2017 Toyota Sequoia Mimics Tundra in Design but with Refreshments


The word ‘remarkable’ is an understatement for 2017 Toyota Sequoia as it breaks ground with performance and capabilities. The Japanese automaker has added specs to make it more potent and compete with the likes of Nissan Armada and Ford Expedition. Overall, this model doesn’t fail to embrace traditionalism of a full-size 3-row SUV.

2017 Toyota Sequoia Front View

Powertrain Specs

Given the range of 3 different trims, there’s just one engine variant for 2017 Toyota Sequoia. This powertrain is the good old 5.7-liter V8 which is mated to either a rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive. With few tweaks done here and there, the improved output figures of this engine go as:

  • Max Power – 381 HP at 5,600 RPM
  • Max Twist – 401 lb-ft of torque at 3,600 RPM

This powertrain has improved in efficiency too as the fuel economy goes 13 mpg city/ 17 highway/ 14 mpg combined. Towing capacity has also improvedto 7,400 pounds and 0 to 60 mph acceleration take place in less than 6.7 seconds.

2017 Toyota Sequoia Exterior Design

Design wise, this new Toyota Sequoia 2017 shares its underpinnings with the previous-gen Toyota Tundra. Its exterior color range in 8 different options which include:

  • Super White
  • Pyrite Mica
  • Sandy Beach Metallic
  • Sizzling Crimson Mica
  • Black
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Silver Sky Metallic
  • Super White

Its front fascia is a blatant copy of Toyota Tundra as the grille and headlight’s design are daringly similar. The grille flaunts 2 chrome slats which have a mesh pattern inside out. The rugged bumper integrates a skid plate and covers a significant half of the front fascia. Fog light housings have undergone revisions and sport stylistic chrome inlays.

2017 Toyota Sequoia Rear View

2017 Toyota Sequoia doesn’t appeal as odd with its extended D-pillar as the rear fenders fit in pretty obvious.There’s a small fin-like rear spoiler which adds funkiness to the rear fascia. Revised taillights have a dual-cluster arrangement which is divided by the tailgate.

Interior

Inside, the cabin boasts of seating for 8 adults. Apart from the ergonomic arrangement of seats, 60/40 split-folding adds versatility. With all the seats folded flat, cargo capacity is maximized to 120.1 cubic feet.

Meanwhile, the front seats integrate power reclining and heating. Comfort and convenience is a high priority on the second row too as the central armrests extend to present controls for AC, entertainment and even auxiliary inputs.

The heart of entertainment in this cabin is the Entune App Suite which includes a host of features like:

  • Entune Premium Audio
  • iHeartRadio
  • OpenTable
  • Pandora
  • Integrated Navigation
  • Real-time Weather Update

Similarly, features that come optional in this cabin include a power moonroof, JBL Synthesis surround sound and Blu-ray Disc player. Apart from all the entertainment, safety is of high concern as features like Tire Pressure Monitoring, Multi-stage Airbags and Parking Assist come standard. Also, expect 2017 Toyota Sequoia to feature adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and radar-based collision mitigation.

2017 Toyota Sequoia Interior

Trims and Price

Toyota Sequoia 2017 can be had in 3 different trims – 2017 Toyota Sequoia SR5, Limited and Platinum. Toyota Sequoia starting price goes $45,000, $54,000 and $61,000 respectively. Similarly, buyers can go for optional packages and accessories which allow endless personalization. These include:

  • Sport Package
  • Premium Package (with options)
  • HomeLink universal transceiver
  • Vehicle Protection Plus Package
  • Connectivity Kit
  • Trailer Ball and Ball Mount

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