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The ideal cross between a luxury vehicle and a truck by An MSN Autos Consumer on 12/20/2007. Trim: 2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4WD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Power,size,4WD capability,styling,comfort,cargo carrying capacity
Cons: Leather seats-even with seat heaters tend to be cold when first getting into vehicle in winter.Poor gas mileage
Overall review: Excellent vehicle,can use as a very comfortable car one day,and as a truck the next.
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Happy Owner by 1stToyota on 09/16/2005. Trim: 2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4WD, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Before purchasing, I compared this with the GX470, 4Runner, QX56, and Armada; in order of preference. I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent NVH in the Sequoia. The ride was very comfortable and quiet (Lexus like), and the overall body control during cornering excellent. I have also upgraded to 20inch wheels and tires, which has improved the handling without harming the NVH. The other nice feature of the Sequoia is the NAV system, which has a very easy to use touch screen system. The cargo room is also very good, especially with the 3rd row seats removed.
Cons: Technical competence of the Toyota service department personnel is pathetic. I have returned to “fix” the same electrical problem 5 times at the same dealer and keep having it reoccur. I think the complexities of the electronic systems in the new Toyotas are baffling some of the techs in the service departments. I’ll try another dealer next time if this doesn’t get fixed. The Toyota service department does not give me a sense of ease that I get when I drop off my other cars at Lexus or MB. It’s a shame, since the Sequoia is such a nice car.
Overall review: Overall, this is an excellent truck. If you need an 8-seater SUV with good cargo room, the Sequoia is hard to beat. With the excellent V8, good 5-speed transmissions, and shift on the fly 4WD with Hi/Lo gearing, it’s tough to beat. The interior is a little dated looking, but the material is generally very good. The interior of the newly designed 4Runner is nicer, so hopefully the next generation Sequoia will go in that direction. So far, I’ve averaged about 13mpg with mostly city driving (2WD) and 18mpg on extended all highway driving (2WD) which I find acceptable and was fully aware of this when purchasing this vehicle.
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Sorry Sequoia by Donnie on 10/16/2007. Trim: 2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 2WD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: It is roomy.
Cons: It is constantly in the dealership for various repairs costing me in excess of $2K over the last 2 months. It continues to be a lemmon, especially now that I am out of the warranty.
Overall review: I would not own another one.
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Quite Satisfied with my Sequoia! by Bend, Oregon on 10/01/2007. Trim: 2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4WD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Great Fit and Finish. How can some people say that Suburbans or Yukons are better. Not a chance! Very comfortable, smooth ride, lots of room.
Cons: Better gas mileage would be nice - but no vehicle is perfect. We have test driven just about every mid to full size SUV, and there is no vehicle out there that has everything we wanted AND gets good gas mileage. Just like picking a spouse - you can find lots of great qualities, but nobody is perfect. Automatic lift-gate would also be nice, the tailgate is pretty heavy when closing it.
Overall review: I am very happy with my Sequoia, I would buy another one.
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If you need the extra space get the full size SUV by Grams in Tampa Bay Area on 04/16/2007. Trim: 2005 Toyota Sequoia SR5 2WD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: If you are thinking this SUV is a gas guzzler on the hwy think again; 1041 miles at steady 80MPH gets 19MPG even thru the mtns of Tenn with the usual stops and traffic jams..wonderful SUV!
Cons: seems to be a bit noisier than the Expedition at hwy speeds
Overall review: can't wait till the lease is up...so I can get another one...
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