2017 Toyota Sequoia
The Sequoia was introduced for the 2000 model year and took many of its design cues and architecture from the Toyota Tundra pickup truck. The introduction of the Sequoia was a major milestone for Toyota, as it was the first full-size SUV produced by a Japanese automaker to become a popular mainstream vehicle. Economically, the Sequoia sits between the mid-size 4Runner SUV and the premium full-size Toyota Land Cruiser. In size and stature, the Sequoia is the largest SUV in the Toyota lineup. Named after the largest trees on earth – the Sequoiadendron giganteum, Toyota chose the perfect name for its most spacious model offering. One of the few remaining true body-on-frame SUVs on the market, the Sequoia is proof that rugged off-road sport utility vehicles are still very much alive and well. The 2017 Toyota Sequoia is here at Rolling Hills Toyota, and is a must-see for anyone looking to buy a full-sized SUV. This year’s Sequoia comes in three different trim level offerings, each one with its unique take on this large vehicle segment. While they may vary in price and amenities, the one constant is Toyota’s commitment to delivering an SUV that is as powerful as it is large.
As one of the final remaining true body-on-frame SUVs, the 2017 Sequoia stands out immediately when seen on the road and out in the wild. Not only is the Sequoia able to dominate off-road endeavors thanks to its old-school construction, it is able to better accommodate passengers, cargo, and everything in between.
With seating for up to eight passengers, the latest Sequoia doesn’t just “accommodate” eight adults, it transports them in comfort and style. The large design of Toyota’s largest nameplate has ample room for cargo, as well. With a maximum cargo capacity of 120.1 cubic-feet, there is nothing that you won’t be able to bring along for the ride. To better maximize all 120.1 cubic-feet of cargo capacity, the Sequoia features fold-flat second and third row seating, and an available power liftgate. 60/40 standard sliding and folding second and third row seats also make getting in and out of the Sequoia a breeze. Loading and unloading luggage, materials, and other cargo equipment has never been easier thanks to the intuitively designed Sequoia.
As awesome as the cargo hold is for luggage and other bulky items, the interior cabin is even more impressive when it comes to its unique and functional design. A dual-level glove compartment is the most practical use of this space in automotive history, with an ample lower-level space for larger items, and a smaller upper level space for smaller ones. Whatever you need on the go, be it a laptop, notepad, or phone – this revolutionary glovebox has you covered. For second row passengers riding in the Sequoia Platinum model, a large center storage console situated between the two captain’s chairs adds cup holders, heated seat controls, and ample storage for personal belongings.
Functionality isn’t the only thing that the new Sequoia boasts in its unique design. With plenty of standard and available amenities to enrich your time behind the wheel and on the road, the Sequoia has exactly what you and your family needs on the go. From heated and ventilated front seats, to a second row climate control panel, to the two standard 12V power outlets that keep your devices charged up and ready to use on the go.
Power and Performance
The 2017 Sequoia comes in three different trim levels, and each offers its own engine and performance package. The base package of all three 2017 Sequoia trim levels comes with a 5.7-liter V8 engine with 2WD and a six-speed automatic transmission. The mid-level is the same engine block, but comes with the more capable 4WD system for buyers who are serious about their off-road endeavors. Finally, the highest level option on each of the three Sequoia trim levels is the 5.7-liter V8 Flex Fuel Vehicle engine that is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. All three of these impressive power blocks come rated at 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. of torque.
When paired with Toyota’s multi-mode 4WD system, the Sequoia can conquer off-road trails with ease and precision. With a simple turn of a shift dial, the 4WD mode is engaged, and the Torsen limited-slip center differential goes to work. The Torsen differential can be locked when surfaces become especially slippery or unstable, ensuring that you can continue to explore even when the terrain is unforgiving and the weather unrelenting. The advanced automatic limited-slip differential system automatically applies braking pressure to individual wheels exactly when it is needed most. Offering maximum traction on sand, mud, and even ice, the Auto LSD is one of the reasons why off-road enthusiasts everywhere love their Sequoia.
The fully boxed on frame construction of the 2017 Sequoia serves to enhance the SUV’s off-road prowess, and is the reason why so many drivers know they can confidently rely on the reliability and strength that only this full-size SUV can deliver.
With that amount of power and off-road capability, it’s no surprise that the 2017 Sequoia is incredibly capable when it comes to towing and hauling. With a maximum towing capacity of 7,400 pounds, the newest Toyota Sequoia can pull boats, trailers, and other vehicles behind it with ease and confidence. Trailer sway control adds to the peace of mind of drivers towing heavy loads, especially when conditions become harsh.
The 2017 Sequoia is full of advanced safety features that will give you peace of mind whenever you leave your home. Whether you are on the market for a family SUV or an adventure-mobile, nothing is more important than knowing that you are safe and protected while out on the road, or exploring the trails. Toyota has designed the Sequoia with safety in mind first and foremost, and added incredible safety technology in order to give drivers added confidence behind the wheel.
First is the Toyota Star Safety System. This advanced suite of safety tech comes standard on every 2017 Sequoia SUV, and includes Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-Lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Brake Assist, and Smart Stop Technology. As comprehensive as this system is, Toyota still offers more as optional safety equipment on the 2017 Sequoia.
First up, is the Blind Spot Monitor system. This system works by using radar technology to scan known blind spots, and alert the driver when a vehicle is traveling within it. The system also uses lane change assist technology, which alerts drivers of activity in their blind spot when a turn signal indicates an intention to change lanes.
An advanced tire pressure monitoring system, daytime running lights, and an advanced airbag system comes standard on all 2017 Toyota Sequoia SUVs. Peace of mind, no matter which model you end up choosing.
Your Next Family SUV is Waiting at Rolling Hills Toyota
There is plenty to love about the new 2017 Sequoia. If your family is looking for their next SUV that is capable, powerful, safe, and intuitively designed, there is no better option on the market. Come in to Rolling Hills Toyota and take the latest Sequoia for a test drive.