The All New 2023 Toyota Sequoia

The all new Sequoia was unveiled last January and its release has anticipated by Toyota lovers ever since the release of the new Tacoma. The new Sequoia takes on the same look as the new Tacoma with a square front grill and stylish headlights that scream toughness. If you love the style Toyota brings to the table along with the durability and power of their vehicles, then you’ll love the all new 2023 Toyota Sequoia.

The new release of the 2023 builds off of the heritage of the previous Sequoia generations with its roomy interior, 3rd row seating and classic Toyota off-road capability. Being the largest non-truck vehicle that Toyota offers, the new Sequoia gives plenty of room for 6 footers riding in the back rows. The staircase seating, with each back row sitting a bit higher lets passengers see over the row in front of them. The twin USB-C and USB-A ports as well as cup holder armrests over the wheel wells add some convenience for passengers riding along for big road trips. Overall, the new 2023 Sequoia has all the right features to help keep Toyota at the front of the pack when it comes to hybrid SUVs.

Powertrain Option

The new Sequoia can fill many needs. If you are a soccer mom looking to chauffeur the kids from game to game each weekend, you might consider the best in class gas milage that this 8 person vehicle gets on the highway. Here at Westcott Designs, we like power and the Sequoia can be setup for off-road with the 437 HP V8! Either way, both powertrain options can be customized and delivered stock to your nearest dealer.

The brand new i-FORCE MAX Twin Turbo V8 Hybrid Powertrain Motor, the new  motor possesses unparalleled speed and torque that out weighs any other vehicle in its class.

  • Pulls a massive 583Lb per square foot of torque for outstanding acceleration.
  • Has 437 Horsepower for maximum performance whether you’re on or off road.
  • A hauling capacity of 9,300 pounds with built in tow control features.

The new Sequoia has an impressive 22 miles per gallon combined rating. You not only get a vehicle that boasts unrivaled power but also efficiency. Looking for a even more efficiency? The engineers spent a lot of time incorporating Toyota’s hybrid powertrain. This was the last 3rd row vehicle to be converted to the new drivetrain which also offers a 243-hp 2.5-liter inline-4 with two electric motors and a 1.9-kwh battery pack.

  • 35 MPG in all wheel drive
  • no plug electric vehicle
  • highly EPA rated in its class

Drive Mode Select

Long gone are the days where you need to get out of your vehicle to lock your four wheel drive hubs before going off-road. Push button technology makes going from highway to 4X4 my way, seamless and easy. The 2023 Toyota Sequoia’s new drive mode select feature automatically senses if you’re heading off-road or driving on the freeway, but still gives you control and allows for optimizing performance to suit your needs in any given situation. It will be interesting to see if the new hybrid drivetrain will provide “off the line” performance needed for off-roading.

Tow Haul/Tow+

The Sequoia is built to take all your tools and toys with you no matter where you go. With the Tow/Haul and Tow+ modes available with the push of a button you can optimize your hauling performance with automated adjustments right at your finger tips. Standard 360 cameras also help assist the driver when towing. The driver has easy line of site to the heads up displays as well as the mirrors surrounding them.

Interior Additions

No vehicle review would be complete without taking a look at all the interior upgrades available. With heated and ventilated first and second row seats you can remain warm on the coolest winter nights and ride in comfort. The second row seats can be shifted from bench seating or to a pair of Captains Chairs for long drives. Certainly keeping your passengers comfortable on the go. Additionally, it has the 14 inch audio multimedia controller as well as the 12 inch full color informational display. The display magnificently showcases your speed, fuel, and more. Luxury at the tips of your fingers like never before.

Where To Get Your Upgrades

Soon there will be a lot of these beauties on the road. How can you set your 2023 Sequoia apart from the rest? How about A full roof rack, cargo ladder, custom Westcott Designs bumpers and lighting and a Fox Shock lift kit to start? Take it to the next level! Westcott Designs is the leader in Toyota customizations and modifications. We provide in-house machined parts that will last the life of the vehicle to enhance any Sequoia.


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