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Used Car: 2013 Toyota Sequoia Review

Review Last Updated: 4/16/15

The 2013 Toyota Sequoia impressed test drivers with its powerful V8 and spacious third row, but they were disappointed with its bland cabin design, and it gets low fuel economy for the class.

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Test drivers agreed that the 2013 Toyota Sequoia has incredibly quick acceleration from its standard V8 engine. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. Some critics said that the transmission has no trouble choosing the right gear for the situation, though others commented that it can be sluggish to downshift when additional passing power is needed. The 2013 Sequoia's fuel economy is low for the class, at 13/18 mpg city/highway. Test drivers liked the Sequoia's small turning circle and comfortable ride. A handful of automotive journalists commented that its steering is precise, while others said the steering is light and that overall, the handling is clumsy. The Toyota Sequoia can tow up to 7,400 pounds.

Some automotive journalists liked the 2013 Toyota Sequoia's simple cabin design, but others were less impressed with the bland styling and noted that some plastic panels look and feel cheap. The Sequoia has seating for up to eight. The second row bench slides back and forth, which a handful of reviewers said gives it quite a bit of legroom. Others reported that the third row is spacious enough for adults to sit there comfortably. At 120.1 cubic feet, the 2013 Sequoia's overall cargo capacity is good for the class. Tri-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth and a USB port are standard. Available features include a 14-speaker JBL audio system, navigation, a rearview camera, Toyota's Entune infotainment system, a rear-seat entertainment system, leather seats, heated and ventilated front seats and heated second-row captain's chairs. A few critics commented that the audio controls are a far reach from the driver's seat.

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Other SUVs to Consider

The 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe gets good fuel economy for the class, and test drivers were impressed with its easy maneuverability for its size and smooth-shifting transmission. They also said its V8 engine delivers ample power and its cabin has attractive styling.

Test drivers said the 2013 Ford Expedition has a compliant, car-like ride and composed handling. The long-wheelbase Expedition EL has more cargo space than the Sequoia, and reviewers noted that its third row is easy to fold when expanding the cargo area.

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