2018 Toyota Sequoia; Cars.com photos by Christian Lantry
Toyota spiced up its Sequoia full-size SUV for 2018 with the creation of the TRD Sport trim, which is priced between the SR5 and Limited. That gets you black 20-inch rims and black accents on the exterior, including the grille, side mirrors and badging. We tested a Sequoia TRD Sport against competing examples of the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition and Nissan Armada in our upcoming 2018 Full-Size SUV Challenge.
Our tester came with a starting price tag of $55,535 (including $1,295 destination fee) before tacking on the TRD Sport Premium package ($3,810), all-weather floor liners ($149), glass breakage sensor ($299) and a set of $80 wheel locks, totaling $59,873. Other vehicles in the test easily eclipsed $70,000 in price, making the Sequoia the clear value proposition.
The TRD Sport Premium package adds seven-passenger leather seating, heated and powered front seats, a power-reclining and folding third row, and a premium audio system with integrated navigation. It’s the one option package available on the Sequoia TRD Sport; everything else is a la carte.
While the Sequoia we tested seated seven, seating is available for up to eight passengers in other configurations. All trim levels of the Sequoia are powered by the same 5.7-liter V-8 making 381 horsepower and 401 pounds-feet of torque. Also standard on all trim levels is Toyota’s Safety Sense-P suite of safety features that includes autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.
Will being the value option help push the Sequoia to the top of the full-size SUV pile? Stay tuned for the results of our 2018 Full-Size SUV Challenge, which we’ll reveal Monday.
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