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Sequoia's main controls are large and clearly marked, but many of these smaller buttons are not conveniently placed or identified.
a 115-volt AC switch that would allow a passenger to work on a laptop
Road & Track
One neat touch: The Platinum has an optional center-row console that opens 180 degrees to create a tray for passengers and also allows for a flat cargo floor.
Car and Driver
It has Tundra-style audio and navigation controls that are impossible to reach when you're behind the wheel
Edmunds' Inside Line
From base and SR5 models, to the mid-level Limited trim, and up to the luxury-packed Platinum, the Sequoia spans more than $20k, running from around $43k up to about $64k--and that's before adding any of the various official dealer-installed accessories.
All come well-equipped, including the base SR5, which 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.
On the Limited you get an equipment set that rivals many luxury vehicles, with parking sensors, a power rear liftgate, a power folding third-row seat, and 20-inch alloy wheels, all included, as well as JBL Synthesis sound and Bluetooth audio streaming. And the rearview mirror has a built-in backup monitor (without having to add the navigation system); a map light, auto-dimming feature, and compass are built into it, too.
At the top of the lineup is the Sequoia Platinum, which adds Dynamic Laser Cruiser Control, a DVD touch-screen navigation system, and a new Blu-Ray rear entertainment system with a 9-inch LCD screen and two sets of wireless headphones. A 12-way adjustable power driver’s seat, heated second-row seats, and the load-leveling air suspension with three driver-selectable modes are also all included.
Standard on the Platinum grade and available on SR5 and Limited is a new Entune multimedia system that provides access to apps for Bing seatch, Pandora, and others, providing access to entertainment or information through your smartphone's data connection.
Even at the top of the range there are quite a few dealer- or port-installed upgrades--including examples like remote engine start, upgraded TRD brakes, and a front skid plate. Although the Sequoia is missing most other off-road upgrades (look to the Land Cruiser to see why).
he 2012 Toyota Sequoia offers a lot of standard features, even in base trim; and advanced infotainment is available on most models.