2016 Toyota Sequoia – Diesel, Limited, Platinum, Redesign, MPG

One of Toyota’s best SUVs with excellent towing capacity, great cargo space and very spacious cabin is almost ready. It is a 2016 Toyota Sequoia.

Design of exterior and improvements

2016 Toyota Sequoia is a large SUV which will be improved in every segment. What people will like the most is its V8 powertrain, comfortable interior and its huge towing ability. It will ride on the same platform that underpins Tundra pickup. Therefore, we can say that it will be very massive. It will be 205.1 inches long, 74.6 inches tall and 79.9 inches wide. It will be offered in three trim levels. Those are: base SR5, the Limited and Platinum. When it comes to exterior appearance, it will look boxy, aggressive and powerful which it really is under its hood. Its design is masculine and very handsome. The front end features attractive chrome grille, tall hood and nicely designed headlamps. It will ride on new 20-inch wheels.

2016 Toyota Sequoia front

2016 Toyota Sequoia interior and features

Inside, 2016 Toyota Sequoia will be modern, comfortable and roomy. It is one of the most spacious SUVs which can place eight passengers. There are plenty of head and leg room even for taller passengers. The dashboard will get matte-metallic plastic trim and a large touch screen display with navigation system. Higher trim levels will get leather upholstery. The second and the third row of seats can be folded forward if needed for more cargo space.  The steering wheels will be leather wrapped and will have audio and climate controls. Some of the standard equipment will be: three zone automatic climate control, CD player with eight speakers, cruise control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, USB, power looks, windows and so on. Some of the optional features will be parking sensors, blind-spot monitors, DVD, Blu-ray rear entertainment system with a 9-inch LCD screen etc.

2016 Toyota Sequoia interior

Engine and acceleration

2016 Toyota Sequoia will be available with 5.7-liter V8 engine. It will be able to make 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. It will reach 60 mph in 6.7 seconds. The engine will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. It will be offered with FWD and AWD. Estimated fuel efficiency is 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.

2016 Toyota Sequoia rear

Release date and price

2016 Toyota Sequoia should be released sometime in late 2015 or in early 2016. As for the price, it is expected to be around $45,000 for the base model.

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