Like the tree for which it is named, the Toyota Sequoia is large and changes very slowly over time. Introduced in 2000, and based on the Tundra pickup, it saw its only major redesign in 2007. That second-generation model has received small updates over the years but is largely still the same vehicle.
For 2021, the Toyota Sequoia added a new lunar grey colour for the TRD Pro trim level.
Three trim grades of Sequoia are available, Limited, Platinum, and off-road-ready TRD Pro. All have a 5.7L V8, 4x4, and six-speed automatic.
Standard safety includes parking sensors, pre-collision system, adaptive cruise, auto high beam, lane departure alert, and blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert. Interior amenities on Limited include heated and power-adjust front seats, leather clad seating, three-zone climate control, power-adjust steering wheel, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment with 12 speakers, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. 20-inch alloys are standard as are a power moonroof and running boards.
Platinum adds 14-speaker JBL audio with navigation and a rear-seat entertainment system. It has adaptive variable suspension with load levelling. Inside are perforated leather seats.
TRD Pro trades luxury for off-road capability. While it still has the JBL audio and navigation, it does not have perforated leather seats. Instead, it offers 18-inch TRD wheels, Fox internal bypass shocks, and Toyota heritage grille as well as LED fog lamps.
Toyota Sequoia has no significant available options.
Toyota Sequoia returns an estimated 18.5 L/100 km city, 13.9 highway.
The Sequoia is older than the rest but competes with the likes of the Dodge Durango, Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Ford Expedition as well as the Nissan Armada.