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5 of 5 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 Toyota Sequoia Overview
The 2012 Toyota Sequoia is the largest SUV in Toyota’s lineup, and is suited to those looking for plenty of towing capacity, passenger space, and cargo room.
The Sequoia is available in 3 trim levels (SR5, Limited, and Platinum) and the Sequoia comes with standard two-wheel drive, while four-wheel drive is optional. New for 2012 is Trailer-sway control which comes standard on all models. On the Platinum trim level, a blind spot warning system is standard.
Under the hood, there are two engine options. The Sequoia’s base engine is a 310-horsepower, 4.6-liter V-8 which outputs 327 pounds-feet of torque. Limited and Platinum trim models get a 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 that puts out 401 pounds-feet of torque, providing more than enough power and torque. Both V-8’s come with a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission that includes a sequential shift mode and uphill/downhill shift logic, as well as a Tow/Haul mode.
Choosing the smaller engine gives the Sequoia EPA estimates of 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway, while the larger engine gets 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. Both engines, quite conveniently, use unleaded regular gasoline.
The Sequoia has a 26.4 gallon fuel tank which gives the Sequoia excellent range and features a little more than 66 cubic feet of storage space behind the second row with the third row stowed. Towing capacity is rated at 6,900 pounds, and moves up to 7,400 pounds with the 5.7-liter engine equipped.
In standard configuration, the Sequoia sits eight in three rows of seats. Bluetooth® connectivity and a USB port come as standard equipment. Tri-zone automatic climate control keeps each zone of the vehicle comfortable and is also standard. Some of the available options include a power-operated third row, touch-screen navigation with backup camera, DVD entertainment system, and heated/ventilated front seats. Optional second row captain’s chairs reduce the seating capacity to seven, but make the second row more comfortable. Second and third row seats fold into the floor and the third rows seats have an adjustable reclining feature to add comfort.
As with the entire Toyota line, there are a number of standard safety items. They include a plethora of airbags; side-impact airbags for the front seats, front-knee airbags, and side curtain airbags for all rows of seats. Antilock brakes that utilize brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution, traction control, and electronic stability system all come standard on the Sequoia. Front and rear parking sensors are available as optional equipment.
If you’re in the market for a large SUV that’s equally at home pulling a trailer or taking the family camping or skiing, the 2012 Toyota Sequoia fits the bill.