2023 Toyota Sequoia First Drive Review: Big Size, Bigger Value

2023 Toyota Sequoia First Drive Review: Big Size, Bigger Value



Like previous models, this third-generation Sequoia is heavily based on the Tundra pickup truck, so the design language is similar. That’s fine by us, as the new Tundra looks properly aggressive. The massive front grille changes depending on the trim level, with the flagship Capstone trim (pictured below) getting a blinged-out honeycomb pattern and lots of chrome elements. With massive two-tone 22-inch wheels, the Capstone exudes luxury and excess, bordering on Lexus levels. Buyers who want a more macho Sequoia can opt for one of the lower trims with either the TRD Sport or TRD Off-Road Packages, which give the SUV a darker, imposing vibe.If you spend every weekend taking the family on an outdoor adventure, the Sequoia TRD Pro supplies the most aggressive styling with a Heritage-inspired “TOYOTA” grille, embedded TRD light bar, marker lights, black 18-inch TRD wheels, and a roof rack. In our opinion, the Sequoia TRD Pro is the most impressive model visually.That being said, some of the lower trims still look fantastic in TRD Sport guise. Toyota’s color palette contains some great options, including White, Wind Chill Pearl, Celestial Silver, Lunar Rock, Magnetic Gray, Blueprint, Army Green, Midnight Black, Smoked Mesquite, Supersonic Red, and the TRD-exclusive Solar Octane.