2024 Toyota Sequoia 4WD TRD Pro Hybrid (Photo provided by Toyota)

2024 Toyota Sequoia 4WD TRD Pro Hybrid (Photo provided by Toyota)

2024 Toyota Sequoia 4WD TRD Pro Hybrid

  • By Larry Lark
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024 12:53pm
  • LifeCars

The 2024 Toyota Sequoia 4WD TRD Pro Hybrid, much like the immense coastal redwoods, makes an immense impression. The three-row SUV elevates the full-size segment with luxurious comfort, impressive technology, and breath-taking performance from an efficient hybrid powertrain.

Our primary design goal for Sequoia was to create a sophisticated, yet tough and active lifestyle SUV that looks capable of handling a diversity of big adventure need,” president Kevin Hunter said. That holds true whether it’s a night out on the town with friends, towing a boat to the lake with family, or taking a more extreme off-road adventure.”

Sequoia offers space for families who need it –whether that be to haul passengers, gear, or both. It is available in five grades that include SR5, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro and the new-to-Sequoia, Capstone grade. Each grade has its own unique look and feel.

The TRD Pro Hybrid certainly would have came in handy on a scheduled four-night golf outing to the Lake Chelan area with three golfing buddies. As fate would have it, my wife took a tumble in our wet grass, sloped backyard, and I became nursemaid – and Sequoia tester.

Powered by a powerful twin-turbo V6 hybrid i-FORCE MAX powertrain paired with a 10-speed transmission, Sequoia generated 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft. of torque. It comes with an TRD off-road package for the adventure-minded, and receives a maximum towing capacity rating of 9,520 pounds.

Drive Mode Select offers different driving modes depending upon driver preference, and it includes standard settings Eco, Normal and Sport. With available load-leveling rear height c ontrola irsuspension and adaptive variable suspension settings expand to include Comfort, Sport S+ and Custom.

The three-row SUV offers a range of configurations for seating and cargo. Depending upon the grade, second-row passengers get bench seating or captain’s chairs, either of which recline for passenger comfort or fold down/tumble forward if larger cargo space is needed.

The third-row passengers benefit from a spacious reclining backseat with available power folding, but the third row also gets one of the most noteworthy features on Sequoia: the exclusive “sliding third row with adjustable cargo shelf s.ystem”

This segment-first feature allows the third row to slide with six inches of adjustment range. The third row can also fold down to complement the different storage positions that can be set in a variety of storage positions depending upon the situation to deliver unmatched flexibility.

Creature comforts were plentiful. Personal favorites included the 14-inch multimedia display with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, JBL 14-speaker sound system with subwoofer and amplifier, and the panoramic moon roof. Other amenities included a digital display rearview mirror, heated and ventilated front seats, aluminum running boards, and an aluminum skid plate.

All Sequoia grades come standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.5. This active safety system includes a pre-c ollisionsystem with pedestrian detection. Emergency steering assist is an

additional function designed to detect pedestrians and stabilize the driver’s emergency evasive steering maneuvers and help prevent lane departure.

Sequoia is also comes equipped with dynamic r adarcruise control, l anedeparture alert with steering assist, l anetracing assist, automatic high beams, road sign assist, rear seat reminder, blind spot m ,onitorfront and rear parking assist with automatic braking, and more.

Base Price: $80,560

Price As Driven: $80,560

Destination charge is included in base price. Vehicles are provided by the manufacturer. List price may vary at local dealerships.

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