The Toyota Sequoia has always been a three-row full-size SUV built on the Tundra pickup truck’s underpinnings. That won’t change with the new generation, which will debut in 2023. The rest of it does: the new Sequoia is significantly more modern than the second-generation Sequoia it replaces, which has been on the market for almost a decade. The iForce MAX hybrid powertrain, which combines a 3.4-liter V-6 engine with an electric motor for a total of 437 horsepower, is standard on the 2017 Sequoia.
The all-new Sequoia is all about luxury. Sequoia is equipped with a wide panoramic moonroof that can be opened to reveal a world of Mother Nature’s splendor. The available rich leather-trimmed seating, which includes heated and ventilated first- and second-row seats, takes luxury to a new level. When passengers are prioritized, Sequoia’s distinctive 6-inch movable third row provides ample space for everyone to enjoy the trip.
The inside of the 2023 Sequoia remains huge and spacious in this current version, with a third row of seats as standard equipment. Second-row bench seating for eight passengers is standard, with second-row captain’s chairs available to reduce the number of seats to seven. The interior decorations range from fabric to leather upholstery and increasing amounts of wood and chrome trim as you move up the pricing ladder, with a vast selection of trim levels available. Heated and cooled second-row seats, a panoramic sunroof, and a premium sound system are available on higher trim levels.
The iForce MAX hybrid powertrain is standard on the Sequoia, but it’s an option on the Tundra truck. A twin-turbo 3.4-liter V-6 engine and an electric motor combine to produce a total of 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. The 2023 Sequoia SUV gets the same 10-speed automatic transmission as the Tundra. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with four-wheel drive available on most models—and standard on the TRD Pro variant for off-roading. Off-road features include improved shocks, a front skid plate, a locking rear differential, and distinctive 18-inch wheels on the TRD Pro.