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2005 Toyota Sequoia - Consumer Reviews

2005 Toyota Sequoia

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Not great
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By CentralValley
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

We bought it to replace a Honda Odyssey because it was quieter and felt more solid. However, it performs worse, averages 7 MPG less and is not as comfortable or cargo-friendly. It refuses to get over 18 mpg on the highway and averages 13 in town. The socket to slide the 3rd row middle shoulder belt into will not hold it in place, so it dangles from the roof. One of the plastic moldings on the exterior of the rt. rear door came loose for no reason. The power rear window motor burned out and needed to be replaced. The dealer said that was common.(???) The rubber flaps in the front cup holders have torn out so cups aren't held snug. Too many cheap, hard plastic surfaces inside.


Best Features

Power rear window, reclining 2nd and 3rd row seats, rear A/C controls, auto- off headlights, fog lights, full-size trailer hitch, strong V8, peace of mind that it will get my family to our destination.


Worst Features

3rd row seat that folds flat instead of having to be removed, better fuel management, Transmission that doesn't hesitate, MUCH stronger brakes! Stereo volume control knob that actually works, Aux input for stereo and steering wheel controls, daytime running lights.


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Love My Truck to Death
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By Love my Truck
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

My truck rides like a car, at times people outside do not even realize there's a truck behind them, thats how silent the 4.7 Liter V8 (lexus) engine is. Although, I have had problems with the rear window & broken door latch, I really don't care because these thing are simply cosmetic to me. My truck runs, feels and looks great.


Best Features

Looks, smooth ride, engine response, cargo area and finally knowing that Toyota maintains its value.


Worst Features

Better gas millage


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Great vehicle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By akers1996
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Purchased it two weeks ago. Love it, best SUV I have owned. Fuel mileage could be better but hey it's a SUV. Plenty on interior room, beautiful vehicle on the outside. Very glad I bought it.


Best Features

Lots of room. Plenty of power.


Worst Features

Better fuel mileage


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05 Sequoia is like most Toyotas!
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By Yota Fan
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2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

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.


Best Features

Leather interior and controls. I like the layout of the vehicle and ease of removing seats (3rd row) that is not needed daily.


Worst Features

Maybe a few more miles per gallon but I won't hold my breath for that future development.


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Love my Sequoia
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By 2005 Sequoia
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

We bought the Sequoia new from the dealership and got an awesome price. We have used it to tow our boat and friends to the lake with no problems. We have 2 kids and plenty of room, barely use the 3rd row. Only had 1 recall on the tailgate hydraulics. We have 45k miles and no hints of any problems. We put the Michelin tires on and much better ride (if possible). I love the comfort as a driver and as a passenger. Plenty of room even in the back passenger seats. We hauled 8 volleyball players to a long distance tournament and no space complaints. I love this model but I am not happy to see the 2009 look. Looks too much like a Durango. Hopefully when we need a new one they will look different!


Best Features

Smooth ride, plenty of space, towing capacity. Much more sleek design than the Tahoe and Yukon's which is great when you are trying to park it in tight spaces


Worst Features

Better design on the fold down 3rd row. Heavy and sometimes hard to remove the seats.


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