The 2019 Toyota Sequoia is ready to make a comeback and gain the popularity that it has since 2008. To do that, Toyota decided to make some adjustments like new nose, plenty of safety systems and a revised interior. Sequoia is a forgotten full-size SUV but it is still alive. Toyota isn’t a bad SUV at all but somehow managed to fall. It sounds unreal, but Sequoia’s second-generation is ten years old.
However, while it shares plenty of similarities with Tundra, Toyota Sequoia aim is turned more towards families. Now that the comeback is in line, we will guide you through the refreshments of a new 2019 model.
2019 Toyota Sequoia Slightly Changed Front
The front grille is slightly changed and it looks sharper as a result. The new horizontal slats surely helped new headlights to blend in. Both low and high beams are now LED units with LED daytime running lights. Even the fog lights gained LED bulbs. A black panel that can be found in the center of the bumper is for the pre-collision system and adaptive cruise control. While Toyota redesigned Tundra in 2014, the side exterior of 2019 Sequoia will remain the same as before.
The story continues to the rear side, with the same old rounded taillights and other features that are basically the same for a decade. However, there is a good side of the forthcoming Toyota’s model. Tow hooks are very easy to access and are protected by the aluminum skid plate. Side steps will help kids to climb into the vehicle, and the towing is easier thanks to a new two-inch receiver hitch. The roll-down rear window is the newest feature, and it can be used thanks to a button on the dash.
2019 Toyota Sequoia Interior and Space
There is a feeling that Toyota could to more about Sequoia’s interior. Don’t get that wrong, the interior is boosted and modernized. The 4.2-inch TFT display in the gauge cluster is unchanged, while most of the competitors are offering 8.0-inch displays. However, the dashboard’s layout is good, but then again, the HVAC controls could’ve been more compactly placed. The 2019 Toyota Sequoia offers plenty of room for seven passengers. Legroom is great in all seating positions, just like the headroom.
The Platinum trim offers cup holders and buttons for the seat heaters at the rear. With the second and third-row folded flat, Sequoia can suck up to an impressive 120 cubic-feet of cargo.
2019 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport, SR5 Limited and Platinum trims
The 2019 Toyota Sequoia will be available with four trims SR5, TRD Sport, Limited and Platinum. Each of this trims will offer a good amount of features. The standard one trim SR5 will be available with features like power tilt/slide moonroof, automatic climate control with 3-zone, rearview camera, fog lights, roof rack.
It will also offer 18-inch alloy wheels, leather-trimmed steering wheel, 8-way driver’s configuration seats, and also 4-way front passenger’s seats, Bluetooth hands-free telephone controls and many others. This trim will be available with Sport Package. This package will bring 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheels to this model.
However, the next one is Limited trim and it offers much bigger 20-inch wheels, leather seating and Entune Premium Audio. This package will also have power liftgate. As for the Platinum, this trims will possess leather seating, Dynamic laser cruise control, air suspension, and Premium Entune JBL Audio.
However, in the Premium trim, there is also Sport Package that includes heated front seats, leather-trimmed seating, power fold 3rd-row seat, and Navigation
2019 Toyota Sequoia Engine Performance
The all-new 2019 Toyota Sequoia will use the same drivetrain as before. Despite being here for ages, a 5.7-liter iForce V8 is a great producer with 381 HP and 401 pound-feet of torque.
The same unit is in Tundra model, even the transmission is the same. The six-speed automatic transmission will manage power with great smoothness. Sequoia is available with a rear-wheel drive, but a four-wheel drive is an option.
Fuel Economy, Acceleration and Top Speed
The V8 engine is a good performer and it offers a good fuel economy as well. According to EPA ratings, 2019 Toyota Sequoia gets 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway or 15 mpg combined for the model with front-wheel drive. With the all wheel drive that is optional in this model one can get 13 miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg on the highway.
The combined EPA rating for this one is 14 miles per gallon. However, if one uses E85 and 4WD it will get 9/13 mpg. It comes with the fuel tank capacity of 26,4 gallons. As for the acceleration, the new 2019 Toyota Sequoia will be able to run from 0 to 60 mph in less than seven seconds, while the top speed 115 mph.
2019 Toyota Sequoia Towing Capacity
The model for the 2019 year comes with a great towing capacity like the predecessor. With the adaptive suspension, and tow/haul mode that will optimize your ride for maximum performance when towing heavier items this SUV will be able to maximum tow 7400 pounds.
2019 Toyota Sequoia Price and Release Date
Because of slightly upgrades, the company increased the price on the upcoming 2019 Toyota Sequoia. Starting price is around $49,000. However, TRD Sport model with 20-inch wheels and premium navigation system will cost slightly above $53,000.
Top-range Premium trim is over $65,500, but it comes with plenty of features, especially in safety segment. The updated 2019 Toyota Sequoia will hit the dealerships somewhere around the end of 2018.