Toyota Sequoia 2011Posted: February 11th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: 2011 New Car Models, Toyota | Leave a comment »
The Sequoia is the largest SUV of Toyota, produced by Toyota Motor in Princeton, Indiana. It is derived from Toyota Tundra pickup truck, but differs in its use an independent rear suspension. The Sequoia was originally shown in car shows in 2000 with full production starting in late 2000 as a 2001 model.
Starting at 40.030 $ for basic, Sequoia price is far as 60.000 $ for a fully loaded edition.
Able to tow up to 7.400 pounds and carry eight passengers, the Sequoia makes in excellent work or family vehicle. The Sequoia is offered in three basic trim levels – SR5, Limited and Platinum – with various specs for each, the result is 11 finally trims. Sequoia competes with Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Ford Expedition and Dodge Dakota.
Base, Limited and Platinum, all trims are offered heated mirrors, DVD entertainment, a nav system with XM Nav Traffic, JBL Sound, Bluetooth, satellite radio and USB port.
Sequoia is available with a choice of two V8 engines, a 4.6-liter and 5.7 liter. Both engine run on recommended regular-grade fuel. The standard engine for 2011 Sequoia SR5 model is the new 4.6-liter i Force V8 310 horsepower with 32-valve DOHC. Peak torque is 327 lb.-ft at 3400 rpm.
The Sequoia Limited and Platinum grades feature has a standard i Force DOHC 5.7-liter V8 engine teamed to a six-speed electronically controled automatic. This engine is optional for SR5. The 5.7 liter produces 381 hp and 401 lb.-ft of torque. The mileage for 4.6- liter is 14 miles per gallon in city/ 19 miles per gallon highway. The fuel economy for 5.7-liter engine is 13 MPG city and 18 MPG highway.
The Automobile.com says:
The 2011 Toyota Sequoia is an interesting vehicle for a number of reasons, not the least of which has to do with the wide range of choices a potential buyer will have. There are different editions of this vehicle that will carry along different price tags. Some have complained that the Sequoia is a little bit bland on the outside, but it does offer some enticing positives for people who love powerful SUVs.