The all-new Sequoia has just been launched, after so many years. The new model has brought a lot of novelties and improvements in various aspects. However, that doesn’t mean that we won’t be seeing novelties in the second production year as well. From what we know so far, it looks like the second production year will bring a standard gasoline version, equipped with the new turbo V6. Currently, the new hybrid system is the sole powertrain choice.
Other than the possible new engine, things will remain largely the same. You may count on the same, recently introduced design. This SUV is spacious and comfortable, while we also like the new interior design. Of course, its hybrid powertrain is a big selling point as well, considering that it offers a great balance between power and efficiency.
We expect that the 2024 Toyota Sequoia will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the next year.
2024 Toyota Sequoia Could Get New Engine
As you probably know, the initial version of the new generation has brought just one powertrain option. That is a new hybrid powertrain, based on a turbo V6 engine, which features a max output of around 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. That’s plenty of power and torque to ensure excellent performance and what we particularly like is pretty good fuel economy. The company claims around 21 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, which is fantastic for an SUV of this size and power.
However, some sources suggest that Toyota is also about to offer a more affordable variant of the SUV, which would feature only a 3.4-liter V6, with a max output of 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. This engine would also come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission, while the estimated fuel economy is 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, which is typical for the segment.
2024 Toyota Sequoia Design
On the other hand, we don’t expect notable changes in terms of the overall design. Simply, this will be the second production year of the new generation, which has just arrived. The recent redesign has brought a lot of significant changes and upgrades, starting from the new platform, which ensures a smooth and comfortable ride. Of course, there is also the new styling, bolder and more rugged than before, with a lot of inspiration taken from the new Tundra..
This SUV isn’t just a comfortable family hauler. It is also a pretty capable off-roader. This especially refers to the TRD Pro model, which comes packed with all kinds of off-road hardware. Some of the highlights are goodies like an upgraded suspension with 9.1 inches of ground clearance, a two-speed transfer case, a rear locking differential etc.
The inside of the 2024 Toyota Sequoia won’t change. We are about to see the same layout, which brings a lot of great things. First of all, the build quality is pretty impressive, with a lot of attention to detail and pretty nice materials. Furthermore, we really like the dashboard design, which looks bold and attractive. Finally, there’s a pretty generous amount of tech and convenience features, which make this cabin look way better than the old one.
When it comes to interior space, the front seats are massive and supportive, while the second row also offers plenty of space and accommodates adults with ease. On the other hand, the third row offers easy access but isn’t as spacious as the third row in rivals like Ford Expedition and Chevy Tahoe.
The cargo area is limited, due to the battery pack. So, you may count on about 22.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third-row seats, 49 cubic feet with these seats folded and up to 86.9 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. We presume that the gasoline version would be more generous with cargo space.
When it comes to standard and available features, we don’t expect bigger changes. So, base models should come standard with goodies like a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, satellite radio, an eight-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, multiple USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, tri-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, push-button start and a moonroof.
Among upgrades, expect to find goodies like a 14-inch touch screen, a 14-speaker stereo, wireless device charging, a 120-volt household-style power outlet, rear sunshades and a panoramic moonroof.
2024 Toyota Sequoia Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2024 Toyota Sequoia sometime in the last quarter of the next year. We presume that the new powertrain option would make this SUV more affordable. The current version with a hybrid powertrain starts at around 59.000 dollars.