2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone Hybrid. What a week driving this beauty around. I feel like I have a lot to touch on since y’all seemed so interested in this car and its features. Make sure you are following me on Instagram because that is where I will share a 1 minute reel covering the important features. This blog post is a reference for y’all for any questions you may have had. Without further ado, let’s get into the 2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone Hybrid.
Here are a couple of the exterior features that stood out to me.
- i-FORCE MAX Twin Turbo V6 Hybrid Engine
- 22 inch alloy wheels
- Electric PowerStep
- 14 inch multimedia touchscreen
- Android Auto & Apple CarPlay compatible
- Room for up to 7 passengers
- Panoramic Moonroof
- Wireless smartphone charger
- Manual 2nd and 3rd row sunshades
- Push button start for remote keyless entry
Here are your questions:
Is there 3rd row seating?
Yes there is 3rd row seating.
How’s the 3rd row seat leg room (for adults)?
I shared this in an Instagram story but I am only 5’3″ so I’m not the best judge of leg room. The cool thing about the 3rd row in this car is that they are adjustable. You can slide the seats back to give yourself an additional 6 inches of space for your legs. We took the car to Sesame Place and my buddy sat back there and he is 6 foot and he had no issue. I’m thinking if this is going to be a family car, put the adults in the first and second rows. Leave the 3rd row for the kids and they will have plenty of space.
Favorite features that are standard? Favorite features that are add ons?
I’m not exactly sure I know how to answer this question because it really depends on the model that you get. Some models come with features that could be considered an “add on” versus another model. I think the electric PowerStep comes on all of the models. If it does I will say that is my favorite feature. Everyone also knows that a favorite feature of mine is the power lift gate. When I had the Toyota Sienna I kept raving about it.
What’s the difference between the Toyota Sequoia and the Kia Telluride?
Ok, this is a loaded question. I actually did a side-by-side comparison of the two vehicles yesterday on Instagram. As I said, both are great cars but it really does depend on your lifestyle. That said, the Sequoia is A LOT of car. If you are a mom of one or two kids, I don’t think it’s necessary to have this big of a car. Yes it’s a lot of space but remember, the bigger the car, the more gas will be. Luckily this is a hybrid so the gas wasn’t terrible. Both cars have 3rd row seating, the only difference being the 3rd row adjusts in the Sequoia and not in the Telluride. Personally I would choose the Telluride or a car equivalent to that size. The Sienna was also a great size for me being a mom of two.
Speaking of gas….How is it on gas?
The car has an estimated 22 MPG. It does much better on the highway than in the city/suburbs. Driving around in the city I noticed that the car only got about 13 MPG. I filled the tank up once from a quarter tank and it cost $60. Thank goodness for that hybrid engine.
Do the seats fold down for cargo space? (DJ equipment, etc.)
Yes the seats fold down. The 3rd row has a powerful feature. You push the button once and the seats fold down on their own. I show this in my reel video but you can choose to fold the right side down, left side or both.
How’s the trunk space?
With the 3rd row folded down there was a ton of trunk space. With the 3rd row up, I actually thought there would be more but it was not bad. We fit our huge wagon for the kids in the car with the 3rd row up. I also shared how you can get an additional 6 inches of trunk space by sliding the 3rd row seats forward.
Would I choose the Sienna or Sequoia for a mom?
Like I said before, the Sequoia is A LOT of car. It has the tow features which I do not need and I honestly don’t need all of the force of the engine. I mean look who I am driving around lol. While it’s fantastic and has all of the bells and whistles, I think I’m going to pick the Sienna for a mom. The Sienna is better on gas, gives you more trunk space and the hands free dual sliding doors was a game changer loading the kids in the car. Though I love the PowerStep of the Sequoia, the car is pretty tall for me.
There you have it. My full review of the 2023 Toyota Capstone Hybrid. If you have any more questions for me please don’t hesitate to ask. I’m excited to say that I will have another Toyota to drive next week so stay tuned for that. If you are enjoying these car reviews please don’t be shy and let me know. If there is a specific car that you are interested in me reviewing also let me know so that I can try and put in a request for that car.
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