• Three Model Grades
• 310-HP and 381-HP V8s Available
• Up to 7,400-lb. Available Towing Capacity
Sequoia is available with a choice of two V8 engines, a 4.6-liter that was introduced for the 2010 model year and the 5.7-liter unit it debuted with. Both engines run on recommended regular-grade fuel. The standard engine for the 2011 Sequoia SR5 is the new 310 horsepower 4.6-liter i-Force V8, a 32-valve DOHC unit that features aluminum alloy cylinder heads with dual independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). Peak torque is 327 lb.-ft. at 3,400 rpm.
The second-generation Sequoia is built on a special platform that features four-wheel independent suspension to help provide exemplary ride quality, handling and straight-line control. The suspension uses upper and lower A-arms at each wheel, shock absorbers, coil springs and a tubular anti-roll bar. The 39-foot turning circle is one of the tightest in Sequoia’s class.
The 2011 Sequoia is equipped with Toyota’s STAR Safety System™, which includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA), plus Traction Control (TRAC). On 4WD models, TRAC is replaced by A-TRAC (Active-Traction Control). The 2011 Sequoia is equipped with dual stage advanced front air bag system, seat-mounted side airbags for the driver and front passenger, roll-sensing side curtain airbags for all three seating rows, plus driver and front passenger knee airbags.
With its vast array of standard features, the 2011 Sequoia has just a small menu of factory options. The lone option on all SR5 grades is a Sport Appearance Package that includes seven passenger seating, 20-inch super chrome alloy wheels, color-keyed grille, and black seat fabric. Exterior colors for the Sport Appearance Package are limited to Black, White and Silver.
The Sequoia’s 0.36 drag coefficient is comparable to smaller crossover-type vehicles. The vehicle’s mirrors, wipers, A-pillar and roof header are shaped to help maximize aerodynamic efficiency and minimize wind noise. The vehicle underside airflow is optimized to reduce drag and wind noise and to help improve directional control.
The Sequoia dash incorporates a modular instrument panel structure and, like other interior surfaces, features a finish similar to fine luxury cars. Each of Sequoia’s eight seating positions provides space sufficient to comfortably accommodate people well above normal height. The same efficient packaging that allows exceptional interior comfort also allows carrying items up to 11 feet long. Folding the second and third row seats flat opens the cargo area to 120.1 cubic feet of carrying capacity.
Toyota’s 36-month/36,000 mile basic new-vehicle warranty applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional 60-month warranties cover powertrain for 60,000 miles and corrosion with no mileage limitation. Toyota dealers have complete details on the limited warranty.