2017 Toyota Sequoia is a produced by Toyota and derived from the Tundra pickup. Introduced in 2000 and produced at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana in Princeton, Indiana, the new 2017 Sequoia is the first vehicle from a Japanese manufacturer in the popular mainstream full-size SUV class in North America, and the initial planning is done by the first generation Toyota Sequoia chief engineer Kaoru Hasegawa aimed the Sequoia directly with the Ford Expedition, also compete with the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe and later Honda Pilot.
The 2017 Sequoia groove in between the mid-size 2017 Toyota 4Runner and the premium Toyota Land Cruiser in the North American Toyota SUV lineup, and is the largest SUV currently produced under the brand name Toyota. From 2015, the Sequoia sold in the United States, Bolivia, Saudi Arabia,Canada, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Kuwait, Lebanon, Chile, Mexico, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen in LHD only.
2017 Toyota Sequoia Engine
The 2017 Toyota Sequoia comes standard with a 5.7-liter V8 engine rated at 381 hp and 401 pound-feet of torque. The V8 is with a six-speed automatic transmission that can send to the rear wheels. A four-wheel-drive system with low range lever and a locking limited-slip center differential is available as an option. In performance testing, a 2017 Sequoia Premium 4WD from zero to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds.
The EPA estimated fuel economy is only 15 mpg in combined driving (13 city / 17 highway) combined with rear-wheel drive and 14 mpg (13/17) with 4WD, at although the city and highway mileage. These assessment are much lower than fuel competitors. In countries that do not use California emissions standards, the 4WD Sequoia can also be configured as a flex-fuel vehicle able to use either standard gasoline or the E85 blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. Fuel efficiency falls combined to 10 mpg (13.9) when using E85. Depending on your choice of finish level and if you have two or four-wheel drive, the Sequoia is capable of dragging between 7100 and 7400 pounds.
2017 Toyota Sequoia Safety
The standard safety equipment for all 2017 Toyota Sequoia models includes antilock disc brakes, stability, and traction control, trailer sway control, for knee airbags, front seat side-impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and a rearview camera. The Limited adds standard front and rears parking sensors and an optional blind spot monitoring system. Adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring are standard on the Platinum.
In brake testing, the 2017 Toyota Sequoia required 125 feet to come to a halt from 60 mph, an average distance for a vehicle of this size. In government crash testing, the 2016 Sequoia received four stars (out of 5) for protection roll. It is rated for protection on or side collision.