The Sequoia is the full-size SUV that delivers the perfect combination of capability, durability and safety – plus a full-size suite of premium comfort and convenience features. New for 2013, the rear seat entertainment system – standard on Sequoia Platinum editions and available on Sequoia Limited models – has been upgraded to play both DVD and Blu-ray discs.
 
“There’s nothing like the Sequoia to make a big impression,” said Tony Wearing, Senior Managing Director, Toyota Canada Inc. “Enhanced with Toyota technology to maximize power, efficiency, vehicle control and capability, every Sequoia delivers full-size adventure for seven or eight adults or up to 120 cubic feet of cargo, as only an authentic Toyota SUV can.”
 
Every 2013 Toyota Sequoia is built around a powerful yet efficient 381 horsepower 5.7 L i-FORCE V8 that generates up to 401 lb-ft of torque. Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence, Sequential Multiport Electronic Fuel Injection, crank hold electronic starter control, Acoustic Control Induction System and other systems maximize power and efficiency, while the battery, starter, alternator and heater are all heavy-duty models designed for durability and reliable performance.
 
This is mated to a six-speed automatic Super ECT sequential shift mode transmission with overdrive, lock up torque converter and dedicated transmission cooler plus transmission fluid warmer. Power is delivered to the wheels via one-touch, on-demand four-wheel drive with an automatic disconnecting differential, centre differential lock and auto-limited slip rear differential for seamless, on-the-fly shifting between rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive. This configuration delivers a combined city/highway fuel efficiency of 14.8 L / 100 KM.
 
Every Sequoia is standard equipped with a tow package, featuring heavy duty tow hitch receiver, 4 and 7 pin electrical connectors, trailer brake controller prewire, and more, giving the Sequoia a 7,000 lb towing capability.
 
The Sequoia’s suspension system delivers sure-footed driving confidence, while providing a surprisingly comfortable ride on the open road. Front and rear suspensions feature independent double-wishbone systems with shock absorbers, coil springs and stabilizer bars. A trailer sway control systems provides additional stability when towing.
 
Meantime, special underbody plates protect the engine and transfer case from hazards when adventure takes you off the beaten path.
 
Safety is always standard on a Toyota, so every Sequoia features eight airbags (dual-stage driver and front passenger, driver and front passenger knee, front seat mounted side, and roll-sensing front and rear head/side curtain) plus a blind-spot monitoring system, anchor points for child seats, power rear door with jam protection, child protector rear door locks, a back-up camera, and a direct tire pressure monitoring system. As with every new Toyota since 2011, the 2013 Sequoia is also standard equipped with the six active safety technologies of the Star Safety System: Antilock Brake System, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control, Active Traction Control and Smart Stop Technology work together to help drivers avoid potential accident situations.
 
Every Sequoia is generously equipped with comfort and convenience features, including: A 14-speaker JBL Synthesis audio system with USB audio input, four-channel amplifier, Bluetooth capability, integrated XM Satellite Radio and steering wheel mounted audio controls; three-zone independent automatic climate control with air conditioning and steering wheel-mounted HVAC controls; a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat and four-way power adjustable front passenger seat; a driver’s seat memory system; a third-row 60/40 split fold-flat rear bench seat; power door locks with keyless entry; power windows with front row auto up/down function and a power tailgate window; rear door sunshades; a power tilt/telescoping steering column; plenty of in-cabin and cargo-area storage; dual illuminated vanity mirrors and a conversation mirror; illuminated entry and ignition key; map lamps; a driver-focused instrument and control cluster, including high-visibility Optitron gauges, multi-information display, tachometer, outside temperature gauge, trip computer and more; 12-volt accessory power outlets and retained accessory power; dual power adjustable and heated auto-dimming exterior mirrors, linked to seat memory system and equipped with integrated signal lamps and puddle lamps; running boards; roof rails and crossbars; a power moon roof; chrome trim; a rear spoiler; headlamp washers and fog lamps; and more.
 
The 2013 Toyota Sequoia comes in two grades:
 
Sequoia Limited 5.7L (MSRP starting at $58,960)
The Sequoia Limited 5.7L accommodates eight adults with a second-row 40/20/40 split/reclining seat. Other standard features include: leather seat surfaces; heated front seats; auto-dimming rear view mirror with integrated backup camera and compass; cruise control; leather wrapped steering wheel; 20” aluminum alloy wheels with locks; and more.
  • The Sequoia Limited 5.7L may be ordered with the available Technology Package, which adds: voice-activated DVD navigation system with integrated back-up camera and XM Real-Time Traffic capability; 120-volt accessory power outlets; and a Rear Seat Entertainment system – upgraded for 2013 - with two sets of wireless headphones, a remote control, DVD/Blu-ray player, and 9-inch LCD monitor.
Sequoia Platinum 5.7L (MSRP starting at $67,140)
The Sequoia Platinum 5.7L accommodates seven adults with second-row captain seats, plus many premium comfort and convenience features, including: a voice-activated DVD navigation system with integrated back-up camera and XM Real-Time Traffic capability; 120-volt accessory power outlets; a Rear Seat Entertainment system – upgraded for 2013 - with two sets of wireless headphones, a remote control, DVD/Blu-ray player, and 9-inch LCD monitor; perforated leather seat surfaces; heated and ventilated front row seats; seated second-row seats; auto-dimming rear view mirror with integrated compass; woodgrain interior trim, including a woodgrain and leather-wrapped steering wheel; dynamic radar cruise control; unique 20” aluminum alloy wheels with locks; and more.
 
The 2013 Toyota Sequoia is now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For more information on features and specifications, visit www.toyota.ca/sequoia
 
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, SUVs and trucks. Toyota is the first full-line manufacturer to make all of the elements of the Star Safety System standard on every vehicle starting in 2011. The Star Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.