The brand new 2023 Toyota Sequoia has a great deal of job to do if it has any kind of opportunity of overtaking the sales leaders in the full-size SUV section. As holds true with the 2022 Toyota Expanse whereupon it’s based, the Japanese car manufacturer’s greatest lorries simply do not resemble the sales numbers of their American rivals.
With 8,070 systems offered, the Sequoia rested underneath the Nissan Armada at the really lower of the sales graph in2021 To place points right into viewpoint, in 2014 Chevy offered over 106,000 Tahoe SUVs, plus one more 48,000 Suburbans. The GMC Yukon is almost the exact same point, which includes one more 82,000 systems to the tally. The Ford Exploration and also Lincoln Navigator easily outsell the Sequioa. And Also the Jeep Wagoneer, which simply took place sale at the tail end of 2021, greater than increased Sequoia sales in the month of December.
Those are some serious statistics, however so is this: The Sequoia was last revamped for 2008 and also was never ever considerably rejuvenated. That is old in vehicle terms, and also it should not be unexpected that its sales not just endured, however that it had actually ended up being uncompetitive in virtually every figure that matters to purchasers. The engine. Gone is the old 5.7-liter V8, which was well concerned for power and also integrity, however returned 13 miles per gallon in the city and also 17 on the freeway contrasted to 16 mpg city and also 20 freeway for the most prominent Tahoe arrangement with a 5.3-liter V8. That might not look like much of a distinction, however in regards to real gas melted and also cash invested, it’s massive.
In the outbound V8’s area is a brand-new twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that makes 437 horse power (up 56 vs the V8) and also 583 pound-feet of torque (up a shocking 182). This progressed brand-new powertrain, which it shows premium Toyota Expanse versions, consists of a crossbreed element as requirement. In in between the engine and also the 10- rate transmission rests an electrical motor that offers a strong part of that large torque number while additionally improving performance. We do not have actually approximated gas economic climate numbers yet, however Toyota states “it is anticipated to be exceptionally affordable on top of the section– and also a big renovation over the previous generation.” For referral, the best-in-segment gas economic climate for 2021 was the Exploration at 19 mpg incorporated and also the diesel-powered Tahoe/Yukon at 24 mpg incorporated.
The 2023 Sequoia can tow as long as 9,000 extra pounds, which is a 22% renovation over the previous design. The Tahoe/Yukon maxes out at 8,000 extra pounds, while the Exploration is 9,300 with the optional Heavy-Duty Trailer Towing plan.
A totally boxed structure is shown the current Expanse, and also a lot of its framework can additionally be discovered underpinning the brand-new Lexus LX 600 and also its Land Cruiser brother or sister that will not be offered in the States. The brand-new framework is stiffer and also stouter than previously and also gain from a brand-new rack-mounted digital power guiding system and also multi-link back suspension configuration. Optional is a load-leveling air suspension with flexible dampers.
Two-wheel drive comes requirement on SR5, Limited, Platinum and also Capstone (brand-new for 2023, much more on that particular listed below) trim degrees while the TRD Pro comes requirement with a part-time 4×4 system that’s optional on the various other trims. A TRD Sporting activity plan is optional on the SR5, and also it obtains 20- inch matte black wheels, Bilstein monotube shocks and also TRD-tuned springtimes. SR5 and also Minimal 4×4 versions can be geared up with a TRD Off-Road plan that includes a securing back differential, distinct 18- inch wheels with hostile all-terrain tires, Multi-Terrain Select, Downhill Help Control, Crawl Control, a Multi-Terrain Display and also particular Bilstein monotube shock. A red front axle driveshaft is one more amazing touch.
The TRD Pro design (over left) is tailored towards off-road driving and also gains Fox inner bypass shocks, a 1/4- inch light weight aluminum TRD front skid plate, a securing back diff and also all the digital rewards from the TRD Off-Road version. Inside, the TRD Pro obtains second-row captain’s chairs and also a bunch of TRD indoor accents. A roofing system shelf signs up with a distinct grille with added lights, 18- inch wheels and also a certain exhaust suggestion to complete the plan.
On top of the stack rests the brand-new Sequoia Capstone (over right). It stands apart with chrome rewards outside in addition to large 22- inch wheels. The inside is bound in semi-aniline natural leather with distinct black-and-white openings, and also open-pore American Walnut trim. The Capstone trim additionally obtains acoustic glass in the front doors for even more outside noise deadening.
All 3 seating rows can recline in the brand-new Sequoia, and also the 3rd row obtains a brand-new, distinct function: 6 inches of moving change to make best use of either legroom or freight room. A detachable Adjustable Freight Rack System includes extra storage space versatility.
After 15 years with essentially the exact same inside (also the Expanse obtained a refresh because time), there was no place to go however up with the brand new Sequoia. It’s fairly undoubtedly a much more modern-day atmosphere, however it’s additionally essentially the same to what you’ll discover in the Expanse. Possibly that will not matter to prospective purchasers, however, for what it deserves, the Tahoe/Yukon have actually had a various interior decoration than their full-size vehicle brother or sisters for 3 generations currently. The Exploration cabin is distinct for the very first time for2022
Amongst the resemblances to Expanse, the brand-new Sequoia additionally includes Toyota’s brand-new Sound Multimedia infomercial system in either 8- or 14- inch dimensions. Emphasizes of the technology consist of voice activation abilities– “Hey Toyota, established the temperature level to …”– and also cloud-based navigating and also real-time Over the Air updates for mapping and also Sights. Wireless Apple CarPlay and also Android Car are additionally consisted of.
Toyota’s most current Safety and security Feeling 2.5 collection of functions comes requirement on all Sequoia trim degrees for2023 Emphasizes consist of a brand-new onward accident caution and also automated emergency situation stopping system with enhanced discovery of pedestrians and also bicyclists in different driving situations. There’s additionally a brand-new Emergency situation Guiding Help system that will certainly “find pedestrians and also support the vehicle driver’s emergency situation incredibly elusive guiding maneuvers and also assist avoid lane separation.” Consisted of is lane-departure caution and also flexible cruise ship control with lane-centering guiding aid.
We’ll need to wait a bit longer prior to we understand just how much the 2023 Sequoia will certainly set you back, however we would certainly think it’ll be a practical boost from the existing design to maintain it affordable in its section. We need to obtain the remainder of the information quickly sufficient because the brand-new SUV will certainly strike dealers in the united state this summertime.