SUM UP (2 Stars)

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for Sequoia in 2014

Though the 2014 Toyota Sequoia is relatively unchanged from the previous model year, the automaker’s latest version of the Entune infotainment system is now standard equipment...
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Vehicle Overview

The Toyota Sequoia is a full-size SUV with seating for up to eight, slotting below the Land Cruiser but above the 4Runner and Highlander in the automaker’s SUV lineup.


The 2014 Toyota Sequoia comes with a 5.7-liter V-8 that makes 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque, which can optionally power all four wheels, instead of the standard rear-wheel drive, through a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 13/17-18 city/highway, with a one mpg penalty on the highway for 4WD. Towing is a maximum of 7,400 pounds for all models.

The 2014 Toyota Sequoia has not been crash tested by the IIHS or the NHTSA, but received a four-star rollover rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars).

What We Think

In an Editor’s Notebook review of a 2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited we said, “The Sequoia cabin is old-school Big SUV, with a huge amount of cubic air space behind the front seats and a commodious third row that folds flat to create a huge cargo area. There’s nothing new or different here; this is just a well-engineered, big lunk of an SUV that can carry seven [or eight] passengers and tow about seven thousand pounds. It’s a formula that works for plenty of people.”

You’ll Like

  • Roomy interior
  • Up to eight-passenger
  • Toyota reliability

You Won’t Like

  • Filling the tank
  • Part of a dying segment
  • Domestic competition is innovating, while Toyota is not

Key Competitors

  • Chevrolet Suburban
  • Ford Expedition
  • GMC Yukon
  • Nissan Armada



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2014 Sequoia Standard Equipment

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Rear Air Conditioning


  • Auto On Headlights
  • Compass
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Locks
  • Power Outlet(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Steering Wheel Scope
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Trip Computer


  • Privacy Glass
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Roof Rail
  • Sunroof


  • Cargo Cover
  • Cup Holders
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel


  • Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Knee Air Bag
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Parking Distance Control
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Side Air Bag(s)
  • Theft Deterrent System
  • Traction Control


  • Folding Rear Seat

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  • Compact Disc Player
  • Satellite Radio


  • Blue Tooth Compatible

Trucks and Towing

  • Trailer Harness
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