2021 Toyota Sequoia
- $50,000-$70,000 (estimated)
- Spring 2020
What to expect
- New limited-edition Nightshade package
- No other major changes
- Part of the second Sequoia generation introduced in 2008
What is the Sequoia?
The 2021 Toyota Sequoia is a full-size SUV that's been on sale since 2008. Unlike Toyota's other large SUV, the Highlander, the Sequoia rides on a truck-based platform, sharing much with the Tundra full-size pickup. That truck platform, along with the Sequoia's 381-horsepower 5.7-liter V8, gives it respectable tow and payload ratings, though expect to pay significantly more than the Highlander at the pump given the V8's poor fuel economy.
We don't expect any major changes outside of the new limited-edition Nightshade package. The Nightshade package — also available on the Corolla sedan and hatchback, Camry, Sienna and 4Runner — is based on the midgrade Limited trim and packs an all-black leather interior and unique exterior trim including a dark chrome grille, black door handles and black mirrors. The package is available with two- or four-wheel drive.
The Sequoia competes against a small handful of other truck-based SUVs including the all-new Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon. Other rivals include the Nissan Armada, Ford Expedition and the Toyota Land Cruiser.
The current Toyota Sequoia has long been showing its age, especially compared to newer competition, some of which have been redesigned more than once since the Sequoia went on sale in 2008. While it has been updated a few times over the years, it’s hard for us to recommend the Sequoia given just how dated and inefficient it is compared to its rivals. Check out our thoughts on the current Toyota Sequoia right here.