The 2023 Toyota Sequoia Hybrid Outmuscles and Outlasts the Competition

It’s official, the numbers for the Toyota Sequoia Hybrid are in. the Sequoia could outlast the competition for miles. Check out how fuel efficient the 2023 Toyota Sequoia really is and if the savings at the fuel pump are worth it. 

2023 Toyota Sequoia mpg put to the test 

Th 2023 Toyota Sequoia mpg
2023 Toyota Sequoia | Toyota

It’s official, the 2023 Toyota Sequoia gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined. This is quite the upgrade from the outgoing generation. The 2022 Sequoia only gets an EPA-estimated 13 mpg in the city and up to 17 mpg on the highway. 

Not only did its numbers improve, but according to The Car Connection, the Sequoia is the most standard fuel-efficient full-size SUV you can buy. Best of all, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 6.0 seconds. 

The 2022 Ford Expedition gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg in the city and up to 23 mpg on the highway. Also, the Chevy Tahoe receives about 18 mpg combined with its base engine. 

The General Motors 3.0-liter inline-six turbo diesel gets up to 28 mpg combined, but it’s an expensive upgrade. Plus, it’s more costly at the pumps. 

Adding 4×4 to the Sequioa reduces the fuel economy by about two miles per gallon. 4WD costs about $3,000 to add. 

Is the Sequoia good for towing?  

Yes, it is. The 2023 Toyota Sequoia comes with the I-FORCE Max 3.4-liter V6 engine and an electric motor that cranks out 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque.

When properly equipped, the Toyota Sequoia can tow up to 9,520 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,730 lbs. The 2022 model can tow up to 7,000 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,370 lbs. 

The 2022 Chevy Tahoe can tow up to 8,400 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,927 lbs, so it has a slightly higher payload. With the 2022 Ford Expedition, you can tow up to 9,300 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,758 lbs. 

The Expedition used to have the best-in-class towing figure, but now the Sequoia gets the crown. Also, the Sequoia provides up to 22.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 86.9 cubes total. 

Does the 2023 Sequoia have good towing tech? 

The 2023 Toyota Sequoia towing a trailer
2023 Toyota Sequoia | Toyota

The 2023 Toyota Sequoia is loaded with advanced towing tech. With the Tow Tech Package, you get the Trailer Backup Guide and Straight Path Assist. The hitch view guide and panoramic monitor help you hook up and avoid obstacles. 

Plus, the Load-Leveling Rear Height Control Suspension, Adaptive Variable Suspension, and power folding tow mirrors keep you in control. 

The massive 14.0-inch touchscreen clearly displays up to two different camera angles, and the digital gauge cluster provides crucial information. 

Use the TOW/HAUL mode to automatically engine the gas and electric motors simultaneously to deliver the optimal combination of acceleration and torque. 

The Sequoia outranks rivals in terms of fuel efficiency and towing muscle. We can’t wait to get behind the wheel to see what it can really do.

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