This is our first opportunity in several years to test a Toyota Sequoia on the Ike Gauntlet™ – world’s toughest towing test. This is a 2018 model with several updates, such as the street performance oriented TRD Sport package, new grille, headlights, and Toyota’s latest driver assistance technology package (TSS-P).
Under the hood is still the familiar 5.7L V8 with a rating of 381 hp and 401 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and 4WD system with a 4.30 rear axle ratio.
The Ike Gauntlet is an 8-mile stretch of the highest elevation interstate in the country. It’s a 7-percent grade with twists and turns with a maximum elevation of 11,158 feet above sea level. There is approximately 32% less air density at the very top.
How did the Sequoia do? Check out all of the Ike Gauntlet™ fun in the video below.