The Flexible and Powerful 2012 Toyota Sequoia

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The 2012 Toyota Sequoia is a full size truck based SUV. This massive vehicle is commanding and impressive yet offers comfortable seating, graceful handling and ride quality. The Sequoia is as masculine as it can get. It comes in three body trims, the SR5, Limited and Platinum. The façade features a chrome grille, tall hood and a high beltline. 18-inch alloy wheels are standard as well as multi-reflector halogen headlamps, fog lamps and power tilt/slide moon roof with sliding sunshade. Also standard are color-keyed heated mirrors, roof rails, windshield wiper de-icer, running boards, privacy glass, color-keyed rear spoiler with LED center and color-keyed door handles.

The interior is immense with matte-metallic plastic trims. It integrates the chunky exterior and has large controls and displays. Automatic tri-zone front and rear climate control with air filter, eight-speaker audio system with iPod connectivity and Bluetooth technology, multi-informational display, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way adjustable front passenger seats are all standard. It can seat up to 8 passengers; 7 for models with captain’s chairs.

40/20/40 split, sliding, reclining, fold-flat second row seats are included and third row is accessed with one-touch. The third row have 60/40 split, reclining, fold-flat seat with folding headrests so you have more room in case of additional cargo.

Upgrading to the top of the line Platinum gives better ride quality with adaptive shock absorbers and adaptive cruise control. Navigation system with touch screen interface is optional.

The 2012 Sequoia is offered in two V8 engine options. Both are combined with a six-speed automatic transmission and rear wheel drive. The base model comes with 4.6 Liter V8 with 310 horsepower and 327 lb. ft. torque. Limited and Platinum comes with a more powerful 5.7 Liter V8 that makes 381 hp and 401 lb. ft torque. It’s ideal for hauling and towing with the 5.7’s towing capability of 7,400 pounds.

2012 Toyota Sequoia: A Refined SUV with Truck Roots

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The 2012 Toyota Sequoia seems to the overall solution to those who needs space for carpooling every morning and afternoon in driving the whole family and even extended family to each one’s destinations while craving for towing and hauling power. It might be looking so tough on the exteriors but test drivers are complimenting its smooth ride along with its outstanding maneuverability even in the city’s tight spots.  As opposed to other truck-based SUVs, the 2012 Toyota Sequoia definitely takes the cake as it is very ideal whether for off-road travels or on-road everyday errands. With a big and macho-looking vehicle like that of the 2012 Toyota Sequoia, it definitely targets the male drivers who want the whole package either for work or for fun time with the family.

A plus would be the roomy interior that can fit adults in all rows comfortably with seat support and enough space for headroom and legroom.  The controls and functions are all large, clear, and easy to find.  The higher trims boast of a luxurious interior couple with triumphant ergonomics that could rival that of a Lexus.

The 2012 Toyota Sequoia comes with standard V8s.  Consumers will just have to match their needs to the two engines available.  For those who will be doing quite a lot of towing, critics are saying that the 5.7-liter V8 engine would best suit all the needs and so much more.  Another plus point for towing capabilities would be Tow/Haul mode that boosts performance even more.

Both engines move and growl with authority that gives good music to automotive fanatics and critics.  But what passengers greatly love is the feel of the ride with exceptional handling for a truck-based SUV.

EPA rates the 2012 Toyota Sequoia about average for its class and even better than the famous GMC Yukon with both with two-wheel and four-wheel drives ranging from 14/20 to 13/27 mpg city/highway.

2012 Toyota Sequoia – Power for Your Family On The Road

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Large SUVs are the ultimate family vehicle. Not only do they possess power to carry everyone with their things, they also feature some of the latest in vehicle technology. Among the large SUVs being talked about this year is the 2012 Toyota Sequoia. Depending on the model, the 2012 Sequoia has two engine configurations. There’s the 4.6-liter V8 engine capable of generating 310 horsepower while producing 327 pound-feet of torque. There’s also the 5.7-liter V8 that generates 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. All models have rear-wheel drive but buyers can opt to also have four-wheel drive.

Being a large SUV, the 2012 Sequoia easily drains the gas tank. Fuel efficiency ratings depend on the engine configuration and whether in rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The 4.6L consumes fuel at a rate of 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway in rear-wheel drive and 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway with four-wheel drive. The 5.7L consumes fuel at 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway with rear-drive and 13 mpg/17 mpg highway with four-wheel drive.

The 2012 Sequoia excels both in towing and hauling. Models with the 4.6L engine can tow up to 6,900 pounds while models with the 5.7L engine can tow up to 7,400 pounds. These rates are for rear-drive. Thus, it is possible to tow even greater loads when in four-wheel drive.

Passenger capacity ranges from seven to eight. Second row seats not only recline but can also be slid backwards for more legroom. The dashboard has a multi information display with 3-zone climate control, Sirius XM Satellite radio, CD/MP3 player with an eight speaker sound system, Bluetooth hands-free phone capability, and USB/iPod connectivity. For passengers in the rear, there is also a 9” entertainment system with two wireless headphones.

The Sequoia combines power and capacity with safety and luxury for the entire family. Learn more about the 2012 Toyota Sequoia in Sn Diego