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The new 2023 Toyota Sequoia is hard to miss with its fresh updates. This three-row SUV has massive updates to consider and may be aired with a tremendous price tag. You don’t have to break the bank for a value-packed 2023 Sequoia model. It may start at a higher price, but the base trim comes with tons of luxurious amenities. 

What comes standard with the 2023 Toyota Sequoia? 

The 2023 Toyota Sequoia off-roading through water
2023 Toyota Sequoia | Toyota

The 2023 Toyota Sequoia starts at $58,365, which seems pretty expensive at first glance. The 2023 Ford Expedition begins at about $54,155, and the 2023 Chevy Tahoe starts at $54,200. The 2023 Sequoia may cost more because it comes with more value. You don’t need to add any special packages.

For example, the Expedition starts with a model for fleets. Also, the Tahoe and Expedition both start with standard engines that have less power than the Sequoia’s i-FORCE Max Hybrid powertrain. 

The Toyota Sequoia has a turbocharged 3.6-liter hybrid powertrain that cranks out 437 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque. But it could do better on gas.

The Expedition starts with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine with 380 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The Tahoe has a standard 5.3-liter V8 engine with 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. It’s also thirsty.

Plus, the Sequoia SR5 has standard 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights/foglights, heated/power-folding mirrors, roof rails, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a moonroof, a 360-degree camera, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, and a digital gauge cluster. 

You also get hands-free keyless entry, push-button start, parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic warning, forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane departure mitigation, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, and road sign recognition. 

Is the 2023 Sequoia worth buying? 

Yes, the 2023 Toyota Sequoia is an excellent three-row SUV to consider. It’s powerful, comfortable, and robust, with a long list of standard features. Plus, the hybrid powertrain can provide savings at the pump. 

The 2023 Sequoia gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and up to 24 mpg on the highway. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 5.6 seconds. Car and Driver shared that it has a smooth ride and a quiet interior. 

When properly equipped, the 2023 Sequoia can tow up to 9,520 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,730 lbs. It features 22.3 cubic feet of cargo space in the rear and up to 86.9 cubes overall. But the seats don’t fold flat.

The TRD Pro is ready to tackle the wild with skid plates, Fox front coil-overs, rear remote reservoir shocks, an electronic locking rear differential, TRD front stabilizer bar, and 18-inch TRD alloy wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires. 

Which 2023 Sequoia trim is best? 

Which 2023 Toyota Sequoia trim is best?
2023 Toyota Sequoia | Toyota

While the 2023 Toyota Sequoia SR5 or the base model is enticing, moving up to the Limited trim for about $64,765 adds more comfort and convenience features. 

The 2023 Sequoia Limited has 20-inch dark grey alloy wheels, synthetic leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, driver’s seat memory settings, a heated steering wheel, a 14.0-inch infotainment system, rear manual sunshades, and two 120-volt AC outlets. 

You can opt for things like a power liftgate, wireless phone charging pad, captain’s chairs, head-up display, sound-insulated windows, wood grain trim, and premium leather upholstery by moving up in trim levels. But the standard amenities provide a lot.

We can’t wait to get behind the wheel to see how the Toyota Sequoia compares. If you’re interested in this beast, you don’t have to opt for more expensive models. The entry-level trim is loaded.