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2011 Toyota Sequoia Price, Review & Picture

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2011 Toyota Sequoia Price, Review & PictureNew Car Reviews, Last year, Toyota added the company’s new 4.6-liter, 310-horsepower V-8 to the Sequoia option list, which has better fuel economy than the 4.7-liter it replaces, and more power, too. More equipment was made standard as well. For the 2011 Toyota Sequoia, a brake override system was added, there is a new wood grain on the Platinum grade, and Dark Gray replaces Slate, while Nautical Blue and Spruce were dropped.

The full-sized Sequoia was recently launched by Toyota. It is a vehicle that competes with the Chevrolet Tahoe, the Ford Expedition, and the GMC Yukon. It is akin to the Land Cruiser, also in the same vehicle segment, and the Sequoia has a third row of seating. No side-folding jump seats are offered however. It’s off road functions aren’t a priority and it’s a vehicle with a comfort orientation.

The Sequoia for 2008 entered its second generation; the SUV is bigger than the Land Cruiser by 10-inches. It has a wheelbase that is also larger by 9.8-inches. The Sequoia has entered the SUV market at a bad time though, since the desire for SUV crossovers is higher and gas prices are on the rise.

SUV seekers looking for a big vehicle with room for eight-passengers will appreciate the Sequoia. The vehicle sports one of two V-8 motors. It comes with a 5.7-Liter V-8, 381 hp offering or a 4.6-Liter, 310 hp offering in the SR5. The engine is joined to a six-speed automatic tranny. It comes with rear-wheel and 4WD.

The Toyota Sequoia is an attractive full-size SUV with a more rounded look than the first-gen had. The Platinum trim gives the Sequoia Diamond finish 20-inch wheels and chrome power, power-folding, auto-dimming heated side mirrors with puddle lamps. The Sequoia’s spacious cabin can seat up to eight, and has features such as three-zone climate control, power windows and doors, Bluetooth, and eight-way-adjustable power seat are standard for the Sequoia; leather, rear-seat entertainment, and heated second-row seats are available.

As you would expect, the 5.7-liter, 381-horsepower V-8 and six-speed automatic make quick work of getting this 6100-pound Sequoia SUV to speed. The Sequoia’s 0-to-60 time is an impressive 6.7 seconds; the Sequoia runs through the quarter mile in 15.2 seconds at 91.7 mph. It stops from 60 mph in 135 feet, provides a comfortable ride, and does an admirable job on twisting roads.

Driver and front passenger airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, dual front knee airbags, and three-row side curtain airbags are standard on the Toyota Sequoia. Also standard are disc brakes with ABS, brake assist, and electronic brake-force distribution; brake override; stability control; and traction control.

Body styles: SUV
Engines: 4.6L V-8, 5.7L V-8
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Models: SR5, Limited, Platinum

EPA Fuel Economy
SR5, Limited, Platinum: 13-14 mpg city/18-19 mpg highway

Price : $41,555 – $61,305

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