4’s cargo area also has a low lift-over height, making it easy to hoist heavy or bulky items into the capacious 38-cubic-foot hold that grows to 73 cubic feet with the back seats folded flat into the floor. Those interested in the more efficient RAV4 hybrid won’t have to give up much room, since its battery pack takes up only two cubic feet of cargo space.

Cons
With lifeless, vague steering and a soft suspension, the RAV4 isn’t much fun to drive, even for a small crossover. Neither the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder nor the hybrid powertrain provides responsive acceleration, with the hybrid crawling from zero to 60 mph in 8.3 seconds and the RAV4 SE AWD taking 8.4 seconds. While the hybrid at least makes up for its relative sluggishness with an EPA-rated 32 mpg combined, the standard four-cylinder’s highest combined rating of 26 mpg falls short of quicker, better-to-drive competitors such as the 2016 Mazda CX-5 and its 29-mpg number.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
34.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
17.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
16
Cylinders: 
8
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.70L
2.50L
Torque: 
401ft-lbs
at 3 600rpm
152ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
381hp
at 5 600rpm
194hp
at 5 700rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.10Feet
34.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
205.10in
183.50in
Width: 
79.90in
72.60in
Height: 
77.00in
67.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
7.00in
Front Track: 
67.90in
Rear Track: 
69.10in
Wheel Base: 
122.00in
104.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
34.80
38.90
Front Hip Room: 
62.50in
54.30in
Front Leg Room: 
42.50in
42.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
66.40in
57.30in
Rear Head Room: 
34.90
38.90
Rear Hip Room: 
59.90in
48.90in
Rear leg room: 
40.90in
37.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
65.60in
55.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
120.10cu.ft
70.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7000lbs
1750lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.90cu.ft
35.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
27.00degrees
28.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
6000.00lbs
3925.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Remote keyless power door locks
2 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
1 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
10 -way power driver seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Rear Seats Features: 
Multi-Level Heating
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Three zone climate control
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Dual vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio
1 Subwoofer(S)
14 Total Speakers
605 Watts Stereo Output
JBL Premium Brand Speakers
JBL Premium Brand Stereo System
Separate Rear Audio
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
USB connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Power glass sunroof
slide moonroof with sliding sunshade
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
intermittent windshield wipers
Power liftgate with jam protection
Front and rear mudguards
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 8.0
17 X 7.0 In
Wheels more: 
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
First Aid Kit
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
High pressure washers headlamps
Pre-collision safety system
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rear Door Child Safety Locks
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Preferred Accessory Package
Four Season Floor Mat Package
Cargo Management Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Protection Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Color Keyed Fender Flares
Clear Paint Protection - Door Package
Skid Plate
Hood Protector
Accent Stripe
Clear Paint Protection - Hood Package
Paint Protector Film
Chrome Exhaust Tip
Alloy Wheel Locks
20" BBS Alloy Wheels w/Michelin Tires
20" Black Satin Mammoth Wheels w/Michelin Tires
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Mudguards
Alloy Wheel Locks
Paint Protection Film
Body Side Molding
Fog Lights
Running Boards
Door Edge Guards
Rear Bumper Protector
Rear Bumper Protector
Height Adjustable Power Liftgate
Interior Options: 
Carpet Mats w/Cargo Mat, 3rd Row
10" Overhead DVD Player (moonroof vehicles)
All-Weather Floor Mats and Door Sill Protector
Dual Headrest DVD System
Door Sill Protector
Carpet Floor Mats and Door Sill Protector
2nd Row Captain Seats
Rear Seat Blu-Ray Entertainment System
Entune Premium JBL Audio w/Navigation
Wireless Headphones
Cargo Cover
Connectivity Package (4 Piece)
Cargo Net
Carpet Mats
Carpet Mats w/Cargo Mat
Entune Premium Audio W/Navigation
Door Sill Protector
Door Sill Applique
Cargo Net Hammock
Cargo Net - Envelope
Interior Light Kit
Shift Knob
Tonneau Cover
Universal Tablet Holder
All-Weather Liner Package
Four Season Liner/Mat Package
Carpet Mat Package

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Gray
#434448
Black
#070C0F
Dark brown
#583C31
Light Gray
#9EA2AB
Color: 
Ash, leatherette
#585755
Black, leatherette
#151515
Cinnamon, leatherette
#7D6555