2012 Toyota Sequoia

At a Glance

Pricing $41,955 - $62,570
Drive Types RWD, 4WD
Engines 5.7l V8
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 13 (city), 17-18 (highway)

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:

The 4.6l V8 has been discontinued. All models will be powered by the 5.7l V8. The Sequoia adds an optional Blu-Ray rear seat entertainment system.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Sequoia SR5 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 RWD $41,955
Sequoia SR5 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 4WD $45,180
Sequoia Limited 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 RWD $51,440
Sequoia Limited 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 4WD $54,665
Sequoia Platinum 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 RWD $59,345
Sequoia Platinum 5.7l V8 (381-bhp) A6 4WD $62,570