The 2022 Toyota Sequoia is back for this year but seems to be stagnating compared to its competitors. Although it’s roomy passenger space and large number of standard features keep it going, it doesn’t dampen how the aged interior layout and the materials used for the cabin impact the car’s looks. Its performance isn’t the best either and its fuel efficiency leaves much to be desired. With a lack of compelling factors, we feel as if the Sequoia is made for a makeover that’s hopefully coming soon. This 2022 Toyota Sequoia review will go into the different specs and features available to it, along with the different trim levels made available to buyers.
The company hasn’t made any big changes to the Sequoia, something that we’re quite disappointed by. There is a new paint option, Wind Chill Pearl, available but it comes as a replacement to both Super White and Blizzard Pearl colors. With the latest announcements made the company, it’s got us hoping for a new 2023 model that’s been redesigned to better compete with its rivals.
As with many of Toyota’s products, the 2022 Toyota Sequoia comes with a large roster of different trim levels. The Sequoia Platinum tops the list as the most exclusive model, equipped with the best that the company has to offer with this model of the Sequoia. Below is our 2022 Toyota Sequoia cost table that details the starting MSRPs of all the models:
|2022 Toyota Sequoia SR5||$50,500*|
|2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport||$53,215*|
|2022 Toyota Sequoia Limited||$59,520*|
|2022 Toyota Sequoia Nightshade||$60,605*|
|2022 Toyota Sequoia Platinum||$66,550*|
|2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro||$64,625*|
As with any of Toyota’s products, they offer leasing programs and other financing options through partnered dealers and on their official site. The 2022 Toyota Sequoia lease price can be computed through their price calculator, as well as the available deals you can use within your local area.
The 2022 Toyota Sequoia specs are almost the same among all the different models available. They’re all based on a 5.7-Liter V8 Engine that’s capable of a power output of 381 horsepower and 401 pounds-feet of torque. The difference here is the choice between a 4×2 RWD setup or a Mutli-Mode 4×4 setup between all the trim levels. All models come with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission that comes with a sequential shift mode even shift logic for uphill and downhill conditions. There’s also TOW/HAUL mode which gives the Sequoia the power needed for heavier jobs. The Sequoia rides atop either 18-inch or 20-inch wheels depending on the model that you’re going for.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
All models of the Toyota Sequoia have the option of either a Rear-wheel drive setup or a Multi-Mode 4WD setup. When it comes to fuel efficiency, the EPA has released an MPG estimate that says they only have a difference of 1 MPG. However, with prices these days, the additional fuel efficiency is starting to look a lot more enticing these days. Below, we’ve summarized the different MPG ratings of the two available powertrains for the 2022 Toyota Sequoia:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Toyota Sequoia (RWD)||13||17||15|
|2022 Toyota Sequoia (AWD)||13||17||14|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Toyota’s work on the 2022 Toyota Sequoia interior doesn’t really address the aging status of the cabin’s layout. Cheap-looking materials and the lack of more modern comforts hold back the Sequoia, especially when compared to the feature-packed cabins of its rivals. For passenger capacity, the Sequoia can fit a hefty 8 people on the base SR5 and 7 on the Platinum. Legroom is plentiful so all passengers will have plenty of room to stretch their legs throughout the journey along its three rows of seating. For cargo capacity, the Sequoia has plenty of room to spare with 66.6 cubic feet available if the third row is folded up. With both rear passenger seats folded, the storage capacity stands at a large 120.1 cubic feet.
Although we’ve don’t have much information on the axle ratio, we do know that the 2022 Toyota Sequoia towing capacity is somewhere around 7,400 pounds for the RWD SR5 and 7,000 pounds for the 4WD Platinum model. All models come with a towing hitch receiver that’s coming with a 4/7-pin connector.
The 2022 Sequoia is outfitted with a simple and slightly outdated infotainment suite, not really fit for the price it commands. All models make use of a 7-inch touchscreen which comes compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Drivers can also make use of Amazon’s Alexa for hands-free operation through voice commands and can make use of a 3-month trial of SiriusXM’s Platinum Plan. There’s also Bluetooth functionality available for both wireless media streaming and hands-free phone operation. The higher-tier models come with a Dynamic Navigation system, with the Platinum model having it as a standard feature. The audio system on the base SR5 is a standard 8-speaker setup which is upgraded as you go up the trim levels. The Platinum model has a 14-speaker setup sourced from JBL, complete with a subwoofer unit and an amplifier.
The 2022 Toyota Sequoia is filled to the brim with safety features and driver-assistive technologies. Although they are mostly like those offered by the company’s rivals, Toyota shakes it up by offering them as largely standard features. The Sequoia uses the Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) package which comes with Pre-Collision Systems, Pedestrian Detection, and a Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. It also comes with the Star Safety System which includes Traction Control, an Anti-lock brake system, Vehicle Stability Control, and Smart Stop Technology.
Toyota has always provided a solid warranty package for all of its new products and the Sequoia is no different. The limited warranty plan spans for 3 years or the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Next is their powertrain warranty which lasts for 5 years with a mileage limit of about 60,000 miles driven. The deal is sweetened by the addition of 2 years of Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance, something that’s quite uncommon in the SUV market.