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Driving Impressions: Torque For Days
From behind the wheel, the Sequoia's familial connection to the Tundra is readily apparent. The two share a body-on-frame architecture that also underpins the Lexus LX and global Toyota Land Cruiser. This is not a small vehicle by any stretch of the imagination, but effortless steering and controlled body roll aid in making it feel less substantial and cumbersome. In fact, our limited time on the road left us thinking the Sequoia is now the most composed vehicle in the non-premium full-size segment. Road noise is slightly intrusive on lower trims, but the Capstone gets acoustic glass up front that brings down the decibels to a more acceptable level. All trims include a more modern multi-link rear suspension, which felt less bouncy than the Tundra due to having more weight over the rear end.
As we alluded to earlier, the Sequoia's drivetrain is creamily smooth, with only the occasional awkward shift during deceleration. Mash the throttle, and the Sequoia can easily spin the rear tires in slippery circumstances thanks to 583 lb-ft of twist. The transmission delivers timely downshifts when necessary, only rarely getting buried in top gear. It's safe to say the Sequoia is among the most civilized full-size SUVs.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The EPA hasn’t yet released fuel-economy numbers for the Sequoia, but judging by the Tundra pickup’s 19-20 mpg city ratings it should be more efficient than the outgoing model. When we get our hands on the Sequoia we’ll run it on our real-world 75-mph highway fuel economy test. For more information about the Sequoia’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
How much does the 2023 Toyota Sequoia cost?
Toyota didn’t yet release the price information for the 2023 Sequoia. However, the starting price will likely be around $50,000 for the base-level SR5 trim, while the range-topping Capstone trim will probably cost around $70,000.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The old Sequoia’s dated touchscreen setup has been swapped out for the large 14.0-inch touchscreen found in the Tundra. This screen comes standard on all but the base SR5 and will use Toyota’s latest infotainment software, which offers all manner of smartphone-mirroring and other connectivity options including a Wi-Fi hotspot and various music-streaming options.
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