"We have had 3 Tahoes, 4 Suburbans, 1 Trailblazer and 1 ForeRunner and 1 Denali XL... all of them made me feel safe driving in rain, snow or sleet. The Sequoia scares me given its high center of gravity, ultra short steering radius with no resistance, High Torque and a 4WD system that makes you switch it on/off at low speeds, so when you are on the highway in variable conditions you better have it on or it will be too late to help you maintain control. In my first snow storm I was feeling the truck sway and cars where spinning out ahead and could not engage the 4WD!!! So you need to leave it on and watch the fuel gauge move fast at 11.5 mpg.
It also has several overpriced and useless options/ features like the Radar Controlled Cruise which is frequently unavailable when the truck is dirty or wet and the manual leveling system, it's a lot quicker and easier to adust a trailer height than this truck's height!
I was sold on the interior and seat comfort which is nicer than the GM and Ford Big SUVs but is hard to be comfortable when it doesn't provide a modern 4WD and safe handling.
I care about my friends too much recommend this joke of a 4WD SUV to them. I am going to trade it in for a new LTZ Suburban and feel safe again!"
"Just want to let everyone know to beware. I own a 2008 sequoia, and have issues with the cd changer skipping while driving. Since the dealer is not able to recreate the problem within the short window that they test it (in the dealership), they can't submit a warranty request to fix the problem. I emailed Toyota and their answer was that I don't have any options, and they will not do anything to help. I also own a Nissan, and when I had a similar issue with a problem the dealership couldn't find, they called the dealership and assured me that they would keep on the problem until it was resolved. There is obviously a big problem with Toyota customer retention, and consumers should beware before buying from a company that has such an obvious disregard for customer loyalty. This was the 4th Toyota that I have purchased, and I will not be buying again."
"have had for 9 months 5 trips to the garage for major problems have owned numerouse suv s and pick up is slow ride is rough.console is nice turning radius is good.the fold down 3rd seat is nice but that puts the back at an angle and everything slides down and when opening the tail gate falls out .will be trading it in this week and resale is terrible 18000 lost in 9 months and 22000 miles"
Cons: "laughable gas mileage, too huge to drive in city"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I absolutely HATE this car --a 2010 sequoia with all the bells and whistles. First, it is ENORMOUS -- fell for the size because i often take the high school golf team with clubs to tournaments. Didn't realize it gets VIRTUALLY NO GAS mileage -- 13 in city and 15 on highway == is what our car's own info claims!! One time of high travel, I actually filled it up EVERY DAY for $90 each time!! It is so enormous that I have hit everything there is to hit -- my garage door, my basketball goal, every curb in town -- granted, I did the damage, but each and every time necessited huge repairs, new tires, door swung into parking lot wall in heavy wind needing new paint and dent repair, the list goes on. It drives like a truck and makes my kids nauseaus when we go over a speed bumps -- they call it "the bucking bronco." I CAN'T wait to unload it -- I figure with what I've paid in repairs, I can afford a top-line new car."
"Traded in an 2003 Expedition for this and spend more time at dealer . Brought this because Toyota is suppose to have high quality bah have a for sale sign on it low mileage loaded want to get another EXPEDITIO"
"We love this SUV! It can fly up and down snowy/muddy hills like no other. Good job and Thank you Toyota! for your outstanding work. We have owned our share of SUV's and the sequoia is by far our favorite vehicle. If you are thinking of getting a sequoia you will not be disappointed and if you already have one "enjoy this masterpiece of machinery"."
"In approximately 3 years of ownership, I've driven it over 105,000 miles. It's been used for family road trips, camping/hunting trips, and commuting to work.
The driving position is great due to the short hood, which makes it easy to drive.
The backseat is huge and easy to configure.
Gas mileage is consistently 17 mpg in combined driving."
Pros: "Super powerful (5.7 liter engine), great handling"
Cons: "speakers not insulated in door panels"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I love nearly everything about this vehicle! It surpasses anything that similar vehicles have to offer. It's huge in size, but drives like a smaller vehicle. The turning radius is amazing, as is the interior comfort -- including reclining 2nd"
"I don't know in detail about its capabilities as i am a new buyer, bought a new 2010 sequoia 4wheel drive, Limited, with navigation and DVD entertainment package for just 50200us$, exclusive tax from fremont toyota this June 2010"
"LOVE my new SUV.. Traded in a 2004 Yukon Denali for it.. Love the 3rd row that can completely fold down, don't have to take the seats out and still have plenty of cargo room when the seats are up.. Saved approx 20k by not getting all the options.. Has lots of them anyways.. Plus, some are so not needed.. Handles well.. All the seats recline.. Does pretty well on gas when the 2WD option is on, don't always need 4WD.."
Cons: "gas guzzler, in the shop more than I expected"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"We love this car mainly because it fits us our large dog and is so easy and comfortable to drive. The perfect road trip car.
Only drawback is that it has been in the shop for the brakes and we haven't even hit 35K yet. We bought Toyota for quality!"
"This is my second Sequoia and it rides almost as smoothly as my MB GL450 did. We had a series of blizzards last year and I never missed a beat. Drove the family to Disney and loved every minute of the comfortable ride. Buy it!"