The 2023 Toyota Sequoia Arrives Very Soon: What You Need to Know

Toyota just gave us our first peek.

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Competent and reliable as it may be, the Toyota Sequoia has spent its life overshadowed — in perception, not sales — by Toyota's other three-row, full-size, body-on-frame SUV. But the Land Cruiser has been discontinued in America, and Toyota's big, boring family hauler is poised to become a lot more interesting.

Toyota is working on an all-new third-generation Sequoia — the first complete overhaul since 2007. Here's what we know so far about the new truck, which will arrive very soon.

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Toyota will debut the 2023 Sequoia on Jan 25th

Toyota announced that it will unveil the 2023 Toyota Sequoia at 9:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 25. The announcement confirmed that the vehicle will be called the Sequoia and arrive for the 2023 model year. Debuts for the all-new 4Runner and all-new Tacoma, perhaps with an all-electric version, should follow.

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Here's a teaser image for the 2023 Toyota Sequoia

On January 18, Toyota posted its first teaser image of the new Sequoia. Details were scarce, with the brand only noting that "a clear picture will come into view soon." The body is sculpted differently, but the windows look similar to the new Lexus LX 600.

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The Toyota Sequoia will move to the TNGA-F Truck Platform

Toyota is updating its truck and truck-based SUV lineup to its new TNGA-F (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform. It provides a myriad of safety and ride quality improvements and underpins the new Toyota Tundra pickup, the new J300 Toyota Land Cruiser and the new Lexus LX 600 SUV.

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The new Sequoia will not have a V8 engine

A leak from a Toyota dealer presentation says the Sequoia will get both new engines from the Tundra. That means ditching the tried, true and remarkably inefficient 5.7-liter V8 for two versions of 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6. The base gas version puts out 389 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The upgraded i-Force Max hybrid version bumps the power up to 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque.

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The Sequoia will pick up some cool, fancy trims from the Tundra

The aforementioned leak has the Sequoia following the Tundra's lead with both a high-performance TRD Pro trim and a plush, high-end Capstone trim.

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Could the new Sequoia be the Land Cruiser we wanted?

Toyota should also be debuting a new larger three-row crossover, the Grand Highlander. With the Grand Highlander handling regular family duty, that should free up the Sequoia to be more rugged and truck-like. The Sequoia won't be the J300 Land Cruiser, but it will be a less fussy, significantly cheaper SUV with the same platform and engine....which is sort of what everyone wanted?

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