It’s no secret that Toyota trucks and SUVs like the Toyota Sequoia are starting to seem a little ancient. The 2022 Toyota Tundra had its first redesign since 2013! The Sequoia hasn’t had a complete redesign in 2009. But now we know that the new Toyota Sequoia Hybrid will be here soon.
The 2023 Toyota Sequoia Hybrid is on the way
A majority of the 2022 Toyota Tundra updates may carry over to the upcoming 2023 Toyota Sequoia Hybrid. For example, these vehicles will share the same TNGA-F body-on-frame platform. They also could share the same grille, headlight designs, and power.
It’s safe to expect the new Toyota Sequoia Hybrid to offer the same i-Force MAX engine that the Tundra has. This is pretty exciting because it could beat the Ford Expedition, Chevy Tahoe, and other three-row rivals.
Will the Sequoia Hybrid have more power.
Yes, the 2023 Toyota Sequoia Hybrid is expected to have more power. The current model only has one engine option. It’s a 5.7-liter V8 with 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. This is the same found in the previous Tundra generation.
The 2022 Toyota Tundra Hybrid is powered by a 3.4-liter V6 engine with 398 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. Adding an electric motor increases these figures to 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque. So, this would be an exciting power increase for the Sequoia. However, if the Sequoia weighs more, it may not achieve this much power.
But it should be more fuel-efficient. The Sequoia currently gets an EPA-estimated 13 mpg in the city and up to 17 mpg on the highway. The official EPA rating for the Tundra Hybrid hasn’t been released, but it’s expected to achieve 25 mpg.
We could see a power increase too. The Sequoia can currently tow up to 7,400 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,370 lbs. The last generation Tundra could tow up to 10,200 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,730 lbs. The Tundra Hybrid can tow up to 12,000 lbs and carry up to 1,940 lbs.
What else to expect with the new Sequoia
Along with the 2023 Toyota Sequoia, we can expect the enhanced edition of the TRD Pro. The Tundra ditched the old model’s rear leaf-spring suspension for coil springs and a five-link suspension. The TRD Pro model also gained Fox dampers.
Because the Sequoia and Tundra will share the same platform, the off-roading updates could easily be shared. Plays, the suspension upgrades will provide a sportier and smoother ride for this massive SUV.
Every Tundra above the base model gets a standard towing package. Plus, you can opt for a 360-degree camera system, power-extending tow mirrors, and Trailer Back Guidance. Using the Sequoia to tow could be easier than ever.
The 2023 Toyota Sequoia could gain new tech as well. The Tundra offers an 8.0-inch screen that can be upgraded to a massive 14.0-inch unit. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard.
The Sequoia starts at around $50,400. Prices could go up with the remodel, but we won’t know until it makes its debut. It shouldn’t come out too far behind the new Tundra.