Toyota Sequoia
Toyota Sequoia
Toyota Sequoia

2022 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Cons: Outdated basic design, poor fuel economy; wallowing handling; dashboard layout puts climate and audio controls out of easy reach

CG Says: The 2022 Toyota Sequoia is unchanged, as a new-generation Sequoia is arriving soon as a 2023 model. The 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 powertrain. 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. Despite its advanced age (its basic design dates back to 2008) Sequoia stacks up reasonably 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: $51,995
4WD SR5: $55,220
TRD Sport: $54,710
4WD TRD Sport: $57,935
Limited: $61,015
AWD Limited: $64,240
Nightshade Special Edition: $62,100
AWD Nightshade Special Edition: $65,325
4WD TRD Pro: $66,120
Platinum: $68,045
4WD Platinum: $71,270

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
2022 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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