First Look: 2020 Toyota Sequoia Redesign, Platinum

Toyota will continue with the production of the Sequoia SUV. It was a good news for the SUV fans, however, Sequoia’s sales aren’t that high as before. For that reason, the 2020 Toyota Sequoia will arrive with a redesign. Don’t expect a complete redesign, but most of the upgrades are pretty significant, no doubt about it. Moreover, the 2020 model could start the new generation.

Interestingly, the current Sequoia full-size SUV is present for almost ten years now. The spy shots we saw are suggesting some nice exterior upgrades. We still don’t know what will happen from the inside. For sure, Japanese carmaker will continue to offer numerous trim levels, different configurations, and special versions. Even the TRD Pro model will become available in the near future. Generally, Sequoia is one very big SUV with enormous capabilities, both on and off the road.

2020 Toyota Sequoia review

2020 Toyota Sequoia Exterior Upgrades

The all-new 2020 Toyota Sequoia will get some modifications. Literally, every part of the vehicle will be either changed or upgraded. The front end will gain a new look that looks more stylish.

The grille looks very sharp and it now comes with the horizontal slats and fine chrome accents. The headlights are also new and are equipped with the LED light bulbs. Even the daytime running lights are all-LED. The fog lights won’t change that much, but it will get chrome accents as well.

Thanks to the new black panel in the bumper, Sequoia will offer more standard safety aids. The side profile now features nicer character lines and refreshing set of wheels. In the back, Sequoia will keep round taillights and the bumper will be slightly bigger. There is plenty of optional exterior equipment in the offer, mostly the off-roading gear such as skid plates.

2020 Toyota Sequoia interior

2020 Toyota Sequoia Interior Improvements 

We saw the new photos, but that didn’t help us to find out more about the interior design. For sure, the cabin will get further changes and improvements. The 2020 Toyota Sequoia will keep the existing layout and the interior will be roomy as always.

That means the customers can expect the same amount of legroom and headroom. There is room for seven passengers. However, if you choose the six-seat setup, the legroom will drastically improve. It is still uncertain how much changes will Japanese carmaker deliver, but you can expect a lot of them.

2020 Toyota Sequoia engine

2020 Toyota Sequoia Under the Hood

Under the hood, the 2020 Toyota Sequoia will deploy the same 5.7-liter V8 engine. The powertrain is present for years now and it is producing 381 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. This output comes with the variable valve timing system and it will use a 6-speed automatic gearbox. If the engine is aging, the gearbox isn’t.

Shifting gears feels both quiet and smooth. Rear-wheel-drive configuration is once again standard. A part-time four-wheel-drive is possible as usual and this setup will be optional.

Fuel Economy Rating and Towing Capacity

Fuel economy numbers aren’t impressive at all. 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway makes you wish that there is an optional engine in the offer. But there is no optional engine. The standard one is once again the only choice and it can tow 7,500 pounds.

2020 Toyota Sequoia Platinum Review

The upcoming 2020 Toyota Sequoia is available in four different trim levels. The range-topping Sequoia Platinum is perhaps the most popular choice. Platinum models are usually $15,000 above the price of the base model. This luxurious trim level offers nothing but the premium stuff. Sequoia Platinum offers larger 20-inch alloy wheels, new suspension, and more chrome trims.

From the inside, this trim is turning Sequoia into one of the most comfortable vehicles ever made. Perforated leather upholstery, supportive seats with premium features and much more are in the offer. Toyota Safety Sense is in the offer as standard, just like the premium audio system and the rear entertainment system.

2020 Toyota Sequoia rear

2020 Toyota Sequoia Price and Release Date

The 2020 Toyota Sequoia will get a slight price increase. The price of the base model will now start at $50,000. Limited models will cost $55,000 and TRD Pro slightly more.

Platinum models are priced at $65,000. The full-size SUV will hit the markets later in 2019 and will look to rival Nissan Armada, Ford Expedition and Chevy Tahoe.

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