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The 2023 Toyota Sequoia uses a standard hybrid powertrain system. Does the Toyota Sequoia get good gas mileage, or is it a gas guzzler? Here’s what you need to know about the Japanese automaker’s full-size SUV.

The 2023 Toyota Sequoia isn’t exactly a fuel sipper

Toyota Sequoia full-size SUVs | Toyota

Toyota has been working hard to reinvent some of its nameplates and reinvigorate its portfolio. Part of this process is the introduction of several hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain systems for its vehicles. Toyota isn’t quite ready for a fully-electric lineup yet, but most of its vehicles are offered with hybrid powertrain options.

Its most popular nameplate, the Toyota RAV4, is offered as a hybrid. There’s also a plug-in hybrid version of the RAV4, the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Toyota has breathed new life into the Tundra pickup truck by completely redesigning it for 2022. The Sequoia got a similar redesign for the 2023 model year. The Sequoia is now a standard hybrid vehicle like the Toyota Sienna minivan. The big question on everyone’s mind is, does the Sequoia get good gas mileage now that it’s a standard hybrid?

The 2023 Toyota Sequoia achieves 21 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. That’s a huge upgrade from the 2022 Toyota Sequoia’s 13 miles per gallon in the city and 17 miles per gallon on the highway. The new Sequoia gets at least 7 more miles per gallon combined or about 99 more miles of driving range per full tank than the previous model year (based on average mpg and fuel tank capacity). The 2023 Toyota Sequoia is no fuel sipper, but it’s a huge improvement.

Is the Sequoia bigger than the Highlander?

A white 2023 Toyota Sequoia full-size SUV is driving through water.
The 2023 Toyota Sequoia | Toyota

The Toyota Sequoia is 208 inches long, 80 inches wide, and around 74 inches tall. The Toyota Highlander is 195 inches long, 76 inches wide, and 68 inches tall. The Sequoia is a full-size model, and the Highlander is a midsize model.

The Sequoia is also much more expensive than the Highlander. Both models seat eight, but the larger Sequoia offers much more third-row legroom. The Sequoia is the better choice for buyers that need to regularly seat seven passengers. The Highlander is ideal for smaller families.

Will the 2023 Sequoia have a V8?

The 2023 Toyota Sequoia uses a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 i-FORCE MAX engine and an electric motor to make 437 horsepower and 583 lb-ft of torque. The 2022 Toyota Sequoia uses a 5.7-liter V8 engine to make 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque.

Despite not using a powerful V8, the Sequoia makes more horsepower and torque than ever before. Car and Driver praises the new Sequoia’s quiet cabin, new powertrain and attractive styling.

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