By and large, when SUVs evolve they tend to get bigger and heavier which usually always calls for more power. When the second generation Toyota Sequioa hit the market in 2008, it grew in every which way and thus came with an all-new and brawny 5.7 liter V8. Making the heavy Toyota get out of its own way however came with a catch as the iForce has been the extra cost powerplant since start. That will soon change as the base, 4.6 liter Sequoia will no longer exist for the 2013 model year.
With just 301 horsepower to haul around more than 6,000 lbs of truck, the DOHC 4.6 liter V8 was never truly capable of being placed under the Sequoia’s hood. Not only was straight line power lacking, but the smaller engine only bested the 5.7 by 1 mpg in the city. According to Car and Driver Magazine, those reasons weighed heavy in Toyota’s decision to drop the 4.6 liter. So when the 2013 model year comes around, the Sequoia will only be available with the 381 horsepower iForce. More than likely, the base price will increase but it shouldn’t jump up too much. Official pricing is expected to be announced later this year.
Source: Car and Driver
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