If you’re a Toyota Sequoia enthusiast and also happen to be the type of person who likes the best options offered, you now have the Capstone Edition to consider. Toyota has raised the bar in its flagship SUV with an emphasis on comfort and luxury. We anticipate it will be a very popular model for the active Northern California lifestyle, with all the capabilities and versatility of the Sequoia, as well as a truly premium experience for those who don’t want to compromise on any level.
What’s New in 2023 for the Sequoia
Let’s start with the Sequoia model lineup as a whole and acknowledge right up front that Toyota has delivered on all fronts: power, fuel efficiency, towing capacity, advanced technology, and luxury.
In terms of power, the 2023 Sequoias feature the i-Force Max twin-turbo V-6 hybrid powertrain, which pumps out 437 hp (versus last years’s 381 hp) and 587 lb/ft of torque (up from 401 lb/ft). Clearly, there’s more power in the 2023 Sequoia. This is particularly advantageous for those who travel to the Lake Tahoe area and will appreciate that hill-climbing ability, and those who tow boats and trailers to any number of the lakes, rivers, and mountain hideaways we have surrounding the San Francisco Bay Area.
Amazingly, Toyota has also managed to squeeze more miles-per-gallon out of this bigger engine. While EPA estimates are not yet available, Toyota’s estimates put the 2023 models somewhere between 20-22 MPG, which is a significant improvement from the prior year’s 14-15 MPG. Considering the Sequoia’s ability to carry several passengers and plenty of gear, that boost in mileage makes road trips an even more economically attractive way to travel with the family. So, chalk-up another win for the 2023 Toyota Sequoia.
As you might expect, the greater power translates to greater towing capacity. Toyota states that the 2023 Toyota Sequoia can pull up to 9,000 pounds, which is a big jump from the previous 7,400 pounds limit.
But technology and luxury are really our focus in this article, as we talk about the top of the Sequoia trim levels, which is the new Capstone Edition. This is where Toyota offers something special for those who simply want the best.
True to the Brand Luxury
Let’s remember that Toyota is about value. That’s a rather subjective standard that reflects price and all the attributes that describe quality. While there’s nothing bashful about the price of the new 2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone Edition, with its base MSRP of $78,300, this model is going to appeal to buyers who might be considering far more expensive SUV’s and be thrilled to see the Capstone’s level of luxury combined with Toyota’s reliability. So the Capstone may seem expensive relative to the rest of the Toyota lineup, it is actually competing with brands that start at far, far higher price points. This is where Toyota is staying true to its “value” philosophy.
From the outside, the Capstone Edition simply looks… “richer”. There are a number of subtle design cues, such as 22-inch dark-chrome wheels, chrome accented mesh grill and surround, and “Capstone” badging, that contribute to an overall impression of stately refinement.
Once inside the Sequoia Capstone, it is immediately evident that Toyota’s emphasis was on premium materials when designing this top-of-the-line trim level. It features a luxurious leather upholstery in a black-and-white pattern that is exclusive to the Capstone Edition, plus genuine open-pore wood trim and ambient lighting. The result is an understated, sophisticated feel. And to further accentuate the “private jet” experience, the Capstone Edition features reclining, fold-down, fold-up, tumble-forward captains chairs with center armrests and adjustable headrests.
Some of the features that are not immediately noticeable but add to the sense of comfort and luxury are based on more advanced technology. These include automatic power-extending running boards that greet the driver and passengers upon entry, and nice touch that absolutely adds a sense of first-class accommodations. Once inside, Toyota has rewarded passengers with special acoustic glass to create a quieter interior atmosphere. And the driver will feel additionally pampered with the addition of rain-sensing, washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers that anticipate the need for activation of the wipers. Also not immediately noticeable are the heated and ventilated front and rear seats, for additional comfort.
We almost forgot to mention the 10-inch color Head-Up Display 14-inch Toyota Audio Multimedia touchscreen. That interfaces with 14 JBL speakers, including subwoofer and amplifier, wireless Apple CarPlan and Android Auto, and SiriusXM.
Purchase or Lease Your 2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone Edition from City Toyota
Given how impressively the new Sequoia Capstone compares with luxury brands at far higher price points, we anticipate significant demand for this new model, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area, where there are many people with the active lifestyles to warrant an SUV of this size and quality, and also have the discretionary income to afford exactly what they want. As the #1 Toyota dealership in the San Francisco region (based on 2021 sales volume), City Toyota feels confident in its ability to find a Sequoia Capstone for you. We encourage you to contact us for more information on when shipments will be arriving and the option to reserve a Capstone Edition in your name. As always, our Toyota Sales Consultants can discuss the best financing and extended warranty options, as well as any factory incentives that may apply at the time.
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