Toyota redesigned the Sequoia for 2023 and many of us seem enthralled by the Capstone Deluxe Edition or the capable TRD Pro off-road versions. But there are plenty of other features that, even on the base SR5 and Limited trims, make the new Sequoia SUV special. For example, did you know that the rear seat has a built-in cargo rack that slides up to six inches? What else is special about the new 2023 Toyota Sequoia?
You Can Tell Your Neighbors That The New 2023 Toyota Sequoia Is A Land Cruiser
The new Sequoia is one of the few SUVs built the old-fashioned way, meaning it has a body-on-frame design like a truck. It shares its frame with the new Tundra pickup, as well as the global Land Cruiser and Lexus LX. Toyota stopped importing the Land Cruiser into the US, and no one knows why it didn’t just call the Sequoa a Land Cruiser. motor tendency guesses the next Sequoia could wear a Land Cruiser badge because the two are the same SUV underneath.
The new 2023 Toyota Sequoia can tow a lot
The new Sequoia can tow up to 9,520 pounds with a towing kit. Thanks to that new engine and its body-on-frame construction, the new 2023 Toyota Sequoia can tow a lot, like its cousin, the Tundra pickup. Another reason the Sequoia can tow so much is the adaptive variable suspension, which is a load-leveling suspension that can raise the rear of the Sequoia.
It has new towing technology.
Speaking of towing, the Sequoia’s Tow Tech package offers a trailer back-up guide, which can help you back up the SUV with a trailer. To prevent a trailer from jackknifing, it also features Straight Path Assist, which helps you back up in a straight line with a trailer. The Tow Tech Package is standard on TRD Pro and Capstone trims of the new 2023 Toyota Sequoia.
The new Toyota Sequoia 2023 hides Easter eggs in the windshield
YouTube car reviewer Doug DeMuro loves finding the cool little quirks and features in cars, and the hidden Easter eggs. He will point out little details that the rest of us would miss. In true DeMuro fashion, he noted that there are some small dots and streaks on the bottom of the windshield. They are morse code. DeMuro translated it to say: “BADASS TRUCKS.” Find him at 5:10 in the video.
Adults can sit in the third row.
Anyone who’s ever been in the back of a three-row SUV knows that legroom is at a premium. In the Sequoia, though, you get a generous 33.7 inches when the seat slides all the way back. Yes, the Sequoia’s third row slides up to six inches, which means it can accommodate more cargo or more people. For comparison, the three-row 2023 Toyota Highlander SUV has just 27.7 inches of rear-seat legroom. Speaking of that third row, it also comes with Toyota’s cargo rack system that adds a rack in the rear.
Toyota didn’t ignore the base model SR5 2023 Sequoia for off-roading
For the first time on base SR5 and updated Limited 4×4 models, you can get the Sequoia TRD Off-Road Package. While it’s not the same package you get on the TRD Off-Road model, it does add plenty of off-road necessities, like a locking rear differential, Multi-Terrain Select, and Downhill Assist Control, which acts like slow-speed cruise control uphill. down. Toyota’s Magic Crawl Control, which is a traction control system designed to get you out of sticky mud and loose sand, comes standard on the TRD package. It also comes with TRD-tuned Bilstein shocks and springs.
Comes with ToyotaCare
ToyotaCare provides free factory scheduled maintenance and 24-hour roadside assistance for two years, or up to 25,000 miles. Plus, your warranty covers the hybrid battery for 10 years or 150,000 miles.
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