Meet the all-new, third-generation 2023 Toyota Sequoia. It’s completely reimagined from the ground up, featuring a traditional body-on-frame SUV, a standard hybrid powertrain, and the kind of capability and utility you’d normally expect from a pickup truck. On top of all that, it has loads of high-tech features and a luxurious new Capstone trim that anyone seeking a comfy, upscale, and rugged family-friendly SUV should closely investigate.
The 2023 Toyota Sequoia is making major leaps forward when it comes to tech. Even the entry-level SR5 trim is chock-full of advanced features such as a 360-degree camera system, 8-inch high-resolution touch screen, 12.3-inch digital information display, and heated front seats. The standard Entune® infotainment system comes with built-in wireless Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® smartphone connectivity, Amazon Music and Apple Music® streaming capability, and more importantly, a snappy and easy-to-use interface. Upgrade to any trim level beyond the SR5 and the 8-inch display is replaced by a huge 14-inch touch screen that further enhances the readability and usability of the infotainment system.
Lush and luxurious
The Toyota Sequoia delivers attractive features at every trim level. Leatherette upholstery, power-folding third-row seats, and a hands-free tailgate are all standard at the SR5 Premium trim level. Moving up to the Sequoia Limited adds ventilated front seats with memory, which are alone well worth the price of the upgrade. And the Sequoia Platinum, previously the most luxurious Sequoia available, gets a wide array of upscale features including a head-up display, panoramic moonroof, JBL® 14-speaker sound system, heated and ventilated second-row captain’s chairs, and wireless charging for your mobile device.
At the top of the range sits the Sequoia Capstone, an all-new trim. Its unique two-tone interior, which combines semi-aniline perforated leather and authentic American Walnut open-pore wood, sets a new standard for full-size SUV luxury. And its exclusive 22-inch wheels and chrome accents ensure that it doesn’t look good only from the inside.
Smart driver assistance
All 2023 Toyota Sequoia models are equipped with Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5. This is one of the most advanced driver assistance suites offered in the auto industry thanks to smart features like the front pre-collision system that can detect vehicles, pedestrians, and even bicyclists, including in low-light conditions or at right intersection turns.
There’s a lot more to TSS 2.5 than just automatic emergency braking, though. It also includes automatic high beams, road sign assistance, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control. Additionally, all 2023 Sequoia models get a standard rear seat alert system to help you protect your loved ones.
Intense hybrid capability
One of the top new features of the Toyota Sequoia is i-FORCE MAX, an all-new hybrid powertrain first unveiled in the full-size Toyota Tundra truck. It combines the capabilities of a twin-turbocharged 3.4-liter V6 engine with an electric motor to generate 437 horsepower and an impressive 583 lb-ft of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels by default, with part-time four-wheel drive offered as an option. Properly equipped, the all-new Sequoia can tow up to 9,000 pounds, beating midsize trucks and even rivaling entry-level, full-size pickups. That makes it an excellent choice for families who need the capability to tow heavy equipment without compromising passenger space.
Rugged off-road performance
The 2023 Sequoia comes with many changes compared to previous models, but one thing that hasn’t changed is its commitment to off-road capability. The all-new Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro is designed to conquer gruesome trails and tough terrain thanks to exclusive off-road tuning and features. It has TRD-tuned FOX® internal bypass shocks, a selectable locking rear differential, and of course, front skid plates to protect your ride from nasty obstacles. There’s also CRAWL Control tech and multiple driving modes that helps you along, ensuring that even novice off-road drivers have no trouble finding their way through.
The 2023 Toyota Sequoia is truly impressive. Visit Krause Toyota in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania, to see it in person and learn more about its features!