The 2018 Toyota Sequoia is a full-size SUV with a body-on-frame design. It is bigger and wider than the Toyota RAV4, which is a midsize car-based SUV. It is presented both as rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. Also, it looks more imposing and aggressive compared to the previous model due to its redesigned grille.
2018 Toyota Sequoia – Internal and External Design
First off, the 2018 Toyota Sequoia features a cavernous interior, making it large enough to seat eight passengers conveniently. Also, the cargo space is flexible and can be increased by folding the back seats. Consequently, the total cargo volume can be extended to 120 cubic feet if the last two seats are folded.
The infotainment system equally serves navigation function. It provides adequate connectivity and also features blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control.
The interior features air-conditioning system, defrost system and auto climate control, which makes the automobile adequately functional during the winter. Moreover, the seats are arranged in three rows with adequate leg room and head space for the driver and passengers. The seats feature with leather upholstery and the front seats are heated.
Additionally, the steering wheel in the 2018 Toyota Sequoia is adjustable and also bears steering wheel audio controls. The automobile also features Moonroof. Other interior features are Satellite Radio, CD Player, MP3 Player, Auxiliary Audio Input, AM/FM Stereo, and Bluetooth Connectivity.
On the exterior, the 2018 Toyota Sequoia is built on a wheelbase of 122 inches. It has four doors, and it features keyless entry along with power door locks. Also, it features power mirror and power windows. Other standard features are heated mirror, smoked taillight lenses, exterior badges, intermittent wipers, variable speed intermittent wipers and fog lamps.
It also features splash guards, liftgate rear cargo access, roof rack, fully automated Aero-composite halogen daytime running headlamps, fully galvanized steel panels, and exclusive bumper and grille design, among other external features.
Some of the safety features are tire pressure monitor, a backup camera, and parking aids. It equally features Toyota Safety Sense package, as well as auto-high beams, radar cruise control, pedestrian detection and lane departure alert. Its gross weight is 7,300 pounds, and it is propped up on Double Wishbone suspension at the front and rear, while the aluminum wheels are 18 inches in size.
Engine and Fuel Consumption of the 2018 Toyota Sequoia
The 2018 Toyota Sequoia is powered by 5.7 Liter i-Force V8 DOHC EFI VVT-I FFV engine capable of generating 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. The engine is coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The highway fuel consumption is 17 mpg, while city fuel consumption is 13 mpg. On the other hand, combined fuel consumption is 14 mpg.
Base Price and Expected Release Date
Finally, this full-size Toyota SUV will have a base price of $46,500. It is expected to on sale by the end of the year.