After debuting a Toyota first factory-installed Blu-Ray rear seat entertainment system for 2013, the family-friendly Toyota Sequoia steps up multimedia for 2014 with new Entune Audio.
With seating for up to eight, this full-size, full-capability sport-utility vehicle (SUV) is available in SR5, Limited and Platinum grades, with a 381-hp 5.7-liter V8 standard for all models and up to 7,400 lbs. towing capacity.
For 2014, the Sequoia SR5 grade adds the new Entune Audio Plus system, while the Limited gets Entune Premium Audio and the Platinum grade has Entune Premium JBL Audio. The latter is an option for the Limited.
Entune Audio leverages the user’s mobile smartphone to provide a richer in-vehicle experience with fully integrated access to navigation, entertainment and information services. Entune features engaging mobile apps, including Bing, iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com, OpenTable, Pandora, Yelp, and Facebook Places, plus real-time traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports and stocks.
Toyota builds the Sequoia on an exclusive body-on-frame platform that features four-wheel independent suspension and the choice of 2WD and 4WD. The 5.7-liter V8 comes teamed to a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission and produces 381 hp at 5,600 RPM and 401 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,600 RPM.
Like all Toyota models, the 2014 Sequoia is equipped with Toyota’s STAR Safety System, which includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Traction Control (TRAC) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). On 4WD models, TRAC is replaced by A-TRAC (Active-Traction Control). Also, the 2014 Sequoia is equipped with a dual stage advanced front air bag system, seat-mounted side airbags for the driver and front passenger, roll-sensing side curtain airbags for all three seating rows, plus driver and front passenger knee airbags.