Toyota Sequoia

BASE PRICE RANGE: $40,555-$60,930
BODY TYPE: Full-size/Luxury SUV

WHAT'S NEW: Last year, Toyota added the company's new 4.6L, 310-hp V-8 to the Sequoia, which has better fuel economy than the 4.7L it replaced, and more power. For 2011, a brake override system was added, there is a new woodgrain on the Platinum grade, and Dark Gray replaces Slate while Nautical Blue and Spruce were dropped.

COOL FACT: The Sequoia's third-row seats recline and, Toyota says, are big enough to fit three people, not two and a half.

SUM UP: Superfast guilty pleasure.
RATING: ***1/2

2011 Toyota Sequoia
Base Engine 4.6L/310-hp DOHC V-8
Optional Engine 5.7L/381-hp DOHC V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/4WD, 6A
0-60 MPH 6.2-8.9 sec*
Tow/Payload 7000-10,000/1250-1350 lb
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 13-14/18-19 mpg
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 8