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Toyota Sequoia



  • becuz i like sequoias and i want a vehicle with power
  • i am considering a 4 runner or a tundra but i have no interest whatsoever in those crappy rav4s
  • kennynmdkennynmd Posts: 424
    A 4Runner(V6 model)has more than enough power as long as you are not towing anything. Also, you can save even more money because you get better gas mileage with a V6.
  • oacoac Posts: 1,594


    You want to buy a Sequoia "becuz i like sequoias and i want a vehicle with power"


    The first part of your answer is fine, nothing wrong with wanting anything you can afford. However, I have some problem with the second part - i.e., you "want a vehicle with power". Really ? Well, why not try the Escallade/Denali XL with the 6L motor, or the Navigator with the 5.4L motor, or the Armada with the 5.4L motor, rather than the Sequoia with the 4.7L motor.


    Is the looks of the Sequoia you like ? Methinks there are far better *lookers* than the Sequoia among full-size SUVs. Someone already pointed out to you that the Sequoia is for large families not for 17 year-olds. But suit yourself, buy what you want, and best of luck to you.
  • the reason i dont want the others are 2 reasons. first one: those are much more expensive than sequoias. seconds one: toyotas have just about ben proven to be more reliable than american cars
  • i currently drive a 94 gmc jimmy which i believe is comparable to size of a four runner and i dont really like the small feel on it
  • if there is any full size suv on the market with the reliabilty of a toyota can someone tell me
  • Has anybody heard when, if ever, Toyota will start producing a Sequoia hybrid?
  • pschreckpschreck Posts: 524
    What do one of these go for and how can a 17 year old afford one?
  • first of all i have a job and my dad is going to help me make payments. i expect to get one for about 18 thousand
  • pschreckpschreck Posts: 524
    Honestly, I don't believe you'll find one for that price this year. A search in my area (100 mile radius) didn't have anything below $23,500. But good luck.
  • personally i just asked for opinions from people that own a sequoia not telling me what a search in your area brought up.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    Take a look at our Consumer Ratings & Reviews for more real world opinions.


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  • husky92husky92 Posts: 56
    Maybe next time, don't mention that you are 17. I don't mention that I'm 35 when I make a post because I don't think it's relevant. Since you provided it as the first statement in your post, people seem to make a point to add their own personal commentary on why a 17 year old should or should not drive a Sequoia.
  • kumarkumar Posts: 22
    anyone could share your experience adding a Pioneer AVIC-N1 DVD navigation system to Sequoia? how much you paid? how is the installation process? any impact to the existing functions like steer wheel radio control buttons and rear seat audio?
  • Does anybody know if there will be a new model Sequoia for 06. Currently have an 04 4Runner V8 that I love, but need longer wheelbase unit for my new travel trailer, thinking about an Armada or Sequoia. Thinking Sequoia, while a great vehicle is due for updating.
  • asif1asif1 Posts: 49
    The Tundra truck will be redesigned for 2007. Probably released mid to late 2006. Since Sequoia is based on tundra platform it will likely be redesigned after tundra. Toyota is building a new plant in Austin Texas for Tundra. It is very likely that toyota will not release 2 new vehicles at the same time. Also the current significant modification to Sequoia looks, eninge and transmission indicate that toyota wants to give sequoia a boost for next few yrs. I would say it is very likely that we will see 2008 Seq in early 2007. So the current 2005 model will atleast last 2 full yrs.


    Comparing Seq with new 4Runner, it feels Seq needs an update in interior. The configuration is little hap-hazzard unlike 4Runner which feels like a cock pit with all gauges and instruments placed very logically. On the other hand, Seq has more interior room and longer wheel base. It can haul 8 adults very easily. The quality of ride is excellent. With the new looks it is very much similar to 4runner front look. For a second, you can confuse the seq with 4Runner if just looking at front grill. MPG is around 15, mixed city and highway with around 13 mpg stop and go intown driving.


    My suggestion, if you need more room outside or inside go for Sequoia. I did same.


  • kw6kw6 Posts: 26
    The new Toyota plant is in San Antonio, about 90 miles south of Austin.
  • sam20sam20 Posts: 8
    i have been trying to get some regard to the towing capability of the sequoia but have not been ableto do that.i am looking for more towing capability than my 4runner 2003 v6 which will tow 6400# with a frame mounted hitch,its hp is 245 and torque at 283 ft.lbs.the 4runner v8 with 235 hp and torque of 325 with a frame mounted hitch will tow 7000#.the sequoia with 282 hp and torque of 325 is only rated by toyota at 6200#.the gmc yukon which is about the same size of vehicle with 285 hp and and torque of 295 will tow 7800#.if you look at the consumers rating by edmunds both are the same with 9.4 and 9.5.i have had remmendous reliability with my previous 1996 4runner with 480,000km.(300,000 miles),therefor i would prefer the sequoia but its towing rating is considerable less than what is want.any comments sam
  • sam20sam20 Posts: 8
    you do realize that the towing capability of the v6 4runner with a frame mounted hitch is about 6400# compared to the sequoia which is 6200#.the 4runner v8 can tow 7000#

  • arslanarslan Posts: 36
    Has anyone purchased an extended warranty from Toyota prior to the expiration of the original warranty?


    Just curious as to whether Toyota dealers, expecially in MD/DC area would offer competitive pricing.
  • I purchased mine from a dealer in VA, right by the DC border off I-95(Kay Jennings I think it was) after reading many posts here on Edmunds. One of the members (cliffy1) works there and gave a great deal (1/2 price) as compared to what my local dealers wanted. Contact cliffy1 and see what he says.
  • Bought a 6yr/100K platinum warranty for $915 plus tax, which is $100 over "cost" on my '01 SR5 4WD. I would not pay anymore than that. Have had roughly same amount of claims through 88K miles due to a rear axel seal replacement. Worth piece of mind, I suppose.
  • arslanarslan Posts: 36
    ss/ff4 - Thanks for the info.
  • sakssaks Posts: 8
    We are in the process of ordering a 2005 Limited with the Luxury Package as well as other options. My question is about the wood trim. The LX pkg states it includes "wood grain style trim". There is an additional accessory listed called the "Molded Dash Applique". The dealer we are dealing with is charging us for the molded dash applique in addition to the LX package. Another dealer told us the dash applique was included in LX pkg. We are also getting the Navigation system and want to make sure the wood trim is on this portion of the dash as seen in the brochure.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 11,781
    if you are going to tow something that is pushing the limits of 3 tons or more, a larger, wider track vehicle is probably better. as far as hp/torque ratings go, it depends at where in the power band those numbers you quote happen. the yukon most likely makes more torque at a lower, and probably broader range than the sequoia. this allows it to have a higher towing capacity.
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  • I just bought a 2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 (2wd) with all the options except a sunroof and heated seats. It had 43,000+ miles on it.


    So far a very very nice vehicle. We took it on a road trip this weekend and averaged about 17.5 mpg on the highway at speeds of ~70+ mph. We got about 15.5 mpg in a mix of suburban and city driving (Houston). Is this consistant with everyone elses experience? The trip computer seems to read about 1-2 mpg high.


    We did have our VSC computer replaced by the selling dealer for a cost of $1558. They offered a 3 month 3000 miles full warranty on all their used vehicles and they had to eat the cost.


    We originally considered a Tahoe, Yukon, and Navigator. I'm glad we ended up with the Sequoia.


    Extended warranties, any opinions?
  • oacoac Posts: 1,594
    What did you pay for this vehicle ?
  • I have a 2005 Seq. Ltd. 2WD w/Nav & Rear DVD and the LX package. The wood comes standard with that package. Just call the dealer and advise them that you won't be paying for any wood applique since you know it's a standard equipment feature of the LX package.
  • Somewhere between $23.5k and $24.5k. This is a range because I had a trade in and the range that Terry on the Real-World-Trade-In-Values board gave me for my 2002 CR-V EX was between $13.5k and $14.5k. I paid a difference of $10,000.


    The paperwork said that my trade-in was $14,135 and the Sequoia was $24,135. Those are just numbers that can be played anyway you want it.


    I'm very happy with my deal. Please don't tell me that I paid too much, because I don't think I want to know :)
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