The current generation of the full-size SUV will remain in production for a couple of more years. Those are the latest reports about the model that has been around for a very long time, since 2007. Although the oldest model in the class, it still has a lot of goodies to offer, starting from an amazing amount of legroom and cargo space. Also, you may count on a strong engine, decent off-road performances and very good reliability ratings. Of course, there are some flaws as well, particularly in terms of poor fuel economy and outdated interior design. The 2021 Toyota Sequoia won’t come with too many novelties, though there is a new, Nightshade version to come. Still, keep in mind that this version will be offered in pretty limited numbers of units.
On the other side, the standard lineup will carry on in the same way. Count on familiar design characteristics and pretty much the same amount of standard equipment. We expect to see 2021 Toyota Sequoia sometime late in the year.
2021 Toyota Sequoia Changes
Practically, the only major novelty for the next year will be a new Nightshade version. This limited edition will be offered for a complete lineup of Toyota models, including this one. Compared to the rest of the lineup, it will be characterized by a couple of distinctive styling details, such as blacked chrome grille, body moldings, and lower grille, as well as black wheels. Also, the interior will be completely black, equipped with standard leather upholstery.
On the other side, the rest of the lineup will carry on the same way. The last time we’ve seen bigger updates was in 2017 when we saw a refresh that included things like LED headlights, daytime running lights and foglights, as well as some new color options. Meanwhile, the TRD Pro model was introduced last year, with all kinds of mechanical upgrades and styling details.
The first thing that comes to mind about this SUV is the impressive amount of space. With full 122 inches between the axles, you can expect nothing but three spacious rows of seats. The first row is good for 42.5 inches of legroom, while the second feature more than 40 as well. The third row is also one of the most comfortable in the class, as you may count on more than 35 inches of legroom. Besides plenty of legroom, this model also features a pretty generous cargo area. You may count on 18.9 cubic feet behind the third row, 66.6 behind the second, while the total cargo area goes over 120 cubic feet. These are some of the highest ratings in the class.
On the other side, the dashboard design definitely looks outdated, which seems natural given the model’s age. There is a lot of hard plastics, while the aesthetics are typical for models that were designed in the first decade of the third millennium. On the other side, a great thing to know is that the infotainment system has been updated last year and now comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
It’s always possible to see some interesting novelties in terms of standard equipment, but are pretty sure that most of the things will remain the same for the 2021 Toyota Sequoia. Therefore, you may count that base models will come standard with things like a 7-inch touch screen, an eight-speaker audio system, satellite radio, three USB ports, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Additionally, you can get tech goodies like a 12-speaker audio system, a 14-speaker JBL audio system, a rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system, and navigation.
When it comes to safety features, all models will come standard with things like a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, lane change assists, front and rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.
2021 Toyota Sequoia Engines
Things under the hood will definitely remain the same. Therefore, you may count on a well-known 5.7-liter V8, which is good for about 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine delivers pretty good driving dynamics and it is arguably the most reliable engine in the class. On the other side, a big drawback is the fuel economy, which is lower in the class. You can’t count on more than 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.
2021 Toyota Sequoia Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, we presume that the 2021 Toyota Sequoia will come in a typical time of year, sometime in the last quarter of 2020. Base models should go around 50.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, there are familiar names like Nissan Armada, Chevy Tahoe, Ford Expedition etc.