The 2018 Toyota Sequoia is a full-size three-row SUV designed to move people and cargo almost anywhere you need to go. It lacks some of the latest features but has the interior cargo space and towing capability that most buyers are looking for. If all you need is a basic family hauler, the Sequoia's simplicity and robustness might make it a great choice.
Powering the Sequoia is a 5.7-liter V8 (381 hp, 401 lb-ft) engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is optional. There are three trims, and each one adds more features, although there is some overlap thanks to a couple of packages. More on that later.
First is the SR5. It's the standard SUV, with seating for eight, 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, a 6.1-inch touchscreen to control the Entune infotainment system, and a sunroof. A whole range of driver assistance systems is now standard, such as adaptive cruise control, emergency front braking, lane keeping assist, and automatic high-beam control.
New for 2018, the TRD Sport version builds on the SR5 but adds a sport-tuned suspension, black-painted 20-inch wheels, a unique grille, metallic black mirror caps, and tinted taillights. Inside, the TRD Sport features a seven-seater, cloth-based configuration, with TRD shift knob, floor mats and sill guards.
Compared to the SR5, the Limited model adds 20-inch wheels, a leather interior, power-reclining and fold-flat third-row seating, and a premium version of the Entune system. You can also opt out of the standard eight-passenger configuration and swap the second-row bench for dual captain's chairs, making the Sequoia a comfortable seven-seater.
Finally, the Platinum model gains a load-leveling and adaptive suspension, auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors, and a JBL sound system. While optional on the Limited trim, the Platinum is only available in the seven-seat configuration, and includes a Blu-ray compatible rear seat entertainment system.
If the 2018 Toyota Sequoia's heavy duty chassis, towing capability or TRD Sport off-road package interests you, let Edmunds help find and configure the perfect car for you.
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Review I have leased the vehicle not too long ago. A week later I had to drive it to the shop due to multiple safety sensors repeated failures. Rear cross traffic, Blind spot, active cruise control, front collision radar, etc. At the moment dealer had to contact Toyota to figure out what is going on. I wish I could return it at this point in time...Toyota reliability is gone. First one, and definitely the last Toyota I will ever lease / own.
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