We chose this Metallic Silver 2016 Toyota Sequoia Platinum Sky on a Thursday. That would “kick Jueves” in the jargon of the media, which is a fitting coincidence that some new vehicles are more of a kick out of this great growth spurt. Introduced in 2008, the second-generation Sequoia changed so little that we are tempted to repeat, word for word, big chunks of our opinion Sequoia Platinum 2008, written in the fall of 2007. The Sequoias 2008 and 2016 silver evaluate literally they look identical. But as the truck has not changed our view that it is not because the world has changed, and expectations have increased.
Since both our test vehicles in 2008 and 2016 they were powered by the same 381-horsepower V-8, 5.7-liter tipped the balance within 12 pounds of each other, it is not surprising that this Sequoia performs almost exactly like He did in ’07. Today Sequoia Platinum runs to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds and covers a quarter mile in 15.3 seconds, an insignificant 0.1 seconds behind the 2008 model in both measures and impressive numbers for a three land yacht picture t. The Sequoia 2008 circled our skidpad expected a modest 0.73 g, while only 0.71 g met this year.
Our new truck also requires more than eight feet to stop from 70 mph, 192 feet from 184 in 2008, with the weakening of light brakes observed during testing and a spongy brake pedal to reduce the confidence of the driver in traffic. To put this in perspective, in our 2014 comparison test, a Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Tahoe stopped at 170 and 180 feet, respectively. The largest Chevrolet Suburban took 190.
While you Sequoia has not changed, the price is. The base price of the largest platinum model increased from US $ 56,285 to $ 65,715. Eight years of simple economic inflation would make the price of the 2008 model $ 56,285 $ 62,548 in today’s dollars. The equipment includes now far more than was optional before, including cruise laser-based entertainment adaptive screen control folding system with 9.0 inches for the rear seat, and a security camera. SR5 model starts at US $ 46.320 based rear-wheel drive, or about $ 20,000 less for the same engine capacity and towing gutsy 7000-plus pounds. Now, as in 2007, we believe that SR5 represents a stronger value. It also has the standard navigation without the second and third row retractable awnings, some USB ports, a cleaner windshield icer, stirrups, Rollerblades drive models to the four wheels, and more.
Unfortunately, this rolling is further coated with plastic Tupperware degree found within a Costco. While soft touch interior panels and sewn together are common in premium versions of most vehicles that cost half that amount, the Sequoia is flooded with hard plastics in atrocious border. And we find ironic (and disappointing to the same extent) that a truck bearing the name of a tree using a wood so clearly false control on the steering wheel and shifter.
Moreover, the lack of precious materials can serve owners inclined to use it for its intended purpose: carrying a lot of people and things, often over long distances. Sequoia has been good to him, all banks, except one console driver plane bend, expert in the second row also folds and folding seats power third row.
Fall of the second and third row for a whopping 120 cubic feet of space, nearly 12 more cubes that are available in short distance between Ford Expedition axes and an advantage of more than 25 cubic feet in the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon the last two also paralyzed by a loading floor which is at an angle with the seats folded. The cargo space available much longer Chevrolet Suburban and GMC Yukon XL, 121 cubic feet, almost at the top of Sequoia.
In 2008, the first full year of this second-generation Sequoia was on the market, which sent 9.9 percent of full-size SUV segment. In 2015, he won just 4.5 percent of all sales against the same nameplates. Blaming the downward spiral in much colder competition, the growing interest of consumers in more carlike crossovers instead of truck-based SUVs and Toyota seems to have completely abandoned this vehicle, even giving the most pleasant interiors and treatments front-end Tundra pickup 2014 -2016 with which it shares the mechanics. If there is a glimmer of good news for the Sequoia, it is that sales are a bit this year, with some credit certainly going lower continuous gas prices and a relatively stable economy.