2016 Toyota Sequoia vs 2016 Toyota 4Runner
If you’re looking for a rugged SUV in the Draper area, you might be trying to choose between the 2016 Toyota Sequoia and the 2016 Toyota 4Runner. Which one of these powerful vehicles is the perfect match for you? Brent Brown Toyota can help you decide! Check out our comparison between the Toyota Highlander and the Toyota 4Runner.
Performance and Capability
The 2016 Toyota Sequoia features a powerful 5.7L V8 engine to get you where you need to go around Salt Lake City. This engine uses a dual overhead cam shaft with a dual independent variable valve timing with intelligence, which lets it tailor the fuel needed to your speed. It produces an incredible 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque, which enables you to pull up to 7,400 lbs. at a time with the towing hitch receiver and wiring harness. This engine gets up to 17 mpg highway.
The six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission with the ECT-i intelligence system includes a sequential shift mode for spirited driving, as well as uphill/downhill shift logic that reduces gear searching during graded travel. It also includes a Tow/Haul mode that optimizes power, torque, and throttle settings so your engine can handle heavy loads with ease. You’ll also get a Torsen limited slip center differential, which uses the brakes to reduce spinning wheels on difficult terrain and can be locked for more traction. Choose the all-wheel drive system for this great feature. Finally, the fully boxed frame means you’ll enjoy a durable and comfortable ride wherever you go in Draper.
The 2016 Toyota 4Runner features a 4.0L V6 engine, which uses the same direct overhead cam shaft and dual independent variable valve timing with intelligence that the Sequoia uses. It produces 270 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque, enough to tow up to 5,000 lbs. at a time. It gets a fuel efficiency of 22 mpg highway.
The 4Runner includes plenty of features that help you keep control of your vehicle and conquer rough terrain with ease. Choose from two different four-wheel drive systems for your needs; the part-time 4WD with Active Traction Control is perfect for commuters looking for a vacation vehicle, while the full-time 4WD system with the Torsen limited slip center differential makes it possible to conquer the roughest terrain. The Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System automatically makes adjustments to the suspension for optimal wheel articulation, while the Crawl Control system has five settings with different throttle modulation and brake strengths to lessen strain on the engine when towing heavy loads at a careful speed. Multi-terrain select lets you choose between Mud and Sand, Loose Rock, Rock and Dirt, or Mogul and Rock modes to customize your drive to the land.
The 2016 Toyota Sequoia and the 2016 Toyota 4Runner both have plenty of features to keep you safe, engaged, and in control. See what you’ll get when you choose either of these fine SUVs.
The Sequoia includes:
- Room for up to 8 passengers, with the option to replace the second-row seat bench with comfortable captain’s chairs
- A 40/20/40 split-folding rear bench seating that lets you enjoy an incredible 120 cubic feet of cargo space with standard power folding to make it easy to fold up your seat bench into a flat cargo floor
- Heated rear seats for the comfort of your passengers in chilly weather
- Rear air conditioning with separate controls
- Standard concealed cargo storage that keeps your valuables out of sight
- Adaptive cruise control that uses a radar camera to detect the speed of the car ahead of you and automatically matches your cruise control speed to the flow of traffic
- Power remote trunk release that makes it easy to load your cargo even with your hands full
- Blind spot sensor that uses special cameras to detect if there is a vehicle in your blind spot and let you know with an audible alert and visual sign
The 2016 Toyota 4Runner includes:
- Five twelve-volt DC power outlets to make it easy to charge all of your devices while driving
- Front and rear one-touch up and down windows for climate control and fresh air
- Driver information center that makes it easy to see all of your vital statistics at once
- Rear entertainment system with DVD and digital media capability with three rear LCD screens
- Keyless access system that makes it possible to remotely lock, unlock, and start your car
- In-vehicle assistance from Toyota Safety Connect, which connects you to roadside assistance or emergency responders 24/7 with just the push of a button
Which Toyota is Right For You?
There’s no question that the 2016 Toyota Highlander is more powerful, but the 2016 Toyota RAV4’s fuel efficiency beats out the Highlander on energy use. The Highlander has more room for cargo and passengers, but all that space contributes to a heaver chassis than the RAV4. The Highlander is a great choice for drivers who have a lot of cargo or passengers to haul around, but the RAV4 might be your choice if you’re looking for a commuter car that’s rugged enough to take on vacation.