(TORONTO, ON. – September 29, 2014) The 2015 Toyota Sequoia makes a statement like no other SUV – delivering full-sized adventure for seven or eight adults, with up to 120 cubic feet of available cargo space.
“The Sequoia is the full-size SUV that only Toyota could build – enhanced with technologies that maximize power, efficiency, vehicle control and capability,” noted Larry Hutchinson, Vice President of Toyota Canada Inc. “For 2015, the Sequoia delivers the perfect combination of capability, durability and safety – plus a full-sized range of premium comfort and convenience features – for those who want to do it all.”
Maximum capability starts with maximum performance, which is why every 2015 Toyota Sequoia is built around a powerful yet efficient 381 peak 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 – even in the harshest winter conditions.
This powerful engine 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 16.6 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 up to 7,100 lbs of 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 gas shock absorbers, coil springs and stabilizer bar. A trailer sway control systems provides additional stability when towing. Special underbody plates also 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 plus front seatbelt pre-tensioners and force limiters, anchor points for child seats, child protector rear door locks, front and rear clearance sonar, a back-up camera, and a direct tire pressure monitoring system. As with every new Toyota since 2011, the 2015 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: Audio systems with USB audio input, Bluetooth capability, integrated XM Satellite Radio and steering wheel mounted audio controls; three-zone independent automatic climate control with air conditioning; a 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat and four-way power adjustable front passenger seat; heated front-row seats; third-row 60/40 split fold-flat rear bench seat; a conversation mirror; a trip computer; auto-dimming rear-view mirror with integrated compass; power door locks with keyless entry; power windows with front row auto up/down function and power tailgate window; plenty of in-cabin and cargo-area storage; map lamps; 12-volt accessory power outlets and retained accessory power; anti-theft system with engine immobilizer; running boards; roof rails and crossbars; a power moonroof; headlamp washers; fog lamps; and more.
The 2015 Toyota Sequoia is offered in three models:
Sequoia SR5 5.7L (MSRP starting at $54,535)
The eight-passenger Sequoia SR5 features: An eight-speaker 6.1” Display Audio system; leather seat surfaces; a second-row 40/20/40 split fold-down bench seat; dual vanity mirrors; leather wrapped steering wheel; tilting/telescoping steering wheel; cruise control; outside temperature gauge; 18” aluminum alloy wheels with locks; dual power adjustable and heated exterior mirrors; and more.
Sequoia Limited 5.7L (MSRP starting at at $61,170)
The eight-passenger Sequoia Limited 5.7L features: A 12-speaker 6.1” Display Audio system with Navigation; the driver’s seat memory system; heated front-row seats; leather seat surfaces; a second-row 40/20/40 split fold-down bench seat; Optitron instrumentation and a multi-information display; cruise control; dual illuminated vanity mirrors; leather-wrapped steering wheel; blind spot monitor; power tilting/telescoping steering column; power rear door with jam protection; tonneau cover; chrome vent knobs; 20” aluminum alloy wheels with locks; dual power adjustable, reverse auto-tilting, and heated exterior mirrors linked to driver’s seat memory system and featuring integrated puddle lamps and signal lamps; chrome exterior accents; rear spoiler; and more.
Sequoia Platinum 5.7L (MSRP starting at $69,425)
The Sequoia Platinum 5.7L accommodates seven adults with second-row captain seats, plus many premium comfort and convenience features, including: A 14-speaker JBL Synthesis Audio System with four-channel amplifier, 6.1” Display Audio, advanced voice recognition, integrated navigation system, SMS-to-Speech and Email-to-Speech; a rear seat entertainment system with remote control, 9” LCD monitor and two sets of wireless headphones; the driver’s seat memory system; heated and ventilated front-row seats; heated second-row seats; perforated leather seat surfaces; Optitron instrumentation and a multi-information display; dynamic laser cruise control; dual illuminated vanity mirrors; woodgrain and leather wrapped steering wheel; woodgrain interior trim; blind spot monitor; power tilting/telescoping steering column; power rear door with jam protection; tonneau cover; chrome vent knobs; power tailgate lock; 120-volt rear accessory power outlet; unique 20” aluminum alloy wheels with locks; dual power adjustable, reverse auto-tilting, and heated exterior mirrors linked to driver’s seat memory system and featuring integrated puddle lamps and signal lamps; chrome exterior accents; rear spoiler; and more.
The 2015 Toyota Sequoia is now on sale at Toyota Dealers across Canada. For more information on features and specifications, visit www.toyota.ca/sequoia.
* Fuel efficiency ratings are based on the new 5-cycle testing procedures (Natural Resources Canada)
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles. Incorporated in 1964, Toyota has sold more than 4 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 286 Toyota, Lexus and Scion 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 which build popular Canadian vehicles: Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.