2008 Toyota Sequoia User Reviews
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- $20,097 - $31,700
- 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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- interior room size, nicely appointed seats, flexibility
- bad design, resembles chrysler aspen, blunt response
I was expecting more from Toyota. Sequoia misses it mark again. A blunt appeal and ride in 2008 is not just that acceptable. Interior are not so appealing as well.
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- Roomy, handles great, fantastic sound system, lots of power with the V8 engine.
- Don't drive this unless you want to get noticed!!!!
This is an amazing driving machine. It handles like a dream, it doesn't feel like you're driving a huge SUV. There's room for 8 adults to ride comfortably, if you don't get the captains seats in the middle. If you're thinking of getting one, put out the extra money to get all the extra features. You'll fall in love with the luxury, and it's worth it....read morehide
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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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- 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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- 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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