The 2011 Toyota Sequoia full-size SUV combines size, sleek styling and versatility

(TORONTO) – Big and beautiful, Canadians can go anywhere life takes them with the power, comfort and luxury that is the 2011 Sequoia full-size SUV.
“The Toyota Sequoia is the fully-capable, full-size SUV that delivers capability and versatility as well as power and comfort Canadians are looking for – whether on long-distance drives or back-country adventures,” said Warren Orton, Director at Toyota Canada Inc. “Backed by Toyota’s over 70 years of truck-building experience, the 2011 Toyota Sequoia comes in models to suit every full-size SUV taste.”
Highlights for 2011
  • Three models and two engine sizes (4.6L V8 or 5.7L V8)
  • The go-anywhere confidence of on-demand 4WD, Auto Limited Slip Rear Differential, Active Traction Control, under body protector plates
  • Up to 9,100 lb towing rating and 1,275 lb payload
  • More than 120 cubic feet of cargo space, with integrated cargo-area tie-down rings and shopping bag hooks
  • Seating for up to eight adults
  • Standard premium features include three-zone independent automatic climate control, leather seat surfaces and leather wrapped steering wheel, power adjustable front seats, integrated garage door opener, keyless entry and more
  • Impressive safety systems as standard, including back-up camera, eight airbags, vehicle stability control, and front and rear clearance sonar
Power and performance
The 2011 Sequoia is offered with a choice of two power trains:
  • Sequoia SR5 is offered with a powerful yet efficient 4.6L i-Force V8 that delivers 310 peak horsepower and 327 lb-ft of torque
  • Sequoia Limited and Platinum are equipped with the capable 5.7L i-Force V8, which delivers 381 horsepower and peak torque of 401 lb-ft
Each V8 engine features 32 valves, dual overhead cams, dual variable valve timing with intelligence, sequential multiport electronic fuel injection, an electronic throttle control system with intelligence, a crank hold electronic starter control alongside other systems that maximize power and efficiency with an emissions rating of Tier 2 Bin 5. A standard heavy duty battery, starter, alternator and heater ensures the Sequoia is more than capable, even in extreme weather.
Coupled to a six-speed, super electronically controlled automatic transmission with sequential shift mode, the Sequoia achieves a combined city/highway fuel efficiency of 13.8L/100KM with the 4.6L engine, and 14.0L/100KM with the 5.7L engine.
A transmission cooler and automatic fluid warmer ensure the transmission operates smoothly and efficiently under a full range of weather and towing conditions.
All models are equipped with a towing package including heavy-duty hitch receiver, 4 and 7 pin wiring harness and transmission fluid temperature gauge. The Tow Haul Mode allows the transmission to work more effectively with heavy tow loads.
Every Sequoia is fitted with a generous suite of active and passive safety systems:
  • Standard handling features include Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Anti-lock braking system with Brake Assist (BA), and electronic brake force distribution technologies.
  • Eight airbags (dual-stage driver and front passenger air bags, front seat mounted side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, and roll-sensing front and rear head/side curtain airbags).
  • Seatbelt pretensioners and force limiters for the front seatbelts, plus anchor height adjusters for the front and second rows.
  • Anchor points for child-restraint seats and child protector rear door locks.
  • Front windshield de-icer and headlamp washers
Performance and handling
One-touch, on-demand four-wheel-drive gives the Sequoia go-anywhere performance, enhanced with a centre differential lock with two-speed transfer case and automatic limited slip rear differential.
Sequoia’s independent front and rear suspensions with gas shocks and coil springs provide an ideal balance of ride, handling and control.
The Sequoia Platinum features advanced suspension control technology with a front and rear adaptive variable suspension system combined with a load levelling rear air suspension with three height settings.
Full featured
Comfort, convenience and style: no matter how you measure it, the 2011 Sequoia is generously equipped with the features Canadians demand in any vehicle – making it the stand-out in the full size SUV segment.
On all models, including the Sequoia SR5, these include:
  • Three-zone independent automatic climate control with cabin air filter and rear seat heater ducts
  • An audio system with AM/FM/CD player, MP3/WMA functionality, an input jack and USB input for portable music players, Bluetooth capability, an XM Satellite Radio ready antenna, and eight speakers
  • Heated front seats and leather seat surfaces throughout, a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat and four-way power adjustable front passenger’s seat, and a power-folding third-row seat
  • An auto-dimming mirrow, an integrated back-up camera, compass, outside temperature gauge, trip computer and more
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel on a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • In-cabin storage including a front centre console box, front seat back pockets, door map pockets, overhead sunglass storage and front and rear cupholders, plus map lamps and a cargo area lamp
  • A power moonroof, power tailgate window and more
The Sequoia Limited features the larger 5.7L V8 engine and a number of upgrades, including:
  • A 605-watt premium JBL Synthesis Audio System with multi-disc CD changer, four channel amplifier and 14 speakers
  • A driver seat memory system
  • Power folding exterior mirrors
  • Optitron instrumentation gauges with multi-information display
  • Steering wheel-mounted HVAC controls
  • A power rear door with jam protection
  • Larger, 20” aluminum alloy wheels and more
The Sequoia Limited may be ordered with the Technology Package. This package adds a number of features, including:
  • A rear-seat DVD entertainment system with 9” LCD, plus remote control
  • A voice-activated DVD navigation system and XM Real Time Traffic display
The seven-passenger Sequoia Platinum pulls out all the stops to create a premium full-size SUV experience with:
  • A rear-seat DVD entertainment system with 9” LCD, plus remote control and 2 sets of wireless headphones
  • A voice-activated DVD navigation system and XM Real Time Traffic display
  • Perforated leather seat surfaces and ventilated front-row seats, plus second row, heated captain seats
  • Woodgrain trim, including a woodgrain and leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Dynamic radar cruise control and more
Pricing and availability
The 2011 Toyota Sequoia is now on sale across Canada. Toyota’s go-anywhere full-size SUV carries a manufacturer’s suggested retail price starting at $48,820 for the Sequoia SR5 with 4.6L engine, $57,735 for the Sequoia Limited with 5.7L engine, and $65,975 for the Sequoia Platinum with 5.7L engine.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, SUVs and trucks, and Toyota Industrial Equipment. TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.
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