2012 Toyota Sequoia Features

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There are three different trim levels to choose from when buying the Sequoia, a base SR5, mid-level Limited, and the luxury-packed Platinum. All come well-equipped, including the base SR5, which despite being aimed at cost-conscious buyers still comes with automatic tri-zone air conditioning, an eight-speaker stereo, a towing package, an eight-way power driver’s seat, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio and climate controls.

Move up to the Limited and you get parking sensors, a power rear liftgate, a power folding third-row seat, and 20-inch alloy wheels. The best feature, however, is the rear-view mirror, which allows you to have a backup monitor without having to add a navigation system. The special rear-view mirror integrates a 3.3-inch monitor for the backup camera, and it also has an auto-dimming function, compass and map light.

It may not have all the bells and whistles as its Chevy and Ford rivals, but the 2012 Toyota Sequoia has a lot to offer, even in standard trim.

The range-topping Platinum brings loads of luxury to the table, including DVD navigation and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a 9-inch LCD screen, a 14-speaker JBL sound system, 12-way adjustable power driver’s seat, heated second-row seats, and rear load-leveling air suspension.

Missing, rather oddly, from the Sequoia's factory options list is serious off-road hardware, or a dedicated off-road model. It all makes sense when you see the much pricier Toyota Land Cruiser across the lot.

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