Flash Drive

2019 Toyota Sequoia

Model Tested: 2019 Toyota Sequoia 4×4 TRD Sport

The 2019 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport has black 20-inch wheels and TRD suspension upgrades. The Sequoia has lots of torque for towing.

Engine: 5.7-liter V-8, 381-horsepower, 401 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 13-mpg city, 17-mpg highway, 14-mpg combined

Base Price: $54,640

As Tested: $59,745


Powerful V-8, excellent torque

Thirsty: our best was 12.8-mpg mostly highway

Smooth, pleasant highway ride

The 2019 Toyota Sequoia is handsome in a traditional, conservative way.

Excellent in snow

Locking center differential

Tow mode

Dashboard control for 2WD, 4H, and 4L


Stretch-out front legroom

Comfortable seats, nice headrests

Heated front seats with rheostat controls

Power lumbar for both front seats

A few under dash impediments for

The Toyota Sequoia is a big vehicle with ample room for big people. The front row is comfy and luxurious.

passenger’s feet

Excellent headroom

Above average size moonroof

Oversize center armrest above console bin

Medium thick, contoured leather steering wheel

Good auxiliary controls

Ample range tilt/telescopic steering column

Excellent second row room (almost limo-like)

Second row seats are adjustable and offer almost limo-like space.

Flat floor

Comfy Captain’s chairs

Rear HVAC controls

Very good headroom for third row


7-passenger capacity

Two gloveboxes, one locking, one not

Big deep console bin with removable smaller bin

Long front door bins with double bottle notches

Large, sturdy grab handles on “A” and “B” pillars

The padded armrest over the center console is huge.

Convex mirror between visors for watching kids

Power folding third row split seat

Captain chairs fold flat

Flat cargo deck

Large, wide power liftgate

Ample storage room behind third row seat

Extra storage under cargo deck

Ample storage bins for third row occupants

WOW Factors:

Handsome, conservative, traditional SUV styling

Cargo access is excellent with the big, wide rear lift gate. The cargo deck is flat.

Spacious interior for people and cargo

Lots of sturdy grab handles

Confidence inspiring in bad weather


Small 6.1-inch touch screen

Big thirst for gasoline

A little heavy on amount of interior plastic

Bottom Line:

The 2019 Toyota Sequoia is a big bruiser of an SUV. It has a commanding presence. It’s a go anywhere do anything traditional three-row SUV. It’s spacious, comfortable, and capable, but hard on gas and slightly behind on technology.