Like the giant sequoia tree in the Sierra Nevada of the same name, the outgoing version of the Toyota Sequoia is massive (over 17 feet long); is old (last redesigned for the 2008 model year); and it converts a whole lotta of one gas to another (with a maximum of 15 mpg combined fuel-economy ratings). Well, coming this summer is an all-new version of the giant SUV for 2023—just in time for your next family trip to the Pacific Northwest to see those majestic, albeit ironic, trees.
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In one of Cars.com’s most popular articles last week, Cars.com reviewer Brian Normile recounts what he found while climbing the new Sequoia at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show to see how many boxes it checks on the interior wish list- a luxury upgrade to a redesign. . The verdict: quite a lot, though maybe not all. The high-end Capstone trim prototypes on display are well-designed in terms of material quality, with premium wood and leather tones, high-end physical controls and a 14-inch, fold-and-tumble multimedia touchscreen. second row seats which make the retreat more accessible. On the other hand, cabin quality degrades as you get closer to the floor and rear headroom is compromised for taller riders.
(Oh, also worth noting that gas mileage is expected to increase by 7 mpg due to the standard hybrid powertrain, so there you have it.)
For Normile’s full first impression of the Toyota Sequoia 2023, follow the link below to news No. 2 on this week’s countdown. And for more information on Sequoia straight from the Chicago Auto Show floor, drop one place down to No. 3 for a comparison of the interior impression in place with the 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe High Country trim, where the latter slightly departs from Toyota’s SUV due to its technological friendliness.
The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, also on display at the Chicago Auto Show, may not reach the heights of the Sequoia, but certainly not for lack of power. The all-new Z06 — a higher-performance variant of the mid-engine Corvette C8 — is motivated by the new LT6 5.5-liter V-8, which makes 670 horsepower at 8,400 rpm (180 hp and nearly 2,000 rpm more). of the best efforts of the current Corvette) with an 8,600-rpm redline, propelling the American supercar to sixth place on this week’s countdown.
Impressive as its powertrain specs are, Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek can’t get the pedal to the floor and make hot laps around Chicago’s McCormick Place; all he could really do was acquire Z06’s many physical attributes that refer to the beasts hidden within. That includes wider fenders, enlarged body air intakes, wider wheels and tires, bigger brakes, and a new aero-enhancing spoiler and ground effect.
“The list of what’s changed is impressive, but the Z06 at the auto show lacks the threatening presence of its predecessor versus the base Corvette,” notes Bruzek. “The wider sides don’t look very different, even though the car is 3.6 inches wider, and the very wide 345mm rear tires (up from 305mm) fit into the car so well that the mill is practically hidden. Maybe this perception will change once we see it on the street.”
In the meantime, get a full first impression of Bruzek by following the link below to news No. 6 this week from Cars.com. And, if you happen to be in the Chicago area, you still have until Monday, February 21, to stop by the Chicago Auto Show to see for yourself the Z06, Sequoia, and other prized new models at the convention center.
On top of that, we’ve got headlines about the Jeep Grand Cherokee, used cars, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more — so don’t stop reading until the numbers double. Here are the top 10 stories that Cars.com readers couldn’t get their hands on in the past week:
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2. Closer to Toyota Sequoia Capstone 2023
3. Toyota Sequoia 2023 vs. 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe: Comparing the Interiors
4. 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review: Grander Across the Board
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8. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Wireless: Where Are They Now?
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10. What’s New With Ford for 2022?
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