If you're looking for an SUV with decent towing capabilities — up to 7,000 pounds depending on the trim — that can also seat seven comfortably, the 2013 Toyota Sequoia might be for you. However, if your children are like mine and still in child-safety seats, they might throw a wrench into your three-row-SUV groove.
We had just moved into our new house, which meant I had to make my fifth impromptu trip to Target that week for trash bags, curtains and the occasional nightstand. Luckily for me, I was able to sneak away kid-free and drive the 2013 Toyota Sequoia. I was stoked to use the Sequoia cargo area for something other than a stroller.
For my freeway jaunt, I was surprised by the Sequoia's smooth but powerful ride. The 5.7-liter V-8 engine has enough power to make running errands fun, but you pay for it at the gas pump with its EPA-estimated 13/17 mpg city/highway.