Experience the extraordinary Toyota Sequoia
In a departure from sport utility vehicles focusing on off-road excellence but falling back when it comes to being passenger and urban area friendly, comes the Toyota Sequoia.
With its three rows of seats having seven-eight passenger-seating capabilities and Toyota’s excellent engineering it is an extremely reliable car that can be manipulated to function smoothly on all kinds of roads.
The key word for this car is its flexibility and its consumer friendliness. It has a 5.7 litre V8 engine that gives it a horsepower of 310 making it a very quick SUV and its towing capacity when completely loaded is that of 7400 pounds. As far as power goes the car is formidable but what makes it the complete package is its friendly interior as well.
It has three rows of seats and the second-row seats are available as in options of captain’s chairs or split benches. The seats are well spaced giving the car plenty of legroom and they can even be shut to increase the cargo space. If two out of three seat rows are folded it boasts of cargo spaces of 121 cubic feet.
It is available in three trim levels. The Toyota Sequoia SR5 costing $40,930, the Toyota Sequoia Limited costing $51,040, and the Toyota Sequoia Platinum costing $58,080.
All three include the standard features of a sunroof, running boards, full power accessories, 18-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth enabled systems, eight-speaker CD while the Limited has more features along the lines of more sophisticated technology and leather upholstery. The Sequoia Platinum that is priced the highest has even more features like heated and cooled front seats and a touch screen navigation system.
Since the car is a family friend one it safety features become very important and like all Toyota SUVs’ the Sequoia has a number of features like an advanced airbag system for the driver and front passenger, a Star Safety System that includes an Anti-lock Brake System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force distribution and Smart Stop technology.
Smart Stop technology is an innovative system wherein the system automatically reduces engine power when the accelerator and brake are pressed together during emergency conditions. The safety measures also include seatbelts on all seats, child locks on all the rear doors and anti-systems to keep the car secure in all ways.
The Sequoia is available in an array of colours including super white, silver sky metallic, magnetic grey metallic, black, and cassis pearl, sandy beach metallic and pyrite mica. These colours give prospective consumers even more reason to splurge on this car as it is not restricted to just one or two colours.
Finally when it comes to taking a drive in this gentle giant of a car it is a pleasant experience as the car drives smoothly making even tricky manoeuvres faultlessly. The cons however are that the more you spend on the car, the better its performance is as there is a marked difference in the Sequoia SR5 and the Platinum.