The new Toyota Sequoia is a Tundra SUV with a prettier face



The 2023 Toyota Sequoia is here and it’s essentially a Tundra in SUV form. It shares a lot of parts and technology with the 2022 Tundra as we’re going to talk about a little later in the video.

It goes on sale this summer and will be available in SR5, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro, and Capstone models starting at around $50,000 for the base SR5 all the way up to around $70,000 for the fully loaded luxury Capstone model.

Unlike the Tundra, the 2023 Sequoia comes standard with the iForce MAX hybrid setup which has an electric motor placed in between the the twin-turbo V-6 and 10-speed automatic transmission. This hybrid setup gives a total power output of 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque.

The Sequoia also shares its platform with the Tundra, Land Cruiser and Lexus LX however it’s cut shorter in the SUV form.

Another interesting addition to this generation is the solid rear axle instead of an independent setup we saw in the previous-generation.

You do have air suspension and adaptive dampers as an option and if you’re planning on going off-road the TRD Pro model comes with 2.5-inch Fox dampers and 33-inch Falken Wildpeak all-terrain tires. What’s really cool is that you can now equip a base SR5 with a TRD off-road package.

This adds a locking rear differential, Bilstein dampers, black 18-inch TRD wheels, off-road drive modes and off-road cruise control. This is most likely the model I would buy.

The inside of the 2023 Toyota Sequoia is as expected very much like the interior of the Tundra.

You’ll see an 8.0-inch touchscreen as standard on the SR5 model with the full 14.0-inch touchscreen available as an option.

You also have a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability as standard.

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43 thoughts on “The new Toyota Sequoia is a Tundra SUV with a prettier face”

  1. Now that the Sequoia's out there's at least an explanation for that ugly af Tundra front grill. They wanted to differentiate but damn.
    The Sequoia look is exactly how I was imagining the Tundra could have been when it came out

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  2. So, proportionally speaking, the Tundra needs the front end of the Sequoia and viceversa, however, side view, the Sequoia looks way better and planted, maybe because of the enclosed SUV design, but the back I can’t remember if seen those taillights before, looks like a mix between the LandRover Velar and the Jeep Cherokee L ones.

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  3. I very much prefer the way the Sequoia looks compared to the Tundra (not to say that the Tundra doesn't look cool). I also want to theorize something real quick. While it is unfortunate that Toyota got rid of the Land Cruiser in the US, it seems to me that the Sequoia could very much be the successor to the Land Cruiser especially when you take the Capstone trim into account along with the other trims as well. On top of that, it is more subdued compared to the Lexus LX 600 which is something that Doug DeMuro has always brought up when it came to Toyota's/Lexus's big SUVs where the Land Cruiser was the more subtle option. If this is Toyota's solution to replacing the Land Cruiser, I'm all for it honestly.

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  4. Funny how the Tundra/Sequoia's brawny design makes you really think it has a V8 in it when in fact it sounded like a minivan.

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  5. I think it’s funny because this reminds me a lot of when Chevy re-did the Silverado with the Tahoe to follow. Everyone preferred the more tamed down Tahoe over the Silverado 😂🤷🏼‍♂️

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  6. Underrated design detail imo is the large side mirrors. Other manufacturers have been trending towards smaller and smaller side mirrors and on the big SUVs and Trucks they just don't look right to me.

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  7. facepalm You compared the TRD Sequoia interior to a non-TRD Tundra interior, that's why you didn't have the "TOYOTA" lettering on the passenger side of the dash.

    The gist of the video is right though, the Sequoia bumper is far more cohesive than the Tundra.

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  8. In ruggedness, In space and in tradional appearance
    The Tahoe z71 takes the cake

    Coming from a Toyota Fan

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  9. The Tundra design engineers should be demoted, and not allowed anywhere near the redesign of the new 4Runner.

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  10. Toyota ditched the Land Cruiser but you still got the Sequoia and 4Runner and Lexus GX. We in the UK only get the Land Cruiser! U still get more choice than Europe!

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  11. If you color match the bumper and where the fog light is on the tundra
    it will give you almost the same look as the Sequoia

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  12. I'm very ignorant in this but I don’t really know US market. The Sequoia is the SUV version of the Tundra right? Like the Typhoon was for GMC the suv version of the syclone?

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  13. This is a fantastic channel, great content on the new Tundra's. I'm sure I speak on behalf of everyone watching….thank you for the great info. I'm on the allocation for Limited TRD Off Road in the hybrid and pretty stoked.

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  14. I really love the new Sequoia, I draw cars, trucks, and trains, and I've already drawn 3 of these Sequoias! I've drawn two regular sequoias and one capstone

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  15. Compared a TRD pro interior to a non TRD pro interior, both TRD pro interiors are actually the same and different from the rest of the trim levels.

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  16. for the front grill I would say LC300 > Sequoia > Tundra > literally everything in exitance > LS600 and the rest of Lexus lineups

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