The full-size Toyota Sequoia sport utility vehicle debuted in 2001 as the largest vehicle ever built by Toyota-and close to being the most quickly accepted as a step above its competition. Although built upon the same sturdy platform used to build the Toyota Tundra midsize pick up truck, the Sequoia is modified to improve the quality of the handling and the ride to that of a typical SUV with additional frame reinforcement in the rear and a coil spring rear suspension.
The Sequoia SR5 and Limited editions were both equipped with a forceful 4.7 V8 engine and both models came standard with rear wheel drive, though four wheel drive was offered as an option.
With no significant changes for the 2002 model year, the 2003 and 2004 Sequoias arrived with limited changes such as bolder 17" alloy wheels and a new load leveling suspension system as a standard feature, yet most consumers and industry analysts were hoping for some larger changes for the 2005 model year-and they were not disappointed.
The 2005 Sequoia had a refined drivetrain, consisted of high quality materials and workmanship inside and out. The 4.7 liter V8 standard engine with automatic transmission now delivered a powerful 282 horsepower. From the base model SR5 up to the fully equipped Limited Luxury, the Sequoia offered safety, stylish looks, optional four wheel drive, comfort, flexible interior configurations and a variety of other options. The 2006 model year saw no significant changes, and the 2007 Sequoia received a little more cosmetic detail.
The Toyota Sequoia has definitely made its mark in the full size SUV market in America. Though not as powerful as some of its competition, the Sequoia is more fuel efficient and still accelerates adequately. The interior is comfortable and roomy on the base model, and upscale models and options just make the ride even more enjoyable.
2012 Toyota Sequoia
While you shouldn’t expect anything more than mediocre gas mileage the 2012 Toyota Sequoia has much to offer consumers. Starting at $40,930 and with a newly redesigned exterior, this year’s Sequoia is a hot commodity. It comes with standard halogen headlights with headlight wipers, an appealing chrome grille and 18” aluminum-alloy wheels. 20” sport aluminum-alloy wheels are also available. Unlike many other SUVs, the 2012 Sequoia comes with windshield wiper de-icers, for times when standard windshield wipers just won’t do the trick. Running boards and both front and rear mud flaps are also standard. A skid plate will ensure that the belly of the Sequoia stays unscathed during off-road expeditions. .
Inside the Sequoia there is a triple-zone front and back climate control. This allows the front passenger and drive to each have their own temperature, as well as the backseat passengers. This way everyone can be happy. Standard on the base model, the SR5, are 8 speakers, through which consumers can enjoy the sounds of AM/FM, CD, MP3, or the free three-month trial of Sirius XM satellite radio. more
2011 Toyota Sequoia
The 2011 Toyota Sequoia sits at the top of the large, affordable SUV class, standing out for its ability to carry eight passengers and to tow 7,400 lbs.
2010 Toyota Sequoia
The 2010 Toyota Sequoia is a full-sized SUV that presents loads of hauling towing capability and the ability to simultaneously transport your entire family in luxurious comfort.
2008 Toyota Sequoia
The 2008 Toyota Sequoia is a full-size sport utility vehicle that was completely redesigned for the 2008 model year. The Sequoia is wider and longer than last years model and can accommodate up to 8 passengers.
2007 Toyota Sequoia
The 2007 Sequoia is Toyota's largest SUV with seating for eight and comes in two trim levels, the SR5 and Limited. Both are powered by a 4.7 liter V8 which provides 273 hp @5400 rpm and 314 lb.-ft.