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2007 Toyota Sequoia

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2007 Toyota Sequoia Review

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With the same exterior design it's had since 2001, Sequoia is Toyota's largest SUV. The Sequoia is capable of carrying up to eight passengers or 128 cubic-feet of cargo and is a true competitor to the industry leading twins from Chevrolet (the Tahoe and Suburban), the Ford Expedition and relative newcomers Dodge Durango and Nissan Armada. Toyota's big SUV is not perfect though, ranking near the bottom of the pack in terms of horsepower and torque. Then again, concerns about shortcomings under the hood may be offset by the assured integrity of the Sequoia's impressive resale value.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you need a big SUV to haul kids and cargo around, the Sequoia certainly can accommodate most demands placed upon it. A Lexus-derived V8 is both powerful and refined, and of course Toyota's legendary reputation for quality comes along for the ride too.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you're interested in having the newest look on the block, the Sequoia's interior will disappoint you—especially the old school design and materials comprising the dashboard. The 4.7-liter V8 is not as powerful as some of its competitors' engines.

What's Significant About This Car?

Safety is on Toyota's mind with the addition of driver- and front-passenger seat-mounted side airbags and two-row curtain side airbags as standard equipment. Additional changes for 2007 include a new key-colored grille insert for the SR5 and chrome rear-view mirrors for the Limited.

Driving the Sequoia

Driving Impressions Modified for use in the Sequoia, the Lexus-derived 4.7-liter V8 provides plenty of low-end power, an all-important factor when towing and passing. The Sequoia's V8 engine is rated at 273...

horsepower and 314 pound-feet of torque, helping it attain a tow rating of 6500 pounds. On the open highway, the Sequoia feels stable and true, exhibiting only minor body sway when performing emergency-like maneuvers. Even though it was derived from the Tundra pickup truck platform, the Sequoia's ride is as smooth and bump-free as any sedan's.

Roll-Down Back Window
A roll-down back window is unique in this class.

Rear-Seat DVD Player
A rear-seat DVD player flips down from the ceiling and can be viewed by both the second- and third-row occupants.

2007 Toyota Sequoia Details
2007 Toyota Sequoia photo Interior

The Sequoia's cargo area is so big that, even with the third-row seat in place, you will still find a useable amount of storage space behind it. You'll appreciate how Toyota wisely split the rear seat into a 50/50 configuration, allowing you to remove one or both seats without the aid of an Olympic power lifter. The third-row seat is mounted on its own slide rails, allowing it to be moved forward to create more storage space or backward to increase legroom.

Exterior
2007 Toyota Sequoia photo

Take the handsome and rugged front end off the Tundra pickup and graft on two more doors and a big glass-enclosed shell and you've got the Sequoia. Extra-long rear doors help third-row passengers exit and enter with a bit more grace, and the generous ground clearance and four-wheel drive ability allow the Sequoia to venture where no crossover SUV would dare to tread.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Sequoia SR5 features a 4.7-liter V8 engine, driver- and front-passenger seat-mounted side airbags, two-row curtain airbags, traction control, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), dual zone front and rear defroster-linked automatic climate control, ten cup holders, rear defroster, power windows, power locks, auto-off headlight control, AM/FM stereo with cassette and CD, three 12-volt outlets, skid control, power mirrors, front captain's chair seating, skid plate protection for the front suspension, fuel tank and transfer case, tilt wheel, 16-inch steel wheels and a rear window wiper.

Optional Equipment

Options include four-wheel drive, leather interior, alloy wheels, illuminated running boards, power glass moonroof, power seats, rear-seat DVD, fender flares, JBL audio, auto-dimming rearview mirror and a host of interior and exterior upgrades.

Under the Hood

Though not the most powerful V8 in its class, the Lexus-derived 4.7-liter V8 is strong, smooth and quiet. This engine permits the Sequoia to serve duty as family hauler, but may not be able to meet the needs of those who need to tow loads over 6500 pounds.

4.7-liter V8
273 horsepower @ 5400 rpm
314 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/18 (2WD), 15/18 (4WD)

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2007 Toyota Sequoia Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.4
Out of 10

Based on 533 Ratings for the 2001 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.6/10
  • Reliability
    9.6/10
    Performance
    9.5/10
  • Comfort
    9.6/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

I opted for a 170K Sequoia over a NEW KIA

By on Sunday, May 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 177,895

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Perfect- like new 178K miles and 11 years later."

Cons: "Top heavy on Mtn. Curves"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Auto Dealer for 22 years. State licensed auto appraiser. I received an injury settlement for $28K. We needed a personal 4X4.I opted to pay cash, get a 100K + Toyota. I can now attest that a 2004 178K Sequoia is just warmed up.9 months operated through a Colorado winter. Hunted on snow packed trails. Everything works. It sounds new, drives new. My mechanic cannot find anything to repair. Only billed for a couple oil changes. Not a leak, not a rattle. NOT ONE SINGLE PROBLEM. The savings bought new wardrobes, smart phones, tuitions, flights, a grand to each son etc etc. Highly recommend."

Unbreakable

By on Thursday, April 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 144,988

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliability ...comfort...looks"

Cons: "I would say gas but it's not horrible for its size"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased this used a year ago . I put 10k on the SUV .It rides like it is brand new .Starts up right away and never any problems .I looked at Expeditions...did not compare .This is one reliable SUV for its age . It feels like you are in your bedroom when you drive on long trips"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Best of the many cars I have ever owned.

By on Friday, April 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 122,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfort, reliability, great ride"

Cons: "None!!!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car is the greatest car I have ever owned and my owning cars goes back to 1966! I have owned over a dozen cars including two Toyota Land Cruisers and this Sequoia is better than any of them. Reliable. Comfortable. Versatile. Attractive. Well equipped and appointed. GREAT off road! I was at a Toyota dealership where my friend worked. In fact, I was there with a friend buying a car. I had no interest in a new car. When I asked my friend (the dealer)if I could test drive the green Sequoia he said, "Gleeman, if you drive it you will buy it." And so it went. I traded my Land Cruiser for it and have owned it for 14 wonderful years. It's an amazing vehicle."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

One Reliable Vehicle

By on Thursday, April 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 138,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, safe, really reliable, powerful 4x4 and classy."

Cons: "Gas guzzler and requires large expensive tires."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car is an absolute solid machine. It has towed, been taken off road, taken on road trips, and used in every day errands. All of the regular maintenance has been done, but not any outside repairs needed. The engine, transmission, and all other systems are incredible. The 2005 Toyota Sequoia will probably outlast the sedans that we bought brand new in 2007 and 2009. Wonderfully reliable, easy to drive, and has the power and acceleration that excelled our expectations in a large SUV."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great car

By on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This Sequoia has been a pleasure to own. I have Multiple Sclerosis so mobility is an issue for me. I needed running boards but it gives me ease of getting in and out of the car. All options with the exception of 4 wheel drive."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

grreat vehicle

By on Thursday, March 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 176,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "lots of room, nice interior, reliable"

Cons: "gas mileage poor"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"bought new in 2002 and never regretted my decision. Plenty of room for a large family. Great ride. It has never broken down on me ever. 4 wheel drive works fine and has gotten me out of a few muddy situations."

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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