year 2023 Toyota The Sequoia TRD Pro is an all-new full-size SUV that makes an instant and indelible impression. The latest Sequoia builds on Toyota’s three-row SUV heritage and takes the luxury, practicality and performance of the full-size segment to a whole new level. With the new i-FORCE MAX powertrain, the 2023 Sequoia TRD Pro is the most powerful and efficient iteration to date.
With the all-new Sequoia TRD Pro, Toyota has the likes of Jeep Wagoneer, Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Tahoe in mind. There are significant improvements to the payload and towing capabilities of this land vehicle and the starting price is pegged at $76,900. If you’re looking for the perfect SUV for your off-road adventure, here are 10 reasons why you can’t go wrong with the 2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro.
10 i-FORCE MAX Twin-Turbo V6 Hybrid Engine
Fans of the iconic 4×4 Land Cruiser can breathe a sigh of relief, as the new Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro is a great alternative to the Cruiser. Under the skin of the Toyota Off-Road Vehicle is a 3.5-liter, twin-turbo V6 hybrid that makes 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque.
The new Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro comes as standard all-wheel drive and the i-FORCE MAX engine is mated to a 10-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. The rugged Sequoia TRD Pro converts to shock absorbers with the Ford Expedition Timberline and GMC Yukon AT4.
9 Improved terrain performance
The new generation Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro offers improved technical terrain performance over previous generations, thanks to the rear locking differential. Although competing SUVs like the Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Tahoe now have a car-like independent rear spring suspension, Toyota shrugs it off and sticks with a solid pivot rear suspension.
This is the first time Toyota has offered a standard selectable rear differential for the Sequoia TRD Pro, and it helps you out of trouble if the wheel doesn’t have traction.
8 Falcon Weldbeek All Terrain Tires
The new Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro is equipped with a set of 33-inch Falken Wildpeak all-terrain tires. These tires are built for adventure in any weather. In fact, they have class-leading tread depth with resistance to snow and hydrofoil.
Solid tread blocks on the tires enhance vehicle stability and prevent stones from clogging the grooves. Falken Wildpeak all-terrain tires thrive primarily in three areas: wear, winter and wet performance.
7 Integrated sleeping platform
When you fold the back seats of some SUV you get a flat floor with no room for luggage. For the Sequoia TRD Pro, an adjustable cargo rack system allows passengers to get some sleep on the road. The flat sleeping platform of the Sequoia TRD Pro is behind the third row.
With the third row lower, the 2023 Sequoia TRD Pro has about 49 cubic feet of cargo space. Toyota designed the cargo racking system to be as flexible as possible in meeting your travel needs.
6 Improved fuel efficiency
The i-FORCE MAX 2023 Sequoia TRD Pro 6-cylinder twin-turbo hybrid powertrain delivers not only more power, but also better fuel efficiency. While the 2022 Sequoia TRD Pro can only manage 13 mpg city and 17 mpg highway, the latest iteration is much more fuel efficient.
The estimated EPA rating of the 2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro is 19 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. With that rating, the Sequoia TRD Pro is slightly more efficient than the Tundra.
5 Increased drag capacity
Another area where Toyota is making some significant improvements to the new Sequoia TRD Pro is towing capacity. The 2022 Sequoia TRD Pro can tow a maximum payload of just 7,100 pounds, but the latest version offers a towing capacity of 9,020 pounds and a payload capacity of 1,435 pounds.
With a 22% increase in the towing capacity of the new Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro compared to the previous generation, it can easily tow a draft, a trailer or a boat. The towing package that comes as standard on the TRD Pro makes dragging a less daunting task.
4 Powerful Low Roof Spoiler
At the rear of the Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro 2023, you’ll notice the distinctive LED taillights and darkened Sequoia badges just below the taillights. Also, the TRD Pro is the only model that has an exposed dual TRD Pro exhaust tip for added growl and visual appeal. You’ll also notice a lower-roof rear spoiler on the Sequoia TRD Pro, but this isn’t meant for overclocking.
While sports cars use a rear spoiler for downforce, the one in the new Sequoia TRD Pro is designed to deliver better gas mileage. Because the spoiler prevents air from locking up at the rear of the SUV, there is less drag, and less force is required to keep the vehicle moving. In this case, engine work is reduced, which gives you better gas mileage.
3 Luxurious interior with heated seats
The 2023 Sequoia TRD Pro’s exterior makes a strong first impression, but the interior removes all doubt about its luxurious off-road nature. The full-size SUV can seat up to eight passengers, thanks to a third-row configuration with a reclining rear seat.
The interior is furnished with luxurious semi-aniline leather seats. The 14-inch touchscreen gives you a top-down view of your surroundings and lets you control the all-new Toyota Audio Multimedia system.
2 Crawl Control System
Toyota is updating the crawl control and gradient assist control system in the new Sequoia TRD Pro. These systems are designed to act like cruise control for off-road driving conditions. Crawl Control works with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system to determine driving conditions over the terrain and adjust the operation of the SUV to meet them.
Toyota designed the crawl control system to take care of the car’s speed in muddy, sandy and rocky terrain, while the driver focuses on the steering wheel.
1 strong reliability
Toyota has a long history of building reliable cars, and the Sequoia, for the most part, offers a hassle-free ownership experience. While Toyota Sequoia models from 2001 to 2008 tend to have mechanical problems, newer models seem fine.
This powerful full-size SUV is expected to last 250,000 to 300,000 miles without the need for regular visits to the mechanic. However, for Sequoia to stand the test of time, you need to carry out maintenance activities, as recommended by the manufacturer.