The deciding factors that go into purchasing an SUV can be many and vary significantly from one another. For some, performance is ideal, while others favor safety. Then, there are those who always have their eye on towing capacity or storage capability. No matter what your necessity might be or your intentions for owning one, there’s an SUV that appeals to everyone’s individual tastes, and that's the 2022 Toyota Sequoia. For a quality product that surpasses typical customer expectations, look no further than Toyota. Consistently receiving high marks from drivers and journalists, the Japanese manufacturer continually brings performance and reliability to the forefront of every vehicle in their fleet. The 2022 Toyota Sequoia is no exception to this unwavering dedication.
Ever since the SUV was introduced to consumers for the 2001 model year, the standard for reliability and accessible performance has never been the same. While the automotive industry has vastly evolved during the past two decades, the Sequoia has been a consistent foundation that many vehicle owners can build and maintain their quality of life upon. Whether you’re towing job-related cargo or carrying children to various destinations, Toyota is once again providing a reliable means of doing so.
One of the first questions any vehicle owner who favors performance might ask is, “what’s under the hood?” If it’s performance you’re after, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that Toyota doesn’t disappoint. No matter what trim line of Sequoia you decide to purchase, Toyota’s precision engineering is once again made accessible. This arrives in the form of a 5.7L V8 which comes standard. One of Toyota’s most reliable and longest-lasting engines, it’s been put to constant good use since its introduction in 2006. Its years of faithful service and long-lasting credibility speak to Toyota’s reputation of manufacturing products that stay on the road and go the extra mile for their owners.
A reputation is one thing, but numbers are another. The specifications of Toyota’s workhorse of a motor certainly speak for themselves. Boasting 301 horsepower and an impressive 401 lb-ft of torque, you can rest assured that the 2022 Toyota Sequoia can handle any job or obstacle that life decides to throw in your direction. While the purchase of an SUV could be described as an investment, the Sequoia is one that will pay you back with some hefty interest. On average, a 5.7L V8 has a lifespan of 300,000 miles before any major overhaul needs to be performed. This is considerably longer than Dodge’s 5.7L Hemi, whose average life expectancy is closer to 250,000 miles.
A longer life span and performance specifications aren’t the end of this advantageous story but merely a footnote. Chances are, if you’re planning on having a Sequoia in your driveway, then you more than likely have a sizable workload on your shoulders. Not to worry, a towing capacity of 7,400 lbs and a maximum payload of 1,405 means you won’t be lacking anything in the work department. Numbers don’t lie, and you don’t become the best by sitting on your laurels while the world changes around you.
Okay, we all love to know about a vehicle's amount of horsepower and capability, but all of this means nothing if your vehicle doesn't offer you peace of mind while you are on the road. “Peace of mind:” these three words are mentioned quite often when it comes to car shopping, but what do they really refer to? While this question is a rhetorical one, the inquisitive shopper should feel comfortable behind the wheel and know that they’re well protected on the road of life.
Fear not, because while there is a great deal to worry about on a regular basis, staying safe while driving your Sequoia will certainly not be one of them. Standard with the Sequoia is a wide variety of safety features because being safe should be a right and not a luxury.
The first of two primary safety packages that come standard with every Sequoia is Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P). TSS-P encompasses a number of features that are focused on not just keeping you safe but the drivers and pedestrians who share the road with you. The Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Alert afford you enhanced vision, while adaptive cruise control allows a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
Because safety possesses no boundaries, the 2022 Sequoia also comes standard with Toyota’s Star Safety System, which itself lives up to its name as a guiding light for what standard safety features should be. The Star Safety System covers traction control, vehicle stability control, brake force distribution, anti-locking system, brake assist, and smart-stop technology. Toyota has also equipped the Sequoia with knee-level airbags to protect your lower extremities should an accident occur. For additional peace of mind when making those long road trips, a tire pressure monitoring system also comes standard so you can keep an eye on your tires and won't end up with a flat.
It’s safe to assume that the two major factors that consumers investigate when purchasing a vehicle are performance and safety. Knowing that a vehicle will be up to the tasks that make up our day while maintaining the ability to keep us and our passengers safe are both important for different reasons. An aspect that influences a decision regarding your next vehicle is probably the least important when it comes to practicality but still has a major impact on what choice we make. We’re, of course, referring to style. While we live in a consumer-based economy, our society is driven by image. This means that both aesthetics and amenities are sought after by the average car buyer.
As the SUV has risen in popularity, many alterations have been made to make them appealing to a much wider demographic. For those who favor style as much as substance, they’ll be happy to know that Toyota has not sacrificed one for the other by any means. One of the newest attributes that the 2022 Toyota Sequoia has to offer is a redesigned exterior that’s built specifically to lower wind noise. This function is accentuated by a spacious and stylish interior that seeks to provide the driver and passengers alike with the level of comfort normally reserved for luxury sedans. Should any outside noise hinder your inner tranquility, the available 8 or 12-speaker stereo systems will drown out whatever audible distractions the outside world may provide.
While some modern vehicles look to racing cockpits and the realms of sci-fi as their template for interior design, the Sequoia opts for providing a pampered ride at an affordable price. The three rows of seating are tended to by triple-zone climate control for maximum comfort. The days of fighting for an optimum seat will also be over as enough space is allowed to ensure that everyone’s personal space is generous. For those who favor life off the beaten path, the Sequoia TRD Pro is outfitted for the rugged individualist as well as the off-road enthusiast. 18” alloy wheels make no secret of your hobbies, while specially designed shocks deliver peak off-road performance for those who enjoy playing in the dirt.