The all-new 2023 Toyota Sequoia is on the way, finally! After more than 15 years, Toyota’s full-size SUV will get a completely new design and considering how many years have passed, it’s clear that the improvements will be significant. The new model is almost production-ready and from what we can see, it brings a full load of new things in all aspects. The sales should start in the second half of the year.
Once again, the Sequoia shares a lot of its parts with Tundra. This means that you may count on the same improvements, whether it’s about the powertrain, interior design or technologies. However, the Sequoia also comes with some further upgrades, especially in terms of suspension setup. The new generation will come standard with the Hybrid powertrain. That will make it a pretty unique offer on the market of full-size SUVs, where internal-combustion engines still dominate.
2023 Toyota Sequoia Design
This redesign is bringing a full load of novelties. Just like the new Tundra, the 2023 Toyota Sequoia is also built over a completely new platform. We are talking about the BoF version of the TNGA platform, codenamed TNGA-F. Once again, you may count on a fully-framed chassis but this time, Toyota uses much lighter materials. As a result, the new generation is nearly 500 pounds lighter than the outgoing model.
Of course, that’s not the only benefit that comes from this redesign. The center of gravity is lower, which also has a big impact on the driving experience. Speaking of the driving experience, we have no doubt that future drivers will notice a big difference in terms of comfort and handling, thanks to the standard multi-link independent rear suspension.
Once again, Sequoia won’t disappoint in terms of off-roading either. The TRD Pro model will be on offer as well, with all kinds of upgrades. We are about to see a pretty similar approach as in the current version, which comes with upgraded suspension, locking rear differential, skid plates and similar things.
The all-new 2023 Toyota Sequoia will be offered in five trim levels – SR5, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro and Capstone.
The first thing you’ll notice about the new-generation 2023 Toyota Sequoia is the exterior design. Of course, the most prominent parts is the front end, which comes with the same layout as the new Tundra. It is highlighted by a massive bold grille, which comes in a combination with futuristic headlights. The rest of the body follows this aesthetical path and we can say that the new model looks sharper, bolder and way more aggressive than its predecessor. Of course, each trim level will come with a lot of distinctive styling details.
On the other hand, we still don’t know the exact dimensions but the large wagon-like body suggests that we are about to see a similar size to the outgoing model. For reference, the outgoing Sequoia is good for about 122 inches in wheelbase, while the total length goes around 205 inches.
When it comes to the interior design, you can see that the dashboard looks pretty much the same as in the new pickup sibling. You may count on the same lines and futuristic design solutions, while the center stack is highlighted by a massive 14-inch infotainment screen, which will be standard in all but the base SR5 trim. The new infotainment system works great and you may count on all kinds of connectivity features. This includes wireless smartphone integration, Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless charging etc.
As we expect to see similar dimensions to the previous generation, we also expect to see similar interior space. The outgoing model is already impressive in this aspect. It comes with three very spacious rows of seats, which accommodate adults with ease. We presume that the cargo area could become even more spacious, even though the current model is already very impressive in this aspect. It offers around 19 cubic feet behind the third row, 67 cubic feet behind the second row and 120 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
2023 Toyota Sequoia Engine
The new 2023 Toyota Sequoia will also come with a completely new powertrain. The old V8 will be replaced with a hybrid setup, the same one found in the new Tundra. This system consists of a turbocharged V6 engine and electric motors, for a total output of 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. That should be more than enough to ensure strong driving dynamics. The system will come coupled with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
We still don’t have numbers in terms of fuel economy but we know that the new SUV will be able to tow up to 9.000 pounds.