Trucks & SUVs

Why The 2020 Toyota Sequoia Is Stuck In Last Place

The Toyota Sequoia used to be pretty impressive, but now it’s forgotten. Other SUVs are consistently ranking better than the 2020 Sequoia for a variety of reasons because the Sequoia is outdated. Check out why this Toyota SUV is regularly ranking in last place on multiple lists. 

The 2020 Toyota Sequoia Is Stuck In Last 

Is your wallet ready? Because if you want a Toyota Sequoia, it needs to be prepared to drop about $50k. At that price, you should expect some power, class, and luxury. Previous models were able to deliver on this promise, but the 2020 model feels outdated. 

Plus, even if you don’t care about fuel economy, the Sequoia is still shockingly bad. It only gets up to 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway. 

We know larger trucks and SUVs are notoriously terrible on gas, but other options at least get 20 mpg on the highway. 

The 2020 Toyota Sequoia Lacks A Quality Performance 

The Sequoia is placed on a truck frame with a modern rear suspension, but that doesn’t seem to provide a smooth ride. 

Drivers and passengers complain about a bumpy ride on the road and a cabin that receives vibrations from the engine. The Sequoia is also noted for having a loud cabin as well.

Now, if you like power, the 2020 Toyota Sequoia can deliver. However, it only has one engine option, so that feels a bit limiting. 

The Sequoia is equipped with a 5.7-liter V8 engine that pumps out 385 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. This is paired with an older six-speed automatic transmission. This amount of power allows the Sequoia to tow up to 7,400 lb. 

It can zip down the highway and reach 60 mph in only 6.6 seconds. But the Chevy Tahoe can do so 5.7 seconds and is noted for having a smooth ride and quiet cabin. 

Also, four-wheel drive isn’t standard on the Sequoia. If you need to be able to drive through snow and adverse conditions, it will cost an extra $3k or so. 

The Toyota Sequoia Lacks Quality Features 

Inside of The Toyota Sequoia, you will find large leather seats with a plain design. The seats may be comfy, but they aren’t fun to look at. 

Plus, the cabin doesn’t feel luxurious. It has outdated chunky knobs and dials and cheap-feeling plastic materials. It doesn’t provide the sense of spending $50k on a luxury SUV. 

The Sequoia has adequate technology. It can connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has a built-in Wi-fi hotspot that can be used with a monthly subscription. However, it cannot link to your smartwatch for a keyless entry and ignition right from your wrist. 

Also, you will have to pay extra for standard safety features that aren’t included with the base model. 

You will have to pay extra for automatic emergency braking, lane departure assistance, and standard adaptive cruise control. 

On top of all this, the Sequoia lacks cargo space compared to its competitors. You will have to store the third row of seats to fit a good amount of luggage in the back. 

Unlike other options such as the Yukon, Explorer, etc., the 2020 Toyota Sequoia doesn’t offer an XL version for more storage space.