(TORONTO) – The Toyota Sequoia full-sized SUV is the uncompromising choice for owners who want both rugged, go-anywhere SUV capability along with premium ride comfort and amenities. For 2007, the 8-passenger Sequoia is offered in one, extremely well-equipped trim level, which can be enhanced with an outstanding new Luxury Package of options that take it to a new level of refined indulgence.
Toyota has drawn on its long and successful history of building capable, multi-purpose trucks to give the Sequoia all-terrain muscle, then engineered in superb ride comfort and amenities. The result is a combination of commanding performance and luxurious prestige. Power is provided by a robust, 273 horsepower V8 engine that is both highly effective and competitively fuel-efficient.
Each Sequoia has a generous range of amenities and standard equipment to ensure occupant safety and comfort, from automatic climate control to Toyota's advanced Vehicle Stability Control system. Toyota's Sequoia has always been distinguished as much for its luxurious amenities and refined ride as for its rugged utility. Standard equipment includes:
dual automatic climate control
integrated garage door opener
power windows, door locks, tailgate window and outside mirrors
power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats
JBL Premium Sound AM/FM/Cassette/CD player with steering wheel audio controls, 2 sets of headphones and separate audio controls for the rear seat
adjustable rear air suspension
power adjusting and folding exterior mirrors with heat
Sequoia's standard rear seat entertainment system features a DVD player with overhead 7-inch LCD monitor. Sound can be shared with the entire cabin, or directed to headphones so other passengers can enjoy the premium JBL sound system with 6-disc in-dash CD player. The system also permits passengers to plug in their own video game system.
“Choosing a Sequoia allows owners to explore their options, in every sense of the word,” said Tony Wearing, Managing Director of Toyota Canada Inc. “Sequoia has the power and performance to take on rugged off-roading, as well as the refinement to handle city traffic in style. Sequoia also offers customization features that each owner can use to create an SUV that meets their own unique needs and desires.”
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the powerful 2007 Sequoia with its outstanding list of standard equipment, is $65,100, while the luxurious Sequoia outfitted with the Luxury Package has an MSRP of $66,100.
2007 TOYOTA SEQUOIA – PRODUCT DETAIL
Sequoia is powered by a double overhead camshaft, 32-valve, 4.7-litre V8 engine equipped with Toyota's Variable Valve Timing-intelligent (VVT-i). When combined with Toyota's other advanced engine technologies, it enables this powerplant to produce 273 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 314 lb/ft of torque at 3,400 rpm. As effective as it is powerful, this engine also provides Sequoia with competitive fuel efficiency, with city and highway fuel consumption ratings of 15.7 L/100 km and 12.1 L/100 km respectively.
The added power is harnessed by a 5-speed automatic Super Electronically-Controlled Transmission (Super ECT) with lock‑up torque converter, overdrive cancel switch and transmission cooler. For maximum ease of operation, on- and off-road, Sequoia is equipped with Multi‑Mode 4WD which features shift-on-the-fly from rear-wheel drive to 4-wheel drive. Multi-Mode 4WD's Automatic Disconnecting Differential (ADD) provides all the benefits of part‑time 4WD but adds the capability of running in 4WD mode on dry pavement, similar to a full‑time 4WD system. In addition, the standard TorsenMD limited slip centre differential ensures improved traction on challenging on- and off- road driving conditions.
THE CONFIDENCE OF STABLE PERFORMANCE
Sequoia is built with advanced electronically-controlled driveline, stability and traction systems. These include Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Toyota's Active Traction Control System (A‑TRAC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Multi‑Mode 4WD.
VSC enhances cornering stability by sensing oversteer and understeer situations and helping to correct them by controlling engine output and brakes to dampen the unstable condition.
On slippery surfaces or during rugged 4WD off‑road situations, A‑TRAC works closely with the ABS and Engine Control Module (ECM), using the sensors and actuators to apply braking force and restore traction to a slipping wheel while the ECM modulates power. The torque that would have been lost through slippage is then distributed to the remaining three wheels.
Working with the ABS, EBD modulates brake pressure to prevent rear wheel lockup and maintain directional stability and steerability on slippery surfaces. Using wheel speed sensors, EBD calculates the difference in speed between the front and rear wheels and operates the brake actuators to control brake pressure. This balances front/rear braking force distribution more effectively than traditional mechanical proportioning valves.
Sequoia's independent front suspension features double wishbones, and the adjustable rear air suspension adjusts ride height based on input from the load sensors, ensuring that ride quality and stability are not compromised regardless of load.
Power‑assisted, ventilated front and rear disc brakes combined with variable power‑assist rack‑and‑pinion steering provides sure, safe stops and precise steering response.
Sequoia's ground clearance of 270 mm (10.6 inches) means excellent off-road capability, while a low overall height makes it easy to drive into garages or parking lots with height restrictions.
EXCEPTIONAL COMFORT AND LUXURY
Sequoia's spacious interior provides comfortable seating for eight on the base model, and for seven when fitted with the Luxury Package, which replaces the standard second row 60/40 split-folding bench seat with two captain's chairs. The third row bench splits 50/50 and may be slid forward, folded flat, tumbled or removed. This versatile configurability, combined with Sequoia's low, wide and flat floor, ensures easy loading.
Ten cupholders are strategically placed throughout the cabin. The large centre front console has a built-in memo pad. Grocery bag hooks and cargo net hooks are fitted to both sides of the rear luggage area. The dual sunvisors are equipped with illuminated vanity mirrors and sunvisors so that both the front and side windows may be shaded. The visors also extend for increased screening when used at the side. The rear passenger windows and rear quarter panel windows have heat-absorbing privacy glass. One accessory power outlet and five 12-volt power outlets are provided throughout the cabin for increased functionality.
The new Luxury Package provides even more luxury and refinement:
Second row captain's chairs
Second row removable centre console box
Driver's seat memory system
Mirrors with memory linked to seat memory system
Interior woodgrain trim
For those who want to make use of the vehicle's offroad capability, Sequoia is equipped with a standard class III towing hitch, for a towing capacity of 2,812 kg (6,200 lbs.)
MAXIMUM PROTECTION MEANS MAXIMUM SAFETY
Sequoia is equipped with standard front-seated mounted side airbags, curtain side airbags, and dual front airbags. The front airbags deploy according to seat position and impact severity, while the curtain shield airbags are now roll-sensing, offering added protection. Occupants are also protected by 3‑point seatbelts in all seating positions. Front seatbelts employ pre-tensioners and force limiters and are height-adjustable. All seatbelts except the driver's are the ALR/ELR (automatic/emergency locking retractor) type.
Five Child Restraint System (CRS) tether anchors are provided as well as ISO lower-fixed points for three child seats.
Sequoia's high-strength body is designed to absorb and distribute force through the entire frame and minimize deformation of the cabin area. All passenger doors are equipped with side impact beams and a special structure that protects against head impact is built into the front and centre pillars and the roof side rails.
Sequoia is covered by Toyota's no deductible, no transfer fee, comprehensive warranty that covers the entire vehicle for 3 years/60,000 kilometres. Power train components are covered for 5 years/100,000 kilometres, major emission control components for 8 years/130,000 kilometres and corrosion perforation for five years with unlimited distance.
Toyota also provides 24-hour Roadside Assistance for all models; help is just a phone call away at 1-888-TOYOTA-8. Roadside emergency services include battery boost, lockout service, fuel delivery, tire change, winching, and even towing. Optional Extended Care Protection (ECP) is also available, which includes travel planning and trip interruption assistance, vehicle rental help, lubrication maintenance, and mechanical protection for up to 6 years/200,000 km of 17 major mechanical component groups.
The purchase of a new Toyota also includes a free membership in Club Toyota, an on-line service designed for customer convenience, placing vehicle ownership information at the customer's fingertips.