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Toyota Sequoia Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 282 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Toyota Sequoia

  • A thoroughly capable and comfortable full-size SUV, but if you need to tow a heavy load the competition does it better.

  • Safety
  • Pros

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

  • Cons

    Nondescript styling, low towing capacity for a full-size SUV.

  • What's New for 2005

    The standard 4.7-liter V8 now delivers 282 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque and is hooked to a five-speed automatic transmission. The Sequoia also gets a new front fascia and grille, redesigned taillamps, an in-glass antenna and color-keyed fender flares. A new sport package for the SR5 includes foglamps, tubular running boards, a height-adjustable rear suspension, a front skid plate, the JBL premium sound system and 16-inch alloy wheels. A new Limited Luxury package includes second-row leather bucket seats, a removable center console, unique wood trim, electroluminescent gauges, the height-adjustable rear suspension and memory for the driver seat and outside mirrors. Other additions include available push-button engagement for the 4WD system and an optional navigation system. There's also a new rollover sensor that triggers the side and head curtain airbags in the event of a rollover accident. A third-row center headrest has been added to all Sequoias.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



$300 repair

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Purchased 2005 Sequoia and at 97K check engine light and VSC light dealer quoted $3000 to repair internal engine switches. WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER TOYOTA.




05 sequoia is like most

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Bought mine used from a dealer in SC. One owner well maintained! In a day when most folks are cashing in on great mileage vehicles I opt to sell my 4Runner at 21 mpg avg. for a 15 mpg avg. vehicle. Sounds crazy but it is at best a weekend vehicle and vacation SUV. This is what I wanted in the beginning when I bought the 4Runner new which I still love but just lacked the room. It has decent power and drives like my Suburban which is a work vehicle as far as smoothness and comfort. I am a Toyota fan to say the least and have been for 21 years since high school with my 1983 Celica GT which I wish I had back many times. The only thing I can't get to work is the Homelink for my garage.




Excellent value for money

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

I bought this truck in 2005 just before Katrina hit and it was just for family weekends. Now I am driving it 3 days to work and even with the high gas price I manage it as I am getting about 17-18 miles a gallon (90/10 hwy/city). I have been thinking of getting a smaller commuter car but was rear ended couple of days ago at about 50 mph and the other car was smashed up badly and I had to literally go out and try to find where my truck was damaged as the hitch had taken all the brunt of the crash. The emergency responders as well as police and fire personal were awed by the vehicles safety so now forget the small commuting car as I probably saved a lot more than few dollars in gas - MY LIFE




Best car ever

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

Absolutely love this rig. Have had it for 2 years now and can't complain about anything. Super reliable. Zero down time. Great towning vehicle. Beautiful inside and out. Easy to operate. Nav is a life saver. Grandkids love the DVD. Just wish it got a little better gas mileage, but it's a nice trade off I guess. Handles super and rides great. Ordered ours fully loaded with most everything. You won't be sorry. Thousands less than Lexus but same quality.




Nice vehicle

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

I really enjoy driving this vehicle. It handles nicely and has ample cargo room. Back seats fold up easily for addl cargo room. Gas mileage is poor, but I expected that when I bought it. Great car for 3 kids who can climb in the back and buckle themselves in. Comfort is so so. We also own a Chevy Suburban and take that on road trips due to more comfortable seats and additional leg room. Placement of DVD player is poor - located inside storage compartment between front driver and passenger seats. Must pull over to put in new movie if alone in front seat. Placement of seat warmer switches poor. They get turned on accidently all the time. Dash controls are designed well.




Sequoia

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Vehicle: 2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)

This is an absolutely great car! Its big and very comfortable. The only problem that I have with the car are its parking brakes. They don't work at all. You can drive the car with them on and it will go down the slope if you don't turn the transmission on to Park.



Full 2005 Toyota Sequoia Review

What's New for 2005

The standard 4.7-liter V8 now delivers 282 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque and is hooked to a five-speed automatic transmission. The Sequoia also gets a new front fascia and grille, redesigned taillamps, an in-glass antenna and color-keyed fender flares. A new sport package for the SR5 includes foglamps, tubular running boards, a height-adjustable rear suspension, a front skid plate, the JBL premium sound system and 16-inch alloy wheels. A new Limited Luxury package includes second-row leather bucket seats, a removable center console, unique wood trim, electroluminescent gauges, the height-adjustable rear suspension and memory for the driver seat and outside mirrors. Other additions include available push-button engagement for the 4WD system and an optional navigation system. There's also a new rollover sensor that triggers the side and head curtain airbags in the event of a rollover accident. A third-row center headrest has been added to all Sequoias.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 16
  • highway
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