2021 Toyota Sequoia Preview: Specs and Features

The current generation of Toyota’s biggest SUV has been around for way too long and while everyone talks about the possible 2021 Toyota Sequoia redesign, it looks like we won’t a complete overhaul for a couple of more years. Simply, the current generation still has a lot of things to offer, despite the age. Therefore, the Japanese manufacturer doesn’t rush with changes and the 2021 model year comes with minor updates only. Those are mostly in terms of the new Nightshade package, which comes with loads of exclusive details. The rest of the lineup will carry on in the same way, with familiar design characteristics.

This means you may count on one of the biggest SUVs in the class, which offers tremendous amounts of passenger and cargo space, as well as a powerful engine and strong off-road capabilities. Of course, you may also count on terrific predicted reliability ratings. When it comes to the 2021 Toyota Sequoia release date, the new version can already be found in many showrooms.

2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro

2021 Toyota Sequoia Design

As we’ve just mentioned, the complete overhaul won’t come in the next couple of years. So, the next-year model comes with familiar design characteristics, both in terms of mechanics and aesthetics. The familiar look is still here, though we have to mention the new 2021 Toyota Sequoia Nightshade version. Like the rest of Nightshade models in Toyota’s lineup, this one also comes with numerous exclusive features. Some of the highlights are things like black leather upholstery, black exterior trim pieces and exclusive Blizzard Pearl exterior color.

The rest of the SUV continues in the same way, which means you may also count on the TRD Pro version, which comes with loads of mechanical upgrades. Some of the things to mention are standard 4WD system, a front skid plate and TRD Fox shock absorbers. The 2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD is the second most expensive version of this SUV in the offer, after the Platinum trim level.


The 2021 Toyota Sequoia redesign won’t happen so soon, so the next year won’t bring any particular change in terms of interior design. Therefore, you may count on the same cabin layout, which has both good and bad things.

When it comes to bad things, the biggest problem is Sequoia’s age. This model dates from 2007, so it’s no wonder that the dashboard looks a little bit outdated. Aesthetics aren’t particularly great, while most materials are hard plastics. Still, the cabin has been updated and comes with the latest tech goodies, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

2021 Toyota Sequoia Interior

On the other side, this is still one of the most spacious SUVs around. With 122 inches in wheelbase, it’s no wonder that there is plenty of room in all three rows of seats. Moreover, the cargo area is also one of the biggest in class. You may count on about 18.9 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats up, 66.6 cubic feet with the third row folded down, and 120.1 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded down.


When it comes to standard and available equipment, there aren’t bigger novelties for the next year to come. The list of tech goodies remains pretty much the same, so all models come standard with things like a 7-inch touch screen, an eight-speaker audio system, satellite radio, three USB ports, Bluetooth, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. The list of tech goodies can be expanded with goodies like navigation, 12-speaker audio system, a 14-speaker JBL audio system, a rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system etc.

When it comes to safety goodies, all models come standard with a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, lane change assists, front and rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.

2021 Toyota Sequoia Engine

Under the hood, the 2021 Toyota Sequoia will carry on with a well-known 5.7-liter V8, which puts out 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. It comes in pair with a smooth 6-speed automatic transmission and it is arguably one of the most reliable engines in today’s automotive industry.

However, this reliability comes with a pretty big price. As you may presume, we are talking about fuel economy, as that has always been one of the weakest points of this SUV. The 2021 Toyota Sequoia mpg ratings aren’t any better, so you may count on about 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.

2021 Toyota Sequoia Nightshade

2021 Toyota Sequoia Release Date and Price

The next-year model is already available in most states. When it comes to the price, we didn’t see any bigger changes compared to the previous model. So, the 2021 Toyota Sequoia price starts at around 50.000 dollars. Competition is already well known and includes models like Nissan Armada, Ford Expedition, Chevy Tahoe etc.

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