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When it comes to comfort, the available power reclining and fold-flat third-row seat will make settling in for the long haul as easy as pushing a button.
The front-seat console on Platinum offers climate control and cup holders for those in the second row. There are also RCA jacks for the rear-seat Blu-ray Disc™ player and a handy 120V AC power outlet.
Closing the available power liftgate is equally convenient. You can press a button inside the cargo area or on the dash or use the key fob, and it will close automatically
Sequoia’s big cabin offers much more than just space. There’s comfortable seating for up to eight42 with the standard third row, and a variety of seating configurations, to handle any combination of passengers and payload. Or fold all the seats flat and reveal 120 cubic feet of cargo capacity3 — perfect for that drum kit, those home improvement materials or that eight-person tent.
The standard Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA) helps you identify vehicles that might be in a blind spot. When you use your turn signal and BSM detects a vehicle, it warns you with a flashing indicator light on the appropriate outside mirror.
Not all collisions call for maximum airbag deployment. In certain types of frontal collisions, the standard driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System is designed to sense impact severity and adjust airbag deployment accordingly.
Sequoia comes standard with the Star Safety System,™ a suite of six advanced safety features designed to help keep drivers out of harm’s way. The system includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC),32 Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA)2 and Smart Stop Technology® (SST).33
An Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) helps prevent brakes from locking up, while the sophisticated Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)32 helps prevent front and rear wheelslip by monitoring your steering angle and comparing it to the direction in which your vehicle is traveling.
All seats offer 3-point seatbelts. The front seats have pretensioners and force limiters, while second-row seats have an adjustable shoulder anchor and pretensioner on outboard seats.
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) includes lower anchors on all second-row seats and tether anchors on all second-row seats and the center seat in the third row.
Sequoia’s second-row seat will have your kids hoping they’re not there yet. That’s because they can watch the latest movies or play video games on the available rear-seat Blu-ray Disc™ player with 9-in. display. Plus, all their movies and games will stow tidily away in Sequoia’s many storage compartments. And to keep front-seat occupants from feeling left out, Sequoia offers an excellent JBL Synthesis®22 audio system with 14 speakers.
Sequoia takes high tech even higher with the available Entune™ Premium Audio system with Integrated Navigation and Entune® App Suite. Need info on your stocks, weather, sports or fuel prices? No problem. Real-time info is included — even your local weather forecast to help you plan your day.
In addition to its vast cargo area and a multitude of cup holders, Sequoia offers a variety of other storage options. The dual-level glove compartment has a large compartment below for oversize items and a smaller compartment above for documents and other flat items.
When towing, winds or load undulation can cause trailer sway. Trailer-Sway Control (TSC)34 is designed to apply brake pressure at individual wheels and manage engine torque to help the driver maintain control of the trailer.
Sequoia comes standard with an all-aluminum 5.7L V8 that puts out 381 hp and 401 lb.-ft. of torque. Plus, this powerplant has received an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle II (ULEV-II) rating, because with power comes responsibility.
Maintaining ride height is important when the vehicle is carrying many passengers or a lot of cargo weight.3 That’s why Sequoia’s Platinum model features rear pneumatic cylinder heightcontrolled suspension — allowing you to automatically adjust ride height to compensate for changes in load. And Platinum’s electronically controlled Adaptive Variable Suspension system offers driver-selectable settings for Comfort, Normal and Sport.
This available system can turn mountains into molehills. Just turn the shift dial to engage the 4WD mode and let the Torsen®1 limited-slip center differential go to work. The differential locks up to get maximum traction on slippery or uneven surfaces.
Sequoia’s independent doublewishbone front and rear suspension gives you the best of both worlds: responsive handling on pavement and a smoother ride off-road.40 This sophisticated suspension utilizes low-pressure gas-filled shock absorbers and hollow stabilizer bars. Also enhancing Platinum’s on-road performance is Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) with three settings ranging from “comfort” to “sport.”
Sequoia’s advanced Automatic Limited-Slip Differential (Auto LSD) uses the brakes to help reduce wheelspin and enhance traction performance on unpredictable road surfaces like sand or mud.