Inside, a matte-metallic plastic trim flows down from the gauge area and covers part of the center console, which some might find a bit odd or overwrought. That aside, the dash is very functional, with a very wide, multicompartment center console and chunky design incorporating simple, large controls and displays.
From the outside, the 2011 Toyota Sequoia looks like it's on steroids. It's almost cartoonishly musclebound with its huge, imposing chrome grille, tall hood and flanks, and details like its flared fenders, chunky door handles, chromed mirrors, and rippled sheetmetal. The Sequoia is as big as rivals like the Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Tahoe, or Nissan Armada, and it's as if Toyota is struggling to look even bigger with this design.