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2018 Toyota Sequoia Preview - What You Need to Know

2018 Toyota Sequoia Preview - What You Need to Know

2018 Toyota Sequoia Review Preview

Tis' the season where new car buyers eagerly anticipate what's to come for 2018. Adventurous households in the market for a new SUV will be especially pleased to learn that an update is coming to the beloved Toyota Sequoia. This new vehicle remains true to its roots, abiding by the mantra "For the family that plays harder" while layering on upgrades and options that will have the most demanding family unit beaming through the moonroof (literally).

5 Exciting Things to Know About the 2018 Toyota Sequoia

Finally, a Sequoia TRD Sport!

2018 Sequoia TRD Sport


Have you been envious of the Tacoma and Tundra Toyota Racing Team (TRD) treatment? Well the manufacturer decided that trucks should not have all the fun, and have delivered a TRD Sport option for SUVs. That's right, the Sequoia line-up now includes a TRD Sport model! This beast is a beauty, complete with 20-inch TRD Sport black alloy wheels, TRD Sport performance-tuned Bilstein shocks, TRD Sport performance-tuned anti-sway bars, unique badging, and an available Premium Package that includes 7-passenger Black leather-trimmed seats with contrast stitching, a heated 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and more.

Enhanced Driver Awareness

The new Sequoia is more driver-focused than ever before, and given the amazing history of the SUV that's saying a lot. Available Integrated Navigation will lead the way, even when heading into uncharted territory. 

Drivers also gain peace of mind in knowing that their passengers are safe and sound in the Sequoia, thanks to the renowned and standard Toyota Safety Sense package with features such as Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning, in addition to Toyota's Star Safety System, a suite that includes Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and so much more.

Auto-infotainment Upgrades for the Long Haul

An SUV like this is built for road trips, with Bluetooth connected auto-infotainment being a key element to stave off driver and passenger restlessness along the way. Backseat drivers can enjoy the sights, sounds, and activities allowed by the available rear-seat Blu-ray Disc player with 9-inch display that is equipped for movie and video game play for hours on end. It all can be enjoyed via a well-balanced surround sound set-up via a JBL Synthesis audio system with 14 speakers.

Mind Blowing Amount of Convenient Cargo Space

2018 Toyota Sequoia Review Cargo

It all begins with attention to the smallest of details. For instance, in addition to the most convenient collection of cup-holders, the new Sequoia offers a diverse set of storage options throughout the cabin, including a dual-level glove compartment that incorporates a large compartment at the undercarriage for oversized items and a smaller compartment above for flat items such as documents (business papers, homework, etc.) that need to come along for the ride. There is also a concealed storage compartment beneath the rear floor and shopping bag hooks in the back. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.

The 120 cubic feet (8-passenger room) Sequoia has both sliding flat-folding second-row and third-row seats, making it easy than ever to load and unload all the gear and accessories that your household can pack in. The available power liftgate is just as convenient, set up so that you or passengers can press a button from within the cargo hold, on the dash, or via the key fob. And even when you've got it all packed in, the cabin design never feels cramped, a fact that is further accentuated when you opt for the available moonroof and natural light that comes along with it.

Juiced Up Towing and Hauling Muscle

The Sequoia has long been known for being an SUV that packs a serious punch, beefed up to tow and haul practically anything. That maintains here in 2018, thanks to the fully boxed frame that has been forged for maximum strength and durability. Given that the SUV boasts an

available 381-hp 5.7L V8 with 401 lb ft of torque, it's no wonder than it delivers a 7400 lb towing capacity. Even when pushing the limit (but stay within it), the vehicle's independent double wishbone front / rear suspension instills confidence and the TOW/HAUL Mode will select optimal transmission shift points for power while the Trailer-Sway Control feature will keep you and your haul steady on the winding roads of North America.

If your passenger and cargo load tends to vary from moderate to very heavy, you'll appreciate the Platinum model's rear pneumatic cylinder height-controlled suspension. This feature lets you automatically adjust ride height to make-up for changes in your cargo load while electronically controlling an Adaptive Variable Suspension system. 

The 2018 Sequoia will be available in four models, including the SR5, Limited, Platinum, and very exciting TRD Sport. Contact our Greater Vancouver dealership to get on the waiting list or take advantage of our 2017 clear-out event, which includes this year's impressive Sequoia, while quantities last.