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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.
Favorite Features

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 497 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

love my truck but it DRINKS gas!!!

By on Sunday, April 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 161,756

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Love the room and dependability of Toyota"

Cons: "Gas :(("

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I owned an Ml 320 before this and I traded for a sequoia for more space. I love my truck but sadly I am selling it because I travel 60 miles per day and gas is to expensive to get 13-15 miles per gallon!!!!! I will be looking for another Toyota though. They may not be luxury vehicles but they are very well built and dependable! The only problem I have had with mine is a belt in the engine that needed to be changed but it was very inexpensive to fix (another reason why I LOVE toyota's). P.S. the v8 engine is amazing!!"

Best vehicle in my garage!!!

By on Saturday, April 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 198,000

10 9.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive :)"

Cons: "plastic handles easily break :("

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

"drives really nicely for a big truck. wonderful smooth ride, lots of power and speed, will take you anywhere accross the miles just follow every recommended maintenance service and you wont go wrong. will hold on to this baby 'til it falls apart!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Second owner of SUV and very happy

By on Tuesday, April 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000

10 9.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Comfortable travel for teens and adults - 8 total"

Cons: "MPG in town is low but worth travel!!"

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

"Great vehicle for an active person or growthing active family. Many vacations/ sport activities long and short haul. Comfortable for 8 adults with plenty of leg room and sleeping when traveling when chairs are lifted. Would buy Toyota again and recommend limited - top of line. Holds value and the quality is not comparable. Our top family pick and teens love."

amazingly smooth and powerful

By on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "safe, reliable, smooth, spacious, fun"

Cons: "fuel consumption"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"while a large truck this vehicle manages to combine a super silky ride with amazing toughness. I have it on excellent Michelins and it is surefooted and fast but also very stable. I especially like the reliability though - this truck has been well maintained and it has never had any issue. A great vehicle."

Just about perfect

By on Wednesday, March 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 148,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "exceptional value for preowned, tons of room"

Cons: "hard to think of any"

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

"We bought our 2006 Sequoia SR5 this year with 147,000 miles on it. The dealer we bought it from had the rear axle hub bearings replaced (which is somewhat common on these trucks) before we bought it. We had the steering shaft bushing/boot (one assembly) replaced. It was torn (which is also very common) and letting engine and exhaust noise in... there are a lot of people who have failed to check this $15.00 boot and assume their exhaust manifold is cracked. 99% of the time, this boot is the culprit for engine noise in the cabin. We are very impressed with the quality of the leather, the fact that there are no rattles or squeaks, and the 4WD capability. We love the power outlet! Great for off road, tailgating, or long road trips. MPG is around 19-20 on flat highway at 70 mph. My friend has the exact same truck with over 300k miles on it and his runs just as good as ours. No doubt we will put 150k more miles on this truck. We paid $12k out the door. It retailed for over 40k in 2006. No brainer... buy a loaded 8 year old Sequoia SR5 4WD for $12k and know you can put 150k miles (and probably much more) on it! Buying a new one just doesn't make sense! Anyway, impressive vehicle. High quality materials and craftsmanship, incredibly smooth and quiet V8, easy to work on, rides like a dream. And it's freakin huge! Seats 8 comfortably. I could go on and on..."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

A Future Classic

By on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfort, room, styling and reliability"

Cons: "Fuel consumption average for the engine/horsepower"

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

"Got the Sequoia in 2002 at a very go price. Held on to it because it has mantained its position as a reliable, fun to drive and very good looking vehicle. No need to upgrade as this vehicle has all of the most needed features. I expect this will be a classic as time goes on. Hope my son will hold on to it when he inherits it one day!"

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