2016 Toyota Sequoia

2016 Toyota Sequoia
Surprisingly, 2016 Toyota Sequoia has same 5.7 liter V-8 with 381 hp which was available in 2008 version, no more to say as it works similarly as in 2008, now weighing 6088 pounds adding 12 pounds more, takes 6.7 seconds for 60 mph. more addition to pounds took eight more feet to stop from 70 mph i.e. 192 ft instead 184. Drivers confidence gets low with mild brake fading. Sequoia looks big but structure do shakes over large bumps, driver seat is high enough for better viewing. Engine gets poor as approaching red line, overall engine is quiet strong.

Apart from price there is no other improvement, base price is now $65,715 in 2008 was $56,285. Standard includes flip down entertainment system, 9 inch screen for rear seat, backup camera, laser based adaptive cruise control. Rear wheel drive system comes in $46,320 price SRS model which have third and second row retractable sunshades, navigation, USB ports, skid plates, windshield wiper, running boards. Features which got removed in this version are LED running lamps or taillamps, proximity key for passive entry.
Spacious first and second row having ample leg and head room. Soft touch interior with stitched dashboard, panel of Tupperware grade plastic comes in premium version. All seats except drivers gets fold fully and well, power folding third seats, second console do get fold. You get 120 cubic feet of space if second and third row folds, which is more than Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Ford Expedition with shorter wheelbase.

Unless you look for more space there is not other point going for Sequoia over Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Ford Expedition.

Starting Price $65,715
Vehicle Type 4 door hatchback, front engine, 4 wheel drive
Engine DOHC 32-valve V-8, port fuel injection
Transmission 6-speed automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 381 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque 401 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
Displacement 346 cu in
Wheelbase 122 in
Length 205.1 in
Width 79.9 in
Height 74.6 in
Curb weight 6808 lb
Passenger volume 154 cu ft
Cargo volume 19 cu ft
0-60 mph 6.7 secs.
0-100 mph 18.2 secs.
Top speed 115 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 6.9 secs.
Top gear(30-50 mph) 3.7 secs.
Top gear(50-70 mph) 4.5 secs.
Braking (70-0 mph) 192 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 13/17 mpg
C/D observed 13 mpg
Pros spacious, better towing
Cons no upgrade other than price, shaky structure