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Toyota Sequoia Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 240 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Toyota Sequoia

  • A thoroughly capable full-size SUV that beats Ford and General Motors at their own game.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Refined drivetrain, surprisingly agile handling, versatile and comfortable interior, Toyota reputation for reliability.

  • Cons

    Nondescript styling, comparatively low towing capacity.

  • What's New for 2004

    Power front seats and a rear air conditioner are now standard on the SR5 model, and the Limited now comes with a sunroof.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Ours went to sequoia heaven

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)

What can I say - Loved our SR5 to death. June 2013 my wife and kids were in a bad accident. Rear ended and slammed into the back of another truck because the other car got so deep under the rear she couldn't fully stop. Bought ours on July 3, 2004 almost 9 years. We were never happier with another car. Planned on driving it until the wheels fell off. The safety of this truck left my family just fine. The frame stopped the other car in its place amazing. Wished we could have kept it but insurance claimed total loss. What a shame, cried for several days - seems silly but when you have such good memories with a car like this it's hard to let go. 155k+ miles and valued at $13k. Way to go Toyota!




Not that great

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)

I love the size of the Sequoia, but I have had lots of problems... more than all my other cars combined. Replaced the transmission, rear window stopped working after almost decapitating my dog because it randomly opens and shut, the VSC shuts down on rainy day... loss of power when turning, the engine depowered while driving on the highway and almost got me killed. It eats tires... supposedly a problem with the $2500 VSCcomputer. The paint quality stinks! Scratches!



1 of 4 people found this review helpful

What's all the hype?

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)

I find this vehicle roomy & comfortable, but frustrating! Ignition is great: no holding key. Climate controls are OK. Defogging windshield is difficult. Controls, at steering column & elsewhere, are awkwardly placed & frustrating to use. Beware: power outlets go dead when the car is off. Seats are easy to move once you get used to it. Oddly enough, you can't get the rear spoiler w/the moonroof we wanted. This brings me to the most annoying thing: Noise & odors are ridiculous with open windows. The rear gate window is adjustable, but, don't open it when you accelerate: you will suck fumes. Open the side window and you get a loud pulsating noise. Open the moonroof & it sounds like an airport.




Good value

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)

We bought an 04 4WD SR5. We have a dog, 3 kids, and travel with lots of stuff (kids 4, 2 ,4 mos). Rides well, no build issues. Fit finish ok (a few panel gaps). Mileage has been poor but typical. This is a 4 speed trans too. Older 4WD has not been an issue, we live in Maine and works well. But it lacks little things. 2nd row lock for seat fold up to enter third row. No fold flat. No remote start option or camera accessible cup holder in 2nd row. Lack of lateral support in front seats. No power lift gate (my wife has tough time reaching this). Overall I’d consider a Suburban or Denali over this if I made the purchase today on a new 07-08. Used however I’d get the Toyota.




Wifes car and she loves

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)

This is wife's favorite vehicle. Downside, horrible roof vibrations if you open moonroof while driving. Rear end failed at 20k. Wheel bearings failed at 38k. Trunk latch stuck and dealer says warranty doesnt cover anything affected by rust, even though salesman said extended warranty covers "everything".




Pleasure to drive

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Vehicle: 2004 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 4A)

We wanted a SUV that we could take mor than just our family with to the lake. The 2004 Sequoia we have has been a pleasure to drive and own.



Full 2004 Toyota Sequoia Review

What's New for 2004

Power front seats and a rear air conditioner are now standard on the SR5 model, and the Limited now comes with a sunroof.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 16
  • highway
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