Toyota Sequoia (XK60)

Toyota Sequoia

Model Years Produced: 2008 to 2022

Summary

The Nissan Armada may feel as if it’s from the previous decade, but the XK60 Sequoia actually is. Originally unveiled while there was still a Bush in the White House, the XK60 stubbornly stuck around for 14 years – twice the length of an average model’s lifespan – only finally being replaced for the upcoming 2023 model year. Over the years, the Sequoia received modern infotainment and modern safety systems (in 2020) and a number of other small updates, but the core of the vehicle remained the same, from the engine to the transmission to the body to the interior.

To some, this may be a negative – cars have made huge gains in refinement and NVH since 2008, not to mention fuel economy, power, and safety. One can’t forget technology, either – the iPhone was in its infancy in December 2007 and most computers still ran Windows XP, to put things in perspective. On the other hand, Toyota has had 14 years to iron out all the bugs and defects in the Sequoia. It’s just a question of perspective and what is important.


Verdict

Pros

  • Eminently reliable
  • Good standard safety features on 2020+ model years

Cons

  • Feels ancient (because it is)
  • Bad fuel economy
  • Handles like a big truck
  • Rides poorly compared to competitors
  • Cheap interior

Reviews

Consumer Reports

Other Outlets


Specifications

All figures are as of 2022 model year.

  • Transmission: Toyota 6-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: RWD standard, full-time 4WD optional
    • 2-speed transfer case not available
    • Electronically locking center differential standard on 4WD models
    • Electronically locking rear differential not available
  • Base curb weight: 5730 lbs
  • Max cargo capacity: 120.1 cu ft
  • Seating: 3 rows
  • Rear leg room: 40.9 in
  • Towing capacity: 7400 lbs

Engines

Toyota 3UR-FE - 5.7L V8

Power Figures

  • 381 hp
  • 401 lb-ft

Fuel Economy

  • 15mpg combined
  • 13mpg city
  • 17mpg highway