Tuesday, January 4, 2011
2011 Toyota Sequoia
Manufactured in Indiana and unveiled in 2000, the Toyota Sequoia is a full-sized truck-based SUV. At a slightly larger total size than the Land Cruiser, it is the largest SUV currently sold by Toyota. A definite improvement over previous versions, the Sequoia is worth considering by those in the market for a large, luxury SUV.
The Toyota Sequoia is available in three trim levels: the base SR5, the mid-tier Limited, and the full-bore premium Platinum edition. Sequoias are available in either 2WD or 4WD and in the customer’s choice of a 4.6-liter or 5.7-liter V8 motor that Toyota pairs with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Recent reviews of the newest Sequoia suggest that Toyota has once again delivered a class-leading ride. Reviewers also laud the gear transitions, towing performance, and performance at capacity.
The 2011 Sequoia comes in either 4-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, depending upon driver preferences.
The larger engine performs slightly worse, offering 13 and 18 for drivers.
The 2011 Toyota Sequoia features all of the swanky things that drivers demand in their luxury SUVs. Toyota bases the Sequoia on the Toyota Tundra, and the Tundra has been busy earning a reputation for an underwhelming interior. The Sequoia’s interior is stylish, modern, convenient, and family-friendly.
In terms of safety, the Sequoia offers front-seat side and knee airbags, three-row side curtain airbags, anti-lock disc brakes, and stability control. Overall, the "2011 Toyota Sequoia" is a lot like last year’s Sequoia.
A. There are three models of "Toyota Sequoia" – the SR5 model, the Limited model and the Platinum model. All 4 wheel drive models also come with FFV models. -- So What features do Limited and Platinum Models add on the top of the SR5 model.
Growing families will also appreciate the Sequoia's versatile second-row seats, available as either a 40/20/40-split bench or captain's chairs. Unlike GM's full-size SUVs, the Sequoia's independent rear suspension allows the roomy 60/40-split third-row seat to fold flat. The 2011 Toyota Sequoia is a full-size SUV capable of seating seven or eight, depending on the options selected. The base SR5 model comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, a sunroof, running boards, a 40/20/40-split second-row bench seat, triple-zone automatic climate control, heated side mirrors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, full power accessories, a power driver seat, Bluetooth (with audio streaming) and an eight-speaker CD stereo with satellite radio, auxiliary audio and USB audio jacks.
The top-of-the-line Sequoia Platinum adds load-leveling rear air springs, adaptive shock absorbers, heated and cooled front seats, heated second-row captain's chairs (dropping capacity to seven), power-folding and -reclining rear seats, and a touchscreen navigation system.
Toyota offers two option packages for the SR5. Sequoia Limited options include a rear-seat entertainment system, navigation system and second-row captain's chairs.
The standard engine for the 2011 Sequoia SR5 is a 4.6-liter V8 that makes 310 hp and 327 lb-ft of torque. Properly equipped, a 5.7-liter Sequoia can tow up to 7,400 pounds.
Standard safety equipment for all 2011 Toyota Sequoias includes antilock disc brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags, front knee airbags and three-row side curtain airbags. The 60/40 third-row seat in Limited and Platinum models has both a power-recline and a power-fold feature. With both sets of rear seats folded down, the Sequoia's cargo space tops out at 121 cubic feet.