NEW FOR 2012:

– Blind spot monitor added to Limited and Platinum models
– Exterior colours: Sizzling Crimson Mica added; Alpine White available on base model

For 2012, the Toyota Sequoia receives a new blind spot monitor on the 5.7-litre Limited and Platinum models.

Based on the Toyota Tundra pickup, the Sequoia uses a 4.6-litre V8 or 5.7-litre V8, both with six-speed automatic. All models use a part-time four-wheel drive system and feature three rows of seats. The 4.6-litre comes as the SR5; the 5.7-litre trim lines are the Limited, Limited with Technology Package, and Platinum.

Features on the SR5 include 18-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, CD/MP3 stereo with USB and auxiliary input, XM satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, heated leather seats with ten-way driver and four-way passenger power adjustment, 40/20/40 split-folding second-row bench, 60/40 power-fold-flat third-row seat, power locks with keyless entry, power windows, power tailgate window, dual vanity mirrors, conversation mirror, auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated backup camera and compass, tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, floor mats, cruise control, garage door opener, front and rear clearance sonar, driver and passenger knee airbags, anti-theft system, tire pressure monitoring system, front tow hook, rear privacy glass, power sunroof, roof rails with crossbars, front and rear splash guards, towing hitch, heated mirrors, variable intermittent wipers with de-icer, intermittent rear wiper, fog lamps, and automatic headlamps with washers.

The Limited adds 20-inch alloy wheels, six-CD/MP3 stereo, driver’s side memory, power tailgate, Optitron gauges, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, rear sunshade, chrome door handles, rear spoiler, and power-folding, auto-dimming mirrors with integrated turn signals, puddle lamps, memory and reverse auto tilt.

The Limited with Technology adds rear-seat DVD entertainment system with two sets of wireless headphones, nine-inch LCD rear monitor, four-CD/MP3 stereo, 115-volt power outlet, navigation system, XM Real Time Traffic capability and rearview camera.

The Platinum adds perforated leather heated and ventilated seats, second-row heated captain chairs, woodgrain and leather-wrapped steering wheel, dynamic laser cruise control, premium stereo, and auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass.

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