2023 Toyota Sequoia hybrid outlasts SUV rivals with 22 mpg

The redesigned 2023 Toyota Sequoia scores a essential win around full-sizing SUV rivals. The EPA prices the new Sequoia and its regular hybrid powertrain at 21 mpg metropolis, 24 highway, 22 merged, Toyota disclosed Monday. Which is 3 mpg far better than the subsequent most effective whole-size SUV. 

Sharing a hybrid engine with the 2022 Toyota Tundra total-measurement pickup truck, the 2023 Sequoia works by using a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 hybrid powertrain that tends to make 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque. A motor generator sits between the motor and 10-velocity automatic transmission for small-pace EV driving underneath 18 mph. 

Rear-wheel generate comes conventional, even though 4WD expenses $3,000 a lot more on all but the Sequoia TRD Professional, the place it is regular. 4-wheel drive charges it 2 mpg throughout the board, to 19/2/20 mpg. The Sequoia’s twin-turbo V-6 hybrid powertrain is a significant enhancement above the abysmal 15 mpg put together in the predecessor’s 5.7-liter V-8.

The 2023 Sequoia outlasts the competitors as nicely. The Ford Expedition’s twin-turbo V-6 gets 19 mpg merged, even though the 2023 Chevy Tahoe has an 18 mpg mixed score with its base motor, a 5.3-liter V-8. GM’s 3.-liter inline-6 turbodiesel variant charges as superior as 21/28/24 mpg, but it receives high-priced on the ton and at the pump. 

The Sequoia is just one of 10 hybrid Toyota automobiles, and together with the Tundra, the biggest passenger motor vehicle. A longtime leader in hybrid motor progress, Toyota has been bearish on its launch of electric autos, using hybrids as a bridge between internal combustion and complete electric powered motor vehicles. Even though the famous Prius introduced again in 1999, and Toyota has two plug-in hybrids including the great RAV4 Prime, the brand didn’t launch its to start with electric powered motor vehicle for sale nationwide until summertime 2022, with the 2023 Toyota BZ4X.