Toyota Sequoia
Toyota Sequoia
Toyota Sequoia

2018 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: The 2018 Toyota Sequoia gains standard Toyota Safety Sense (pre-collision system, pedestrian detection, lane-departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlights) as well as blind-spot alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. The front fascia and the dashboard have been revised. Also, there is a new TRD Sport model with unique trim that slots between SR5 and Limited. 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 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: $49,895
4WD SR5: $52,820
TRD Sport: $52,610
4WD TRD Sport: $55,535
Limited: $58,390
4WD Limited: $61,315
Platinum: $65,605
4WD Platinum: $68,530

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

Toyota Sequoia
2018 Toyota Sequoia
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
Side Crash - NA
Rollover - 4

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