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2023 Toyota Sequoia, Ford Expedition Rival, Leaked Ahead Of Debut

It was only a few months ago that the all-new 2022 Toyota Tundra leaked online just weeks before its official reveal, and now, the same fate has befallen the 2023 Toyota Sequoia, a Ford Expedition rival. A pair of photos of the new full-SUV have leaked out online ahead of its reveal later today, and as expected, it looks a lot like the Tundra that it’s based on.

The current-gen Sequoia has been around since 2007, making it – like the last-gen Tundra – a bit long in the tooth. Regardless, the 2023 Toyota Sequoia will usher in a host of changes to the body-on-frame SUV, as was the case with the 2022 Tundra. That includes its exterior design, which closely mimics the light-duty pickup, as well as its interior and powertrain selections.

The next-gen Sequoia will ride on the same TNGA-F platform as the new Tundra and Land Cruiser, though the Sequoia is expected to continue to utilize an independent rear suspension instead of the solid rear axle present in the other two models. Mechanically speaking, the 2023 Sequoia is expected to be powered by the Tundra’s 3.5L V6 that’s rated to produce 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque, or the new i-FORCE MAX hybrid, which adds an electric motor and battery pack to boost output to 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. Both powertrains are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Inside the cabin, the new Sequoia will likely borrow from the Tundra once again and offer its 14-inch infotainment screen, digital gauge cluster, and a revamped design. An off-road-focused Expedition Timberline-fighting TRD Pro model (seen above, in white), as well as a more luxurious Capstone trim (the red Sequoia seen above), will be present and accounted for as well.

Meanwhile, the refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition – which was revealed this past September – entered production at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant last week alongside its Ford T3 Platform mate, 2022 Lincoln Navigator, as Ford Authority recently reported.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. David Dickinson

    Does the rear window still go down? When I bought my Expedition, I looked at the Sequoia. The only Sequoia advantage was the power rear window. I wish more vehicles had a full slide rear window.

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  2. Logan Wagner

    That TRD model looks awesome! Would choose it over the Expedition any time!
    PS: I am actually a General Motors fan; would rather have a Yukon AT4 or Suburban Z71.

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    1. Scott Z

      Seriously Logan your right into your UGLY vehicles. At least the Toyota has a an efficient modern engine something those two GM model you mentioned Don’t have.!

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  3. Crabbymilton

    I think the days of worrying about the number of cylinders an engine has are pretty much gone. If it fills the power requirements and is smooth and quiet, then who cares about the rest? GM would rather stick with tried and true so is that really such a bad thing?

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    1. Scott Z

      GM stick with the tried & true OK Crabby just they (GM) need to get into the 21 century with the design of their V8 engines.

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      1. Crabbymilton

        As long as it propels the thing, what does it matter if the engine was designed in the 1950’s or last year? So many times these companies trip over themselves just to brag that they have the newest this that or the other thing. Then it has problems because they were in such a hurry to get it done. GM has more than their share of problems but those time tested V8’s are not one of them on balance.

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        1. Scott Z

          OK so virtually the whole automotive world & manufacturer (yes worldwide) is wrong & 1950’s tech, which GM use, is right, Hmm hardly.

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          1. Crabbymilton

            Didn’t say that. If they want to build something new and improved then all the more power to them. Just make extra sure that it’s not going to be a lemon first. If they can’t handle that, then leave it the way it is.

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  4. Frank

    If Toyota can turn the headlights sideways they could make the grill larger.

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  5. newshoes

    Yuck – the front looks like a big fish mouth … ugly design
    But would still take it over any GM POS product.

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