2021 Toyota Sequoia for Sale in Warwick, RI
The full-sized, three-row SUV suits a rarified category of driver, and the Toyota Sequoia has been among the finest in the segment for two decades now. Built on the Tundra pickup’s platform, it’s super-tough yet filled with creature comforts. A new variant, the Nightshade Special Edition, has been introduced for the 2021 model year. It’s distinguished by jet-black stylings inside and out, and just a touch more attitude. But those who want to take this body-on-frame beauty off the pavement and into the dust will get the most out of the TRD Pro trim, which is made with trail travel in mind.
Those who seek a rugged, three-row vehicle have six grades of the 2021 Sequoia to choose from: the SR5, TRD Sport, Limited, Nightshade Special Edition, Platinum, and TRD Pro. The powerplant, a 5.7-liter V8 that puts out 381 horsepower and 401 pounds-feet of torque, is the same across the line. It gets a six-speed automatic transmission and a standard rear-wheel drivetrain on most trims; four-wheel drive is standard on the TRD Pro and optional on the rest. This highly capable SUV can pull as much as 7,400 pounds.
Standard and Available Features
Some highlights of the SR5’s standard equipment are tri-zone automatic climate control, LED headlights and fog lights, heated exterior mirrors, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a sunroof. It also has running boards, a roof rack, push-button start, 18-inch wheels, a 12V outlet in the cargo area, and a windshield wiper de-icer. As the base trim, it gets a reclining second-row bench seat that maximizes the passenger capacity at eight. This seat’s one-touch fold-flat feature makes access to the third row easy as pie. Buyers can upgrade the SR5 with the optional Premium Package (heated front seats, leather upholstery, a power-folding third row, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror).
Upgrades to the TRD sport include trim-specific badging, black trim, and 20-inch wheels, plus extra features for the trails (anti-roll bars and Bilstein dampers with sport tuning). Capacity dips to seven, as the second row becomes a pair of captain’s chairs. The available TRD Sport Premium Package will add the features listed for the SR5’s Premium Package, but with an upgrade: black leather seats with contrast stitching. While the Limited does not get those TRD-specific elements, it upgrades to 20-inch wheels and adds chrome exterior accents and heated front seats. It also reverts to the bench seat configuration that accommodates that eighth occupant.
The all-new Nightshade Special Edition goes back to the captain’s chairs and gets blacked-out 20-inch wheels and trim (inside and out). The Platinum has all of the features listed for the SR5 and Limited, as well as an adaptive suspension with electronically controlled shocks, plus ventilated front seats, puddle lamps, a Blu-Ray entertainment system in the second row, and upgraded exterior mirrors aren’t just heated but power-folding and auto-dimming with integrated turn-signals, position memory, and reverse tilt-down. The TRD Pro maxes out the trail-ready features with skid plates, Fox shocks, 18-inch BBS-forged wheels, and LED fog lights made by Rigid Industries. Its unique front fascia shows off the classic TOYOTA grille in lieu of the usual T logo, and it gets a power liftgate, black running boards, and auto-dimming side mirrors.
Safety and Technology
Toyota Safety Sense P (TSS-P) is a standard package in every ’21 Sequoia. It includes automatic high beams, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, dynamic radar cruise control, and lane departure warning. Other standard safety features that aren’t considered part of TSS-P are front and rear parking sensors and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
The infotainment features in your Sequoia will depend on the trim level and whether any optional packages are added. The base system, found in the SR5 and TRD Sport, has smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, SiriusXM satellite radio, high-definition radio, and a sound system with eight speakers. It can be controlled via the 7-inch touchscreen or voice recognition. There’s a Premium Package that will upgrade either trim with navigation and an improved audio system. Navigation is standard on the Limited and Nightshade Special Edition, which also get a high-end sound system with a dozen speakers. But the best sound system is reserved for the Platinum and TRD Pro: a JBL unit with 14 speakers (including a subwoofer), Clari-Fi technology, and an amplifier.