2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4x4 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2008 Toyota Sequoia - Road Test Specs

2008 Toyota Sequoia SUV

(5.7L V8 4x4 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2008
StyleLimited 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$49,135
Options on test vehicleRear Seat Entertainment System, Rear Height Control Air Suspension, Navigation System, Rear Spoiler, Daytime Running Lights, Sunroof, 20-Inch Alloy Wheels, Power Back Door, Cold Area Package, Carpeted Floor Mats.
As-tested MSRP$55,965


Drive typeFour-wheel drive with low-range transfer case and lockable center differential
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5,663cc (346 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/ Aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft, dual variable valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.2
Redline (rpm)5,900 (indicated)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)381 @ 5,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)401 @ 3,600
Transmission type6-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I= 3.333, II = 1.960, III = 1.353, IV = 1.000, V = 0.728, VI = 0.588, R = 3.061, Diff = 3.909, Low = 2.618


Suspension, frontIndependent, double wishbones, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, double wishbones, pneumatic springs and stabilizer bar
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Steering ratio (x:1)17.3:1
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelDueler HL Alenza M+S
Tire typeAll-terrain
Tire size, frontP275/55R20 111H
Tire size, rearP275/55R20 111H
Wheel size20 by 7.5
Wheel materialAluminum alloy
Brakes, front13.9-inch ventilated disc
Brakes, rear13.6-inch ventilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.4
0-60 mph (sec.)6.7
0-75 mph (sec.)10.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.2 @ 91.1
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)127
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)55.7 (electronically limited)
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.75
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.6
@ Full throttle (dB)74.0
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.7

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsIn 2WD with traction control shut off, the Sequoia could manage just a hint of wheelspin from a standstill. Upshifts at redline are liquid-smooth. Engine note is very evident at high rpm, but is otherwise eerily quiet.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsSoft pedal firms up noticeably under full-ABS stop. ABS cycles so rapidly, there is little to none of the typical pulsing or tires lurching for traction. There is plenty of dive, however.
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsI wasn't able to find a true VSC "all off" mode despite what is reported -- and I'm not sure I'd like to slalom without it anyway. With such a slow steering ratio and a tall package such as this, the Sequoia feels totally unwilling to dance around the slalom cones. A few transitions and VSC intrudes greatly. Around the skid pad, VSC didn't intrude at all. Instead, the front tires howl in agony as understeer sets in. Steering does load and unload, providing some measure of feel here.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)421
Temperature (°F)58.8
Wind (mph, direction)3.4 NE

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)13 city/18 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)14.1 (17.1 best/13.4 worst)
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)26.4

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,985
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,985 (mfr.)
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)Not available
Length (in.)205.1
Width (in.)79.9
Height (in.)74.6
Wheelbase (in.)122.0
Track, front (in.)67.9
Track, rear (in.)69.1
Turning circle (ft.)39.0
Legroom, front (in.)42.5
Legroom, rear (in.)36.4
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)35.3
Headroom, front (in.)38.3
Headroom, rear (in.)38.9
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)36.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)66.4
Shoulder room, rear (in.)65.6
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)65.7
Seating capacity8
Cargo volume (cu-ft)18.9 (behind 3rd row)
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)66.6/120.1 (behind 2nd/1st row)


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistanceNot available
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front, rear, and third row
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBrake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemDirect-type monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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