2023 Toyota Sequoia in Penticton
The Toyota Sequoia has always been a full-size, three-row SUV based on the platform of the Tundra pickup truck. That doesn’t change with the new generation arriving for the 2023 model year. The rest does: the new model is far more modern than the outdated second-generation Sequoia it replaces, which has been around for more than a decade. The new Sequoia comes standard with the Tundra’s iForce MAX hybrid powertrain, which combines a 3.4-liter V-6 engine with an electric motor for a total of 437 horsepower. Inside, it offers a large touchscreen with the latest software, along with a spacious cabin with seating for up to eight passengers.
Power and Performance
The Sequoia comes standard with the iForce MAX hybrid powertrain that’s optional in the Tundra pickup. This powertrain is comprised of a twin-turbo 3.4-liter V-6 engine and an electric motor that produce a total of 437 hp and 583 pound-feet of torque. The Tundra’s 10-speed automatic transmission carries over to the Sequoia SUV as well. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with four-wheel drive optional on most versions—and standard on the off-road-oriented TRD Pro model. The TRD Pro also comes with off-road equipment such as upgraded shocks, a front skid plate, a locking rear differential, and different 18-inch wheels.
Technology Features & Infotainment
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.
Seating and Cargo Capacity
The Sequoia’s large and spacious interior continues in this new generation, with a third row of seats as standard equipment. A second-row bench setup with eight-passenger capacity is standard, with optional second-row captain’s chairs reducing the number of seats to seven. With a wide range of trim levels available, the interior trimmings run the gamut from cloth to leather upholstery and varying levels of wood and chrome trim as you walk up the price ladder. Higher trim levels offer features including heated and cooled second-row seats, a panoramic sunroof, and a premium stereo system.