What We Might See in the 2023 Toyota Sequoia

August 10th, 2022 by

a white 2023 toyota sequoia a little body of water in a wooded trail

Toyota has announced that the 2023 Toyota Sequoia will receive several updates from the older models. These updates range from cosmetic redesigns to an overhaul under the hood. 

The Toyota Sequoia is Toyota’s full-size SUV, first introduced in the year 2000. It has enjoyed a long run of success since then, but the current version of the Sequoia has not received any major updates since 2008. That is set to change this year, with Toyota promising new and exciting changes on the horizon. 

Now, we have details about what we can expect from the new Toyota Sequoia in comparison with the 2022 model. Here are some of the most exciting changes that are coming to the 2023 Toyota Sequoia.

New Toyota Sequoia Features

Hybrid Efficiency

Let’s start with the biggest news first. The 2023 Toyota Sequoia will be available exclusively as a hybrid vehicle. This is exciting news for everyone, as the SUV is sure to become more efficient and sustainable. While exact mileage features have not been released, the 2023 model is sure to improve on the 2022 Sequoia’s fuel economy.

While the hybrid news is exciting, consumers should be aware that the Sequoia is not a plug-in hybrid. That means it will still need to be filled up at the gas pump like a regular car. You just won’t need to stop as frequently!


The 2023 Toyota Sequoia receives a few minor tweaks to its exterior appearance compared to older models. The frame of the SUV has been extended by approximately three inches, making for a slightly larger model. A slightly more rounded body, a larger front grille, and larger headlights give the SUV a more stylish look.

The 2023 Sequoia will come in 11 available colors and five different trim levels: the SR5, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro, and Capstone.

Engine & Performance

The most dramatic changes from the 2022 Toyota Sequoia into the 2023 model are all under the hood. The new Toyota Sequoia has received a near-complete platform makeover. The hybrid powertrain is not just more efficient, but it is also more powerful than the 2022 version.

The 2023 Toyota Sequoia has received a new 3.4L V-6 hybrid engine which generates up to 437 horsepower. This is a big step up from the 381 horsepower V-8 engine that the older Sequoia models ran on.

Even more impressive, the improved efficiency of the 2023 Sequoia also comes with dramatically improved towing capabilities. The 2023 Toyota Sequoia can two up to 9520 pounds. According to Toyota, that’s a 22% increase over the previous model’s 7400 pounds of towing capacity. 

Interior & Technology

You will also notice new updates once inside the new Toyota Sequoia as well. From technology to comfort, the 2023 Sequoia’s cabin has been fully optimized. 

Consumers can choose between bench seating or captain’s chairs for the second row of seats on their new Sequoia. The cabin as a whole is designed for your comfort, from upgraded materials to roomier seats. The only compromise is a slightly downsized third row of seats to accommodate the larger powertrain underneath the floor.

In terms of technology and advanced features, there are too many features to list. Some highlights include an optional Panoramic moonroof, 14-inch touchscreen infotainment display, and a customizable 12-inch Multi-Information Display hub behind the steering wheel. And as always, 

Sequoia drivers can hit the road with complete peace of mind thanks to the tremendous Toyota Safety Sense safety package. There is a reason why Toyota vehicles are consistently rated among the safest on the road.

Buy a New Toyota Sequoia

Whether you’re looking to buy a brand new Sequoia, or a 2022 Toyota Sequoia, one of the best places to look in North Carolina is Pinehurst Toyota. Visit our showroom or browse online to look for the 2023 Toyota Sequoia once it’s available.

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