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2005 Toyota Sequoia - Consumer Reviews

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Nice vehicle
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By Momma3
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2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

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.


Best Features

Navigation system, seat warmers, power seats, power moonroof, love the exterior design, handles well on turns, excellent control when braking quickly.


Worst Features

Change switch location for seat warmers - they get turned on accidently quite often, dvd player location is not driver friendly. Make front seats roomier and more comfortable and increase leg room for driver.


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Off road machine
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By Ritchie
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I ended up pulling out two full-size trucks and a lincoln navigator out that were stuck in the snow. I am very impressed with its offroad capability. The differential lock is a great feature and it makes it almost impossible to stop. Awesome vehicle! Very glad I bought it!


Best Features

Offroad differential


Worst Features

none


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OH What a Failing
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By ronc
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Got rid of a Trailblazer. Picked the Sequoia for Toyota reliability. Almost immediately observed a problem with oil pressure. Dealer had no clue ("never seen that before"). Went to arbitration, corporate ultimately claimed - ready for this?- "they all do that." Aside from hoping the engine doesn't seize, it's a nice driving vehicle, well suited to its purpose. I want to get rid of it, though. Toyotas are good if you get a good one. If you get a bad one, be advised you're on your own.


Best Features

Roomy, good visibility, tourque, safety. Beats a minivan.


Worst Features

Tailgate is awkward and heavy. Heavy is good, but it needs better assist. Toyota's attitude that they never build a bad vehicle.


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Am I the Only One?
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By Texas Toyota
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2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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The Sequoia is a beautiful SUV. We replaced a Suburban with it but unfortunately have been disappointed. The ride is not only rougher but the road noise is much louder. We replaced the factory tires hoping to reduce the road noise but that didn't help. The gas mileage is lower than advertised being consistently 13.6 MPG combined city/highway (about 17 - 18 MPG highway). Also, its braking distance seems longer. There were several little problems for the first six months. This is our first Toyota and I have not seen a big difference in quality or performance.


Best Features

The interior is nice and it has plenty of cup holders. The JBL sound system is good. The sun roof is water tight and it is quite.


Worst Features

The seat portion of the front seats are too short for my legs. It stops about mid-thigh. It would be more comfortable if it extended a few more inches. Deaden the road noise.


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20 Months of Ownership
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By cneighbor
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2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 Rwd 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

I prefer to wait a while before I offer my opinion so this should help used car buyers. The Sequoia is an excellent vehicle. Don't buy this truck if you're looking for a lot of gizmos. It's pretty plain jane compared to the competition. However, if you're looking for a very smooth ride and the satisfaction of knowing this SUV will last forever then buy one. This is a classic Toyota... great ride, quality, reliability and timeless styling. Just a couple of negatives mentioned below. I won't complain about gas mileage. I still don't understand people who buy a V8 SUV and do???


Best Features

Very smooth ride, good power and smooth transmission, almost flawless reliability (side mirror developed a rattle and was replaced), tons of room (8 adult/children comfortable), classic styling (looks like it will age gracefully--think Jeep Wagoneer), resale value.


Worst Features

The JBL system is overrated... just doesn't sound very good, third row seat design is outdated, audio controls on the steering wheel should be standard (we were smart enough to special order it on our SR5), low pressure light for the tires is touchy (changes in temp will affect it every time).


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