2008 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
I have had the vehicle for over six months now, and it is flawlessly executed, and easy to drive smoothly, even if it never hides its size. But there is a glaring flaw that might get me to return it when the lease is over: Cargo space. You buy a big vehicle like this if you have a big family, so the third row is always in use. Cargo space is minuscule behind that row, barely a foot of floor, with the seatback angling back, taking away space as you move up. If the vehicle were 18 inches longer, all of it in the trunk, it would be perfect for its mission.
Tight turning circle, powerful engine, smooth operation of 4WD system, transmission performs very well.
No. 1-10: Cargo space is pitiful for this segment. 11. Stereo a little sloppy/boomy 12. Plastic surfaces hard to the touch.
2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
We bought the Toyota Sequoia Limited (4WD) to replace a 2006 Land Rover LR3 HSE. We have not regretted it. Pros: Strong engine, quiet/smooth ride, reclining seats throughout vehicle, window shades, leg room for adults in all seats. Cons: Navigation system is not user- friendly, radio controls are hard to reach (have to stretch while driving). Kids love legroom and reclining seats. Wife loves safety feeling, power rear hatch, and power. I love flexibility for storage and comfort on road trips.
Heated seats, reclining seats in all rows, turn signals in mirrors, bluetooth connection for phone, backup camera.
Make navigation system more user- friendly and easier to reach. Try to squeeze out a little bit more gas mileage (3mpg) but it is not necessary. This is already the best SUV out there!
We had an 03' loved it. We drive this vehicle everywhere and love it. We bought the sr5 model and added leather, blue tooth, t.v. system. We have a rattle in the back unless one of the kids is sitting back in the second row of seats. So much improvement over the last truck. With 4 kids and a screaming stereo you cannot even tell that they are with you.
Power, looks, maintenance, if you read the owners manual all that needs to be done is oil changes, ease of entry.
None we have been a Toyota family since 1990, we will never drive anything else ever.
2008 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
I've been a truck/suv guy all my life. When it became time to "put down" my Chevy Suburban I began diligent research to find it's replacement. Without question this is the best large SUV all around for the money. Go ahead and shop Chevy, Ford, Caddy, GMC, M.Benz and most importantly DRIVE THEM. Toyota has them all beat in quality and reliability and performance. While M.Benz has an edge on interior luxury, it lacks in ALL other categories when compared. Sequoia is unbeatable as a family vehicle, especially if you plan to take long trips or tow a boat or camper. What it lacks in the "bling" factor it more than makes up for in the "cha-ching" factor--financially it makes good sense.
Third row seats (big enough for adults) recline and fold flat with the touch of a button. Extremely roomy interior, easy access to third row, power rear hatch, tons of storage space, comfortable seating, a rear window that actually goes down, back up camera and adjustable shocks for "sport"/comfort"
Nav system is overly complicated. Perhaps a flex fuel option.
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