2008 Toyota Sequoia User Reviews
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- $20,097 - $31,700
- Love the way it tows, the way it rides, the comfort and the reliability
- One could say fuel economy but why should I, I bought it to tow and haul lots of kids and gear
Purchased As Used
So far we have really loved the rig. It is so nice on long trips and the way it tows our stuff.
Was a little on the more costly side to purchase. I could have gone back to the GM Yukon but with it's poor reliability I chose to spend a little more and go back to Toyota. I owned two Toyota trucks in the past and loved them and didn't have much if any repairs along the way....read morehide
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- 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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- Quite ride great milage for a full size SUV, great power for towing and offroading
- To pretty to get dirty...
Purchased As New
I love this truck. I upgraded from a 4Runner and it was well worth the money. The truck tows very well and has plenty of power. With the six speed auto is very agile off road. I use the vehicle on the beach of the Outer Banks, and even with a 7 people seated comfortable and a cooler rack on the front and the back it motors right on through the sand...read morehide
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- 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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- Great engine power, awesome agressive external looks and wonderful internal.
- My only con is gas mileage, but hey, having a 5.7L engine with all that horse power, who cares.
Purchased this SUV in November '08. I am glad I made this purchase. I was also looking at the Lincoln MKX and Buick Enclave, but these SUV's had too many CONS from other buyers, such as the lack of engine horse power. I love the engine and style of the '08 Sequoia. I highly recommend this vehicle to any buyer looking for an SUV with horse power. I have had many compliments on my purchase and doubt any other automobile manufacturer can beat Toyota at this point....read morehide
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- Great room, very comfortable, I feel very safe in it.
- Backing up can be tricky, front a little truck like.
Love this vehicle. Travel a lot with my children and their friends- I feel they are very safe- makes me very happy- Knew what I was getting into with the gas mileage.
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- Great overall
- Initial Cost
For those on this board who complaint about the inside and outside looks and feels of the truck and about the low gas mileages, it's simply ridiculous. Did you open your eyes or seat inside the SUV BEFORE you made the purchase? And the gas mileage, if you want to haul 8 people around with high gas milage, should have bought 2 Prius cars instead....read morehide
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- Excellent overall vehicle. Well thought out and practical for the large family.
- None so far.
We just purchased our Sequoia two weeks ago and love it. We shopped around and took a look at the Tahoe and Escalade to compare it to. The Escalade was about $25k more and a lot worse on the mpg, so that was a no brainer. The problems that I've read about from Tahoe owners made us pass on it, not to mention that the workmanship of the Tahoe had a poor feel and look to it. We had a 2004 Toyota 4 Runner and loved it, but were running out of space and decided to move up to the big boy. We can actually fit 3 more adults into the Sequoia over the 4 Runner comfortably. We opted for the SR5 4 X 4 with most of the options that come on the Limited edition, but without the additional $$$, including leather seats, spoiler, running boards, power drivers and front passenger seats, rear view camera, daytime running lights, fog lights, rear view mirror with homelink, 6 disc stereo, and power moonroof. We actually paid a little less for the Sequoia then we did for the 4 Runner, which we bought new just about 5 years ago. Goes to show you how much the dealers are marking them down to entice you to buy one currently. The leather seats are plush and rear view camera is a must in a vehicle of this size. The second and third row seats have plenty of space for adults, not just children, and I never have to pull my seat up to give anyone leg room behind me anymore. The ride and gear shift with the 5.7 liter engine and six speed transmission is smooth and flawless. It's not a boat on the road and the steering and handling are very good. This engine is very powerful and gets up to 60 mph in less then 7 seconds, which makes it a breeze for passing traffic or merging on the highway. Brakes are super solid and really stop this 6,000lb beast in a hurry if needed. Gas mileage is supurb for a vehicle of this size. We average 19 mpg on the highway and 14 mpg city and it's barely broken in. I know this is nothing to be proud of in terms of overall mpg, but the rest of the large SUV's are much worse. Little conviences are nice like the i-pod aux hook up to the radio, cup holders for an entire team, power roll down window on the rear door (nice for giving the dog a little fresh air), individual climate zone controls including rear area, and enough storage to bury an office inside, etc. The wife, kids, and I are all very happy with this car. I can't wait for our first long road trip!...read morehide
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- Available different suspension types. New engine more power, better brakes
- Gas consumption in city
This new redesigned Sequoia has plenty of new feature that will accomodate a standard size family. Bigger seats fit adults and safer car seats for children. Newly redesign suspension give a smoother ride and an option with platinum you have different suspension options. New bigger, better and efficient engine that improves the feel on this new model. New redesign exterior gives this SUV a better "Look". I love the big space that this SUV offers compared to other SUV, Luxury and standard. I belive it is worth the price....read morehide
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- Stout Look, Ok Fuel Economy, Durable and Comfy
- Haven't found them yet
I recently purchased the Limited Sequoia,,,got rid of my Porsche Cayenne S!
Even though the Porsche had the power and ability to handle mountain roads at high speeds, i gave up the speed for comfort. The Porsche was too rough, uncomfortable and I was afraid to go offroad with it......didn't want to mess up the paint job. The Sequoia was the answer to my dreams,,,power, comfort, ability to go offroad,,,which I haven't yet...this will be the big test for me!
I love the room, seating, bluetooth, IPod adapter, nice control knobs, sits up high and you feel like your the Road King!...read morehide
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