2019 Toyota Sequoia
- The 2019 Toyota Sequoia carries over unchanged
- Part of the second Sequoia generation introduced for 2008
- Cargo area is one of the largest in this class
- For a big SUV, it rides pretty comfortably over bumps
- Flexible seating arrangement allows for up to eight passengers
- Respectable off-road capability for a big SUV
- Even among large SUVs, fuel economy is poor
- Audio controls and front central cupholders are hard to reach
- Touchscreen is small and outdated
2019 Toyota Sequoia pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Sequoia does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating6.6 / 10
The 2019 Toyota Sequoia is one of just a few traditional truck-based SUVs around. It has a robust V8 engine that helps this big SUV tow more than 7,000 pounds. Seating is available for seven or eight, and there are plenty of nooks and pockets to store all your passengers' favorite road-trip amenities. Alternately, fold down the second- and third-row seats to exponentially increase cargo volume.
An optional four-wheel-drive system gives the Sequoia surprisingly competent off-road capability. Your biggest trail limitations will be the Sequoia's sheer size and wheelbase. A TRD Sport package upgrades the suspension for better handling and performance over harsh impacts typical of off-roading, but the updates are great on the road as well.
The Sequoia is a very functional SUV, but it has drawbacks. Though powerful, that V8 engine lacks the efficiency that most buyers in this category have come to expect. Also, the Sequoia's infotainment interface, with its dinky 6-inch screen and lack of full smartphone integration capability, is about as geriatric as these things get.
We prefer the Ford Expedition. Recently redesigned, it bests the Sequoia in just about every metric. And if you don't need massive towing capability, a three-row crossover SUV will likely suit you just fine. Overall, though, the aging Toyota Sequoia's exceptional utility and V8 brawn give it a certain amount of timeless appeal.
2019 Toyota Sequoia configurations
The 2019 Toyota Sequoia is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 (381 horsepower, 401 pound-foot of torque) and a six-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is optional. You can get the Sequoia in one of four trims: the base SR5, the TRD Sport, the Limited (blending luxury and functionality) and the fully loaded Platinum model. There are significant price jumps between trims, but there are option packages for the SR5 and the Limited that help bridge the gaps. The SR5 and Limited models seat eight passengers, while the second-row captain's chairs on the TRD Sport and the Platinum reduce seating to seven.
The base SR5 model comes stocked with a healthy number of standard features. Highlights include 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, a sunroof, a power rear window, tri-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver seat, a 40/20/40-split second-row bench seat (with sliding and reclining functionality), a 60/40-split reclining and fold-flat third-row bench, second- and third-row retractable sunshades, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a USB port, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, and an eight-speaker audio system with a CD player and satellite and HD radio.
Standard safety features for the SR5 include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and traffic-adapting cruise control.
An optional SR5 Premium package bundles an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, heated front seats, a power liftgate, a power-reclining and -folding third-row seat, and an integrated navigation system.
The TRD Sport has a few mechanical differences that set it apart from the rest of the Sequoia line. It rides on 20-inch TRD wheels and features sport-tuned dampers and stiffer front and rear anti-roll bars to help the car handle better on the road and take bumps off the road. The other changes are all cosmetic, such as unique badging and front grille, blacked-out taillights, and TRD trim pieces.
Compared to the SR5, stepping up to the Limited model gets you 20-inch wheels, power-folding and auto-dimming exterior mirrors, upgraded gauges and everything from the SR5's Premium package.
A seven-passenger option swaps the second-row bench for two captain's chairs, reducing seating capacity to seven. A premium 14-speaker JBL sound system (bundled with driver-seat memory settings) is optional, as is a rear-seat entertainment system with a Blu-ray player.
The top-of-the-line Platinum trim level comes standard with all of the above features, plus an adaptive air suspension (with a load-leveling rear), ventilated front seats, heated second-row captain's chairs (seating seven), a second-row center console and a power-adjustable steering wheel.
Noise & vibration7.0
Ease of use7.0
Getting in/getting out7.0
Child safety seat accommodation7.5
Audio & navigation5.0
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Sequoia safety features:
- Blind-Spot Monitor
- Detects if a vehicle is in the Sequoia's blind spots. If the turn signal is activated, an alert will sound.
- Pre-Collision System
- Warns the driver about an imminent forward collision and can automatically apply the brakes if the driver doesn't act in time.
- Trailer Sway Control
- Detects when a trailer begins to sway and will apply braking pressure and reduce engine torque to bring it back in line.
Toyota Sequoia vs. the competition
2019 Toyota Sequoia
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Toyota Sequoia vs. Nissan Armada
The Armada and the Sequoia are similar in that they are both truck-based SUVs with V8 engines. You get a higher towing capacity with the Armada, though. In general, we give the Armada higher marks, especially when it comes to driving performance. Neither SUV scores well in terms of technology.
Toyota Sequoia vs. Toyota 4Runner
The 4Runner is essentially the Sequoia's little brother. It's smaller on the inside and not as powerful. But the 4Runner is one of the most competent SUVs on the market for off-roading, and it's easier to drive around town than the Sequoia. It's also less expensive. But if cargo volume, passenger comfort and towing are priorities, opt for the Sequoia.
Toyota Sequoia vs. Ford Expedition
The Expedition is one of our top-rated three-row SUVs. It comes with an efficient powertrain and the latest electronic gizmos. It also offers a smoother ride than the competition. Towing and hauling capabilities are also at the top of the pack. The Sequoia's main benefit lies in its lower price and Toyota's reputation for reliability.
2019 Toyota Sequoia for Sale
The 2019 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 want. 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 horsepower, 401 pound-feet) engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is optional. There are four trims, each adding more features, although there's 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 number of driver assistance systems are now standard, such as adaptive cruise control, emergency front braking, lane keeping assist and automatic high-beam control.
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 cloth-based seven-seat configuration, with TRD shift knob, floor mats and sill guards.
The SR5 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. The Platinum is only available in the seven-seat configuration, and it includes a Blu-ray-compatible rear seat entertainment system.
If the 2019 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.
2019 Toyota Sequoia Overview
The 2019 Toyota Sequoia is offered in the following submodels: Sequoia SUV. Available styles include TRD Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Platinum 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 6A), SR5 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 6A), TRD Sport 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 6A), and SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A).
What do people think of the 2019 Toyota Sequoia?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Toyota Sequoia and all its trim types. 0 Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Sequoia.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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Our Review Process
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What's a good price for a New 2019 Toyota Sequoia?
2019 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
The 2019 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $69,288. The average price paid for a new 2019 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) is trending $5,412 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5,412 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$63,876.
The average savings for the 2019 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) is7.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
The 2019 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $61,715. The average price paid for a new 2019 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) is trending $5,112 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5,112 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$56,603.
The average savings for the 2019 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) is8.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
The 2019 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $56,134. The average price paid for a new 2019 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) is trending $4,645 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,645 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$51,489.
The average savings for the 2019 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) is8.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2019 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
The 2019 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $57,388. The average price paid for a new 2019 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) is trending $4,417 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,417 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$52,971.
The average savings for the 2019 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A) is7.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Which 2019 Toyota Sequoias are available in my area?
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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Toyota Sequoia?
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