2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone Hybrid - Review by Mark Fulmer
Sequoia Features More Power, More Tech, More Safety
Executive Producer, Editor
THE AUTO CHANNEL
The all-new Sequoia steps up to the plate with advancements in full-sized SUV features, not the least of which is hybrid tech that boosts its towing capacity to 9000 lbs, as well as boosting its offroad capabilities.
Like its family member Tundra, beneath the hood is the new i_Force Max engine - a twin-turbo V6 coupled with a 49 horsepower electric motor. The result is 437 horsepower and a muscular 583 pound-feet of torque.
The Sequoia shares a chassis and power train with the all-new Tundra, including a new i-Force Max engine. The technology places a 48-horse electric motor between the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and a traditional 10-speed automatic transmission. It comes standard with 4-wheel drive.
This hybrid system produces amazing results. It has 437-horses and an amazing 583 pound-feet of torque. The instantaneous responsiveness of the electric motor is terrific. Activating its TOW/HAUL mode allows for greater hauling adjustments.
The interior is uncluttered elegance both by day...
...and by night.
Passengers were delighted by the family sized roominess...
...and their very own climate console and power sources.
Safety systems abound and include:
Full-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
Lane Departure Alert
Lane Tracing Assist
Road Sign Assist
Vehicle Stability Control
Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
Smart Stop Technology® 2023 Toyota Sequoia Safety Features: Connected Services
Sequoia drivers have access to Toyota Connected Services, which provides remote vehicle monitoring, emergency assistance, and more! Two prominent features in this package include:
Remote Connect: Toyota Remote Connect provides access to select vehicle capabilities through your smart device. You can lock and unlock doors, start the engine, and even monitor the location and status of your vehicle with this tool.
Safety Connect®: Toyota Safety Connect® delivers 24/7 access to the Toyota Response Center in case of emergency, 24/7 Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle locator.