Consumer Reviews Summary
9 of 9 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Toyota Sequoia Overview
The 2013 Toyota Sequoia is a full-size SUV that offers plenty of seating and cargo flexibility, with enough ruggedness to take the family wherever it needs to go.
Competing with other SUVs like the Ford Expedition and the Chevrolet Tahoe, the 2013 Sequoia is mostly unchanged for the new model year, simply adding a new rear seat Blu-Ray entertainment system and dropping the smaller of its V-8 engine options leaving simply the 5.7-liter V-8 in the engine bay.
The Sequoia borrows much of its styling from the Tundra pickup truck, with a bold, high mounted front grille and sculpted lines across the hood. However instead of a pickup bed, the roof extends all the way back covering three-rows of seats. There are plenty of standard exterior features, such as a power moonroof, roof rack, powered and heated side mirrors, and fog lights. 18- or 20-inch wheels are available.
Under the hood is a 381-horsepower, 5.7-liter V-8 that makes 401 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while a four-wheel drive system with multiple settings (2WD, 4-HI, 4-LO) and a limited-slip center differential is optional. With its big girth and thirsty V-8, the Sequoia isn’t made for fuel efficiency, although it is class competitive at 13/18 mpg city/highway (4WD knocks the highway figure down by one).
Inside the Sequoia delivers plenty of cargo and passenger room. Seating capacity varies between seven and eight passengers, seven with second row captain’s chairs or eight with a second row bench. Behind the rear seats, there is 18.9 cubic feet of cargo space which quickly expands to 66.6 cubic feet with the third row folded flat. The Sequoia is also loaded with standard features, including tri-zone automatic clime control, keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, and a USB/iPod port. Heated/ventilated front seats, a power folding third row, and leather upholstery are optional for added comfort. A navigation system that includes Toyota’s Entune infotainment system is also available, as is the aforementioned Blu-Ray rear seat entertainment system.
The 2013 Sequoia offers eight standard airbags, including front knee airbags, as well as an electronic stability system, traction control, trailer-sway control, and antilock brakes with brake assist standard. There are a few optional safety technologies we’d recommend, especially in a vehicle with the Sequoia’s girt, including a blind spot warning system and a backup camera.