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2014 Toyota Sequoia: Remains Unchanged

In today’s world there will hardly be anyone who will deny the captivating appeal of crossover SUVs as they have become the most preferred mode of luxury transport for those who love to spend on vehicles. In such appeasing market of small crossovers, Toyota has come forward with its traditional style SUV 2014 Toyota Sequoia to challenge the mass appeal of crossover SUV as still there are handful of buyers who love to take a ride in old school SUVs which are a beautiful amalgamation of towing muscle and seating capacity for a big family. This truck based SUV from Toyota has been given thumbs up by some of the critics for its refinement and powerful packaging which surely make it a worth purchase of this kind.

To keep things simple and unchanged, Toyota has used the platform of its Toyota Tundra to build the modified version of Sequoia for 2014. The new 8 passenger 2014 Toyota Sequoia comes with the powerful 318 horsepower 5.7 liter V8 engine, which is uncommonly smooth for a crossover of this kind and delivers robust acceleration when driving on busy streets during weekdays. It also has the power to tow trailers up to 7.400 pounds during the weekends if looking for a tough and long weekend getaway. With decent handling performance, Sequoia offers comfortable ride to make it worthwhile. Inside the Sequoia you will find comfortable and spacious cabin and to make things more interesting for passengers, Toyota has made the seating flexible and has enough room to accommodate 8 passengers comfortably. Even the base model of 2014 Toyota Sequoia comes well equipped with all the standard features that a Toyota comes with, whereas the higher trim levels of Sequoia offer a host of standard features which are at par if compared with a upscale luxury sedan.

If you are among those SUV lovers who have almost no liking for the towing capabilities of 2014 Toyota Sequoia, then lighter duty three row crossover SUVs are the ideal option for you. Such SUVs are easier to live within day to day life and also offer excellent fuel economy as compared to the likes of Toyota Sequoia.

When it comes to the alternative for 2014 Toyota Sequoia the list is quite impressive as the SUV market is flourished with midsize as well as traditional SUVs that are far better than Toyota’s version. The closest competitor for 2014 Toyota Sequoia is 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, which is roomier than latter and the second one is Dodge Durango, which has more towing capacity even with its small size. In traditional full size SUV segment the nearest competition for Sequoia comes from Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and Ford Expedition as they all come with their own distinct appeals, but lack the features package that comes handy with Sequoia. Even though 2014 Toyota Sequoia is not meant for every SUV lover, but we still recommend it to those who give importance to a vehicle that can provide comfortable seats to small crowd, tow big trails and most importantly do both the things at the same time.

2014 Toyota RAV4: A New Technology Package

2014 Toyota RAV4 is one such small crossover that has become quite popular among the masses because of very petty reasons, which anyone would have never thought will become so important for a shopper who is planning to buy an SUV for family. In spite of relatively small dimensions, such small SUVs are gaining momentum because of the useful pace they offer to small families and singles looking forward to own an SUV. Small crossovers like 2014 Toyota RAV4 are easy to drive on the bustling city roads and they return respectable fuel economy, which is actually an important factor for those buying SUVs on budget. There is no denying that small SUVs are the perfect choice for modern people who are on the go all the time. Although, 2014 Toyota RAV4 is not a favorite among reviewers going by the class, but you will find that it fulfills almost all the small SUV requirements of an average shopper.

Toyota’s RAV4 come with five passenger seats option which is also its biggest asset because its driver and passenger room are excellent as well upfront. Its rear seats are good for adults as well because they will not make them feel cramped while on short trips. Large cargo space offered by 2014 Toyota RAV4 will surely be appreciated by those who love to travel with their pets and bulky gear. Low load floor and power liftgate are also additional advantages of RAV4 which are still not very common in this class of SUVS. If you fold down the rear seats, Toyota RAV4 has the largest cargo space to offer in this class with exceptional 73.3 cubic feet space.

While on the move, RAV4 offers easy see out feature and remains steady while turning and remains comfortable while cruising speedily on the highways. However, the acceleration for Toyota RAV4 2014 remains average for such a compact sized crossover and it also doesn’t comes with an optional engine upgrade which is quite common in other small SUVs, so you have to settle for meager 2.5 liter four cylinder engine, which is common across all trim levels. Fuel economy ratings are considered good, but are not class leading thus can also be taken as a lack luster feature.

Going by the quality of competition 2014 Toyota RAV4 faces in its class of crossovers, it will be good if you can look for other worthwhile options like 2014 Honda CR-V, which is known for its versatility and proudly dominates this class of SUVs. Although it is not as remarkable as other rivals but still it is comfortable, fuel efficient, roomy cabin, quit, offers handy convenience and comes with several clever storage options which make it a better choice over 2014 Toyota RAV4.

If you want to have fun while driving then surely Mazda CX-5 is an ideal choice for you because it has luxury interiors with entertaining driving experience for such a compact crossover. Other close competitors for 2014 Toyota RAV4 are 2014 Ford Escape and Jeep Cherokee as they are excellent to drive off-road and also come with V6 engine option.

2014 Toyota Highlander: A Simple family SUV

Much similar to its previous versions, 2014 Toyota Highlander comes with a quite discreet, unique and our favorite feature on which we will go straight while writing this review for the futuristic SUV. Driver easy speak is the latest feature to look for in the 2014 Toyota Highlander, the advanced tech features uses a front seat microphone with speakers attached on the rear seat, through which driver can speak to rear seat passengers like a PA system. If a driver wish to yell at the back seat passengers, his voice will boom in the rear seat like the voice of God without even him making turn his head. All driver has to do is to switch it on before he decides on talking to the passengers.

The best thing about the new Toyota Highlander is if the driver makes any rear seat commotion then it will be the only sound in its cabin, because otherwise the newly designed cabin of 2014 Toyota Highlander is a placid isolation which is quite an additional feature for drivers who prefer to avoid their surrounding sounds. The same was found missing in the previous highlanders, but this time Toyota has managed its reputation of being a driver pleaser. As always, no compromise has been made to the comfort in front as well as rear, the same has always been a positive point with 2014 Toyota Highlander.

The reconfigured 2014 Toyota Highlander comes with excellent rear suspension that has also created enough space for abreast third row and has the ability to carry as many as eight passengers at a time. Even for cargo space no comprises have been made, even after the comfortable occupancy of eight you are left with ample of cargo space to carry luggage, the storage space behind third row is 34 percent more than any other highlander version.

Bit from the perspective of a driver, all seems well with the new Toyota Highlander, as this time the company has managed to do away with cheap plastic materials and gaping panel joints, which are quite a turn off in previous Toyota models. Soothing interiors with use of excellent quality material are truly a delight for your eye. The powerful V-6 engine over silence pick up, however the automatic transmission is still limited to six speed options, on the other hand the standard six speed transmission is imperceptibly employed making highlander’s mission of serene transportation quite clear.

Thick trimmed and leather wrapped grip of steering wheel is also a surprise for the Toyota lovers and yes this time the steering gives you an amazing genuine feel. These features are quite rare in the newly launched Toyota models and until now completely non-existent in the highlander. Many of the test drivers are taking this as a welcome change as it allows driver to feel the tire grip on the road and also the effort built by steering while turning into the corners.

The all new 2014 Toyota Highlanders will surely make buyers sing its praises from the front seat with kids enjoying singing at the back.

2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser

As the market bids adieu to the Toyota FJ Cruiser this year, the automaker is set to bid adieu back by releasing a special edition of the FJ Cruiser. The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser will be an off roader at its heart. This Ultimate Edition of the Cruiser will be limited, translating to only 2,500 vehicles of the type. Dipped in the hue of Heritage Blue, this limited edition of the Toyota FJ Cruiser will feature a color matched roof as well.

Toyota has been an automaker known well for its safe playing, incorporating more conventional designs in its releases. In a scenario like that, the Toyota FJ Cruiser is an oddity, and a nice one. The FJ Cruiser is a funky coupe that still proudly boasts the retro and quirky styling even after eight years since its debut. And don’t let that fun styling fool you. The emblematic styling of the Toyota FJ Cruiser conceals some amazing off road potential. This makes the 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser an amazingly uncommon vehicle, not just among all the other Toyotas but also among all the SUVs in the market. It is extremely sad to watch such a wonderful vehicle leave.

The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser boasts a 4.0 liter V6 engine that is good for 260 ponies and 271 pound feet of twist. The standard FJ Cruiser comes with a five speed automatic transmission coupled with a rear wheel drive. The all wheel drive systems come in two options. While one is a four wheel drive system clubbed to the five speed automatic, the other is a full time all four wheel drive system coupled with a six speed automatic transmission along with a rear locking differential.

There are no trim levels for the 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser. This unique vehicle remains unique in every possible sense. The five passenger vehicle cruises on 17 inch steel wheels. Taller than the conventional five seater SUVs, the 2014 Toyota FJ Cruises looks interesting due to its distinctive doors. In its very modest modeling, the Toyota FJ Cruiser sports full power accessories along with every other feature one could ever need. The Infotainment system of the 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser is also an impressive collection of features. The additional features, according to one’s need, can be availed in form of packages. There is the Convenience package that adds features like enhanced traction control, leather covered steering wheel and an 11 speaker JBL surround sound system. An option of 16 inch alloy wheels also prevails.

The Trail Teams Ultimate Edition package will make a grand entry later this year and it will add to the FJ Cruiser, a tuned TRD suspension, especially for the model. This model would roll on 16 inch bead-lock tires that compliment the off road terrains beautifully. The Trail Teams Cruiser will be painted in Heritage Blue and will encapsulate a majority of the features from the above told packages.

The 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser seems to have gotten the best it could be. While the news of a such a vehicle taking retirement, left many SUV lovers crestfallen, the fact that it leaves with a bang, is a happy note to say goodbye on.

2014 Toyota Sequoia

While there is a fair share of customers who would drool over the crossovers that are in rage today, there still remain a whole lot of customers that would never compromise with their tastes for a conventional truck-like SUV. There is a sort of old world charm about these humungous vehicles, their strength like Hercules, to tow up a million pounds and their amazing capacity to seat a fair number of passengers. No crossover, no matter how big, can provide the same essence of a traditional SUV. The Toyota Sequoia is one such traditional SUV. Built on an enhanced version of the platform that underpins the Toyota Tundra, the 2014 Toyota Sequoia is a perfect blend of power and sophistication.

The eight-seater is powered by a 5.7 liter V8 engine. The grunt produces about 381 ponies which is a fine amount of power for a vehicle this size, along with 401 pound feet of torque. The transmission mated to the engine of the 2014 Toyota Sequoia is a six speed automatic, coupled to a rear wheel drive. Since the SUV is truck-based, an available four wheel drive model with low range gearing is somewhat like a protocol. The monstrous SUV takes a sprint time of merely 6.7 seconds to accelerate from rest to 60 mph, which is pretty quick for a vehicle in this niche. The fuel economy for a rear wheel drive model is rated at 15 mpg combine, and that for all wheel drive is 14 mpg combined, sadly low. The 2014 Toyota Sequoia offers its driver with an impressive and vigorous acceleration and its engine drives amazingly smooth, to a lot of people’s surprise. The beast carries strength to tow up to a whopping 7,400 pounds. The handling is fine and the ride, comfortable.

The comfort that the SUV offers doesn’t come from just the ride quality it sports, but also from the spacious cabin and the seating inside the vehicle that is as roomy as to comfortably accommodate eight passengers. Available in three trim levels viz. the SR5, Limited and Platinum, the 2014 Toyota Sequoia comes fairly well equipped even at the base level. As the luxury quotient of the SUV rises up, in all its glory, a 2014 Toyota Sequoia offers features and comfort that are comparable to a lot of luxury sedans. The interiors sport fine quality material and elegant styling, thus balancing the truck based genesis of the SUV. The infotainment system has been upgraded for this model year and that remains the only change in the 2014 Toyota Sequoia as compared to the last model year.

For those who don’t feel much need of a vehicle as heavy duty as a 2014 Toyota Sequoia, there are other options available in the market, such as the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, which too, is a three row crossover. Or if you look for a vehicle even more powerful that the Sequoia, the 2014 Infiniti QX80 is more beastly, more luxurious and more athletic. However, the 2014 Toyota Sequoia is a perfect choice for old school SUV lovers.

The 2014 Toyota 4Runner

Usually, the SUVs these days don’t combine the utility part and sports part in a vehicle as much as they should. More, often than not, it is either of the two! And due to the “sports” part lacking a bit more than the utilities, most of the times we end up with SUVs that are amazing on roaders but not so impressive off roaders. Toyota, however, seems to be on spree of making vehicle that are just as amazing off roaders along with impressive styling and utility. One such SUV is 2014 Toyota 4Runner.

The 2014 Toyota 4Runner is an off roader, essentially. The good old body on frame architecture of the SUV implies the same. The suspension in this midsized SUV is such that, no matter how rough of a terrain you choose to test it, the SUV, and you, will come out whole and alive. Cruising on a four wheel drive, featuring low range gearing along with an option rear locking differential almost makes the 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser almost glide through challenging terrains.

The 2014 Toyota 4Runner is powered by a 4.0 liter V6 grunt which effectively supplies about 270 horsepower and produces 278 pound feet of torque. Along with that engine, which is standard, comes the standard five speed automatic transmission. The 4Runner comes in three trim levels, namely, the SR5, Trail and Limited. The SR5 is the standard Toyota 4Runner with the above mentioned powertrain. The Limited Toyota 4Runner has an available rear wheel drive along with the four wheel drive, while the Trail’s engine is coupled only to a four wheel drive system.

The 2014 Toyota 4Runner, in all its glory, can manage to tow a whopping 4,700 pounds. Impressive for a vehicle this size!

A 2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 running on a rear wheel drive is capable of reaching 60 mph from rest in a sprint time of 7.2 seconds, while a 2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail equipped with a four wheel drive takes 8.2 seconds. The fuel economy of the rear wheel drive models rate at 19 mpg combined, while that for four wheel drives rates at 18 mpg combined. The numbers are not as impressive as they should be, considering the fact that the 2014 Toyota 4Runner is an off road centered SUV with a V6 that runs on gas.

While most of the SUVs feature driving dynamics good for finely paved roads, the 2014 Toyota 4Runner lives for the rugged terrains. While the SUV is capable of driving anyone to work in an easy and comfortable ride, it is also capable of making you slide through severe crests and troughs without even a hint of bounciness. The vehicle’s transmission provides precise shifts as well.

The 2014 Toyota 4Runner is an off roader in essence. One of the toughest rivals to the 4Runner is the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee but the 2014 Toyota 4Runners takes it away with an available third row of seats and a better cargo capacity. Other rivals include the 2014 Dodge Durango and the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg.

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