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2012 Toyota Sequoia

2012 Toyota Sequoia

At a Glance

Pricing $40,930 - $61,805
Drive Types RWD, 4WD
Engines 4.6l V8, 5.7l V8
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 13-14 (city), 17-20 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 56

Overview Information

The original Sequoia was the first full-size SUV from a Japanese manufacturer. Now in its second generation, the Sequoia is every bit as large as rival models from Ford, General Motors, and Nissan. Unlike the domestics Toyota offers the Sequoia in just one length which splits the difference between the shorter SUVS like the Tahoe and Expedition and longer models like the Suburban and Expedition EL. The Sequoia has three rows of seats for up to 8 people. Sequoia models equip either a 4.6L V-8 or a 5.7L V-8 and a six-speed automatic transmission. A properly optioned Sequoia can tow up to 7400 lbs. Three trim levels are offered ranging in price from $41,000 to around $60,000. Although full-size SUVs have become popular as family haulers, their only real advantage is the higher tow ratings. Full-size SUVs with truck underpinnings are robbed of interior space with the body mounted over the frame. Modern FWD-biased SUVs offer similar interior room with improved maneuverability, cargo capacity and fuel efficiency for far less money.

What Changed:

Trailer sway control is added as standard equipment. All color combinations will now have black carpet and a black upper instrument panel.

Official Word:

The Toyota Sequoia full-size sport utility vehicle, already a towing powerhouse with up to 7,400-lb. towing capacity, adds an extra measure of towing safety with the addition of Trailer Sway Control for 2012. In addition, a new Blind Spot Monitor available on Sequoia Platinum enhances driving safety by warning drivers of vehicles traveling in their blind spots. The Toyota Sequoia is built on an exclusive platform that uses body-on-frame construction and features four-wheel independent suspension to...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Sequoia SR5 4.6l V8 (310-bhp) A6 RWD 14/20/17 49 $40,930
Sequoia SR5 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 RWD 13/18/15 52 $41,555
Sequoia SR5 4.6l V8 (310-bhp) A6 4WD 13/18/15 40 $44,155
Sequoia SR5 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 4WD 13/17/15 43 $44,780
Sequoia Limited 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 RWD 13/18/15 56 $51,040
Sequoia Limited 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 4WD 13/17/15 47 $54,265
Sequoia Platinum 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 RWD 13/18/15 56 $58,580
Sequoia Platinum 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 4WD 13/17/15 44 $61,805