2008 Toyota Sequoia
There are 4 user reviews for the Limited 4X2 trim shown below
- Comfort, perfect size, acceleration, appearance, and options (Limited)
- Nothing really.
Purchased As Used
I'll mention right away that I don't love Toyota and I dislike the Tundra - which many think this SUV is based on. The similarities are obvious - the front nose is the same, drivetrain, and dash, etc. The big difference (huge difference) is the fact that the Sequoia has a fully-boxed frame and the ride is noteably much better (less bounce) with its independent suspension.
The power is immediately available - several magazines have clocked sub-six seconds to 60 mph and the quarter in high 14s to low 15s. I haven't towed anything with it yet, but I'm sure I'll have no issues with that.
I test drove the Suburban and Expedition and honestly you can't fail with those either. I ended up settling for this SUV for it's magnificent handling, looks (subjective of course), and because they're known to hold their value quite a bit better. You do pay for that upfront as used ones are pricey - I say that from experience.
It drives like a much smaller vehicle. It's tight on corners, fast on the straightway, and completely comfortable in the front, second, and third rows. I'd opt for the Limited as it has a lot of nice options. The Nav system isn't Ford's Sync, but it is nice IMO. The sliding middle seat in the second row is convenient if you have a child seat and need to access the child from the 1st row. As someone mentioned earlier, it has a pedal behind the 2nd row that someone in the 3rd can press to release the seat forward. Also, the Sequoia has a neat ssliding second row and large rear doors to make accessing the 3rd much easier. All other large SUVs have tumbling 2nd rows. Try doing that with car seats in them!
As with all other large SUVs (Except Tahoe and Suburban), the third row folds flat at a flip of a switch. No more having to remove the bulky and heavy 3rd row.
Safety: has front and side-curtain airbags. The driver crash test score is 5/5 and 4/5 for the passenger. The Expedition and Tahoe/Suburbans both get 5/5 for both. However, the Sequoia does have a 4/5 rollover score versus 3/5 for the Expedition and Suburban.
I say test drive all of them - they're all pretty good and can get the job done. But for me, this brut SUV took 1st prize....read morehide
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- Comfortable, Safe, Powerful, Sonar detection,adjustable drivers seat, Navigation, Rear camera, more
- Wish it was a hybrid version, but I knew what I was investing in.
We purchased the Sequoia 2008 Limited 5.7L V8 Iforce engine. We needed a vehicle that could hold our family and pull the boat. It pulls our large 23' GradyWhite boat without hesitation. My 5month old baby is well shaded with the standard pull up shades and tinted windows in the back seats.
I went from driving a honda civic to driving this and I am so glad it came with the Sonar so I know when I am getting to close to things on the sides. It has been a huge adjustment.
I love everything about this vehicle. Anyone having issues with this vehicle just happens to be the one who gets the one bad egg out of the dozen. That happens with anything that is mass produced.
This vehicle handles turns just as well as my civic did. It handles turns and curves better than my husband's Toyota Tacoma.
The drivers seat is so adjustable that I can sit high and my husband who is tall can lower it. The drivers seat can be adjusted for comfort for any height or size of person.
I would recommend this vehicle to anyone.
My number one suggestion is to invest in the Limited version or the Platinum version. The SR5 just does not do the Sequoia justice. It is very basic and for the money, just go ahead and invest in the Limited. We compared the two and the SR5 was boring.
Currently, our Sequoia is averaging 19MPG highway.
LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!!!!!...read morehide
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- Very quiet and smooth ride, excellent acceleration & handling for a large vehicle, great visibility
- gas mileage, but you do not buy this car for gas mileage.
The build quality is second to none. I drove all of the competitive vehicles and nothing came close. This will hold 8 adults in comfort.
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- Seats 8, storage pockets/cubbies, ease of AC controls, side shade curtains, 3rd row easy access
Toyota did a wonderful job in redesigning the Sequoia. What sold my wife and I on it was the second/middle row seats can be moved forawrd or backwards up to 6 inches individually and there was a LATCH system in the middle seat. Every seat in the vehicle can recline including the third row. There is plenty of storage places where you can organize everything you need. There is also a mirror in the front overhead console that you can use to view riders in the back seat. Great for little ones in car seats. The navigation system in wonderful. Also, the DVD player package has a 115 volt outlet right there for video game consoles. No more need for 12 volt to 115 volt inverter. The side mirors are large and see everything, but are motorized to close when parking in tight spots. The only thing that I don't like is the gas access door is not lockable. Other than that, it is wonderful family SUV....read morehide
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