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2013 Toyota Sequoia SR5 SUV

2013 Toyota Sequoia Review

(0 Stars)  All the SUV you’ll ever need.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The 4.6-liter V-8 has been discontinued. A Blue-ray Disc rear-seat entertainment system is now offered. Partway through last year, the Sequoia received Toyota’s Entune infotainment system.
Overview
You might call the Toyota Sequoia, which is based on the Tundra full-size pickup truck, the anti-Prius. We’d prefer to call it a really good truck. The old 4.6-liter base engine has been discontinued, leaving only a muscular 5.7-liter V-8. It drinks gasoline like an old muscle car, to the tune of 13 mpg in the city, but in return, it can tow 7400 pounds and eight passengers in total comfort. The interior, always a rather cozy place, is now more entertaining, thanks to a new back-seat Blue-ray Disc player. Bluetooth and iPod connectivity are standard, and midlevel models get a backup camera as well as a power liftgate. The Sequoia drives best on the wide, fast roads that one finds in its home state of Texas. The big cozy driver’s seat, the commanding view of the road, and a bottomless well of torque are pleasant reminders of the days when bigger really meant better. At the same time, the Sequoia’s inescapable big-truck characteristics—poor body control, slow reflexes, and obscenely bad fuel economy—make clear that large crossovers are often a much better option for large families.

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2013 Sequoia SR5 Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 5.7L V 8 DOHC and variable valve timing
E85 / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 9 MPG city, 13 MPG highway, 11 MPG combined and 291 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
26.4gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 381 hp @ 5,600 rpm; 401 ft lb of torque @ 3,600 rpm
Secondary fuel economy:

'13 Toyota SR5 SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
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Roof Rail
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Side Steps
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Limited Slip Differential
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Passenger Air Bag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
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Trailer Harness
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Trailer Hitch
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