Like its pickup truck relative, the Tundra, the 2018 Toyota Sequoia hasn’t been through too many changes. For 2018, however, this rarely changed SUV is expected to come with a handful of tweaks to its looks, features, and safety gear.
In terms of design, the Sequoia will be virtually unchanged from the current model inside and out. The most notable changes will be a new front grille and bumper insert based on trim level. There will also be a new chrome bumper surround on select styles. A few new standard features will also grace the 2018 Toyota Sequoia exterior, including LED headlights, daytime running lights, and fog lights.
We expect the powertrain to remain the same in the new year. In the current model, the only engine choice is Toyota’s 5.7-liter V8 delivering 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. Shifting duties should continue to be the responsibility of a six-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of safety, the Sequoia will gain standard Toyota Safety Sense (TSS-P), which brings standard auto emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and other premium safety features to this large SUV.
Expect a full review closer to launch.
The 2018 Toyota Sequoia is expected to arrive in October 2017.
With its new features, a mild price hike wouldn’t be surprising. However, we expect prices won’t stray too far from the current model’s range of $46,755 to $66,510 (destination fees included).
This will put the 2018 Toyota Sequoia in competition with the Ford Expedition ($48,320 to $68,445), the Chevrolet Suburban ($51,110 to $68,925), and the Nissan Armada ($45,995 to $61,585).