2016 Toyota Sequoia

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Toyota Sequoia highlights

Customer rating


  • Available all-wheel drive provides good off-road capabilities
  • Powerful standard V8 engine
  • Vast cabin with three rows of flexible seating


  • Interior doesn't feel particularly luxurious
  • Audio controls are awkwardly positioned & hard to reach
  • Standard engine has low fuel economy

Mileage (EPA estimate)

13 city, 17 highway, 14 combined

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What is new for the 2016 Toyota Sequoia?

  • Sequoia trims have been upgraded with Full Roof Rack as standard equipment this year.
  • Lane Departure Warning and Leather & Suede Seats features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Toyota Sequoia

1. The V8 powertrain 

The 2016 Toyota Sequoia hits a home run with its standard V8 powertrain. Pumping out 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque, and paired with a smooth six-speed automatic transmission, the 5.7L V8 engine is standard across all three trims. Even with a full complement of passengers and cargo, you'll still have great acceleration, responsive handling, and the lightest of touches as you steer through the twists and turns of rural roads. Add on the available tow package, and the 2016 Sequoia can haul up to an estimated 7,400 lbs., when properly equipped.

2. Three great trims

Every 2016 Toyota Sequoia is a people-pleasing SUV. The base Sequoia has a 6.1-inch touchscreen, a power tilt-and-slide moonroof, and three-zone climate control with top-tier standard features. The mid-level Limited trim is positively luxurious, adding navigation, leather upholstery, and a power liftgate, while the Sequoia Platinum trim goes all out, with second-row captain's chairs and a rear-row entertainment system for movie nights on the move.

3. Bring the whole team

Your popularity is about to skyrocket—the 2016 Toyota Sequoia has a spacious three-row interior that will attract family and friends for road trips, cookouts, game days, and holidays. Standard seating is for eight; models with second-row captain's chairs have seating for seven. You get easy access to the third row via a one-touch lever on the passenger-side second row, and all rear seats have recline functionality. Rear-seat legroom is adult-sized, with 40.9 and 35.3 inches across the second and third row, respectively.

4. Maximized cargo confidence

The 2016 Toyota Sequoia has abundant cargo functionality and handy features to ensure your grocery runs, camping trips, and college moves go smoothly. Standard cargo storage is 18.9 cu-ft, with a hidden compartment for valuables and bag hooks to secure groceries. Pop the 60/40-split third row down, and space leaps to 66.6 cu-ft or a maximum of 120.1 cu-ft with both rear rows folded flat. An available power liftgate and standard rear privacy glass add to the Sequoia's cargo credentials.

5. Plenty of standard driver aids

When your loved ones are on board, it's nice to know that the 2016 Toyota Sequoia has great driver-assistance features to support your daily drives and adventures. Take the Sequoia on a coastal drive and you'll see that traction control and vehicle stability control features keep you feeling planted on every turn, while brake assist functionality is handy when driving in a new environment.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Toyota Sequoia an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Toyota Sequoia 7th out of 16 among Fullsize SUVs.

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Toyota Sequoia features and specs

Platinum 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Entune
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • JBL Sound System
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Overall length






Leg room

F 42.5"/M 40.9"/R 35.3"

Head room

F 34.8"/M 34.9"/R 34.5"

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Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

720/7200 lbs.



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