Genuine 8-person capacity in three spacious rows; standard safety tech; abundant cargo capacity; strong reliability reputation
Poor gas mileage even for this segment; distant dashboard controls; dated infotainment; exterior and interior design look as old as they are
The Sequoia carries over unchanged for 2019.
With its full complement of accident-avoidance tech, even the base Sequoia SR5 represents a compelling choice. However, we would expect most buyers will be expecting luxury features like leather upholstery and various power-operated functions that are found on the Limited trim.
The 2019 Toyota Sequoia is available in SR5, TRD Sport, Limited and Platinum trims.
Standard SR5 ($48,700) features include 18-in alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, fog lamps, running boards, a power rear window, a roof rack, a sunroof, a backup camera, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning systems, adaptive cruise control, tri-zone automatic climate control, a power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 8-passenger seating, a sliding and reclining second-row seat, a reclining third-row seat, rear side sunshades, Toyota's Entune 6.1-in touchscreen interface, Bluetooth, one USB port and an 8-speaker sound system.
The TRD Sport ($51,415) adds different styling cues, 20-in black wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, TRD antisway bars for better on-road handling, leather upholstery and standard second-row captain's chairs (reduces seating to seven, available on other trims).
The Limited ($57,195) adds different 20-in wheels, a power lift gate, power-folding mirrors, parking sensors, a power passenger seat, heated front seats, a power-folding third-row seat, Optitron instrumentation, a 7-in touchscreen and Entune's improved app suite. Some of the interior niceties are optional on the SR5.
The Platinum ($64,410) features an adaptive and load-leveling air suspension, second-row captain's chairs, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable steering wheel, a 14-speaker JBL sound system, integrated navigation and a rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system with a 9-in display. These latter three tech items are optional on the Limited.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||2 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/25,000 Miles|
2019 Ford Expedition -- The Expedition was fully redesigned last year and should be considered the best alternative. It offers almost the same interior volume as the Sequoia, but with a vastly more efficient powertrain and a more modern interior. It's also available in an extended-wheelbase EL model.
2019 Chevrolet Suburban -- The smaller Tahoe's compromised third-row seat make the bigger Suburban the GM full-sizer to consider (although both share a sky-high loading height and uncouth ride). Its higher-quality cabin and efficient V8 engine earn merit.
2019 Dodge Durango -- The Durango isn't as large as the others, and it's a stretched Jeep Grand Cherokee rather than a converted pickup truck. But it does feature a refined rear-wheel-drive platform, three usable rows of seating and an optional 5.7-liter V8 that allows for stronger towing capacity than the typical crossover.
Used Toyota Sequoia -- The Sequoia has changed so little in the past decade and Toyotas are so reliable, why not consider a used or certified pre-owned one?