2008 Toyota Sequoia User Reviews
Limited 4X4 shown
- $20,097 - $31,700
- No trim specified for this review
- 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!
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