Ever find yourself wishing you had more time to spend with your family? Maybe it’s not about how much time you spend, but about how you spend that time. Meet the Toyota Sequoia, the SUV built on the proposition that you can’t expand your kids’ horizons with a wide-screen TV alone.

Sequoia provides comfortable seating for up to eight along with ample cargo room for everyone’s gear. Inside, its host of high-tech features will eliminate any possibility of homesickness. And to help make your adventures possible, it offers a powerful V8 engine and genuine all-terrain capability. In short, this vehicle does much more than merely simplify trips to the local big-box store. Sequoia gives you the ability to show your family the original meaning of “remote.”

Sequoia’s big cabin offers much more than just space. There’s comfortable seating for eight with the standard third row, and a variety of seating configurations to handle any combination of passengers and payload. Or fold all the seats flat and reveal 120 cubic feet of cargo capacity—perfect for that drum kit, those home-improvement materials or that eight-person tent. No matter what you’ve got planned, Sequoia is happy to oblige. Both the sliding second-row and third-row seats fold flat, making it easy to load and unload all the gear your road trip requires. And the split-fold seat design lets you choose how to stow your cargo: upright or flat. Of course, with its spacious interior, reclining third-row seats and available second-row console, Sequoia is as accommodating to passengers as it is to cargo. So what are you waiting for?

It’s remarkable what you can put in Sequoia, but it’s even more remarkable what you and your family will get out of it. Sequoia’s available power liftgate makes it easy to access that cavernous cargo bay and all your gear. Just press a button on the key fob and the liftgate gently releases upward. Let the fun begin.

Judging by the pamphlets you brought back from Death Valley and the Badlands, your friends might think you had just subjected your family to an inhospitable ordeal. How wrong they’d be. In addition to the available heated/ventilated driver and front passenger seats offered in Sequoia Platinum, there’s also a standard rear-seat Blu-ray Disc player. And when it’s time to depart, simply set the standard Dynamic Laser Cruise Control and let your “adventure” unfold.

With Sequoia, one thing you’ll never leave behind is peace of mind. Sequoia’s equipped with an array of active safety features to help you avoid trouble, and passive safety features to help protect you if trouble proves unavoidable. It also offers features such as available Dynamic Laser Cruise Control. While not technically a safety feature, DLCC automatically adjusts vehicle speed to help maintain a preset distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. We go to these lengths because, as with any excursion, there’s no substitute for preparation.

When you take your family into the sticks, you need a vehicle that’s strong and reliable. Precisely what you get with Sequoia. It’s forged on a fully boxed frame for strength and durability. It also boasts an available 381-hp 5.7L V8 with up to 7400 lb. of towing capacity. Plus, a TOW/HAUL Mode that selects transmission shift points to optimize that power. So grab the gang and the gear. Where you’re going, you won’t need to fight for a space to put the picnic blanket.