The Sequoia is truck-based, three-row SUV with seats for up to
eight, cargo-leading cargo capacity, reliable V-8 engines
combined with strong off-road and towing capability. The model
also delivers the comfortable ride, better than many rivals and
even better when you choose optional air suspension. These were
good things, but the current Sequoia has been around since
2008. Toyota updated this model for the 2018 model year but the
changes were cosmetic. The model received a restyled grille,
LED headlights for all versions and new TRD Sport option. The
good side of the update is also the addition of standard active
safety systems. However, in order to stay relevant, the Sequoia
needs structural upgrades and more efficient engines. However,
after the recent refresh that won’t obviously happen for the
2019 Toyota Sequoia.
What is the good news?
When it comes to the body-on-frame models in Toyota’s lineup
including trucks and SUVs, many of them haven’t seen radical
intervention in a long period of time. However, the good news
is that Toyota is already working on the new platform for its
traditional SUVs and trucks. So, models like the Sequoia, RAV4,
Tundra truck, etc. are now in company’s focus and redesigned
versions should appear in coming years. The question remains,
how long will we have to wait?
2019 Toyota Sequoia: Design
After the refresh of the 2018 version, Toyota won’t, of course,
intervene on the styling of the 2019 Toyota Sequoia. New color
combinations and wheel options are possible.
With the recent refresh, Toyota added LED headlights on all
versions and with the restyled grille, the Sequoia has a unique
face in brand’s lineup. The appealing option is the TRD Sport
trim with blacked exterior elements, 20-inch wheels, and the
Don’t expect big changes in the cabin of the 2019 Sequoia
either. The interior will return in the same form and some
changes could be expected in the equipment organization.
However, we again expect the same trim options.
The model will offer standard LED headlights, thee-zone climate
control, a sunroof, power driver seat, eight speakers, a
6.1-inch interface, HD, and satellite radio. Standard will also
be lane departure warning, a rearview camera, parking sensors,
adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and
emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring.
Available will also be heated and ventilated seats, upgraded
upholstery, premium sound system, upgraded infotainment
2019 Toyota Sequoia: Powertrain
The 2019 Toyota Sequoia won’t change the formula of model’s
running gear. Under the hood, we should again expect mighty but
thirsty 5.7-liter V-8 engine. This unit produces 381 hp and
torque of 401 pound-feet. We would love to see a new
transmission with more gears but the trusty 6-speed automatic
will likely remain the only option.
The Sequoia will come with the standard rear-wheel drive. All
versions will be available with the all-wheel drive with a
two-speed transfer case and Torsen limited-slip differential.
All models will also have all-wheel independent suspension and
optional variable air suspension or Bilstein shocks.
The fuel economy will remain at 15 mpg combined with the
rear-wheel drive. With the all-wheel drive expect 1 mpg less.
2019 Toyota Sequoia: Arrival, Price
The 2019 Toyota Sequoia will arrive in the late phase of 2018.
The price will again start at around $48, 500.