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2008 Toyota Sequoia



  • u045777u045777 Posts: 33
    YESSSSSS! I can wait!!! Thank you for that peek. I almost bought a used Sequoia yesterday. Glad I waited. Only about 7 more months now to drive a now '08!!!
  • See? Aren't you glad you waited? I bet it will sell at about the same time as the Tundra (February). Definitely looks bigger than the '07. Looks Tahoe-Sized.
  • u045777u045777 Posts: 33
    Hope I can keep my wife patient til Feb. Toyota give us some pictures of it uncovered!
  • well it certainly looks pretty nice from the the pictures..i think the shape is pretty much in line with the old gen Sequoia, just bigger. But I do hope it has some of the features that are seen in the LX 570. That would be nice. Of course it will be pricier, but definitely worth it. I am certainly happy that they are upgrading the engine and giving it more HP and towing capacity. I think with Toyota's reputation for quality and reliability they can convert more domestic owners to the new Sequoia. I like the new Tundra but i'd rather wait for the new Sequoia.
  • u045777u045777 Posts: 33
    Anyone have an idea if the new 2008 Sequoia will be getting similar MPG to the Tundra's with 5.7 engine?
    Toyota's website says the new Tundra 4x4 with the 5.7 in all 3 styles (reg cab, double cab, and crew max) get only 14 city /18 hwy. If that's the case for the new Sequoia then I doubt I'll be buying with the price of gas so high. The new Highlander Hybrid is looking better all the time with 31 city / 27 hwy. That's roughly twice the milage compared to the Sequoia / Tundra. Cutting my gas bill in half is much more important to me than driving a big gas sucking SUV with a 10K tow rating. This is my last post here (unless by some miracle the Sequoia gets 17/20+). Good luck to all.
  • jogibajogiba Posts: 27
    If you want the best mpg with a SUV with 10,000 lb tow rating then look for a used 2005 diesel Excursion. The 2008 Sequoia should get about the same mpg as the 2008 Tahoe and Expedition with 5.3 and 5.4 V8's.
  • petro33petro33 Posts: 192
    I guess its all in the eye of the viewer. If you want a big SUV to haul a trailer or anything you are going to pay for that capacity. That is my problem. The seq will not be the car we drive all the time. That would be the honda Fit. If you don't need the towing capacity but the size to haul people inside there are a world of other vehicles that fit that need.

    goold luck
  • grd398sgrd398s Posts: 15
    Toyota has kept me waiting too long...I'm moving on. This weekend I'm buying a 2008 Buick Enclave. This vehicle is amazing - it has the interior of a Lexus, the exterior of an Audi and the classic quiet ride of a Buick. Price and gas mileage trumps the Sequoia too, and on top of it all I'm not sacrificing interior space. I'm under 30 years old and my friends think I'm crazy to want a Buick. I have a feeling they will feel differently when they see THIS Buick.

    I waited years for the new Tundra to come out, just to be terribly disappointed with the seat configuration of the CrewMax (I need seats that fold, not slide). Now I've been waiting months for more information on the new Sequoia, but sorry keeping me in the dark, you've forced me into another's arms. I can't wait another 6 months just to be disappointed again.
  • jogibajogiba Posts: 27
    Comparing a 2008 Buick Enclave to a 2008 Sequoia is like comparing the 2007 Tundra pickup to a Chevy Colorado pickup.
  • true to a point....and then some people aren't very patient are they? But I guess it's whatever suits your needs.
  • grd398sgrd398s Posts: 15
    I'll be the first to admit they are very different vehicles. Heck, it's surprising even to me that I like the Enclave so much. In the last 12 months I've gone from wanting the Tundra (I'd go so far as to say I was a Tundra advocate - telling everyone I knew about the new redesign), to waiting around for facts about the new Sequoia, to buying an Enclave.

    I guess it's the evolution of a car buyer. I can't explain it either, but at the end of the day I'm getting a vehicle that fits my needs perfectly. Everybody has different things they want in a vehicle. I am a huge Toyota fan (and will remain that way) but they just don't have a vehicle in production right now that gives me everything the Enclave does.

    Maybe I'll be back for the 2016 Sequoia. Best of luck to you all!
  • kdhspyderkdhspyder Posts: 7,160
    Latest word I've heard is late this year, say Thanksgiving. It's of course based on the new CrewMax Tundra with the 5.7L, which is a far better engine than the old 4.7L. Almost-Suburban size? The pic from Edmunds seems to confirm this.

    Fuel Economy. It would be great if they sprung something magical on us but I don't see it right away for three reasons..
    ..big heavy rectangular hunks of steel with big V8 engines will always have mediocre-to-poor fuel economy;
    ..a diesel seems the best option right away but they haven't given the slightest inkling of when a diesel will be available;
    ..GM seems to have staked out the hybrid technology for large vehicles. I'm certain that GM has multiple patents covering its technology. Toyota will have to come up with something else that works in heavy vehicles. So far not a peep.
  • well i did rumors of a diesel going into the tundra but as to when that happens, who knows. And you're right, GM seems to have a leg up as far as hybrids for big SUVS. For the moment. I have to admit if i were to leave toyota i'd go to GM. I think they're the best American outfit out there; certainly they make buying a big SUV with hybrid option attractive.
  • reggie6reggie6 Posts: 26
    I called Toyota and asked a rep about the arrival date of the 2008 Sequoia. I was told it will be available in late Sept/early Oct of 2007. I have a 2004 Escalade ESV which comes off lease in November. I work with dogs and need to carry cages as well as kids. So far the old GM body seems to hold the most. The new Escalade second row seats don't fold flat. I am thinking the new Sequoia will be almost Surburban sized. The Ford Expedition EL just doesn't impress me. Hope Toyota comes up with great redesign.
  • I knew Toyota had something new and exciting up their sleeve. Odds are it won't be in the 2008 but it could show up in the 2009. I'm sure that is why Toyota was confident enough to build bigger. They knew they had new engine/diesel/hybrid technology being released that would raise gas mileage. I'll definetly be leasing an 08 in atticipation of changing out to an 2009 or 2010 as the new engine is introduced.
  • Where did you hear about the new engine? And why not wait til 2009 or '10 if you're just going to swap it out? Seems like a waste of money to lease for a year or two. Leases are bad deals anyways, unless you have a business.
  • reggie6reggie6 Posts: 26
    I think it is amazing the dealers know nothing of an update....most in this area don't know much about the cars they sell.

    Is there any way to find out how much larger the 2008 will be? I heard it might be more "Surburban" sized.
    this is what it supposedly looks like. And yes you are correct. It is supposed to be somewhere between tahoe and suburban in size.
  • On right side of INSIDELINE home page. I NEED to get into an 08 Sequoia... I've been waiting to get rid of my 02 Seqouia for 3 years as people kept saying the new model was coming out. Leases are better short term deals. You'll pay less in a lease than the depreciation in the first two years (more so for $40,000 plus values)... especially during a new model switch... less buyers will want an older model.
  • sirrafsirraf Posts: 55
    Waiting!!! I also heard the rumors that the new model was coming out "this year". I have a 93 Ford Bronco have wanted to trade it in on a NEW 2005 Sequoia which I thought would be the Next Generation Sequoia but it wasn't. I am still waiting on the Next Generation Sequoia hopefully my long wait will pay off but I can't wait too much longer...
  • that's probably true, although you're limited in the amount of mileage you can put on and even down payments for leases are rising. I still think it is a bad deal but sometimes they work for people. I did it once, won't do it again.
  • ...soon be over..i hear somewhere between September and November but i guess time will only is certainly keeping the wraps on the new Sequoia. There doesn't seem to be a lot of information on it. Personally I am going to wait for the '09 or '10 model before i buy. I want to see if there are any bugs with the new model, plus i want to see if they are going to make any changes after the first year. It's tough, but I think I can handle the wait. I have an '04 Toyota 4Runner that runs perfectly so it's not like my ride is going to break down or anything...
  • petro33petro33 Posts: 192
    I too am waiting for the '08s I have a '01 limited. What is nice about "getting the bugs out" is that the '07 Tundra is the proving ground for the engine and drivetrain as they have what the seq will have this year. We have already heard of an engine problem in the new v8 that had to be fixed. I need the new towing capacity but am not thrilled with a longer vehicle. It may make me look at other vehicles like Ford Expedition or Nissan Armada. like to consider everything....
  • ymrylymryl Posts: 1
    I see people posting that they need tow capacity but that they do not desire a longer vehicle all the time. I have to ask, what are you towing that you need a 10,000 pound towing capacity without needing a long wheelbase to control it?

    I currently own an Armada and I personally cannot wait for the new Seqouia to come out so I can trade in the POS.
  • wvgasguywvgasguy Posts: 1,405
    Hey, I'm glad you bought the Buick. Tooo many people are buying 14mpg SUV's when they don't really need them. If the Enclave meets all your needs then you really don't need a Sequoia anyway.
  • wow so there is something wrong with the 5.7L? what was the problem with it? I like the Ford Expedition but I thought they should have changed the styling a bit. It looks kind of drab. Although it was rated better than a Suburban although not really sure that's saying much. So what do you think of the Armada?
  • so what is it about the Armada that you don't like? I thought Nissan products were pretty decent. But maybe measured against Toyota that isn't saying too much.
  • yeah i totally agree..i live out here in LA and you should see all these people driving Excursions, Suburbans Tahoes and even Sequoias that don't need them. It's crazy. But it's a free country and people are free to buy whatever they want.
  • petro33petro33 Posts: 192
    I can't remember but I think it had something to do with the drive shaft, the part that the pistons push on to make the engine go. Not easely fixed when broken. I think they found out it was a distributor who had difictive parts and they worked it out that way, it was not a design problem.
  • well that's good to know. I imagine if it was a quality-issue problem they would have recalled a whole bunch of tundras. I am sure that would have looked real good for toyota!
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