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SAFETY | 7 out of 10
Neither the Federal government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have crash-tested the Sequoia, but its sheer mass and long list of standard safety features should come to its aide in the event of an emergency.
Among larger traditional SUVs, the Sequoia is a standout for airbag protection. It includes not only dual stage advanced front air bags, seat-mounted side airbags for the driver and front passenger, and roll-sensing side curtain airbags for all three seating rows, but also driver and front passenger knee bags.
Stability and traction control systems are included, as well as anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. Four-wheel-drive versions of the Sequoia get a special A-TRAC version of the traction control intended to help in low-traction situations.
Safety scores are lacking for the Sequoia, but the big SUV has more than the usual number of airbags.