The 2021 version of the popular full-size SUV is getting a redesign. According to the Japanese automaker, we’ll see a lot of changes. But, the upcoming model will keep the roomy interior and an outstanding level of comfort. The current version of the full-size SUV looks fresh and offers good off-road capabilities. However, 2021 Toyota Sequoia will improve almost every aspect, and provide a better performance, as well as the sophisticated styling.
Still, the main target audience is large families, so Toyota will meet the needs and deliver all-around SUV. As for the engine room, most of the features will remain the same. The TRD version is included in the roster, while the announced hybrid is probably left out for the 2021 season. But, we expect to see a hybrid powertrain in the following years. The release date is scheduled for November 2020, and the starting price will be around $51,000.
2021 Toyota Sequoia Exterior Redesign
2021 Toyota Sequoia will go through a complete overhaul. The forthcoming full-size SUV will introduce brand-new LED headlights and daytime running lights. Moreover, the fog lights will get a unique look, while the rear side will get treatment as well. The taillights will be slightly remodeled, and the rear bumper will boast a new aggressive style.
Furthermore, the front fascia adds chrome trims around the grille and the lower bumper. A new feature for 2021 Sequoia will be moonroof, which will enhance the overall appearance even further. Toyota delivers refreshed black panels and horizontal slats. Also, expect to see larger wheels as part of the optional package.
Well, the interior of 2021 Toyota Sequoia is a bit of mystery. No doubt, the cabin will go through a severe redesign as well. But, the full-size SUV will keep the current layout. The ongoing Sequoia can accommodate up to eight passengers. Expect that configuration with a 3-row seating setup will remain for the 2021 model as well.
However, the upcoming SUV will add a lot of new features and upgraded technology. Therefore, we’ll see an updated safety and more driver-oriented features. Also, expect premium materials, and power-adjustable seats.
2021 Toyota Sequoia Offers Only One Engine Option
According to the latest reports, 2021 Toyota Sequoia will offer only one engine option. It’s a 5.7-liter V8 unit, which produces 381 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The engine is connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission, while a variable valve timing system will be available as well. The RWD configuration remains standard, and the 4WD will be optional configuration. Furthermore, a part-time 4WD is included, which will reduce fuel consumption.
The estimated fuel economy for the forthcoming model is 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway. Well, the fuel economy is one of the main issues with the Japanese full-size SUV. The company must offer a hybrid powertrain soon, and try to resolve the fuel economy problem. Toyota is planning to introduce more hybrid and electric vehicles by 2023. The Sequoia Hybrid might be one of the new models.
Release Date and Price
2021 Sequoia will arrive on the market in November. There will be five trim levels available: SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Pro, Limited, and Platinum. As for the price, the base model will start a little higher than the current version. Therefore, we expect that the 2021 SR5 will cost around $51,000. On the other hand, the range-topping Platinum will come close to the $70K mark.