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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 548 Ratings for the 2001 - 2007 models.

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

Excellent Quality vehicle

By on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 257,000

10 9.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Very Tough, well built"

Cons: "faulty lift gate if you live on a dirt road"

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

"My husband & I bought this SUV 7 years ago with 80,000 miles on it. We live on a dirt road and do lots of exploring on primitive dirt roads, the car has been wonderful with one exception. the rear lift gate has broken 4 times, and it can cost up to $700.00 to replace. This is the Achilles heal of this model (2001 - 2007) and supposedly Toyota has come up with a fix. Dust gets in the lock and it breaks (not a good thing for an off road vehicle). However, we loved this car so much we just bought another one, this time 2007, same style and love it too, they are very well built, and we love the styling of this older style."

This been a wonderful family car.

By on Sunday, December 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 9.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Reliable. Nice pick-up. Room for a family of five"

Cons: "Poor gas milage and battery life."

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

"We are a family of five. This has been a wonderful family car for eight years. We bought it certified used from a Toyota dealership. It has taken us on thousands of miles of vacations. Our current Toyota dealership has been very supported. However, the original dealership had convinced us to roll in a bunch of after market warranties into our loan; all of which turned out to have exaggerated claims. With Toyota's help (and a lot of patients), we were able to get our warranty money back. Here are my complaints about the SUV (which are minor) Our biggest challenge with the SUV has been the life of it's battery. Leaving on the interior light one night will drain the battery. Also there is no warning if you leave the lights on and remove the key from the ignition (like in most other cars). Finally, the logic behind the car alarm is stupid. If you disable the alarm and lock the door, then the alarm will automatically reengage. For example, once I left Granma in the car with sleeping babies (so I could get get some milk). I turned off the alarm and she locked the doors. When she opened the door for some air, the alarm startled awake three sleeping babies."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

best vehicle ever, comfortable, easy

By on Wednesday, December 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 300,000

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
10/10

Pros: "reliable, comfortable"

Cons: "lacks newer technology"

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

"This car has amazed everyone. While I have put some maintenance money in it, I am happy that I purchased this car new. I would purchase another one, if I could afford it."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Best vehicle I ever owned,far Better that my Merce

By on Saturday, November 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 195,000

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
10/10

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

"The only reason I did not give it 12/10 is there was no room to do so. The only negative is the rust on the undercarriage, rear axel and wheels."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great vehicle

By on Monday, November 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 171,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "The best SUV ever built"

Cons: "None"

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

"Reliable, Tuff, Military grade motor and transmission. This is the truck you want when things get rough. Easy to maintain and built to do a half million miles. Only real flaws are Toyota leather which is way to thin, but if you keep it treated won't fade too bad. I love this vehicle, I have a bmw 740 and this vehicle is far superior. I have an Acura Mdx and can't hold the Sequoia's jock strap. True fan of Toyota. Their cars aren't sexy, but they just don't break!"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

This is the BEST SUV available

By on Sunday, October 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "THE BEST SUV!"

Cons: "Gas Hog, tires are expensive, expensive to fix"

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

"I have owned a Sequoia Limited for ten years. I have taken this truck on rough back roads in the PA State Game Lands and had no trouble going up steep hills with small boulders and running water...It was intense, but this truck never flinched! It said, "No Problem!" It laughs at snow. I have ripped through two feet on winding forest roads with no doubts. Then there's the heated leather seats for the wife (and me) on those -10 winter days. The interior room is awesome, I have four kids and a big dog; we all fit with lots of gear on the roof. I have had minimal repairs. The biggest was the master cylinder, but I do put this truck through a workout. Its worth the price if you can fork over the big bucks, but an SR5 has many of the same gear. I'm still driving this 2005 for a while, until I can get the money together for a new Sequoia!"

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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