2023 Toyota Sequoia debuts with Capstone and TRD Pro grades


Toyota has revealed the third generation Sequoia full-size SUV, all set to go on sale in the U.S. market in Summer 2022. The new Sequoia will be offered in RWD or with the optional part-time 4WD system on SR5, Limited, Platinum and Capstone grades. The sporty TRD Pro however, will be offered only in 4WD.

The new Sequoia is built around the TNGA (GA-F) platform, the same iteration that underpins the 3rd gen Tundra and the J300 Land Cruiser. The headlights appear to have been borrowed as is from the Tundra, as are the wheels from Tundra Capstone and Tundra TRD Pro grades. From certain angles, visually, the new Sequoia might also remind you of the Highlander, but maybe that’s just me. But overall, the 2023 Sequoia looks just as bulky and massive as its platform siblings.

The Sequoia TRD Pro features model-specific black 18-inch wheels, a 1/4-inch aluminum TRD front skid plate, and TRD-tuned FOX internal bypass shocks. The TOYOTA-branded front grille with a light bar and marker lights is pretty similar to that of the Tundra TRD Pro. A dual TRD Pro exhaust tip offers additional growl and visual appeal. The range-topping Sequoia Capstone rides on oversized 22-inch chrome wheels. Check out more photos here.

Inside, the dashboard looks almost identical to that of the Tundra. Features depending on the trim include a 14-inch central touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument display, a 14-speaker JBL Premium Audio system, a Head-Up Display, a panoramic moonroof, heated & ventilated first & second-row seats, Qi wireless charging, optional digital rearview mirror, and standard Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 suite of ADAS which includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC), Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Rear Seat Reminder and so on.

The SR5 and Limited 4×4 models can get TRD Off-Road package which adds selectable locking rear differential, Crawl Control, Multi-Terrain Monitor, TRD-tuned Bilstein monotube shock absorbers, TRD-tuned springs, and unique 18-inch alloy wheels.

Powering the new Sequoia is a hybrid powertrain, which is a combination of a 3.4L twin-turbo V6 petrol engine and a motor-generator nestled between the ICE and a 10-speed automatic transmission. The output figures are 326 kW (443 metric hp/437 bhp) and 790 Nm (583 lb-ft) of torque. Depending on the grade, the new Sequoia claims a max towing capacity of up to 9,000 lbs (4,082 kg).

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