The 2020 Toyota Sequoia is loaded with avant-garde technology, but the ample SUV charcoal anachronous compared with abreast rivals. Still, families who appetite three-row busline and the reliable acceptability that Toyota has congenital will booty notice. Likewise, every Sequoia has accepted driver-assistance actualization such as automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring. While its berth has an affluence of adamantine plastics and anachronistic switchgear, its abiding abstracts and ample third row should adverse some of those complaints. Toyota additionally makes the 2020 Sequoia added adorable with accepted Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. Although a far cry from the best crossovers and SUVs, Toyota has kept the Sequoia accordant with added common improvements.
The 2020 Sequoia calendar receives several updates. The bigger accession is the new off-road-ready TRD Pro archetypal that’s outfitted with a aerial abeyance and added add-ons to beat assertive anchorage and trails. Additionally showcased on added Toyota articles such as the Tacoma auto barter and the 4Runner SUV, the TRD-tuned adaptation is abundant added than aloof an actualization package. The blow of the Sequoia calendar additionally receives long-awaited infotainment features, including accepted Apple CarPlay and Android Auto adequacy as able-bodied as a adaptable hotspot.
The Toyota Sequoia’s abject bulk is $51,230, which is college than rivals such as the Nissan Armada and the Chevy Tahoe. However, the Sequoia is loaded with disciplinarian assists that accommodate adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and more. To aerate bulk against its abounding added adorable competitors, we’d acclaim the abject SR5 trim. This archetypal seats eight with a accepted second-row bank bench instead of the seven-seat Sequoias with captain’s chairs. Adding four-wheel drive costs $3215 but provides four-season aegis for those who charge it. The Exceptional amalgamation is the alone cogent advantage on the SR5; however, its agreeable (leather interior, acrimonious advanced seats, exceptional audio system, and more) don’t validate its $4325 bulk tag.
The Sequoia is accessible alone with a 381-hp V-8 agent akin to a six-speed automatic manual and either rear- or four-wheel drive. The Sequoia we activated was analytic quick about town, with a acknowledging gas pedal and a smooth-shifting transmission. It additionally had affluence of ability for artery amalgamation or passing. Although the Sequoia is congenital aloft a pickup-truck chassis, it still actualization a rear abeyance with a avant-garde design. While it abundantly abandoned us from the harshest bumps, too abounding all-overs and rattles entered the berth back apprenticed on asperous surfaces. None of its rivals are decidedly fun to drive, but they either handle bigger or feel added composed. The Toyota’s ablaze council was accessible to ascendancy in bound spaces and during artery cruising, but the absent acknowledgment added beneath its handling. The Sequoia’s anchor pedal was accessible to attune and firmed up afterwards antecedent inputs. The TRD Pro archetypal has accepted off-road accessories that includes a aerial suspension, able-bodied shock absorbers, and absolute auto with meatier tires. While it can tow up to 7400 pounds, several competitors can cull addition 1000 pounds or more.
The Sequoia is a abundant drinker—of gasoline, that is. While abounding of its full-size classmates additionally accept an clamorous appetite for deposit fuels, the Toyota has the affliction EPA estimates and real-world ammunition economy. The Sequoia we activated becoming 16 mpg on our artery fuel-economy analysis route, 1 mpg shy of its government rating. That cardinal is at atomic 2 mpg beneath than every added battling we evaluated.
The cheap-looking plastics and blatant controls abide to date the Sequoia’s cabin. The bigger-is-better knobs and apparent buttons are acutely functional, though. Still, it conspicuously skips avant-garde actualization that are accessible on best rivals. These omissions accommodate a acrimonious council wheel, head-up display, and massaging advanced seats. People who appetite a abiding autogenous bare of abounding options will acknowledge the Sequoia. Best anybody abroad will not. Thankfully, commuter amplitude is plentiful, with adequate legroom in all three rows. Likewise, the third row accepts developed frames afterwards punishment. The Sequoia captivated a advantageous bulk of attache baggage abaft the third row and with rear seats stowed. This is noteworthy because the Toyota doesn’t accept an continued adaptation for added burden accommodation as some rivals such as the GMC Yukon XL and the Ford Expedition Max. It additionally has abundant autogenous accommodation accumulator to annex as a adaptable backyard sale.
The 2020 Sequoia calendar ships with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Toyota assuredly brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto adequacy to the table afterwards a diffuse aperture and makes both smartphone-friendly actualization standard. The Sequoia additionally has a Wi-Fi hotspot, which requires a cable afterwards the antecedent balloon period. A rear-seat ball arrangement is additionally accessible forth with an upgraded JBL audio system.
This bearing of Sequoia has not been absolutely crash-tested. However, Toyota stuffs every archetypal with a agglomeration of accepted assurance and driver-assistance technologies. While its competitors are accessible with the aforementioned features, they about all amount extra. This may advice absolve the Toyota’s ambiguous sticker price, but alone for those who appetite disciplinarian assists in the aboriginal place. Key assurance actualization include:
Toyota provides two years of adulatory appointed maintenance, which is aberrant in this segment. The aegis periods in added categories are beneath absorbing but still competitive.
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