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2011 Toyota Sequoia

Originally Published in Trailer Life Magazine

The 2011 Sequoia is the largest and roomiest SUV currently sold by Toyota. Based on the full-sized Tundra pickup, its sturdy separate body and frame construction makes it well suited to towing hefty travel trailers.

Sequoia underwent major changes for the 2008 model year and for 2011 it has some exterior styling updates and a new Appearance package available that offers second-row captain’s chairs and other amenities. You can choose from three trim levels: base SR5, mid-level Limited and a premium Platinum version. Sequoias are available with a 4.6-liter or 5.7-liter V-8 engine coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission with either 2WD or 4WD. The 4.6-liter V-8, which comes only in the SR5 edition, is rated at 310 hp with 327 lb-ft of torque. Both the Limited and Platinum models come with a standard 5.7-liter V-8 rated 380 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. The 5.7-liter engine has a maximum rated tow capacity of 9,000 pounds.

For 2011 the Sequoia features satellite navigation, a DVD player, leather seats, deluxe carpeting, front-seat side and knee airbags, three-row side curtain airbags, four-wheel disc brakes, ABS and stability control. Limited and Platinum models also include backup cameras and front and rear parking sensors, which are available as options on the SR5. You can tow in comfort, style and safety with a vehicle known for its toughness and reliability. Depending upon which version you select, a 2011 Sequoia ranges from an msrp of around $39,000 up to slightly more than $60,000.

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