(TORONTO, ON – November 23, 2016) The 2017 Toyota Sequoia is the full-size SUV made for Canadians who want to stake their claim, and do it all. Carefully crafted and powerfully built, Sequoia comes in three distinctive 4WD models, each loaded with an awesome set of standard features.
“There’s no debate: The Toyota Sequoia is the SUV with the winning combination of power, versatility and comfort,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice-President, Toyota Canada Inc. “Whatever Canadians want to do – from off-road exploration to towing a trailer or a boat – the Sequoia is ready.”
Every 2017 Toyota Sequoia makes a statement with a bold first impression. Long and wide, with a sleek-bodied platform, the Sequoia expresses the bulk and muscle that makes it stand apart in the full-size SUV category. Yet even the smallest details are thoughtfully designed – from the prominent headlamps and fog lamps to the large, easy-to-use door handles and oversized, power adjustable and heated side-view mirrors. Large aluminum alloy wheels and massive tires provide a confident stance and firm footing, even as they improve ride comfort and vehicle dynamics.
Inside, the Sequoia is roomy and comfortable, with space for seven or eight adults (depending on model) and an impressive amount of cargo. Even small things have a home, thanks to thoughtfully-designed storage spaces, while comfort is assured with three-zone automatic climate control as standard.
Sequoia is a force of nature, with full-size performance from a 5.7L V8 that’s the envy of the engine block world. Boasting a wealth of technological advancements, it generates a massive 381 peak horsepower and up to 401 lb-ft of torque. This power is harnessed through a smooth six-speed sequential shift mode automatic with overdrive and lockup torque converter. Handling technologies such as one-touch, on-demand four-wheel-drive, active traction control and trailer sway control make Sequoia surprisingly easy to drive, and every model comes ready to haul – with at least a 3,175 kg (7,000 lb) towing capacity and factory-installed towing package. This includes a heavy-duty hitch receiver, 4+7 pin connectors, trailer brake control pre-wire, supplemental transmission cooler and a transmission fluid temperature gauge.
As a Toyota, Sequoia also stands for peace of mind, with a well-integrated combination of active and passive safety systems. These include the Toyota Star Safety System (Antilock Brake System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Smart Stop Technology), plus eight airbags, a direct tire pressure monitoring system, the automatic headlamp system, headlamp washers, and more.
The Toyota Sequoia is offered in three models:
The 2017 Toyota Sequoia SR5 (starting MSRP $56,525) seats eight and is impressively equipped. Standard features of note include leather seating and leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-speaker 6.1” Display Audio system with integrated XM Satellite Radio and steering wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth connectivity, an auto-dimming rear view mirror with integrated compass, heated and power adjustable front seats, versatile 40/20/40 split-folding second row seats and power folding 60/40 split third-row seats, an onboard trip computer, power tailgate window, map lamps, Keyless Entry, anti-theft system, 18” wheels, and more.
The 2017 Toyota Sequoia Limited (starting MSRP $63,130) also seats eight and adds many premium features, including steering wheel-mounted HVAC controls, a power rear hatch with jam protection, a navigation system, the Blind Spot Monitor safety system, 12 speakers and more.
The 2017 Toyota Sequoia Platinum (starting MSRP $71,395) seats seven – replacing the three-person second row bench seat with two heated captains’ seats. This model is extensively equipped with premium features, including heated and ventilated front seats with perforated leather surfaces, front and rear adaptive variable suspension systems, load-leveling rear air suspension, 20” alloy wheels, dynamic laser cruise control, a rear seat DVD entertainment system with 9” monitor and more.
For complete and up-to-date details and specifications on the 2017 Toyota Sequoia visit https://www.toyota.ca/sequoia.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Toyota has sold over 5 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 286 Toyota and Lexus dealerships. Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive. TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver. Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than seven million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.