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  • Writer's pictureCory Fourniquet

2023 Toyota Sequoia Luggage Space Deep Dive

Thanks to your questions on social media, I have decided to do a deep dive into the luggage options of the new 2023 Toyota Sequoia. Don’t worry, I will still be doing a full tour of the vehicle as well as our family review with Holli driving and Tucker in his car seat.

I just wanted to respond to your inquiries into the options of storing cargo in the rear of this new large SUV from Toyota and knew I could not get into all the detail I wanted to provide you in those other format videos. Be sure to subscribe to see further content on this Sequoia coming to the channel soon.

As far as luggage space, the Sequoia does fall short of the leader of the pack. Chevy's Tahoe has a whopping 25.5 cubic feet of space behind its third row of seats making it the king of the class in both sales and rear storage space behind the third row. Ford Expedition has 20.9 cubic feet, which is smaller than Sequoia's maximum "behind-third-row" quoted number from Toyota.

Toyota has multiple numbers for quoted space behind the last row of seats because they have several tricks up their sleeves for dealing with the limited room in the cabin of the vehicle compared to Tahoe. Thanks to the flip-and-fold mechanism for the second-row captain's chairs, the second row of seats are fixed in place, but the third row of seats slide for additional legroom or storage space, making Sequoia's maximum rear cargo number an impressive 22.3 cubic feet, up from a minuscule 11.5 cubic feet if you optimize rear legroom.

Toyota even supplies the Sequoia with a movable shelf that can support up to 220 lbs. and has 4 different levels for maximizing rear multi-level storage in the back. Honestly, the functionality and flexibility of the sliding seats and movable shelf really has me questioning whether or not the 3 cubic feet of space the Sequoia concedes to the Tahoe really would be missed by many potential buyers.

Take some time to watch the video below to see all the ways the Sequoia can accommodate people and cargo.

2023 Toyota Sequoia Platinum Specs:

  • 3.5L Twin Turbocharged V6 i-Force MAX Hybrid Engine

  • 437 Horsepower

  • 583 lb-ft of Torque

  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission

  • Electronic Transfer Case

  • 20-inch Machine-finished Black Alloy Wheels

  • Premium LED Headlights

  • LED Daytime Running Lights

  • LED Sequential Turn Signals

  • Seating for 7

  • Power Fold Third-row Seats

  • Load-leveling Rear Height Control Air Suspension

  • Adaptive Variable Suspension

  • Tow Technology Package

  • Heated and Ventilated Leather Front Seats

  • Heated and Ventilated Leather Second Row Captain’s Chairs

  • 8-Way Front Seats with Power Lumbar

  • 10-inch Color Head-up Display

  • 12.3-inch Fully Digital Instrument Cluster

  • Toyota Auto Multimedia System with 14-inch Display and Wireless Apple CarPlay®

  • JBL® Premium Audio System with 12 Speakers and Subwoofer

  • 11.5-22.3 Cubic Feet of Storage Behind the Third Row

  • 49 Cubic Feet of Storage Behind the Second Row

  • 86.9 Cubic Feet of Storage Behind the Front Row

  • Panoramic Moonroof

  • Power Running Boards

  • Tri-zone Climate Controls with Rear Vents

  • Proximity Key with Push Button Start

  • Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5

  • EPA Fuel Economy 19/22/20 (city/hwy/combined)

  • Starting MSRP $58,365 (SR5)

  • Price as tested: $78,880


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