The 2018 Sequoia is the largest SUV in the Toyota lineup and one of the most affordable across the segment. In terms of performance, the Sequoia has the same powertrain as the Tundra and can tow as much as the full-sized pickup, too. In fact, experts agree that if space and power are top priorities, the Toyota Sequoia is an obvious choice.

History of the Sequoia

The Toyota Sequoia made its grand debut in 2001. Since then it’s been updated several times, including a major overhaul in 2008. For 2018, the three-row SUV sees a few styling changes, a host of new safety technologies and a brand new TRD Sport model – for the more adventurous types.

Sequoia Performance Review

The 2018 Sequoia comes well-equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 engine that delivers a robust 381 horsepower – power that is equivalent to a full-sized pickup. The sequoia can tow like a truck, too – with over 7,400 lbs. of maximum towing capacity, drivers can feel confident towing anything from a boat to a trailer or RV.

Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 Sequoia was designed to drive like a powerhouse, only Toyota wanted to make sure that power didn’t come with a lag that is typical with a vehicle of its size. Thanks to Toyota engineering and design, the Sequoia accelerates quickly and gives drivers ample amounts of torque from a range of gears.

A Roomy Eight Passenger SUV

With room for up to eight, the 2018 Sequoia meets the needs of growing families in Calgary perfectly. All three rows of seats have plenty of space, whether you’re an adult passenger or a child. Both rows in the back fully recline for added comfort. Parents with child seats will also appreciate the easy-to-access LATCH connectors throughout the second-row bench seat.

Where the Sequoia pulls ahead of segment rivals is its massive amount of cargo capacity. With 535 liters of cargo space with the seats up and 3,400 cubic feet with all the seats down, the Sequoia is by-and-large the roomiest SUV on the road right now. Combine this with pockets of storage for small items throughout the cabin and you have a vehicle that can transport whomever and whatever you need, whenever you need.

Sequoia Interior Features

2018 Sequoia standard features include tri-zone automatic climate control, an eight-speaker audio system, USB port, moon roof, Bluetooth functionality, satellite radio, HD Radio, and the latest version of Toyota’s Entune infotainment system that comes equipped with a 6.1-inch touch screen, voice command recognition, and navigation. Buyers can also include things like a 14-speark audio system, Blu-ray entertainment system or power lift gate if they want.

For 2018, the Sequoia also sees Toyota Safety Sense included in all models, which combines forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and adaptive cruise control in a protective suite of driver-assisted technologies. Toyota didn’t stop there, either.

With a commitment to making their vehicles safer across the lineup, things like rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors and lane change assist come standard, too. Simply put, the Toyota SUV has more standard driver assistance features than most large SUVs on the market today.

Buying a 2018 Sequoia in Calgary, Alberta

The 2018 Sequoia has only received a few minor styling updates outside, but as the old saying goes – it’s what’s on the inside that counts. With a powerful engine, a spacious interior with seating up to eight and an abundance of safety and interior features, the Sequoia is a standout in the large SUV segment and a perfect choice for families that need the size and power.

Country Hills Toyota is proud to be your one-stop shop for all things Sequoia. With over 11 years serving customers in Calgary and surrounding areas, we are proud to own the largest inventory of Toyota vehicles in the city. We are a multilingual Calgary Toyota dealership that can assist you in Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Swahili, Spanish and more… If you are interested in purchasing a 2018 Sequoia or have any questions about this SUV, give us a call — (403) 290-1111.