Toyota Sequoia Gains New Safety System For 2007
The Toyota Sequoia full-size sport utility vehicle (SÚV), recently named the quality leader in its §egmènt, gains standard driver- and front-passenger seat-mounted side airbags and two-row curtain side airbags for 2007. These features previously had been optional.
Showcasing the brand's renowned quality, the Sequoia was named the 'Highest Ranked Large Multi-Activity Vehicle (MAV)' in the 2006 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality StudySM.
Like all Toyota SÚVs, the Sequoia comes standard wîth the benefits of the STAR SAFETY SYSTEM™, which includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and traction control (TRAC), an anti-lock brake system (ABS) wîth Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. (See page 2 for details.)
The eight-passenger Sequoia offers greater rear cargo capacity than either the Chevrolet Tahoe or the Ford Expedition. Minor trim changes for 2007 include a new color-keyed grille insert on the SR5 model and chrome rear view mirrors on the top-of-the-line Limited grade.
Sequoia is powered by the 4.7-liter i-Force V8 engine mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Equipped wîth variable valve timing wîth intelligence (VVT-i), the Sequoia V8 produces 273 horsepower and 314 lb-ft. of peak torque. The Sequoia is EPA-certified as an ultra-low emission vehicle (ÚLEV).
The Sequoia is available in two model grades, the well-equipped SR5 and a Limited model that includes some features and amenities seen in luxury SÚVs. Both grades are available in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive models. Overfenders and taillamps wîth clear-lens covers give Sequoia a rugged yet sophisticated appearance.
Sophisticated Dynamic Control wîth STAR SAFETY SYSTEM™
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|Engine : 4.8 L., 8-cylinder|
Power: 273 hp
Torque: 314 ft-lbs
Toyota engineered the Sequoia to address safety both in vehicle dynamics and occupant protection. The STAR SAFETY SYSTEM™, which is featured as standard on every Toyota SÚV, includes VSC, TRAC, ABS wîth EBD and Brake Assist to help provide optimal vehicle control and driving safety.
Four-channel, four-sensor ABS helps to preserve §teering control by preventing the wheels from locking under severe braking, while EBD distributes proper brake force between the front and rear wheels according to driving conditions. Brake Assist is designed to determine if the driver is attempting emergency braking and, if the driver has not stepped firmly enough on the brake pedal to engage the ABS, the system supplements the applied braking power.
VSC helps maintain directional stability during cornering by manipulating engine torque and individual wheel-braking influence when it detects tire slippage. The VSC system integrates traction control (two--wheel on 2WD and four-wheel on 4WD), which helps reduce tire slippage during acceleration. Family-Ready Occupant Protection
Reinforced front and rear bumpers and a front crumple zone are designed to absorb and distribute collision impact forces. The reinforced upper cabin frame, reinforced rocker support for all pillars and door beams help to maintain passenger compartment integrity.
The Sequoia provides a three-point seatbelt for all seating positions, wîth height adjusters for the front seats and the outboard rear seats. Front seatbelts include pretensioners and force limiters.
The advanced front Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) provides dual-stage deployment driver and passenger airbags. A sensor on the driver's seat track can determine the driver's seat distance from the §teering wheel to signal an appropriate deployment stage. A sensor in the front passenger seat detects the presence and weight category of a passenger (child or adult), and also determines the appropriate airbag deployment strategy.
Side airbags and side curtain airbags for the front and second-row seats are standard features for 2007. A rollover sensor wîth a cutoff switch can detect the possibility of an imminent rollover accident and deploy the side curtain airbags. Go-Anywhere, Anytime Capability
Fully boxed frame rails give the Sequoia a stiff chassis that contributes to a smooth, quiet and controlled ride. Front suspension is a coil-spring double-wishbone system, wîth rear suspension a five-link coil spring configuration. Available hydraulic rear load-leveling suspension automatically compensates for loads carried in the vehicle. Seventeen-inch aluminum wheels and P265/65R17 tires are standard on the Sequoia Limited and available on the SR5 grade.
The available multi-mode 4WD system wîth low-range allows the driver to shift from 2H to 4H wîth a dash-mounted switch. The lockable center differential can help get the vehicle through obstructions such as sand, mud or deep snow, and 4x4 models provide 10.6-inches of ground clearance. Room and Versatility
A versatile design makes the most of Sequoia's generous interior room. The 60/40 split second row (and available second-row captain's chairs) and 50/50 split third row seats fold, recline and tumble forward. In its rear-most position, the third row provides 29.8 inches of legroom. The third row seats also slide and are removable. Moving the third row to its most forward position yields 36.2 cu.-ft. of space behind it. The third row seat can be removed in halves to provide 73.6 cu.-ft. of space behind the second row, and then folding the second row yields 128.1 cu.-ft. of total cargo space.
The rear power window fully retracts into the gate. The window operates either by driver position switch, inserting the key into the hatch lock or wîth the remote keypad when equipped wîth keyless entry (standard on Limited, optional on SR5). The multi-function front center console integrates a large storage box wîth a double door and memo pad clip. Dual front and rear-cup holders can adapt to containers of nearly any size. Sequoia provides four 12-volt power outlets – two in the front, one for the second row, and one behind the third row.
Úseful storage compartments, along wîth 10 cupholder locations, are found throughout the interior. All four doors include deep storage pockets. Behind the third row, the cargo area provides an open, deep pocket on each side, a small article compartment wîth lid, two grocery bag hooks and cargo net hooks.
Towing capacity is 6,200 lbs. for Sequoia 4WD models and 6,500 lbs. for 2WD models. An available seven-pin towing connector can accommodate electric trailer braking systems.Toyota Comfort and Quality
Thoughtful ergonomic design and high-quality interior materials make the Sequoia comfortable for all aboard. Standard equipment highlights for the Sequoia SR5 include power 'captain's chair' front seats wîth armrests and standard dual front and rear air conditioning systems. Front and rear passengers can control heating and cooling independently.
The SR5's extensive standard equipment includes power windows (with front window jam control); power mirrors and door locks; 3-in-1 AM/FM/cassette/CD audio system wîth six speakers; cruise control; anti-theft system wîth engine immobilizer; and auto-off headlights.
An SR5 Appearance Package offers a seven-seat configuration, 16-inch alloy wheels in place of the standard styled steel wheels, fog lamps, and skid plate. The middle seat row features fabric captain's chairs wîth a removable center console in place of the standard bench-type three-passenger seat.
The Sequoia Limited enhances comfort and convenience by adding leather-trimmed power-adjustable front seats (eight-way for driver, four-way for passenger); a premium JBL stereo system wîth 10 speakers; power moonroof; 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels; heated side mirrors; fog lamps; an adjustable roof rack, and a towing prep package wîth receiver hitch and wire harness.
The Limited also adds the convenience of an overhead console wîth HomeLink® universal garage door opener, compass and a trip computer. An auto-dimming inside rear view mirror is standard on Limited models and available on SR5 models. Other Limited content is also available for the SR5 as stand-alone options or in option packages.
The Sequoia Limited can be equipped even more luxuriously wîth the optional Luxury Package (seven-passenger seating) that includes second-row captain's chairs and removable center console; memory driver's seat and exterior mirrors; height-control rear air suspension; interior wood-grain style trim, and distinctive Optitron instrumentation. The available touch-screen DVD navigation system is paired wîth a JBL premium 2-in-1 AM/FM CD audio system wîth 10 speakers.
The optional factory-installed DVD rear seat entertainment system uses a high-resolution seven-inch overhead LCD screen that flips down from the headliner, a DVD player location in the center console box and rear seat audio – a feature that is also available as a separate option.
Toyota dealers offer a variety of accessories for the Sequoia, including towing equipment, cargo carrying enhancements and special trim items.
Toyota's 36-month/36,000-mile basic new-vehicle limited warranty applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60 months/60,000 miles and corrosion perforation for 60 months wîth no mileage limitation.Source - Toyota