If you’re looking for a mega-size hybrid SUV that is stylish, tech-savvy, and powerful, you might want to put the redesigned 2023 Toyota Sequoia Hybrid on your shopping list!
How do I know? I had the opportunity to test drive it for a week and was impressed by the style, power, comfort, and array of new features. From its intelligent four-wheel drive with a multi-terrain select system to its 12” touchscreen display infused with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, this colossal SUV was remade to take you and your family to a whole new level!
This third-generation Sequoia, which rides on the same underpinnings as the new Tundra, Land Cruiser, and Lexus LX600, is only available as a hybrid and features a new look inside and out. It has a large touchscreen with the latest software and a three-row cabin with seating for up to eight passengers.
From plush, leather-trimmed seats to cutting-edge infotainment systems equipped with the latest advanced technologies, the 2023 Toyota Sequoia hybrid ride proved to be a truly indulgent experience. However, I was unsurprised that Toyota equipped the Sequoia with its latest advanced features, such as a heads-up display and voice command system. Gone were the days of tedious parking lot maneuvers; the intelligent parking assist made every spot fit like a glove. Inside the spacious cabin, the Sequoia hybrid offers an array of luxurious interior features designed to enhance comfort and convenience for all passengers.
Introduced last summer, it features a powerful twin-turbo 3.5-liter six-cylinder hybrid i-Force Max powertrain with 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque.
While the modernization gives the Sequoia a better chance to compete with rivals such as the Chevy Tahoe and Ford Expedition, the cargo capacity is limited.
The 2023 Toyota Sequoia offers five trim levels: The Sequoia SR5 ($59,960), Limited ($66,360), Platinum ($72,560), Capstone ($76,960), and TRD Pro ($77,660 MSRP).
The new hybrid setup in the Sequoia makes it significantly more efficient than the outgoing model. The rear-wheel-drive models are EPA-rated at 21 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined. Opting for four-wheel drive drops those numbers to 19 mpg city, 22 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. For more information on its fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
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