The Toyota Sequoia is the most spacious hybrid SUV on this list. The vehicle provides comfortable seating for a typical adult across the first two rows, and the third is adjustable to create as comfortable a ride for an adult all the way in the back as possible. This makes it the only SUV on the list to avoid relegating larger passengers from having to endure a truly tight squeeze when climbing onto the rear bench.
The Sequoia pairs an electric motor with a 3.5L Twin Turbo V6 engine. Alongside a 10-speed automatic transmission, the rear-wheel drive option achieves 22 miles per gallon (EPA estimated city/highway combined), and 20 miles per gallon in a four-wheel drive configuration. In terms of output, the Sequoia performs like the truck framework it’s built upon. It puts out 437 horsepower and 583 lb.-ft. of torque. The vehicle exhibits a maximum towing weight of 9,520 pounds, as well.
The 2023 model year makes the hybrid power output a standard (rather than an optional added feature), taking a major step toward the electrification drive within Toyota’s production efforts. Its interior is perhaps the standard bearer for third-row seating among those on this list. However, it should be noted that the Sequoia is certainly not a midsized SUV and trends toward a larger overall footprint to accommodate these features. It includes a two-bench, three-row layout that makes space for eight. Optionally, buyers can use a captain’s chair layout in the middle row to eliminate the center bench seat and add a bit more room for everyone behind the front seats.