The upcoming 2021 Toyota Sequoia is a full-size SUV that will receive some improvements. If you didn’t know, this model is trendy and it has been on the market since 2008. Interestingly, this is one of the rare SUVs that ride on a truck-based platform.
Unlike the Highlander model, the new Sequoia is sharing underpinnings with the full-size Tundra model. Thanks to this platform, this model under the hood deploy a very potent engine. Basically, it’s allowing the Sequoia model to host under the hood a powerful V8 engine.
What’s New on the 2021 Toyota Sequoia?
The forthcoming 2021 Toyota Sequoia is the full-size SUV that will introduce some updates. This model rides on a truck-based platform that also underpins Tundra pickup. Thanks to that, Toyota Sequoia is the longest, most comprehensive, and tallest full-size SUV that Toyota builds. Of course, longer wheelbase means that the interior room will be enhancing, contributing to directional stability. Like before, the new Sequoia’s appearance is standing out in a crowd, thanks to its massive grille and front bumper.
If you want to draw more attention, the TRD Pro trim is the right choice. This model comes with black BBS wheels and additional protective skid-plating. Moreover, the manufacturer also recently introduced a new trim called Nightshade. Generally, new Nightshade Sports darkened chrome grille, body moldings, and lower grill.
Cabin Looks Cozy
The cabin of Toyota Sequoia SUV has always been cozy. So, expect the same layout inside the new 2021 Toyota Sequoia. This 8-seater SUV comes with a 3rd-row of seats and it can comfortably accommodate adults. Upfront driver and passenger seats are separated by a big center console. The upright dash is truck-like and it hosts a 6.1-inch touch-screen unit. If you didn’t know, Toyota Sequoia is available in five trims: SR5, TRD Sport, Limited, TRD Pro, and Platinum.
The least expensive SR5 trim includes 8-way driver’s and 4-way front-passenger’s seats, tri-zone climate control, moonroof, front and rear parking sensors. Besides infotainment of 6.1-inch, this SUV also hosts Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa compatibility standardly.
Toyota Safety Sense system is great and standard on all models. This system includes blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and also an adaptive cruise control.
TRD Sport model offers more equipment. It includes sport-tuned Bilstein shocks, unique interior, and exterior aesthetics, Fox-tuned shocks, skid plates, and more exterior add-ons.
2021 Toyota Sequoia Powertrain
Under the hood, this popular pickup truck will deploy potent engine thanks primarily to a truck-based platform. Toyota offers only one engine choice under the Sequoia. This model is using a well know Lexus-derived 5.7-liter V8 delivering 381-horsepower.
As you can see, this engine is potent and it provides enough power to tow up to 7,400 pounds. In the same segment is the Ford Expedition, which is the winner in this department with a 9,300-pound figure. Most of the trims will use the rear wheels drive system and offer the optional 4WD. However, going for the TRD Pro model, buyers will get 4WD as standard equipment.
Release Date and Price
The forthcoming 2021 Toyota Sequoia will be redesigned and it will host more standard equipment. The Sequoia is a well-known SUV for its reliability and longevity.
According to the Toyota claim, the new model will be available to purchase at the beginning of the next year. This SUV will receive mild upgrades and we are assuming a slight price increase. The current base model starts at 51,300, while TRD Pro that comes with 4WD costs $65,425.