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2012 Toyota Sequoia

At a Glance

Pricing $45,460 - $65,315
Drive Types RWD, 4WD
Engines 5.7l V8
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 13 (city), 17 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 56
Style 2 stars out of 5
Utility 5 stars out of 5
Livability 2 stars out of 5
Value 2 stars out of 5
Fun 1 stars out of 5

Overview Information

The original Sequoia was the first full-size SUV from a Japanese manufacturer. Now in its second generation, the Sequoia is every bit as large as rival models from Ford, General Motors, and Nissan. Unlike the domestics Toyota offers the Sequoia in just one length which splits the difference between the shorter SUVS like the Tahoe and Expedition and longer models like the Suburban and Expedition EL. The Sequoia has three rows of seats for up to 8 people. Sequoia models equip either a 4.6L V-8 or a 5.7L V-8 and a six-speed automatic transmission. A properly optioned Sequoia can tow up to 7400 lbs. Three trim levels are offered ranging in price from $41,000 to around $60,000. Although full-size SUVs have become popular as family haulers, their only real advantage is the higher tow ratings. Full-size SUVs with truck underpinnings are robbed of interior space with the body mounted over the frame. Modern FWD-biased SUVs offer similar interior room with improved maneuverability, cargo capacity and fuel efficiency for far less money.

Official Word:

After debuting a Toyota first factory-installed Blu-Ray(R) rear seat entertainment system for 2013, the family-friendly Toyota Sequoia steps up multimedia for 2014 with new Entune(R) Audio. With seating for up to eight, this full-size, full-capability sport-utility vehicle (SUV) is available in SR5, Limited and Platinum grades, with a 381-hp 5.7-liter V8 standard for all models and up to 7,400 lbs. towing capacity. The Sequoia offers roomy seating for up to eight in three rows. For 2014,...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Sequoia SR5 2 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 RWD 13/17/15 52 $45,460
Sequoia SR5 2 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 4WD 13/17/15 43 $48,785
Sequoia Limited 3 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 RWD 13/17/15 56 $54,350
Sequoia Limited 3 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 4WD 13/17/15 47 $57,575
Sequoia Platinum 4 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 RWD 13/17/15 56 $62,090
Sequoia Platinum 4 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 4WD 13/17/15 44 $65,315

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