2016 Toyota Sequoia

Full-size Personality

For 2016, Sequoia still offers customers its impressive balance of rugged capabilities, refined interior and suburban utility. Compared to the competition, Sequoia boldly stands out as much more than a utilitarian ride - it's an adventure waiting to happen.

A Winning Value

Sequoia isn't always the lowest-priced SUV, but with its huge range of features and capabilities, including Entune Audio, it's usually a better value. In fact, many Sequoia standard features are extra-cost options on competitors.

Built for Adventure

With strength from its fully boxed frame and grunt from the 5.7L i-FORCE V8, Sequoia is up for adventure. The 6-speed automatic, Auto Limited-Slip Differential and available Multi-Mode 4WD system help provide sure-footed traction. And when it comes to towing, the Tow/Haul mode and Trailer Sway Control help provide stable, confident performance when hauling cargo. Its tow ratings even comply with the internationally recognized Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 trailering standard.

Freedom of Choice

Sequoia is offered in three distinct model grades - value-oriented SR5, well-equipped Limited and exclusive Platinum. Each grade can be augmented with stand-alone options and feature packages, such as 4WD or the SR5 Sport Package.

Full-Size SUV Roominess

Sequoia offers ample space for each of its eight passengers, including second- and third-row seats that recline for optimum occupant comfort and fold flat for a maximum cargo volume of 120.1 cubic feet.

Total Commitment to Safety

Like all new Toyotas, Sequoia comes standard with Toyota's Star Safety System. Sequoia also comes with a full complement of eight airbags, including driver and front passenger knee airbags, and even standard Trailer Sway Control.

What's New for 2016

In-Cabin Technology

•For the 2016 model year, Sequoia receives updates to its audio systems.

• SR5 models receive Entune™ Audio Plus with Connected Navigation (Scout® GPS Link)

• SR5, Limited and Platinum models receive the upgraded 2.5 version of their respective Entune™ Audio systems which adds the convenience of Siri Eyes Free to its existing complement of features

•Also upgraded, Entune® App Suite 2.5 adds Slacker Radio and replaces Bing with Destination Search as part of Entune™ Premium Audio with In-Vehicle Navigation and App Suite and Entune™ Premium JBL Audio with In-Vehicle Navigation and App Suite

Safety & Convenience

•Also new for the 2016 model year is the addition of the Safety and Convenience Package now available on Limited grades as an option, which includes:

•Blind Spot Monitor

•Two-position Power Memory Driver's Seat

•Memory Outside Mirrors

Quick Facts

Driveline

• 2WD with Auto-LSD

• Multi-Mode 4WD with Torsen® Limited-slip center differential with locking feature

Engines

• 5.7L DOHC 32-valve i-Force V8 with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (Dual VVT-i)

• Available 5.7L DOHC 32-valve i-Force V8 E85 Flex Fuel with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)

Transmissions

• 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)

Key Features

Mechanical

• 5.7L DOHC 32-Valve i-FORCE V8 engine with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)

• Available 5.7L DOHC 32-Valve i-FORCE V8 E85 Flex Fuel engine with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)

• 6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i)

• Rear-wheel drive (2WD only)

• Multi-Mode 4WD system with Torsen® limited-slip center differential with locking feature (4WD only)

• Front high-mounted coil-spring independent double-wishbone front suspension and rear coil-spring independent double-wishbone suspension

• Available Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) System

Exterior

• Chrome grille surround

• Color-keyed rear spoiler with LED center high-mount stoplight

• Integrated fog lamps

• Multi-reflector halogen headlamps with auto-off feature and headlight cleaners

• Privacy glass on rear side, quarter and liftgate windows

• Washer-linked variable-intermittent windshield wipers and intermittent rear wiper

• Running boards

Interior

• 16 (18 on Platinum) cup and bottle holders (total)

• Automatic three-zone front and rear climate control with air filter

• Cargo area 12V auxiliary power outlet and grocery bag hooks

• Digital quartz clock

• Power rear window with auto up/down, jam protection and defogger

• Power windows with driver and front passenger one-touch auto up/down and jam protection

• Entune™ Audio Plus with Connected Navigation (Scout® GPS Link) standard on SR5

• Upgraded 2.5 versions of Entune™ units

• Entune® App Suite 2.5 adds Slacker Radio and replaces Bing with Destination Search as part of Entune™ Premium Audio with In-Vehicle Navigation and App Suite and Entune™ Premium JBL Audio with In-Vehicle Navigation and App Suite

Safety & Convenience

• Anti-theft system with engine immobilizer

• Driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System

• Driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, and all-row side curtain airbags7 (2WD only)

• Driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, and all-row Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags (RSCA) (4WD only)

• Front and rear parking assist sonar

• Star Safety System™

• Trailer Sway Control

• Safety and Convenience Package (Option Code - BD) - available on Limited grade as an option, which includes Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Two-Position Power Memory Driver's Seat and Memory Outside Mirrors

Awards

• 2015 KBB.com Best Buy Award Finalist

• Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com

• 2015 Highest Retained Value Winner by IntelliChoice

• IntelliChoice

• 9.3/10 - Overall Consumer Rating

• Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com

Key Competitive Advantages

More Grunt

Sequoia has a 5.7L V8 that cranks out 381 horsepower and 401 lb.-ft. of torque. Both the Chevys and the Ford manage significantly less horsepower, while only Expedition features an advantage in torque.

Stretch Out A Bit

While Sequoia is slightly bigger on the outside, it's significantly more spacious on the inside than most of its key competitors, especially when it comes to more shoulder, hip and leg room.

Commitment To Safety

Sequoia incorporates a wide array of the latest safety technologies, including knee airbags3 for driver and front passenger, as well as Toyota's Star Safety System™ and Blind Spot Monitor4.

High-Tech Travels

Sequoia Platinum comes standard with Entune™ Premium JBL® Audio with Integrated Navigation and App Suite5, including a rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system with 9-in. display, two pairs of wireless headphones and a wireless remote. None of Sequoia's competitors can claim the same standard amenities.

Comfort & Convenience

Sequoia provides all the space and ability expected from an SUV with the added benefit of proven reliability. The Sequoia's independent rear suspension helps maneuver with comfort. Its excellent fit and finish, well-insulated interior and rugged outer skin are all features that make the Sequoia a winner.

Competitors

2015 Chevrolet Suburban LT 4x4 w/Lux., Sun, Ent. And Dest. Pkgs

Key Takeaways

More power, tow ready - Sequoia's V8 produces higher horsepower and torque ratings and a lower pounds per horsepower ratio than Suburban. And while Suburban comes with a higher max towing capacity2 than Sequoia, only Sequoia is Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 certified for added peace of mind, so customers know the numbers have been put to the test.

Safety - Sequoia features more standard airbags than Suburban, including driver and front passenger knee airbags3. Plus, Suburban's inboard seat-mounted side airbag3 isn't included when opting for the front bench seat available on the base LS model. Unavailable on Suburban, Sequoia's standard Trailer Sway Control helps improve stability while towing. And Sequoia also features larger front disc brakes for more stopping power.

Refined inside and out - Sequoia Limited and Platinum feature all-row leather-trimmed seating (refinement only found on Suburban LTZ) as well as standard navigation, and on the outside, standard front and rear mudguards and engine and transfer case skid plates.

Better connectivity - Sequoia Limited's standard Entune® App Suite5 features familiar apps that allow occupants to order movie tickets, make dinner reservations, find nearby points of interest and listen to Pandora®7 and iHeartRadio. Drivers and passengers can also stay updated on stocks, sports, weather, traffic and fuel prices. Even next-generation MyLink® featured on Suburban LT and LTZ fails to match this level of app integration.

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 4x4 w/Lux., Sun, Ent. And Dest. Pkgs

Key Takeaways

More power, tow ready - Sequoia's V8 produces higher horsepower and torque ratings and a lower pounds-per-horsepower ratio than Tahoe. And while Tahoe comes with a higher max towing capacity2 than Sequoia, only Sequoia is Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 certified for added peace of mind, so customers know the numbers have been tested.

Comfort and utility - Sequoia offers greater cargo volume1 and more 2nd- and 3rd-row leg room than Tahoe, ideal for hauling along the family and the fun.

Better connectivity - Sequoia Limited's standard Entune® App Suite5 features familiar Apps that allow occupants to order movie tickets, make dinner reservations, find nearby points of interest, and listen to Pandora® and iHeartRadio. Drivers and passengers can also stay updated on stocks, sports, weather, traffic and fuel prices. Even next-generation MyLink® featured on Tahoe LT and LTZ fails to offer a system this comprehensive.

Airbags - Sequoia features more standard airbags3 than Tahoe, including driver and front passenger knee airbags.

Technology - Sequoia Limited and Platinum feature front and rear parking assist sonar9, providing additional driver assistance - Tahoe LT features rear park assist, but front and rear park assist is only included with the available Luxury Package.

2015 Ford Expedition Limited 4x4 w/Nav, Moonroof (Equip. Grp 301A)

Key Takeaways

More power, greater towing capacity - Sequoia's 5.7L V8 engine produces more horsepower and a lower pounds-per-horsepower ratio than Expedition and boasts a greater towing capacity2 compared to Expedition without Heavy Duty Trailer Towing Package.

Refined inside and out - Sequoia Limited and Platinum feature all-row leather-trimmed seating as well as standard navigation, and on the outside, standard front and rear mudguards and engine and transfer case skid plates.

Connectivity - While both Sequoia and Expedition offer their own integrated mobile app suite services, Expedition's SYNC services are complimentary only for three years - Entune® App Suite5 is subscription-free.

Peace of mind - Sequoia features more standard airbags than Expedition, including driver and front passenger knee airbags.

Potential owner savings - Sequoia comes standard with ToyotaCare10, including a 2-year/25,000-mile (whichever comes first) no-cost scheduled maintenance plan and 2 years of roadside assistance. While Expedition offers longer roadside assistance coverage, it doesn't include scheduled maintenance.