The 2017 Toyota Sequoia is a large SUV with a starting price of $45,560. It seats 7 to 8 people and comes as either rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive. It features a powerful V8 engine as standard that makes 381 horsepower.

There have been no major changes to the 2017 model of the Sequoia. It has spacious seating areas and lots of room for cargo. While the engine is powerful it does have lower than average fuel economy.

The Sequoia has been around for a while and the interior design is starting to look dated. Some of the controls are also hard to reach. For this reason it ranks around the middle of the large SUV class.


The 2017 Toyota Sequioa comes with a powerful 5.7-liter V8 engine that makes 381 horsepower. It’s paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and comes as either rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive.

While large SUVs aren’t known for their fuel economy the Sequioa gets a slightly lower fuel economy than its rivals. With a fuel economy of 13/17 for city/hwy driving you’ll need to be prepared for some pricey fuel stops.

The Sequioa rides comfortably over most surfaces and you can upgrade to adaptive air suspension for even more comfort. The 4WD version is recommended if you plan on doing any off-road driving, or even for city streets that are prone to get icy or slippery.

The Sequioa has a towing capacity of 7,400 pounds for rear-wheel drive. This drops to 7,100 pounds for 4WD but is still powerful enough for most needs.



The 2017 Toyota Sequioa can seat up to 8 people with a spacious third-row of seats that can comfortably seat adults. You have the option of replacing the captain’s chairs in the second row with a bench seat, making more space for access to the third row.

The Toyota Sequioa has not had a major redesign since 2008 which gives the cabin an outdated look. It’s still made with good quality materials and the seats can be upgraded to leather on the base model.

Due to the size of the cabin some of the controls are hard to reach from the drivers positoin. It comes with a 6.1-inch screen and infotainment system but you will need to register various accounts and take time setting it up before using it for the first time.


The 2017 Toyota Sequoia has a MSRP of between $45,560 and $65,315. The base price is quite low for a large SUV and the Sequioa has plenty of cargo and cabin space.


The 2017 Toyota Sequioa is a few thousand dollars cheaper than other large SUVS but also hasn’t been redesigned in a number of years. For some good alternatives look at the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, the 2017 GMC Yukon or the 2017 Ford Expedition.