The Sequoia is Toyota's largest and most luxurous SUV, based on a truck platform. Still, it offers responsive handling and does not have the bouncy suspension of a pickup. It drives smooth, and its interior feels upscale. The 2014 Sequoia's three trim levels —SR5, Limited, and Platinum—all share a 5.7-liter V8 capable of 281 horsepower, rear-wheel drive, and 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. They mainly differ in options and luxury features. The SR5 trim and the Limited trim are able to tow a maximum weight of 7,400 pounds. The Platinum trim is able to carry 7,200 pounds and has a seven-passenger seating capacity. If you're traveling with only a few people, you can fold down the third row to reveal extra cargo space to store your belongings.
The Platinum trim offers you a luxurious ride and many neat features. The kids will love the Blu-Ray player connected to a 9-inch monitor. Two sets of wireless headphones are included so you and the rest of the passengers can choose to listen to your own music, have a conversation, or simply enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. For families that frequently go on long trips, the Platinum trim is an excellent choice to keep everyone entertained. If you are in a cold area, the heated second-row seats are sure to come in handy.
Drivers looking for a more affordable alternative to buying new may want to consider an older Sequoia starting with the 2008 model year when the design was revised. In that era the engine was a 4.7-liter V8 controlled by a five-speed automatic transmission. The model debuted in 2000 and even models before 2008 are roomy and comfortable, offering a quiet ride. 2007 was the first year that side current front airbags became standard.
2014 Toyota Sequoia Safety
The 2014 Toyota Sequoia was not tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but it comes with numerous features to keep you and your family safe. Standard features available on every trim level include traction control, anti-lock brakes, brake assist, vehicle stability control, and multiple air bags. The Platinum trim level comes with a blind spot monitor feature that uses radar to determine when vehicles are in your blind spot and notifies you with a symbol on the side mirrors.