2008 Toyota Sequoia
There are 10 user reviews for the Platinum 4X4 trim shown below
- Excellent ride, Space, Quality inside and out
- No push start keyless entry, would be nice for interior to look more luxurious, cant lock fuel door
Purchased As New
The best SUV out there. I did a lot of research before buy the Sequoia and so far I'm very satisfied. I'm 6' 1" tall and I easily can sit in the third row seat comfortable! This vehicle is very comfortable and rides extremely smooth.
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- Incomparable engine and descent gas milage. Loads of room with power to spare. Hemi-Eater!
- Interior too plain, would like to see some wood accents.
This vehicle is a pleasure to own and drive. Priced lower than the Armada (Canada) and equal in fuel effiecency with the best of the big-boys. Loaded down got 20MPG driving to the Canadian Rockies, averaging 70MPH. Looking forward to the snow!
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- Tons of Power, Nav System, Laser Cruise Control, Super Quiet, Plenty of toys, Vented Seats
- No locking fuel filler door, dash clock needs to be brighter
I purchased my Sequoia Platinum 3 months ago and love it. I averaged 19.7mpg at 70-75mph on a big highway trip recently. I traded my Z71 Suburban for the Sequoia and do not regret it at all as I have much more power AND yet better fuel economy and much, much more legroom in the second row of seats. The vented leather seats are very enjoyable. It has a very tight turning radius. I love using it to get to rugged mountain dirt roads to go flyfishing for trout. It also carries my canoe on top with no troubles and it's big enough inside for trips to the lumber yard to pick up wood for home projects and woodworking. I plan to camp out of it for Memorial Day weekend when I head to the mountains to flyfish and mountain bike. I also really love the nav system and backup camera. I have not towed with it yet but assume it will do well. It has very strong brakes. Downsides? It needs a locking fuel filler door or a remote release. The dash-mounted digital clock is hard to read in bright sun. The button to activate the folding side mirrors is not illuminated at night....read morehide
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- Standard navigation system, reclineable and spacious third row, silent at highway speed, suspension
- Can not adjust height manually, no xenon headlights, no rain sensing/speed ajusting wipers.
I really like this SUV, it is the most spacious I tested and I love the third row seat.
In a car of this price, it should have other features such as rain sensing wipers. They come standard in my wife's Lexus RX 400h and it costs less that my Sequoia.
I am not too fond of the color of the dash but I am getting used to it.
The fit and finish is very good.
No noises or squeaks yet.
It is very composed on the highway and on the sports mode takes curves much better than expected for its size.
Good brakes, very good acceleration.
The experience at the dealer, as usual with Toyota was very unpleasant. I almost didn't buy it just from thinking how that would go.
Overall, I am happy with the Sequoia and would buy it again. My family and friends fit in full comfort....read morehide
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- fuel economy is only 14 mpg for the first 3000 miles. Hopefully it will get better
- back windshield wiper does not work that great
Excellent car and I would recommend it to everyone. It handles much better then the previous model.
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- Love the looks of the Tundra, its the same truck, except it has covered backend!
- Its a gas guzzler in any shape or form and its overpriced!
I love the look of my Tundra that I bought the Sequoia just to have a twin trucks. I can say that it both drives the same way, with the same engine and underchassis components. My only concern is, it highly priced for an SUV and eats too much gas, but its a Toyota!
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- love it
- love it
I just got this car and it has made me so happy so fast. First it is good for going on the road and it is so roomy and it is luxury. I just cant get enough of it if you want an a SUV that give you good quality and power but lets not forget luxury.
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- 18.4 MPG on first trip from Phx to Park City, excellent handling in adverse weather, best Nav/DVD
- Honestly can't think of any
I purchased this SUV on a whim. Had been driving a 07 Denali XL. I have owned many SUVs over the years including: 2 Range Rovers (complete junk), a LR3 (not great but better than the Range Rover), a 2002 G500, a 2006 G500 (still have it - outstanding vehicle for off-road purposes, built like a tank), 2007 MBZ GL 450 (OK for the price, not great) 2004 Cayenne Turbo (disappointing performance and quality), ML55, ML320 CDI (which my wife drive and loves), a FJ Crusier (great offroader), a Jeep Rubicon and a Toyota Landcruiser.
I have to say that over the last year that I have found Toyota to be building outstanding trucks. I currently also own a 2007 Tundra Crew Max, which has been nearly flawless in design and build quality. So I entered into this purchase with high expectations and they have certainly been met in the first 800 miles.
The Sequoia is based on the Tundra and built at the Indiana Plant. Fit and Finish is perfect, power of the 5.7 is very good. Handling in adverse weather proved to be solid. The vehicle is large on the inside but not overly large on the outside. I am 6'3" and am very comfortable in this vehicle. Seating is well designed and the nav/stereo system is outstanding.
I replaced a 2007 Denali this purchase. The Denali XL had a list price that was about the same as the Sequoia (although you can get them for a bit less) but there is no comparison in vehicle quality or features. After 15 months of ownership of the Denali, I noticed wear and tear on the interior that I thought was happening too soon. Nothing really wrong with the Denali, just not that great. The Sequoia Platinum is the best all around SUV out there for daily use. I do tow a large boat in the summer and have already tested the Sequoia as a tow vehicle - no problem at all. The Platinum comes loaded with all kinds of features which you may or might not want to have - personal choice. When I look at this vehicle for a list price of 59K and its list of features, there is nothing out there at this price that can come close. The only other SUV that I would purchase is the G500, which is a highly particularized vehicle that I really love.
Sequoia vs LandCruiser - I chose the Sequoia due to its larger size and the fact that it would be used primarily on the freeway. If you require a substantial amount of offroad use, I would certainly have looked longer at the LandCrusier - but I already have the G500 for the really tough stuff. However, for 15k less than a G500, the Landcruiser deserves a look if you do hard offroad use.
With the Sequoia Platinum, Toyota is really stepping up into the SUV luxury market. The vehicle is a complete redesign, so previous Sequoia experience and imaging will not really apply to the 2008.
When buying a high end SUV, many are fooled by image. I have been over the year...read morehide
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- folding flat 3rd row, very spacious, sits high and rides smooth
- fuel economy - it's not going to get 30 mpg but that's not why you buy this SUV
had a chevy tahoe for six years and was very nervous about buying this SUV but I am very pleased, actually it has passed my expectations. nicely done toyota!
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- Technology, comfortable ride, versatile engine
- price lol
Awesome truck, drove it straight from the factory in San Antonio home to Oklahoma. Very smooth ride, smooth transmission. The technology is awesome. My neighbor is so impressed he might trade his car in for it. I am a Chevy guy at heart but my wife has had a Camry for the last 12 years, giving the 97 to my daughter for college and she decided she wanted a new one. I've heard some awful tales about the Tundra but decided to give this one a try after reading about it online. No regrets!!! Only 3 weeks old but already a piece of my heart....read morehide
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