Toyota is updating the new current generation Sequoia with new technologies. The highly capable yet sophisticated SUV offers comfort, durability and Toyota toughness that’s perfect for family adventures with room for up to eight.
For 2022, the Sequoia carries on with those attributes and more while offering the new Wind Chill Pearl exterior color to replace both Blizzard Pearl and Super White. The Nightshade Special Edition that joined the Sequoia line for 2021 returns, along with grade mainstays SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Pro, Limited and Platinum.
With body-on-frame construction, a 381-horsepower 5.7-liter i-FORCE V8 engine, four-wheel independent suspension and the ability to tow up to 7,400 pounds, Sequoia is built to handle whatever the week and weekend dishes out. All Sequoia models offer the versatile Multi-Mode 4WD system as an option over standard two-wheel drive.
Sequoia offers seating for up to eight (seven in TRD Sport, TRD Pro, Platinum and Nightshade Edition), and there’s plenty of room for all. The independent rear suspension plays a large part in allowing for the Sequoia’s roomy third row, which provides adult-size, 35.3-inch legroom. Second-row legroom, at 40.9 inches, is on par with full-size luxury sedans.
In eight-seat models, the versatile 40:20:40 split second-row bench-type seat allows a variety of configurations, augmented by a seat-slide adjustment range of 5.9 inches. The middle row folds flat, and a one-touch easy-slide feature makes it easy for passengers to enter the third row. The seven-seat models use captain seats. Extra-large cup/bottle holders outnumber passengers two to one, and the Platinum grade adds two more for good measure.
The Sequoia’s third-row seat is split 60:40 and can recline. The third row also easily folds flat, a task made more convenient by the available power tilting and folding feature. The rear liftgate features a power rear window with auto up/down, jam protection and defogger.
With the middle row seats in use, Sequoia can carry five people while still offering 66.6 cu. ft. of carrying space, enough to haul their camping gear. With both third-row seat backs folded flat, available space increases to a cavernous 120.1 cu. ft. – enough for a very long, secluded camping trip for two. The Sequoia can even carry objects up to 11 feet long, provided the maximum weight is not exceeded. The liftgate integrates a versatile separate power window, with auto up/down and jam protection.
The Sequoia’s design and exterior features have been shaped to minimize wind noise, which helps make the cabin an ideal listening room for the extensive multimedia capabilities. All Sequoia multimedia systems for 2022 feature a 7-in. touchscreen display and smartphone compatibility for maximum versatility.
The standard 8-speaker Audio Plus system for Sequoia SR5 and TRD Sport includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa compatibility; AM/FM/HD Radio; SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month Platinum Plan trial; USB media port and two USB charge ports; and advanced voice recognition, plus Bluetooth hands-free phone capability and music streaming.
Safety Connect and Remote Connect each come with a 1-year trial, while Service Connect comes with a 10-year trial. Wi-Fi Connect includes a 2GB/3-month trial (whichever comes first). Both the SR5 and TRD Sport can be optioned with Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and eight speakers.
The Sequoia Limited comes standard with 12-speaker Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation system, which includes Dynamic Navigation, with up to 3-year trial, Dynamic POI Search and Dynamic Voice Recognition. TRD Pro and Platinum grades upgrade to Premium Audio with Dynamic Navigation and JBL 14-speaker system, including subwoofer and amplifier.
The Sequoia Nightshade Edition gives off a custom vibe with darkened chrome grille and exterior trim. Available in Midnight Black Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic or Wind Chill Pearl exterior colors, the Nightshade Edition features black mirror caps, door handles and 20-inch black split-spoke alloy wheels complete the exterior makeover. Inside, black leather-trimmed seating surfaces come standard.