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While we are waiting for news about the redesign, it looks like the 2021 Toyota Sequoia will be the last model year of the current generation. After we see the new Tundra, we presume that the Japanese manufacturer will focus on its SUV siblings, such as Land Cruiser, LX and Sequoia. Until then, you can count on a good old second-generation model, which has been around since 2007.
However, that doesn’t mean that the current generation doesn’t have anything to offer. For those who are looking for a roomy SUV, this is definitely one of the best choices, as this SUV features one of the biggest cargo areas in the class and also the third row that is very generous in terms of cargo volume. Other than that, the 2021 Toyota Sequoia will offer a traditional SUV design, which is more about practicality and less about the style and convenience.
2021 Toyota Sequoia Interior Space
Probably the strongest point of this SUV is its roominess. The 2021 Toyota Sequoia interior will be some of the biggest in the class. Interestingly, the Sequoia isn’t that huge. It Features around 122 inches in wheelbase but the efficient use of space is its strongest point. For comparison, that wheelbase is shorter compared to Chevy Suburban and Ford Expedition Max, but Sequoia is definitely on par with them in terms of roominess. Therefore, it’s no wonder that you may count on more than 35 inches of legroom in the third row, which are pretty amazing numbers, which definitely guarantee comfortable accommodation of passengers of all sizes.
Naturally, the first and the second row are even roomier. The first row is good for about 42.5 inches of legroom, while the second one also goes over 40 inches. The Sequoia accommodates up to eight passengers. Of course, versions with the second-row captain’s chairs are also available. These models offer a more comfortable second row, but reduce capacity to seven.
2021 Toyota Sequoia Interior Design
Considering that we are probably talking about the last production year of the current generation, bigger changes are not expected. However, it is good to know that the outgoing 2020 model year has brought a couple of updates, particularly in terms of a new infotainment system, which includes a new 7-inch touchscreen, as well as smartphone goodies like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
On the other side, the rest of the cabin has remained largely untouched. That’s not a bad thing, but most rivals feel more modern. The 2021 Toyota Sequoia interior will be characterized by many outdated design solutions, while another thing that many potential buyers won’t like is that the cabin is mostly made of hard plastics and other low-rent materials.
However, the list of standard equipment seems quite decent. Besides the aforementioned touchscreen and infotainment system, you get Wi-Fi hot spot, eight-speaker audio system, satellite radio, three USB ports, Bluetooth etc. In higher trims, you can also add things like premium audio systems, navigation, rear-seat entertainment system and more.
No Exterior Changes for the Next Year
As we already mentioned, the 2021 Toyota Sequoia redesign won’t happen, despite some rumors. Moreover, we don’t expect to see any particular exterior change. The overall styling is about to remain the same, which means you can count on pretty classical design solutions, which make this SUV look decent even today.
The same thing goes for mechanics. Still, we should mention that the 2020 model has brought a TRD Pro version. Of course, the famous badge means we are talking about an off-road version, which comes standard with all-wheel drive, Fox shocks, skid plates and chassis upgrades. Also, it comes with a couple of distinctive styling details, including a new Army Green color options. We have no doubt that the 2021 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro will carry on in the same way.
2021 Toyota Sequoia Engine
Things under the hood will definitely remain the same. The 2021 Toyota Sequoia is about to carry on with a well-known 5.7-liter V8, which features a max output of 381 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Such numbers ensure excellent driving dynamics, even though we are talking about pretty heavy vehicles. Also, we like that good-old 6-speed automatic transmission, which is smooth and very precise.
On the other side, a big complaint goes to the fuel economy. You may count on about 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway, which is definitely some of the lowest ratings in the class.
When it comes to towing capacity, this model is good for about 7.400 pounds. Those are quite decent numbers, but many rivals can tow more.
Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2021 Toyota Sequoia release date scheduled for a typical time of year, sometime in the last quarter of 2020. When it comes to the price, the current model starts at around 50.000 dollars.