If there ever was a full-size SUV that deserves to be called “all-new,” it’s the 2023 Toyota Sequoia—a completely redesigned three-row SUV that elevates the full-size segment with hybrid powertrain-driven performance, luxury and technology while delivering on the timeless Toyota values of quality, durability and reliability. The 2023 Toyota Sequoia is planned for availability in the summer of 2022.
Power and Performance
All 2023 Sequoias—the SR5, Limited, Platinum and Capstone—feature the powerful twin-turbo V6 hybrid i-FORCE MAX powertrain, an exceptional hybrid that produces 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft. of torque with amazing efficiency. The Sequoia will be offered in 2WD or the available part-time 4WD system on SR5, Limited, Platinum and Capstone grades.
TRD Pro will be offered only in 4WD. The part-time 4WD system relies on a transfer case, controlled via a lever on the center console, to select between 2WD, 4WD high or 4WD low.
Sequoia features an independent front suspension and a new rack-mounted electronic power steering system. A modern multi-link rear suspension offers a smooth ride and enables Load-Leveling Rear Height Control Air Suspension and Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) for regular towing.
Flexible Seating and Cargo
The three-row SUV offers a range of configurations for seating and cargo. Depending on the grade, the second-row offers bench seating or captain’s chairs that recline for passenger comfort and fold down or tumble forward for larger cargo.
The third-row features a spacious reclining backseat with available power folding. Available only with the Sequoia is a Sliding Third Row with Adjustable Cargo Shelf System, which allows the third row to slide with 6 inches of adjustment range. The third row can also fold down to complement the different storage positions of the new Adjustable Cargo Shelf System: a removable shelf that can be set in a variety of storage positions depending upon the situation. The Cargo Shelf System is designed to offer the ultimate flexibility in rear cargo and storage needs.
More Towing Capacity Than Ever
The all-new Sequoia offers up to 9,000-pound maximum towing capacity, a nearly 22% increase over the prior generation. The Tow Tech Package, available on all grades but standard on TRD Pro and Capstone, offers features that include Trailer Backup Guide to aid in backing up the SUV with a trailer and Straight Path Assist which helps provide steering control when backing up.
The All-New Drive Mode
Drive Mode Select, which is all-new to Sequoia, offers different driving modes—Eco, Normal and Sport—depending on driver preference. Settings also include Comfort, Sport S+ and Custom. While the electric motor does the bulk of the work at lower speeds, once above 18 mph, the gasoline engine kicks in and assumes primary operation for excellent performance in the mid- and high-speed range. When in TOW/HAUL mode, the i-FORCE MAX system is constantly in tandem operation to provide acceleration and torque for towing needs.
Technology Inside and Out
The all-new Sequoia features high-tech upgrades that include many new available features. Inside, an impressive 14-in. touchscreen display gives you access to all your multimedia needs, while a 10-in. Head-Up Display (HUD) superimposes essential info on your windshield to help you drive undistracted. Beyond your everyday outings, Sequoia’s available Trailer Backup Guide with Straight Path Assist and power-tow mirrors give you ultimate peace of mind when towing.
Three Rows, Five Grades: The SR5, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro and Capstone
Sequoia offers space for families who need it—whether that be to carry passengers, gear or both. It will be available in five grades that include SR5, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro and the new-to-Sequoia Capstone grade.
SR5 includes the i-FORCE MAX powertrain that is mated to the standard 10-speed automatic transmission, standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.5, moonroof, heated seats and more. It also features a standard 12.3-inch digital instrument display and Panoramic View Monitor (PVM). The SR5 Premium package offers 14-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia display, power third row, hands-free liftgate, Softex seats, and cabin and cargo 120-volt power outlets. Also available is the TRD Sport package, which upgrades the standard 18-inch wheels to 20-inch matte black TRD wheels. To complement sporty handling, it adds TRD sport-tuned Bilstein monotube shocks and TRD-tuned springs. Inside TRD accents include aluminum pedals and a red TRD push-button start.
Limited builds on the SR5 with an emphasis on added convenience. Not only does it gain a standard 14-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen, but it also adds standard heated/ventilated front seats with memory settings, standard heated steering wheel, power-folding third row and hands-free power liftgate. Limited also includes standard second- and third-row manual sunshades to keep the back half of the SUV sun-free, when needed.
Available for both SR5 and Limited 4×4 models is the first-for-Sequoia TRD Off-Road package. Whereas TRD Sport is more focused on the on-road qualities, TRD Off-Road enhances off-road capability with the addition of a selectable locking rear differential, Multi-Terrain Select that helps controls wheel spin for improved traction and Downhill Assist Control to aid with steep descents. Crawl Control also comes standard, functioning as an off-road cruise control for low-speed trail navigation in 4WD Low. To keep a better eye on trail obstacles, TRD Off-Road also comes with Multi-Terrain Monitor to provide a better view of hard-to-see spots for the driver. TRD-tuned Bilstein monotube shock absorbers and TRD-tuned springs are added, and a red front axle driveshaft provides added flair. Inside, aluminum gas/brake pedals are included, and a red TRD push-button start button adds to the performance look and feel. Both SR5 and Limited are outfitted with unique 18-inch alloy wheels unique to the package.
Platinum grade puts an emphasis on added comfort and premium features with heated and ventilated front and second-row, second-row captain’s chairs, standard 14-speaker JBL® Premium Audio system, standard panoramic moonroof, standard Head-Up Display and more. High-grade LED headlights and taillights are added, along with sequential turn signals. Rain-sensing wipers are added to Platinum, as is standard Qi wireless charging.
While great for families that love the outdoors, TRD Pro is also loaded with premium features such as standard second-row captain’s chairs, TRD heated steering wheel and TRD accents on the seats and shift knob. TRD Pro comes with additional cargo hauling options thanks to the TRD roof rack. TRD-tuned FOX internal bypass shocks offer a smooth on-road ride, but they can also confidently handle off-road terrain when the trail gets rough. A 1/4-inch aluminum TRD front skid plate offers added trail protection. Sequoia TRD Pro also offers additional trail capability with a standard selectable locking rear differential, Multi-Terrain Select, CRAWL Control and Downhill Assist Control. TRD Pro sports a heritage-inspired “TOYOTA” grille with an embedded TRD light bar and marker lights toward the top of the grille. It’s equipped with Pro-specific black 18-inch TRD alloy wheels with an increased offset to provide a wider stance. A dual TRD Pro exhaust tip bolsters visual appeal.
The Capstone is the most luxurious Sequoia to date, featuring unique chrome accents including the standard 22-inch chrome wheels—a first for Sequoia and exclusive to Capstone. Standard power running boards provide access to semi-aniline leather-trimmed seats. The seats tout stylish perforation and a Capstone-exclusive black-and-white color combination. The center console and passenger-side dash are accented with authentic American Walnut with an open-pore finish that highlights the wood grain. On the dash, the Walnut pieces surround a Capstone logo that is accentuated with LED mood lighting when the doors are opened. To help provide an even quieter cabin, Capstone is the only Sequoia grade to feature acoustic glass in the front doors for more exterior sound deadening.
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