Toyota Sequoia 2012

Toyota Sequoia 2012: The 2012 Toyota Sequoia is based on the very same supports as the Toyota Expanse full-size pickup, as well as it extends the Expanse's manly appearance as well as significant towing as well as carrying expertise into a bundle that could additionally comfortably carry the family members.

That stated, the Sequoia most definitely isn't appealing to every person. Some could not even make it past the tall, greatly chromed snout, which like a number of one of the most super-sized SUVs, looks made to either daunt or imitate eighteen-wheeler designing. With its big, imposing chrome grille, high hood and flanks, and also information like its flared fenders, chunky door takes care of, chromed mirrors, and also surged sheetmetal, it's almost cartoonishly musclebound. And do not expect a break from the look inside; the control panel as well as cut has even more of the same-- aggressive as well as oversize to be kind, but a bit overwrought in any case.

Toyota Sequoia 2012

There are 2 V-8 engines provided in the Sequoia-- a 310-horsepower, 4.7-liter V-8 and also five-speed automated, or a 381-hp, 5.7-liter V-8 as well as six-speed automobile (both with either rear- or 4x4)-- as well as it makes good sense to opt for the larger one. The fuel economic climate difference is negligible, and also the 5.7-liter's much better torque output makes sense for what this vehicle's meant: towing. When appropriately equipped, tow scores range as much as 7,400 pounds. Generally, the Sequoia driving experience includes a lot of excess body movement and nosedive, however when pushed it actually manages like a smaller vehicle.

Sitting area in the 2012 Toyota Sequoia is really fairly excellent; the initial 2 rows are roomy as well as the seats are proportioned generously, for bigger Americans. Slim drivers might not find any side support in the extremely large pole positions, however. The third row is just for smaller sized grownups, as is typical in this class, and also if you ride back there you'll have to bend simply a bit. On the whole, trip quality can be a little uneven.

Most of the interior decoration and manages rollover from the big Expanse pick-up, which isn't always an advantage; controls and also knobs are nearly cartoonishly large sometimes, yet light as well as plasticky to the touch. While the inside is well developed, furniture and trim feels and look a bit cheap, too.

For 2012, Toyota has included a trailer persuade control system, as well as a blind-spot screen, as criterion. All Sequoia models consist of keyless entry, a tilt/telescopic wheel with natural leather trim, cruise ship control, an above console, and an eight-speaker stereo with XM satellite radio, auxiliary and also USB ports, and also Bluetooth streaming audio ability. Bluetooth is additionally included in all versions. Top Sequoia Platinum designs include a power hatch, heated mirrors, a rear-seat DVD system, a costs JBL sound system, a nav system with XM NavTraffic, perforated warmed as well as aerated captain's chairs, and real wood trim. All four-wheel-drive Sequoias consist of skid plates and updated roll-sensing side-curtain air bags.


There are 3 various trim levels to pick from when acquiring the Sequoia, a base SR5, mid-level Limited, as well as the luxury-packed Platinum. All come fully equipped, including the base SR5, which despite being targeted at cost-conscious buyers still comes with automated tri-zone air conditioning, an eight-speaker stereo, a towing plan, an eight-way power vehicle driver's seat, as well as a leather-trimmed steering wheel with sound and environment controls.

Go up to the Restricted and you get car parking sensors, a power rear liftgate, a power folding third-row seat, and 20-inch alloy wheels. The best attribute, nonetheless, is the rear-view mirror, which permits you to have a back-up monitor without having to include a navigation system. The unique rear-view mirror incorporates a 3.3-inch monitor for the backup cam, as well as it also has an auto-dimming function, compass as well as map light.

The range-topping Platinum brings lots of high-end to the table, including DVD navigation and also a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a 9-inch LCD display, a 14-speaker JBL stereo, 12-way flexible power driver's seat, heated second-row seats, and rear load-leveling air suspension.

Missing, rather unusually, from the Sequoia's factory alternatives list is severe off-road equipment, or a dedicated off-road design. Everything makes sense when you see the much more expensive Toyota Land Cruiser across the lot.

Gas Economy

With an aesthetic weight coming close to 6,000 pounds as well as only a pair of gas-powered V-8 engines to choose from, the 2012 Toyota Sequoia is barely exactly what you would call fuel-efficient.

The most frugal design, if you can call it that, is the base SR5 variation geared up with a 4.6-liter V-8 as well as rear-wheel drive. Its official EPA gas mileage ranking is 14/20 mpg city/highway and 16 mpg incorporated. If you select the Sequoia's 5.7-liter V-8 alternative and also all-wheel drive, you'll see gas mileage drop to 13/17 mpg city/highway and also 12 mpg combined.

Note, the larger V-8 is E85 flex-fuel qualified, yet if you wish to be actually environmentally aware, while still having the majority of the Sequoia's capacity, GM's full-size SUVs, the Chevrolet Tahoe as well as GMC Sierra, do supply a crossbreed option, as well as Mercedes-Benz's GL Course can be ordered with a clean diesel.

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