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DuckTapeEngineer
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ducttapeeng
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2011 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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Great SUV. Our purpose was to have towing capability of 7000lbs easily and have an interior (eliminating trucks). All SUV's in this category have great front seats and comprable 2nd rows but the 3rd row was the best by far. Around town, gas mileage can be all over the map. Driving without trying to be efficient - expect 13 mpg / but if you try hard and learn - 16 - 17 is possible. Remember there is substantial push after getting off the gas. Speed is the key to mpg with something of this size. For 2011, getting in and out of 4WD occurs below 45mph - resolved in later models.


Best Features

Comfort - like the width. Nimble. Carries a higher price but the SR5 transmission is the same as the platinum which is wasn't the case for some others. Engine can be run excitingly or efficiently. Lots of torque to keep it going. Good heat and A/C. The trifold 2nd row is great for 4 people and a bunch of 2x4's. Great vision - may not quite the NSX of the SUV world but good.


Worst Features

Use a timer on the interior lights so as not to drain the battery. There is a slight slant toward the back with the 3rd row down - would have preferred flat. No info on changing oil - has a paper filter which is new to me. For the seatbacks - spend $0.10 more for a plastic bar running between the headrest posts - why? - carseats upper straps could pull on that bar and not on the seat material. Develop Monitors in the Headrest. Although it would be nice to entertain kids in the rear seat, it can be like being in a box. If not installed pre-route the wires. Even if backup cameras do not become standard equipment, at least run the wires so that an install is just a camera and a monitor.


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Great SUV!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By layne4
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2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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Owned 2 Suburbans before this, won't buy anything else now. We weren't 4 blocks away from the dealership on the test drive and my wife said "this is what i want to drive". Much better vehicle to drive than a Suburban, rides better, quieter, handles better and the turning radius is 10x better than even a Tahoe. We pull a 5,000 lb boat with it and it doesn't even break a sweat. The engine and brakes are unbelievable! Inside everything is very functional and well thought out. Seating is very flexible, I have to say that the 2nd row has at least 6-8" more knee room than a Suburban. Plus the 2nd row slides forward to allow for more knee room in the 3rd row which is really nice.


Best Features

The engine and 6 speed transmission are great, very smooth and quiet and power to spare. Turning radius is unbelievable, like driving a small car. Storage compartments everywhere you look. A small thing but something the kids love is the pull up sunshades in the 2nd and 3rd row windows, really makes it easy to watch a movie or play games. The 3rd row seats are powered so they are super easy to lay down. Also, we have the 2nd row bench, which is 3 different seats - all recline plus the 3rd row is in two sections and both of them recline as well. We had our Sequoia now for a year and a half with 26,000 miles on it and it has been flawless. Super functional for a family of four on the go!!!


Worst Features

As I mentioned, owned the Sequoia for a year and a half and I'm not sure I can come up with alot for this section. Overall great vehicle.


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Nice SUV with some SERIOUS flaws.
13 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By feckman
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2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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We recently purchased a 2011 Toyota Sequoia. It would be a great car but for the fact that many of the most important functions of the navigation system, radio, media system, etc. are *completely inaccessible* while the car is in motion! Clearly this is an issue of liability fears trumping usability or reason. Regardless, we would not have purchased the car had we known how difficult it would be to use. How a car maker thinks it is okay to tell me how to use the functions of an automobile I purchased is beyond me. Letting lawyers run a company is worse than letting inmates run an asylum. It's too bad, because it has all the makings of a great car. Instead it's more like a nagging lawyer.


Best Features

Interior space, power, towing capacity, styling, fit and finish.


Worst Features

Get rid of "granny mode!!!"


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Fantastic Vehicle
12 of 59 people found this review helpful
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By pmm12
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2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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I do not often take time to write a review but since I used the reviews on this site for a variety of auto purchases I thought it was time to contribute. The Sequoia is a terrific truck. Handles very well, turn radius in tight spots is remarkable for a big truck and the pick-up is much better than any of this trucks competitors we have driven. The 4 wheel drive is the best I have ever used. We saw many off road jeeps get stuck in the sand and mud but the Sequoia did not. Plenty of room inside and comfortable, cruises on the highway at 70 to 80 mph with no strain. Second and third row seats can be adjusted and changed simply. Loves the snow and built like a tank.


Best Features

Ability to keep the truck in 2 wheel drive and switch to 4 wheel hi or lo in bad conditions quickly. Best handling truck I have ever owned in bad weather or off road. Driving in town is very easy and the truck does not feel like an 18 wheeler at all.


Worst Features

Toyota's NAV system is not user friendly and inferior to products offered by Magellan or any other GPS system.


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For a full size SUV it's features are hard to beat
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By leslie0717
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2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4dr SUV (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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Our first Sequoia after 12 years with 2 expeditions. Very pleased so far. Believe the platinum is way overpriced when you compare the few extra options you get. We bought a limited with options of navigation and woodgrain interior on the dash ("molded dash applique"). Have to have the fold flat 3rd row, so that excludes GM, and this time decided to spend a little more to get a better quality interior (one of only a few complaints we had with the expedition). Hoping to have better resale value as well. We have been very pleased with the luxury feel of the interior and smooth ride. We did buy our LTD in another state and had it shipped. LTDs are hard to find/nonexistent in some areas.


Best Features

2nd row has tons of room, fold flat 3rd row seats with press of a button, automatic lift gate, bluetooth (so easy to use and how did I ever live without it?), huge storage console between front seats, ability to reprogram certain features - for instance now can unlock all doors with one touch of the key fob button instead of two, quality leather on seats, backup camera, and sonar sensors on the front and back (never had them on the front corners before), tight steering/turning, parking is easier than you would think with this big of a vehicle.


Worst Features

Being able to open liftglass from the rear of the vehicle without having to use the key, kids can't see the clock (where it's positioned on the dash) from the 2nd row seat, it is far to reach controls on far side of the navigation screen. No big complaints on the navigation, but for the price, Toyota should offer periodic updates for the first 2 or 3 years, can't do some navigation features (entering new destinations) while the car is in drive (Though that's a safety feature I guess I understand.)


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