The current-generation of Toyota’s full-size SUV hasn’t seen a redesign for a very long time and it looks like we will have to wait for a little bit more to see it. The current generation, which has been around since 2008, is about to receive a redesign in 2022, for the 2023 model year. Therefore, the 2022 Toyota Sequoia will be the last model year of the current generation, so it’s not hard to conclude it will come without more important changes.
This means you may count on a familiar layout, which still has something to offer, despite the age. It is extremely spacious and comes with a muscular V8 engine. Also, the list of safety features is more than decent, while off-road performances are among the best in class. On the other side, it lacks the refinement of younger rivals, fuel economy is terrible, while the interior looks ridiculously outdated. We expect to see 2022 Toyota Sequoia sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2022 Toyota Sequoia Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, most of the things have remained the same through this long production cycle. This particularly refers to mechanics, as Sequoia features largely the same layout as Tundra. Visually, we have seen some updates and the last one happened last year when we saw a new Nightshade Edition, which has brought a lot of interesting new details.
In terms of the interior design, the outdated dashboard seems like the biggest drawback. Aesthetics seems pretty archaic, while materials are mostly hard plastics. However, that doesn’t mean that 2022 Toyota Sequoia won’t have anything to offer. First of all, this is one of the most spacious SUVs in the class. With more than 122 inches in wheelbase, it’s no wonder that the amount of legroom is impressive. Even the third row offers some of the most adult-friendly seats in the class. The cargo area also offers some pretty impressive numbers. You may count 18.9 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 66.6 behind the second, and a total of 120.1 behind the first, which are still some of the best ratings in the segment.
Yearly updates usually bring additions in terms of standard equipment, so we might see a couple of novelties for the 2022 Toyota Sequoia as well. Still, most of the things are about to remain the same. Therefore, all models will come standard with things like tri-zone climate control, moonroof, a 7-inch touch screen, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Amazon Alexa, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, HD Radio, an eight-speaker stereo, three USB ports, and Bluetooth. Additionally, you can get things like navigation, a stereo with 12 or 14 speakers, and a rear-seat entertainment system with a 9-inch display.
When it comes to safety features, all models currently come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.
2022 Toyota Sequoia Engine
Things under the hood will definitely remain the same. You may count on a well-known 5.7-liter V8, which puts out around 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. It has enough power to move this huge SUV with ease, while it is also arguably one of the most reliable engines around.
On the other side, we can’t say it’s efficient. Moreover, it features probably the worst fuel economy in the class, which goes around 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.
2022 Toyota Sequoia Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2022 Toyota Sequoia sometime in the last quarter of the year, without bigger changes in price. So, base models should go around 51.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Nissan Armada, Ford Expedition, Chevy Suburban etc.
Next Generation is Coming in 2022
The next generation is already in the works and the latest reports suggest it will hit the market in 2022. At this point, we know for sure it will continue to feature a conventional body-on-frame platform. Once again, it will share most of the parts with Tundra, which is coming by the end of this year.
The new platform will bring all kinds of improvements, starting from weight reduction, stiffer chassis etc. Also, you may count on new engines under the hood. No more V8 engines will be in the offer. Instead, we are about to see a familiar 3.4-liter V6 from Lexus LS500, which puts around 418 horsepower.
Also, we expect to see a hybrid version, which should feature more than 450 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. More details should come soon.