The full-size 3rd generation SUV from the stable of Toyota, the 2016 Toyota Sequoia comes with some interior and exterior changes from the previous models. This 8-passenger car is a much awaited vehicle for fans of Toyota. It is set to compete against the likes of Ford Expedition, Chevy Tahoe and Nissan Armada. The car will come in 3 trims, Platinum, Limited and SR5.
2016 Toyota Sequoia Interior and Exterior
It can accommodate as many as 8 occupants, with 3 rows of seats. The second and the third row can be folded in order to increase the cargo space. The interior cabin comes with hard plastic and wood treatment, which makes it low in bulk. There has also been generous use of other light materials, such as carbon fiber and aluminum, which make it lighter than its predecessor. The cabin and the seats have been made as comfortable as possible with the use of fabrics of superior quality.
This brand new SUV is set to come with a 9” LCD display screen along with DVD player and touch display control. There will be laser managed cruiser, cordless headphones and other interesting additions. It also has a Blu-ray disc entertainment system, heated captain’s chairs in the 2nd row and JBL speakers.
The 2016 Toyota Sequoia exterior gets an aggressive design and as expected, it is really big in size. It is rugged in appearance and the looks have not been changed much from that of its predecessor. Most of the alterations are visible in the newly styled bumpers, lamps and the front grille. Otherwise, the car bears almost exactly the 8-year old design that has come to be associated with Sequoia. It is perfect for families which require a spacious 4-wheeler. The dimensions of the vehicle are unchanged, and the same as that of its earlier version.
2016 Toyota Sequoia Engine Specs
The car comes in two diesel and two petrol engine options. The diesel options include a 5.7 L, V8 engine which can deliver a peak power of 318 hp and a 4.7 L, V8 engine which can deliver a top power of 283 hp. The petrol options consist of a 5.7 L, V8 engine which can produce a top 318 hp power and a 4.7 L engine which can generate a maximum 282 hp horsepower. The 2016 Toyota Sequoia has 401 pound-feet torque capacity.
All the petrol and diesel trims of the 2016 Toyota Sequoia are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox.
The petrol versions of the vehicle are able to return a top mileage of 13 mpg in the busy city traffic and 17 mpg on the expressways. The fuel efficiency is more or less similar with the diesel versions, with the makers going for an AMT instead of manual transmission.
2016 Toyota Sequoia Price and Release Date
The SUV is anticipated to come within a price range of $44,500 to $64,500. The 2016 Toyota Sequoia will come to the market some time during the last quarter of 2015. The manufacture has not offered information about an exact release date for this car.