The 2018 Toyota Sequoia Platinum offers outstanding style and technology both inside and out. See interior & exterior photos. 2018 Toyota Sequoia Platinum New features complemented by a lower starting price and streamlined packages. The mid-size 2018 Toyota Sequoia Platinum offers a complete lineup with a wide variety of finishes and features, two conventional engines.
When Toyota launched the Sequoia for 2001, it probably intended to endow its largest SUV with attributes associated with the mammoth tree of the same name. Things like “large” or “sturdy.” It probably hadn’t intended “old,” but that’s how it has played out as the three-row, Tundra-based SUV has received only the smallest of updates between then and now. For 2018, the Sequoia still hasn’t been overhauled. Instead, it receives minor styling changes inside and out and adds new standard active-safety features as well as a TRD Sport model with slightly more aggressive styling. This is not to be confused with the off-road-oriented TRD Proversions of the Tacoma and the 4Runner.
All 2018 Sequoia models benefit from a new face, a welcome change given that this huge sport-utility vehicle has been wearing the same mug with no perceptible change since a 2008 update. LED headlights and fog lights are standard, while the grille has been reshaped and features different inserts depending on trim level. SR5, Limited, and Platinum models stick around, with the Limited and Platinum trims distinguished by a chrome bumper garnish. Three new exterior colors—Midnight Black Metallic, Shoreline Blue Pearl, and Toasted Walnut Pearl (sounds delicious!)—bring the color choices to eight, rounding out the list of exterior changes.