The second half of this year will see the introduction of the 2017 Toyota Sequoia. This SUV is actually based on a truck and so its design as well as performance is inspired by the design and performance of the Toyota Tundra. The Sequoia is one of the largest SUVs in the Japanese carmaker’s inventory. It is also the first SUV that is of a full size to be made available to American buyers.
When the Sequoia was first introduced into the market about one and a half decades ago, it was received well by buyers. Over time, this particular car has built up a solid reputation as a leading model in its class. Even so, there is plenty of room for further improvements and advancements.
2017 Toyota Sequoia Exterior and Interior Redesign
The 2017 Toyota Sequoia has some wonderful features as well as excellent dimensions and it performs admirably well. According to reports, the new Sequoia will offer much better quality and outstanding performance. This new offering from Toyota will undergo some design changes, especially to the front of the vehicle where the bumper gets a new look. The same can be said of the front grille and light units. The new Sequoia will have a very modern body line though the dimensions of the vehicle remain unchanged. Even so, this vehicle is very spacious and is large enough to easily accommodate eight adult passengers.
To improve comfort levels within the Sequoia, Toyota will make use of the most modern materials, which help to make the interiors that much more attractive. A new infotainment system is another feature that helps to make the interiors very attractive. Inside the cabin, there are three rows of seats, which along with some advanced equipment make the interiors not only very attractive but also very comfortable. In addition, there is plenty of space to store cargo and the second as well as third rows can be folded down to increase cargo space within the cabin. The new Sequoia also has a new navigation system and there is a large nine-inch LCD screen – all of which make driving this vehicle that much more enjoyable.
2017 Toyota Sequoia Engine Specs, Fuel Economy
A 5.7-liter V8 engine that is capable of developing a sizable 381 horsepower and 401 pound feet of torque will power the new model. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. This engine provides sufficient power. The towing capacity of the vehicle along with the dimensions can be altered to improve the fuel economy though we are not sure exactly what Toyota plans to do to achieve better fuel economy.
The 2017 Toyota Sequoia is almost the perfect SUV. However, it does not excel on the fuel economy factor as it only delivers 13 miles per gallon in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.
2017 Toyota Sequoia Release Date and Price
As for price of the new 2017 Toyota Sequoia, we think that Toyota will not make too many changes. However, the price tag will change according to both the level of equipment used and the trim chosen. The Limited version will cost just fewer than 54,000 dollars while the higher Platinum model will cost a bit more than 61,000 dollars. These prices are quite affordable when one also factors in the dimensions of the new 2017 Toyota Sequoia.