2017 Toyota Sequoia

Pros: Muscular 5.7-liter V8 engine, vast passenger- and cargo space despite being one of the smaller vehicles in the class; fine build quality

Cons: Fuel economy; wallowing handling; dashboard layout puts climate and audio controls out of easy reach

CG Says: Toyota Sequoia is unchanged for 2017. Unlike most Toyota models that gained standard Toyota Safety Sense (pre-collision system,  pedestrian detection, lane-departure mitigation) this year, Sequoia will do without those features for at least another year. Sequoia is Toyota’s full-size SUV with traditional body on frame construction. Up to eight passengers can be seated in three rows. A 381-horsepower 5.7-liter V8 mated to 6-speed automatic transmission is the sole drivetrain. Rear-wheel drive is standard and a four-wheel drive system with a two-speed transfer case is available. All Sequoias have tri-zone automatic climate controls, power sunroof, and running boards. Load-leveling rear suspension, heated front and 2nd-row seats, and adaptive cruise control are available. Sequoia stacks up well against its rivals. We appreciate its strong engine, comfortable seating, large cargo hold, and surprising maneuverability. Less exciting are this Toyota’s dashboard layout, wallowing handling, and recalcitrant transmission. The most appealing models are the SR5 and Limited. While the Platinum offers some nice exclusive features, they’re not numerous enough to offset its substantial price premium.

The Facts
Class Large SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 8
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Toyota
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices SR5: $45,460
4WD SR5: $48,685
Limited: $54,250
4WD Limited: $57,475
Platinum: $61,990
4WD Platinum: $65,215

Base Engine
5.7-liter V8
Horsepower
381
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
13
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
17

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2017 Toyota Sequoia