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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 506 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

Great vehicle, no mech probs, pretty thirsty

By on Friday, June 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,500

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
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable, zero mechanical problems"

Cons: "Not great mileage but OK for this size"

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

"I've really enjoyed owning this big SUV. Totally reliable. Lots of power and towing ability. Great on and off the road. Very comfortable interior. Even with 108K miles it's going strong as ever and probably will last another 100K if I were to keep it. Toyota may have had some bad PR, but they know how to build big truck-based SUVs. The Michelin tires that it came with lasted 70K and still had plenty of tread -- in fact, the tire dealer tried to talk me out of replacing them with new Michelins. Only negatives: MPG. I probably average about 16 MPG overall, and it costs $75 to fill up the tank. It also is a bit tough to park in some conditions. But you have to expect that with a vehicle this size. My dilemma is whether to keep it another couple of years or trade it now while I'll get something for the trade-in. The new Sequoias are $60K+, and even the much smaller 6-cylinder Highlander on the Camry platform are around $40K."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Extremely reliable and smooth ride.

By on Monday, May 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 123,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "spacious, three rows"

Cons: "expensive"

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

"Very spacious and reliable. A smooth ride. The ABS brake system is exceptional. The gas mileage is horrible. I get about 12.7 mpg in the city. No major issues except my sliding sunroof is kind of loud. I love that the back rear window rows down."

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Best SUV I have Ever Had

By on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 225,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I have been the only owner of this 2003 Sequoia and I love it. It has been the most reliable vehicle I have owned. Never had any major problems out of it. It runs almost like a car,great acceleration,good gas mileage for an SUV. I have owned a Jeep and an Xterra but hands-down the Sequoia has been the best. Love the 2003 body style and still see quite a few on the road. Once I parked at a shopping mall and there were 4 other Sequoias parked side by side. Of course, I had to park beside them. It was like 'cousins' getting together. 'Nuff Said."

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

The very best SUV

By on Tuesday, May 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 283,000

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
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Perfect suv"

Cons: "City gas milage"

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

"I bought this SUV new in 2002 and drove it for 283000 miles without any problem what so ever. I just change oil about every 5000 miles and maintain the timing belt every 90000 miles. I am planning to buy 2 more of this SUV, one for my daughter after graduation and another one for us. I love sequoia ."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Best SUV Ever OWNED 02 Sequoia Limited 4WD

By on Friday, May 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 263,210

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "roomy, comfy, and most of all reliable,powerful V8"

Cons: "NON-NON"

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

"Its the best SUV I ever owned had it for a little over 6mos. now we bought it used from a private owner he was the very first owner who took very good care of this 2002 Limited 4WD had over 263K miles on the odometer had seen Toyota Services ever since new... looked great, start ups great and runs great couldn't believe the room of this SUV had it was so comfy that my 2 kids loves it, especially when we went from a small little 2009 Honda Fit Sport to this Sequoia it was a big change plus every other weekend trips you don't have to worry about borrowing other peoples mini-van or SUV... now we have this Sequoia & this year is going to be are very first long trip from Cali to Denver Colorado to visit my sister and the grand canyon off-road adventure with my families... Honestly this is the best and for most reliable ever SUV Toyota ever built to every families who owned one.. last but least I also have a cousin of mine had owned one since 2004 new Limited 4WD with over 300K and still hasn't slow a bit still running strong and very clean and love it..."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Reliable SUV ever drove

By on Thursday, April 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 147,520

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Interior, reliability, comfortable, ride, engine"

Cons: "uses a lot of gas"

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

"bought my Sequoia SR5 new in 2004 now has over 147K miles with nothing but well maintained oil changes and fluids. Love it because its larger enough on having lots of room the V8 engine is powerful. Its a 10 year old SUV but looks luxurious in style it has interior nice too. Gas mileage isn't bad but use a whole of gas being a larger SUV need something to haul my boat when going fishing otherwise love the Sequoia gets over 25 mpg still has excellent performance and very reliable than ever. I won't trade this SUV anytime soon know can trust it being the best in reliability."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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