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2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone 4X4 – From Toyota, An End-of-the-Year Bonus

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2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone 4X4 – From Toyota, An End-of-the-Year Bonus

2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone 4X4

From Toyota, An End-of-the-Year Bonus

This fall brings a newly redesigned Toyota Sequoia. And to those of us paying attention to the full Toyota lineup…well, it’s about time! Obviously, a redesign comes with a number of changes, but among the most notable change are the updates made to the SUV’s interior; it has been redefined as a luxury SUV. Those Sequoia updates put it on a Lexus level, but most likely constitute a better value. 

Our short ride-and-drive was in a prototype, a top-of-the-line Capstone. The fit and finish were as good as any Job One production model. The engine was a 3.5-liter DOHC V-6, twin-turbocharged with water-cooled intercoolers. Horsepower is a claimed 437 at 5,200 rpm, while torque is prodigious: 583 lb.-ft @ 2,400rpm. Recommended fuel is 87 octane, and with a 10-speed automatic the Sequoia performed great. 

Also big news is the Sequoia’s towing capability, although we did not have a trailer to get a good feel for how well it will perform. The Capstone model comes with 22-in wheels and P265/50R22 tires. The rear suspension can be equipped with a load-leveling air suspension; the feature is great for towing, but does give the SUV a stiffer ride. There is a tow technology package to help with trailer backing. It also comes with a spa, or, uh…SPA, Toyota’s acronym for ‘Straight Path Assist’. The Sequoia’s towing capacity is 9,280 for the 2WD and 8,980 for the 4WD model. Curb weight is a claimed 5,890 lbs. with 2WD and 6,185 for the 4WD. 

The great infotainment system on this model is accessed via a 14-inch touch screen, and features a JBL Premium audio system, standard on the Capstone model. 

The estimated cost for this new SUV is between $50K and $70K, which isn’t bad for an SUV of this quality. In the absence of Toyota’s Land Cruiser, which has been discontinued, Toyota’s Sequoia may be a viable way to ‘cap off’ your shopping!

Classic Ford Truck Enthusiast and Owner. Shadowed Bill Stroppe, Off Road Legend. Former Sony Corporation of America Regional Manager. Former Ford Motor Company Regional Manager, Southwest.

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