2013 Toyota Sequoia FWD Platinum

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“Make a Statement”

If you are looking for a full size SUV that can seat up to 8 people, tow up to 7100lbs and hold up to 18 drinks then the Sequoia is the vehicle for you.

Interior

When sitting in the Sequoia the first word that comes to mind is massive and once you wrap your head around how large this SUV is you realize all the luxury features that are included. The Platinum model comes with heated and ventilated front seats which are very comfortable and the driver’s seat also has the memory system that stores seating positions and exterior mirror positions. All models come with leather seating and Toyota has widened all the seats as well for a more comfortable and spacious ride. There is so much storage in the Sequoia, the third row seats fold down by the push of a button to allow for added space in the back, there is a middle row console, oversized glove box and multiple cup holders that all together can store over 18 cups! Which is super convenient on those long road trips. The Platinum models also have the rear seat entertainment system that is a 9” LCD DVD and Blu-ray player with 2 sets of wireless headphones and remote control and a premium JBL 14 speaker system.

Engine/Performance

Toyota has changed the engine to a powerful 5.7 l, V8 that can produce 381 horsepower and 401lb-ft of torque which can tow up to 7100lbs. The Sequoia is still fuel efficient for a vehicle this size due to the  dual variable valve timing with intelligence, sequential multiport electronic fuel injection, electronic throttle control system and acoustic control induction. There are different modes and suspension levels you can chose from depending on where you are and what you might need, you can change the height of the vehicle and even change the suspension depending on the type of driving you are doing.

Exterior

When driving the Sequoia, people will get out of your way with the low, wide and long stance this vehicle has the look and muscle that people will notice. The side mirrors are oversized and power folding, reverse tilting and auto dimming with puddle lamps. The lowered profile helps with aerodynamics and reduces wind noise and drag for comfort and efficiency. The Platinum and Limited models comes with specially designed 20” aluminum wheels and the other models come with 18” aluminum wheels.

Safety

Included in every Sequoia is the vehicle stability control system, tractions control, brake assist and smart stop technology that assists you when you suddenly press the brake by cutting engine power to assist in stopping. There are also numerous airbags for front and middle passengers all the way to the third row with active front head restraints with whiplash protection. There is also the intuitive front and rear clearance sonar parking assist system that uses sensors to alert you when you are getting closer to objects around your vehicle.

The Sequoia is one of the biggest SUV’s on the road and you can be rest assured the safety of your family is in good hands with Toyota.

 

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By: Aman Nijjer