Bringing back the nostalgic definition of a large three-row SUV from the older SUV models, 2017 Toyota Sequoia most definitely is a blast from the past. It held a riot of popular reviews back in the 2007s, hoping for similar reviews, it is refined into a better product to catch the buyer’s attention. Although redesigned in many ways, the 2017 model holds back many new features that could have gave its rivals a run for its money.
2017 Toyota Sequoia – Exterior and Interior Changes:
The 2017 Toyota Sequoia reveals its popularity through its exterior macho design, which is completely different than the rival designs. The chunky designs hold out a muscle-bound look that diverts the attention from its mini-van status to a testosterone-binged minivan that focuses on its truck roots. The interior of the 2017 Toyota Sequoia has been grafted so that it holds three rows with a roomy instrument panel. Its design focuses on functionality rather than its appearance. Buyers are given a choice to exchange the second row with two captain’s chair that would turn it into a seven-seater. The third row has been made roomier to provide ample space for your children. While both the third and second row can be folded to give a cargo floor that feels larger than most of its competitive crossovers.
Previously, the Sequoia offered a diversity of engines. However, Toyota has boiled this option down to 5.7-liter V-8 rated at 381 hp. It does subtly share some features with the Tundra pickup truck. But overall the handling has been enhanced for better stability. The stability holds an excellent ride quality held out with the independent rear suspension and the air suspension system. It falls back on its competition with the hard plastic dashboards and lack of USB ports which are a must have for newer models. Nor does it offer emergency brakes, it holds a standard set of airbags for safety. On the other hand, Toyota does offer a power rear window that makes hauling goods way easier.
The brawny exterior design has rounded off to give a better and masculine look. The addition of the Sequoia in the Toyota line definitely casts a shadow and does not remain unnoticed. The tall hood, chrome grille, and a high belt line, in addition to chunky doors, chrome mirrors, rippled sheets and flared fenders leave nothing to be desired in this exterior testosterone filled madness. Sadly, this chunky design leaves a bland space in the interior that is cartoonishly simple and unremarkable. The material for the seats and the dashboards has carried over from its Tundra predecessor right down to the center console and gauge area.
2017 Toyota Sequoia – Powertrain:
In the matter of performance, the buyer is not given a large variety of personal handling. The only choice given in this regard is whether to choose four or rear wheel drive. The engine is a 5.7 liter V-8 with a 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. It does make some loud sounds, especially when in the towing mode that can handle 7400 pounds. It also is excellent in accelerating to 60 mph in 6.7s.
The four-wheel drive offers a two-speed transfer case. That powers the rear and front axles with a Torsen limited-slip differential handled with only the push of a button. The A-TRAC active traction control excellently reduces any chances of a slip on a dirt trail or snow. The ride quality, as said before, is portioned well with its speed to frame ratio. Thanks to the independent rear suspension. The air suspension system in the platinum model is a step above and gives it a quality experience.
The towing ability of the 2017 Toyota Sequoia is easily looked over with Toyota’s Highlander. The seating arrangements for the Sequoia are way better with a wide berth on all side and soft outboard positions. The cargo area can be increased 6 inches wider as the second row can be moved to provide more room.
2017 Toyota Sequoia – Price and Release Date:
The 2017 Toyota Sequoia is not a luxury vehicle nor is it a meant to be one. Toyota focused more on to create a manageable and clean minivan that promotes functionality more than its look. This model is expected to be in the market for $ 45,000 to $62,000 in 2017.