Toyota Sequoia
Toyota Sequoia
Toyota Sequoia

2021 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 2021 Toyota Sequoia adds a new Nightshade Special Edition appearance package, but is otherwise unchanged. 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 on all models, except TRD Pro where it is standard. All Sequoias have 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. Tri-zone automatic climate controls, power sunroof, and running boards are also standard on all models. Load-leveling rear suspension, heated front and second-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: $51,465
4WD SR5: $54,690
TRD Sport: $54,180
4WD TRD Sport: $57,405
Limited: $60,485
AWD Limited: $63,710
Nightshade Special Edition: $61,485
AWD Nightshade Special Edition: $64,710
4WD TRD Pro: $65,590
Platinum: $67,515
4WD Platinum: $70,740

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

Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro
2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
Side Crash - NA
Rollover - 4

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