Despite the age, this SUV is still doing pretty well, so despite lots of rumors about the redesign, the 2019 Toyota Sequoia continues in the same way, without bigger changes. This full-size SUV is present on the market for many years.
The current, second-generation model is present on the market for a full decade and interesting thing is that the Sequoia is among class leaders in many aspects even today, despite much younger competitors.
The new model continues in the same way, with design characteristics same as on the model that came 10 years ago. Of course, we have seen several updates meanwhile, but the core has remained unchanged.
2019 Toyota Sequoia Redesign
The 2019 Toyota Sequoia comes without bigger changes, which was pretty much expected, considering the last-year refresh. For that occasion, the company introduced lots of novelties. Of course, most of them were in terms of visual appearance. Also, LED headlights, daytime running lights and fog lights became standard features. Despite these aesthetical upgrades, the core of this super capable SUV has remained the same. It features pretty much same mechanics, characterized by a sturdy, fully boxed frame and things like independent rear suspension, double wishbones, locking differentials and other similar things that make the Sequoia one of the most off-road capable SUVs around. The upcoming model definitely won’t come with changes in this aspect. In terms of aesthetics, we could see a few more colors in the offer, but definitely nothing more than that.
2019 Toyota Sequoia Interior
Despite the age, the interior of this full-size SUV definitely has a lot of strong points. When it comes to the visual appearance of the dashboard and other elements, it definitely shows its age. It comes with the outdated infotainment system and other tech features and also features overall interior quality that is on a lower level compared to younger competitors. On the other side, 2019 Toyota Sequoia will definitely continue to be one of the most spacious SUVs around.
This model feature seating capacity for eight passengers. There is also a version with second-row captain’s chairs in which capacity drops to seven passengers. In any configuration, you can count on plenty of leg and headroom, no matter the row of seating. The cargo capacity is also on an outstanding level. Behind the third row, you can count on 19 cubic feet behind the third row, but the real fun starts once you fold second and third row of seating. Once you do this, you get amazing 120 cubic feet of cargo space, which is enough to put pretty much everything, even a couch or a table.
2019 Toyota Sequoia Trim Levels
The trim levels organization is relatively simple in this case. The 2019 Toyota Sequoia will continue with the same four trims in the offer. Those are SR5, TRD Sport, Limited and Platinum.
The base SR5 model already comes with a pretty long list of standard equipment. Some of the highlights are things like LED highlights, sunroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone climate control, 6.1-inch touchscreen, 8-speaker audio, power-adjustable driver’s seat etc. You can also count on lots of safety systems, such as forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring and much more.
Next in the line is the TRD Sport. This is an off-road version of the SUV, which comes with numerous mechanical upgrades. You can count on bigger wheels with off-road tires, off-road suspension with sport-tuned dampers and stiffer front and rear anti-roll bars etc. Also, there are few visual upgrades, like a new grille, blacked taillights, and similar things.
The Limited trim doesn’t come with all these off-road upgrades. It is all about comfort and convenience, so it adds things like heated seats, unique gauges, power-folding and auto-dimming exterior mirrors, leather upholstery, navigation, power liftgate and much more.
Finally, there is a flagship 2019 Toyota Sequoia Platinum, with things like power-adjustable steering wheel, ventilated seats, adaptive air suspension, second-row center console etc.
2019 Toyota Sequoia Engine
In the past, this SUV was available with several engines in the offer. In last few years, a familiar 5.7-liter V8 is the only unit in the offer. The 2019 Toyota Sequoia will continue in the same way. This engine is characterized by lots of power. you can count on 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. Such amount of power is enough to provide 0-60 sprint in about 7 seconds. Also, max towing capacity goes around 7000 pounds. On the other side, fuel economy definitely isn’t a strong point of this SUV. You can count on pretty modest 13 mpg in the city and 17 on the highway.
2019 Toyota Sequoia Release Date and Price
The 2019 Toyota Sequoia will hit the market by the end of the year. Expect no changes in price, so base models should go around 48.000 dollars. On the other side, fully loaded versions cost around 67.000 dollars. Key rivals are models like Chevy Tahoe, Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada etc.