2005 Toyota Sequoia
There are 9 user reviews for the SR5 4X4 trim shown below
- BIG, comfortable seats, DVD system great, pretty good gas mileage
- Radio not the best to pick up stations in my area.
I traded in a Volvo 850R for a Black with gold lettering 2005 Sequoia and I LOVE this vehicle. We have travel all over the eastern U.S. in it and it is so comfortable to go on long hauls in. I love the room and the ride is excellent. I highly recommend this vehicle to anyone.
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- good car
a great car good fuel econemy a good car perfect a very very huge monster truck
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- I agree the Sequoia handles well, and is very comfortable
- The gas mileage is terrible and is definately for someone who can afford the luxury.
I have also experienced the lunging of the car forward at a stop with my feet firmly on the brakes and was frightened out of my wits, it has occured more than once, but the dealer is at a loss, and so am I.
The transmission seems confused at times and make some quick ajustments to itself especially when moving from a stop at low speed....read morehide
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- Reliable and trouble free. Holds value well. Inexpensive to maintain with low maintenance.
- Poor leg room, hard steering.
It's a good option for SUV. The gas mileage could be better. What you spend on gas you'll save in maintenance fees.
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- GREAT FUEL ECONOMY,THE BEST ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION THAT NO OTHER VEHICLE CAN BEAT
- THE LIMITED 4X4 IS TOO EXPENSIVE TO PAY FOR SO WHY PAY 10K XTRA
THIS JAPANESE SUV IS THE BEST BECAUSE REGULAR MAINTENANCE WILL NOT COST YOU A ARM AND A LEG. YOU CAN COUNT ON THIS SUV FOR WORRY FREE MAINTENANCE BY KEEPING IT UP TO DATE ON MAINTENANCE. DONT LISTEN TO OTHERS SAYING ITS A BAD CAR IT'S HOW YOU TAKE CARE OF IT AND IT WILL BE WORTH YOUR MONEY.
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- Comfort, Good Instrument Panel, More HP
- Guage for Average fuel eco. not always right
Great car, not as cheap as nissan or honda. More hp means faster and more towin ability. Last car was a 97 olds, this car is a big upgrade, huge suv, looking in the rear view mirror and seein the back window which does infact look some number of miles away. certianly comfortable inside. interior designs arnt as flashy as u think they might be, but for a toyota and its not a limited its pretty good, everything is clear and easy to understand. the center top gauge for fuel and compass is great, but the fuel economy display isnt so clear, is jumps, i once got 99mpg. like i said it isnt clear. thats it. hope this helped someone out....read morehide
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- Good on gas and fun to drive
- When turning on the A/C the air comes out hot.
Over all i do love this vehicle. It rides like a car. And the styles stay the same.
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- Solid feel, Toyota quality, quiet, roomy.
- Visibility, handling.
Toyota's flagship SUV predictably towers over the rest of the field in engineering and quality. My 2005 SR5 4X4 was one of the first in to the dealer and after 12 years of happy 4Runner driving, I thought I was ready to move up. I didn't like the gaudy redesign of the 4Runner in 2003 and couldn't find a comparable vehicle, so I swallowed hard and signed over $40,000+.
Mechanically, it is as tight as a fiddle. The V8 is smooth and quiet, and can perform well if pressed. It feels a little underpowered, and the 4 speed auto transmission seems to give away some torque on startup. Maybe it's just a feeling from moving up from the 4Runner, but this thing feels like it really takes a lot to get going. My mileage in suburban driving is 16.1 MPG. One cool feature is the quick key start -- you don't have to hold the key in start, just one twist and the engine fires up. Maybe that's available elsewhere - I haven't seen it.
The body is tight, well constructed, doors have a heavy feel, especially the one-piece tailgate which is offset by strong hydraulic struts. The seats are comfy, but not overly plush. The cloth is just plain boring - go for leather if you can handle the upgrade $. 2nd row seats flip forward, not flush, back seats flip forward or come out. Cup holders abound (4 in front, 2 in 2nd seat, 4 in back). The dial-based climate control is great, as is the 6-CD changer and zillion speaker stereo. Interior noise is minimal and the ride is very smooth for a truck frame-based vehicle. Handling is far from sporty, unless you're talking about a boat, but I suppose that goes with the type of vehicle this is. It just isn't comfortable to take corners tightly.
The biggest thing (there I go again!) for me (and it might just be me) is the size. This thing just feels BIG. When I look over my shoulder inside, the back window seems like a mile away. Maybe you Suburban/Excursion owners would feel differently. The blind spot on the right side is pretty pronounced, and I'm that paranoid guy you see in mall parking lots creeping back out of a space because I can't see where I'm going. It does haul a load of people comfortably, though the 3rd seat is a little short on leg room.
The styling is, well, standard Toyota design. Not flashy, not inventive, but not ugly either. The front end looks much better with a brush guard.
Overall, it's a great piece of machinery, but I miss my more intimate ride. And for $40K, I wonder if it's worth it....read morehide
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- THE BRAKES ARE SPECTACULAR!!!. Get some exercise so you can push down the Brake Pedal. Mileage 17mpg
- If you floor it on take off your mileage is around 13mpg avg.
All this talk about bad brakes is TOTAL NON-SENSE. I just bought the SR5(the Limited is not worth the extra $5,000) 2005 and I can stop on a dime. Remember this vehicle does weigh 5,200 pounds. Also, As far as the shifting, the 2005 SR5 is so smooth it makes a Lexus LS430 feel like a Datsun B210.
P.S. I test drove the Land Cruiser and it's no Sequoia....read morehide
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