2018 Toyota Sequoia SR5:  V8 power, refined luxury and space  

By Autoreviewman

The   2018 Toyota Sequoia is a large, luxurious SUV, which although superbly equipped can be optioned up to even more lavish levels. Compared to older models, the 2018 edition offers a somewhat smaller, sleeker, refined look. Fuel economy is not frugal in the in the 5.7 liter V8 powered model. However if you need to haul around seven or eight people and tow a boat or trailer in style and comfort, you really could not do any better. More refined than an optioned out pickup truck and as comfortable and plush as a limo the 2018 Toyota Sequoia offers a brawny engine, sophisticated All-wheel drive system and enough room to host a party in it if that’s your thing. We tested a 2918 Magnetic Grey Metallic sporty SR5 version equipped with the 5.7 Litre i-FORCE V8 engine and 4WD Part Time, One-Touch 4WD, with a 6-Speed,   (Super ECT), Automatic Transmission. The Sequoia  SR5 features: 18″ Aluminum Alloy Wheels , Lock Package, power heated leather seat, climate Control: Cabin Air Filter , Rear Seat Heater Ducts, 3-Zone Independent Automatic Climate Control, Audio: 8 Speakers , Bluetooth Capability, AM/FM CD with MP3/WMA Player, Integrated SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Audio Auxiliary Input Jack, USB and Audio Input. Interior room is fantastic with lots of space and storage.  Safety wise the Sequoia features the full complement of Safety equipment plus Toyotas excellent Safety Sense Suite with: Pre-Collision System, Auto High Beam, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (full speed), and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist.

On the road the big 5.7 liter V8 offers superb power.  The ride is soft and comfortable and the big Sequoia takes all matter of road conditions, pot holes and transitions in its stride.    The Sequoia is no nimble, athletic SUV and needs care in negotiating tight urban streets and parking lots. It is however in its element on the highways and on long trips when it long legs, unfettled power and sheer comfort make it a relaxing effortless cross-country tourer.

You may well wince when it comes to fuel fill ups, still with seven or an optional eight seat configuration and enough torque to tow a building it seems the Sequoia is highly recommended if you need the full weight of its formidable attributes. Luxurious, well equipped and very addictive with the big V8. Highly recommended.

   2018 SEQUOIA 4WD SR5 5.7L base MSRP of $59,850.

 Total MSRP price $63,762.50 with (Pre-delivery service & destination charges).

Price as tested