If you have a desire to be impressed by a car, take a look at the new Toyota Sequoia. The third generation just came out and we must say it is tremendous.
After this introduction, the full-size segment will never be as it was. Putting quoting Harry Styles aside, it provides everything you want from a vehicle like this. Comfort? It’s there. Luxury? Present.
All of it is topped by Toyota’s high-end hybrid powertrain that powers this mammoth in the world of SUVs. While Sequoia had a lot to offer in the past, the future is more diversified than ever with the added few new exterior options and off-road trims.
What might impress you the most is the presence of the Nightshade package for a more elegant exterior that adds to the style and attitude the Sequoia wants to represent.
Nightshade Package – New and Stylish Arrival
Today, unlike ever before the buyers of the latest Sequoia edition can pick more trims and choose what they like with more precision. We’re talking about the Nightshade edition which is the pinnacle of luxurious SUVs.
What sets it apart from the rest of the Sequoia lineup is the black shades dispersed on both the interior and the exterior. So, when you see a Sequoia with black accentuated 20-inch wheels, mirror caps, grille, over fenders, and badges. This package only comes for those who pick the exclusive Limited trim.
An Off-Road Step Up
Toyota doesn’t want to stop with upgrades when it comes to the latest 2024 Sequoia model. This is the goal Toyota had in mind. More and more surprises.
That’s the reason why together with the Nightshade package we’re also going to receive something new in the form TRD Off-Road package that will also be available only on the 4×4 Platinum Sequoias. If you opt for this option, you’re going to receive high-end comfort paired with exquisite off-road capabilities.
With the latest edition, this SUV has everything to offer to even the most demanding customers. This is testified by their addition of a new color called Terra which will only be available if you opt for a TRD PRO package.
Enter Power – Enter Premium Toyota SUV
The 2024 Toyota Sequoia is out to impress. We have no other way to describe this vehicle. The continuation of the amazing effort Toyota put into building the brand-new Sequoia can be seen in the powertrain options all of us have at our disposal.
Each of the trims will be sporting the same V-6 hybrid i-FORCE MAX power plant. If you remember, this engine first came our way with the new Tundra some time ago. This hybrid mill is capable of grinding out 437 horsepower and a mesmerizing 583 lb-ft of torque.
If you believe that Toyota’s i-FORCE MAX is only capable of powering out you’d be wrong. Within this massive powertrain, the Aichi-based company managed to pack a unique motor that is settled between their twin-turbo powertrain and the precious 10-speed automatic transmission.
With a setup like this, the Japanese manufacturer ensured that not only new Sequoia provide top-notch performances but it is also efficient and capable of heavy lifting of any kind.
In terms of drive, the base options come with 2WD while you can opt for a part-time 4-wheel-drive which is available on SR5, Platinum, Limited, and Capstone trims. The 4WD option is an optional feature that you need to activate via the button on the control panel. It comes in three levels, the base being 2WD while 4WD comes in high and low options.
As you could expect from a massive new introduction to the SUV market Sequoia fully delivers in terms of safety. Toyota managed to pack it up with all the latest safety features.
All of it comes in the shape of Toyota Safety Sense 2.5. Among the biggest features, all the latest models from this Japanese manufacturer have we’d love to single out adaptive cruise control, lane departure steering, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and pedestrian detection.
You’ll simply love that modern features such as front and rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic sensors, and blind spot monitors come as standard pieces of equipment.
Toyota loves to grade its models. This is the primary reason why the equipment will differ based on the trim of your choice. This is the whole point of having trims, and Toyota made choosing difficult. Of course, each trim comes with different pricing but we’ll come to that later.
What’s important to know is that no matter which Sequoia it will be well-equipped in every domain. The base trim is called SR5 and even that one comes with a 360-degree parking camera, heated front seats, a 12.3-inch digital instrument table, three-zone climate control, keyless entry and starting, and the final touch in the form of a moonroof.
If you love to listen to music while driving you will love Sequoia’s eight-speaker audio system, the SR5 8-inch infotainment system, and wireless connection to both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
If you opt for limited trim, you will get 20-inch wheels, synthetic leather, ventilated seats up front, and a 14-inch touchscreen. Limited is also available with the Nightshade package and we already told you what that brings to the table.
Additional features that you don’t have on the base level also include captain’s chairs in the second row or even the bench seat depending on your choice. This is a massive upgrade as captain’s chairs were only available on the higher trims in the past.
Platinum is the next in line when it comes to trims the new Sequoia has to offer and this is where you’ll feel luxury and comfort of the highest level. We’re talking of captain’s chairs at the back with ventilation for both cooling and heating, real leather, a 14-speaker JBL sound system, and an amazing panoramic moonroof. The wheels from Capstone come in 22-inch size and everything within is made from high-end leather, wood, and laminated glass.
Last but not least is the TRD PRO trim and it differs a lot from everything offered above. For one, it’s equipped with everything an off-roader might require. We’re talking full 4WD option, 18-inch wheels wrapped with 33-inch All-terrain Falken rubber. They have remote-reservoir rear shocks, a front stabilizer bar, internal-bypass coilovers, and an aluminum front skid plate.
Pricing and Availability
This is the culmination of all the good news we have so far regarding the 2024 Toyota Sequoia. It is available for sale. The price depends on the selected trim, and it goes as follows:
SR5 as the base level option goes for $62,725
Limited as the next trim in line is priced at a reasonable $69,125
Platinum as the first premium trim is available at a starting price of $75,315
Capstone follows with a few thousand more and it costs $79,715
TRD Pro is the last and the most valuable option which you can have for $80,560
The new Sequoia is out and it is one of the best SUVs on the market as of now. For all of those who have money to buy it, this vehicle is practically an investment. It comes in many shapes and forms, and it offers plenty for everyone’s taste.