2003 Toyota Sequoia

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138,759 Miles
30,978
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 138759
Color: BLACK
Body Style: Suv
Transmission: Automatic
Engine Type: V8
Drive Train: 4X4
Location: Sacramento, CA

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Option & Equipment

Leather Seats
Alloy Wheels

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Traction Control,​Traction Control,​Four Wheel Drive,​Tow Hitch,​Tires - Front On/Off Road,​Tires - Rear On/Off Road,​Conventional Spare Tire,​Aluminum Wheels,​Power Steering,​4-Wheel Disc Brakes,​ABS,​Brake Assist,​Running Boards/Side Steps,​Automatic Headlights,​Fog Lamps,​Heated Mirrors,​Power Mirror(s),​Power Folding Mirrors,​Luggage Rack,​Privacy Glass,​Privacy Glass,​Intermittent Wipers,​Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,​Bucket Seats,​Power Driver Seat,​Heated Front Seat(s),​Pass-Through Rear Seat,​Rear Bench Seat,​3rd Row Seat,​Pass-Through Rear Seat,​Leather Seats,​Power Outlet,​Adjustable Steering Wheel,​Steering Wheel Audio Controls,​Leather Steering Wheel,​Universal Garage Door Opener,​Power Door Locks,​Power Windows,​Rear Defrost,​Cruise Control,​Keyless Entry,​Power Door Locks,​Engine Immobilizer,​Climate Control,​Multi-Zone A/C,​A/C,​Rear A/C,​AM/FM Stereo,​Cassette,​CD Player,​Premium Sound System,​Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror,​Front Reading Lamps,​Power Outlet,​Driver Air Bag,​Passenger Air Bag,​ABS,​Traction Control


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VIN 5TDBT48A63S156176 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT

ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, DUE TO A MANUFACTURING ISSUE IN THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINT, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE SURFACE OF THE BALL OF THE JOINT MAY HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED. THE BALL JOINT MAY EVENTUALLY EXPERIENCE EXCESSIVE WEAR AND LOOSENESS, RESULTING IN INCREASED STEERING EFFORT.


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Andrew on 02/13/2016

My wife and I came here to check out a Grey Acura MDX. They had a black one that just came back from detail. It was and is still very nice. Kamal was great to work with.

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
  Based on 300 reviews

Looks and runs great but it's a rust time bomb!

2
Ben on 11/12/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 1

I purchased this older vehicle to replace my money pit 96 Suburban and considered getting rid of my car as well. While replacing the exhaust I found that the frame was rotted out in the back behind where the tail pipe muffler was located. This discouraged me greatly as I had heard these vehicles had this issue - but mostly the tundras were affected from what I've read even though it's the same frame. On the outside you would never know and even looking underneath you wouldn't see it because the exhaust system is hiding it from plain view. I contacted Toyota and they opened a case only to tell me that this vehicle was already serviced for this reason in February 2013 for the frame issue where they removed surface rust and treated it. It appears that the frame is rusting from the inside I think that they didn't treat the passenger rear corner because of the exhaust would be in the way. I thought I had purchased a dependable vehicle only to find out that it's a pile of scrap now. It still drives great but I purchased it to tow which I will not do now - I hope to get rid of it before this rust time bomb explodes.

Best money I have spent on a vehicle

5
Brandon Valentine on 10/25/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

I bought my 03 Limited with 60k miles. Today I have 175k. I changed the timing belt at 105k (book recommends at 95k). Average 15.7 mpg. It does like to use brake pads, but nothing unexpected from a large SUV. I get it serviced at the dealership and keep the regular maintenance. The rear window motor went $500. It went a year later and I have not repaired it. Other than that this vehicle is reliable. I am confident taking long road trips with it even at 175k miles. My family of 5 and 2 dogs and all the luggage fit comfortably. My wife wants to replace it with a new one, but I see no need. My heart will be heavy the day I part with this vehicle. 10/27/016, It now has 195k. Took it for a 6k road trip last summer; Phoenix to Michigan and back with much wandering in between. Just last week had to replace the rear gate latch for the second time ($508). This Sequoia is still the best money I have ever spent.

RELIABLE FAMILY VEHICLE!!!

4.8
anthonydw6 on 12/19/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

bought this truck used in 2009, i wish i knew how many miles, anyways we always traveled back and forth from Houston to Louisiana, in '10 we got a new battery, in '12 we replaced the alternator. We recently sold her because we got 3 new vehicles and this truck was almost at 200k miles and needed some tlc, we just did not have any money in the budge with 3 other car notes. But this baby was a joy to have and we always felt so safe inside. The day we let her go was just hard to believe, but we do hope she will bring joy to another family or something

I love my truck BUT...

4.4
Baron on 10/29/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I love my Sequoia. I think it is the best looking of the full size SUVs and I usually get 18-20 mpg which is good for an 8 seat SUV. However, I have not found my Toyota to be as well built as my Honda's. I am constantly replacing interior trim pieces that and have replaced all of my interior door handles. My overall maintenance bill his higher with this vehicle than with my Honda's too. It it is not an O2 sensor dying or a CV boot splitting it is my bushings for my rack and pinion steering or something else. This thing eats break pads like dessert. Nonetheless, I still like the truck but just have some $ set aside for maint.

Spare Key

3.1
Bob on 10/02/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Just purchased my Sequoia used as a second vehicle. Spent a lot of money on new timing belt, serpentine belt, battery, replacing transmission fluid, etc. - which I anticipated and I am OK with all that. Seat belt retracter and gas gauge that failed right after purchased disappointed - but I still hung in OK. The big surprise that completely turned me off was a replacement ignition key (just the key!) to replace the lost key that did not come with the vehicle - $628 quoted! Unbelievable. From what I understand, an electronic module has to be replaced to work with a new key. Knowing that up front - I would not have purchased the Sequoia.

I love my 03 Sequoia

4.6
Bob on 04/22/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our 'o3 Sequoia new and have put over 105K on it since. My wife loves it and doesn't want anything else. I never thought she'd adjust so easily to such a large vehicle--no problem. The thing is rugged--we hit a guard rail at about 60 mph when we first got, and although it did considerable damage, we felt completely safe--it could have been MUCH worse. This was the only 4 wheel drive that could get out of our neighborhood during this winter's blizzard in Northern VA. Our neighbors were cheering us as we blazed a trail up the street. I'd consider getting a new one--if I could get my wife to give up her old one!!!!

I'll give it an A

4.1
sequoia A grade on 03/27/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought new. Has been a great people hauler and very reliable. The only think I had to change was the VSC computer, expensive $1400 or so. Other than that it was routine maintenance. Original tires didn't last, replaced with Michelin's and they look great after 30k miles. I am trading in now for something a bit smaller and got good value even though its a big SUV in the times when that's not cool anymore. Have averaged about 15-16 miles per gallon since we got it in mostly city driving so really can't complain. Someone will be getting a great truck.

I love my Sequoia.

4.8
Chris on 03/01/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have enjoyed owning my Sequoia. I have had it for six years. The only problem I have ever had with it is the rear window not going down. I really don't use it much so to me it is no big deal. It is not great on gas, yet I like everything else about it. It handles like no other vehicle. It hugs the road if you really drive it and respect it like it is big and heavy nothing compares to it.

Great Buy

4.1
Scott Carbaugh on 01/24/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one of the best vehicles I've ever owned. Smooth ride, powerful and unbelievably reliable. Most comfortable seats of any car I've owned. We have 140,000 miles on it now and runs like the day we bought it in 2003. Sound system still sounds great. Only problems have been fuel gauge that sometimes doesn't work and VSC lights come on sometimes. Would like if second row was removable.

Great SUV

4.9
Jeff on 01/02/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased it used, at a great deal, two years ago. We've put 25,000 miles on it since and couldn't be more pleased. Works great for our family of five. We've had no problems so far and love the way it drives. We get a little over 16 mpg through the hills and mountains of East Tennessee.

A good car but less than I expected

4
M on 12/17/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall the sequoia has been reliable and comfortable for long trips. But it's not the Toyota quality I've come to expect. Not just the car but also the dealer service. I bought without looking at other suvs - mistake. Quality issues: - glass breakage sensor has never worked - gear indicator lights (D, N) burned out - rear window has been fixed 2 times - rear door handle broke on a ski trip, making it impossible to open the hatch - OEM tires were awful - causing the car to feel misaligned. Toyota denied issues. Dealer finally admitted others had the same issue. Fixed with a set of duelers. - within the 1st year driver window started sounding like it was going to fall out.

Terrible Reliability

3.5
AZ Owner on 12/10/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

120000 mile on SUV to date. Thankfully, warranty covers new VSC board. It did not cover all my time wasted (5 visits) at the dealers trying to figure out why the interior VSC light and brake light kept coming on. Now, at 115,000 the brake light comes on intermittently. When light is on the truck brakes differently and it scares me. Happened in the snow a few weeks ago. Engine must be restarted to reset the brakes. Kinda tough on the highway in the snow. I bought a Toyota for reliability, it's been anything but. The oil gauge quit working when I drove it off the lot, brand new at $48,000.00. Took 3 trips before they could fix it.

Nothing but problems

3.1
laura alvarez on 09/25/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Problems with vcs, trac, abs lights coming on and medal grinding noise when making a right turn, it has been taken in several times to the Toyota dealership and they can't figure it out, read all the reviews about this problem and decided not worth the hassle and felt very unsafe driving it, returned it for another vehicle, 2006 gmc Yukon what a shame for being a Toyota; had a Chevy 2003 suburban for 6 years 120,000 miles, not one problem other than fuel pump, should have kept it!

Still in good shape!!

4.4
Lori Atkins on 09/16/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Well, it's true what they say... You get bored with a Toyota before you HAVE to buy one. This car is running great, with routine care. Just changed the serpentine belt, brakes ( sadly more often than I'd like, as this is supposedly a heavy vehicle ) tuned up, and it is ready to go another who knows how many miles. Headlights are frustratingly dim, despite bringing in to the dealer. That is probably the worst thing I could say! It is AMAZING in the Connecticut winters, runs smooth, I don't even worry about reliability. Hauling kids, boats, dogs, this Sequoia handles everything. Almost afraid to think about another car maker. Wouldn't hesitate buying a higher mileage Sequoia!

Not bad but having VSC issues at 100K

3.8
Jim on 06/10/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Just turned 100K for 2003 sequoia and pretty good truck. Have had a few recent issues with the VSC light and needed sensor replacements as well as timing belt at 90K for about $1500 but other then that, pretty reliable. I have four kids (two in college) and we use for trips back and forth. I hope to drive and put 250K miles...

Toyota's not what they used to be?

3.5
Charles on 10/07/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

Overall the 2003 Sequoia is a very good family car, but lots of issues. Here is a list of problems and you'll see 3 of them are the same type of problem! 1) Inside door handle broke (was replaced while on warranty). 2) Gas gauge on the instrument panel is no longer working and reads empty when it is not. 3) Left rear passenger "Inside door handle" broke (not on warranty) 4) Back door window won't roll down 5) Right front passenger "Inside door handle" broke 6) Back door hatch "Handle" broke and now cannot open the back door at all. These door handles are just cheap plastic and would think Toyota should be replacing them by something stronger?

Nice reliable vehicle

4.5
ARW on 09/25/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle all around. No issues since the day I bought it. Just regular Maintenance. I would say the tires that came with the truck are junk. Soft rubber the promote smooth ride but they were gone after 28k. Switched to Bridgestone Revos (fantastic tires). Got 60k out of those and now working on the 2nd set.

Great Family Car

4.6
Robin on 09/19/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a 2003 Sequoia Limited with around 74,000 miles. I am the sole owner and have used this to haul children, dogs, trailers and boats up in the mtns. It was been a fantastic car for our family and I think the best "Large" SUV out there in terms of capacity. Even with the 3rd seat, you still have plenty of storage as opposed to many others (Expedition, Land Cruiser, Explorer, etc). The exterior styling still looks fresh after 5 years (I prefer it over the new ones) and I always feel very safe in my Sequoia. The only downside is the side storage compartment (needs a better closing mechanism) & of course fuel economy but unfortunately that is standard with large & small SUVs. :(

Love my Sequoia

4.9
mommie on 02/07/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased our Sequoia used and love it. We have always wanted one and have no regrets. It isn't that bad on fuel as we had anticipated, not too bad at all. If your considering it, do it! I don't see how anyone wouldn't enjoy this vehicle. They look great, ride smooth and are very comfortable. Although, I would try to get a certified one. Not that you may have to use it because the quality seems outstanding, but it's better to be safe. you can never go wrong purchasing a Toyota!

Excellent Excellent, buy this truck

5
R Peacey on 12/02/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I live in Toronto Canada, we are a family of 5 and ski regularly so we get lots of extreme weather. The Sequoia is excellent in the snow, feels very safe under even the worst conditions and is solid on the road. Everything works well, there is a lot of storage and the Sequoia gets excellent mileage for a 6500 lb vehicle. This is a true 8 passenger SUV but is very nimble in parking lots

Average SUV

2.8
p1 on 08/28/2007

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is underpowered, and in my opinion, was designed primarily for soccer moms transporting kids to and from the field/mall. It was not designed for trailer towing. We tow a 4000# trailer in the warmer months and the vehicle has a very hard time doing it. In trying to pass a slow moving vehicle let alone just accelerate, the engine makes a lot of noise but nothing happens. We are well within the towing limits of the vehicle given trailer weight, passenger/cargo weights etc. We already get bad gas mileage so having a larger engine really wouldn't change things; we would just get more power out.

Solid Vehicle after 4 Years

4.4
Tracie on 07/03/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My family and I have had this vehicle for 4 years now and it's still running really strong. We have the SR5 with cloth and I've thought of upgrading several times, but can't part with our Sequoia. It's so comfortable and I never had to worry about mechanical problems while on the road. This is the perfect full-sized SUV. I love that I can pull into my garage and still have room to walk around.

Great SUV

4.3
Mike on 06/23/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I shopped for a year to find this SUV. Looked at all others and the Toyota won hands down. I bought for a good price and have taken it on an extended vacation through all of Northern Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, and finally back to Oklahoma. Two adults and two kids with all the luggage and junk we could stuff in. It was comfortable and we had no issues with driveability and durability. So far this vehicle has lived up to every expectation I have had. Gas mileage a little low but not out of expected range. Easy for me to drive at 6'4" and my wife at 5'2". If you are shopping and want a great SUV, look at this Toyota.

Great Toy

4.8
surpasd on 06/16/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This the 4th Toyota truck I have owned, great SUV! Comfortable to drive, especially on those long trips, more comfortable than the ML 350 or the X5 or other over-priced SUVs. Can load up everything I need in this one. As always a very reliable vehicle.

SUPER SUV!

4.6
Nicole on 06/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our Sequoia pre-owned last year, because I was tired of driving a minivan (have 3 kids) so still needed the room. Love it! It is very roomy, has leather and power seats, 6 cd changer and it's not even a Limited. The rear seat is nice, they can flip up and forward, like the roll down back window too. Do need a better way to get to 3rd row, though. I can fit a car seat, booster, and my oldest all in the second row! When we decide to trade-in my husband's van, we are definitely sticking with Toyota!

Very Happy

4.9
Richard on 01/29/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have owned Toyotas or Lexus' for many years. We have a tacoma, 4Runner, Sienna, and now a 2003 Sequoia. I LOVE this vehicle. It handles great for such a large machine. Steering is tight and easy, breaks work smoothly, the interior design is excellent. No complaints! JBL sound system rocks! Smooth over bumpy roads.

It's Okay

3.8
CypressTX Driver on 08/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

It's okay, my wife loves it and it is her car. To date no major problems with it, we've only had it for a year. There are a few things that don't work the way I expect them after driving domestic vehicles all my life but I can't say they're done wrong. One nice thing is it gets pretty good mileage for a large SUV. Over all the vehicle has no personality. But so far it has been reliable and the wife likes it.

Unhappy

1.5
william hester on 06/26/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

This Sequoia has been a real disappointment. Bought new, and have been paying for problems ever since. Bulb that used to illuminate the D on the dash when car is put in gear burned out. Surprise, this is an $85 repair at the dealer, plus cost of the bulb. Brakes are inadequate and require routine pads and rotors way too often. Figure $400 every 30k miles here. Timing belt and water pump at 90k miles, another $700 plus. Note, others use a timing chain, which doesn't require routine changes at premium prices. A/C has also gone out, as has rear hatch window motor. Toyota's Toyota will do nothing about the defective designs. My first and last Toyota for sure.

Still like my tahoe

3.4
KIFER on 05/26/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and i just had our first child, I had recently owned a 99 tahoe with about 100,000 miles on it... time for a trade in. The toyota's mpg is a joke I am no hot rod and I am getting barely over 10mpg. I assumed buying a foreign car the fuel econony would be much better than that of a domestic. The comfort and handling of the sequoia is great. The interior dash and controls remind me of the 80's.

A Mom and 2 Teens

4.8
DonnaJ on 04/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I Love my Sequoia!!. In the snow, I feel safe because I am confident that I can control the car as long as I drive appropriate for conditions. I taught 2 teens to drive it. We moved across the country with the car loaded with "stuff" and 2 dogs and still had room to stretch out and sleep. Changed the oil every 3K miles and serviced the car per recommendations and it still performs great at 90K miles. To date, the only problems we've had is the latch on the tailgate and the cd player had to be replaced. I wish the gas mileage was better with the price of gas rising but I'm not trading it in yet! Getting to the 3rd row of seats isn't very easy.

Engine Issues

2.6
mcgeem1 on 02/26/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

It is embarassing to drive this car on cold mornings. When it is below 40 degrees out, the motor sounds like there is no oil in it. It taps so loud that people look to see what the clatter is. Toyota corporate claims that this is normal but they will not put it in writing. This vehicle drives like a luxury car. The motor is peppy. The handling is responsive. The moon roof squeaks a lot. the dealer allegedly replaced something but the visible components still had wear marks after the alleged replacement. I think they greased it. it was quiet for about five months. There is also a loud cracking sound from the front end that the dealer has not been able to find (under warranty)

Great vehicle even after 3 years

4.6
Lori on 02/09/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Sequoia has been a wonderful vehicle since date of purchase. I have had no problems with performance or reliability. The car fits 6 adults comfortably - even in the 3rd row seat! Plenty of cargo space with the movable 3rd row - the leather seats with heat in the driver and passenger seats are a nice touch.

Great Vehicle

4.5
J Pruitt on 11/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned the Sequioa for 2 1/2 years. NOT ONE PROBLEM. Just routine maintenance (rotate tires and oil change). No rattles, no squeaks, no loose fitting trim. The quality is A+. I will only buy Toyotas if they are this good. Gas mileage stinks---15/mpg-- --BUT I KNEW THAT WHEN I BOUGHT IT. This is a great vehicle for showing real estate to clients, transporting softbal teams, soccer teams, cub scouts etc. I also feel safe when driving on the daily life/death roulette of Houston's freeway system.

Silly Quality Problems in a Great SuV

3.6
dwingate on 10/21/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I purchased this car used from a respectable dealership. This SUV does a great job towing my 3500 lbs. trailer. But, in the 8 months that we've own the car we've had broken Interior Door handles on both driver and passenger side, faulty gasoline tank sensor unit, and rear brake drum retention pin which came loose and eventually chewed up the brake shoes and drum. This is my 1st Toyota and compared to my Honda Accord I'm surprised by the Silly Quality problems which one would not expect in a High Priced SUV like this, which I've had in this relatively short time. It's making me wonder if I should have bought the Pilot?

Sublime

4.5
Charlie on 08/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Sequoia is very comfortable to travel in, has loads of room, but what really sold me were the comfortable reclining 3rd row seats. BTW, the seats in the Sequoia are not quite as short as most in the Toyota line. Gas mileage is not great - 15-19 mpg, but I can't pull a boat with an Accord. The V8 engine is a real jewel & smooth as butter, but does lack a little torque - not recommended for towing in the mountains - a fine SUV!

very disappointed

2.9
cjh on 08/05/2005

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Serious drivetrain problems the dealer says that it's all in our minds. I have been through four sets of tires since May of 03. We have had the truck serviced on time, we have have to replace the brakes. We had problem starting two weeks after we purchased it. This is was a brand new truck with 20 miles on it the day of purchase. I will not purchase another Toyota. We were in the market to purchase our daughter a car, but it will not be a toyota now.

Excellent SUV

4.9
Reese's Mom on 07/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been extremely pleased with the Sequoia. I bought it for safety (for my daughter) and for it's beautiful design and powerful maneuvering abilities. Mine is black with dove gray leather interior.

Electrical Problems galore

4
Atlanta ALA on 04/28/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Comfortable SUV; easy to handle; Unfortunately we have had persistent electrical problems that the dealer has been unable to repair, or at least repair properly. At times the headlights would not turn off or if turned off would automatically turn back on. The rear window got stuck a few times and would not function. Overall, it could be a great SUV, but for the money it was very frustrating not being able to get it properly repaired. It is our understanding that the dealer called Toyota a time or two for help.

Enjoying my car

4.3
LMari on 04/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the ride. Husband 6'5" likes it better than his Surburban. Although he hits the button to open the rear window w/his knee. I've had it aligned three times because of a pull to the right. I couldn't take my hands off the wheel or I'd be in the other lane. The fourth time I went to another Tire Kingdom and it seems to be fixed. Gas mileage isn't the best 14.5 in the city and 18 hwy. I love sitting high on the road and I never thought I'd be a SUV person but I enjoy the Sequoia. I put wedged small mirrors on my side mirrors and after getting used to them I don't cut many people off! Keyless entry pads are stiff and stubborn. I've had them replaced once and it's time again.

Very Solid Family Hauler

4.9
Maddog on 03/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I believe the Sequoia is the best vehicle I have ever owned. It is great for the family, work, and vacations. very reliable and a pleasure to drive.

Very Comfortable SUV

4.6
FlaCapn on 02/13/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having test driven the competition, the Sequoia was an easy choice. The Sequoia has nice lines, is a joy to drive, even the third row seats are comfortable. I've had mine for two years now and would get one again if I had the need. I still smile when I get in this thing and drive it, Toyota did a great job.

Excellent SUV

4.8
Magnolia on 02/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an excellent SUV. Have owned it 2 years now. Not a single problem except the driver's interior door handle had broken. High quality throughout. Very roomy interior. All of us love it. Had Suburban previously. Ride is not quite as smooth, but tighter and sportier, with a fun factor that you don't have in a Burb. Had a number of mechanical problems with the Burb also. Get 17 mpg, better that most full size SUV's, but wish it was higher. All the safety features give a lot of peace of mind, VSC, TRAC, Antilock, and all the air bags and curtains. Excellent family vehicle.

This is a Toyota?

2.4
m0000 on 12/20/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

Serious drivetrain problems the dealer says are a "characteristic, not a defect". Brand new car came with the wrong ECU (car computer). Warranty repair was limited to installing a used/remanufactured computer. Major exhaust leak under heavy throttle uphills. Toyota calls this "exhaust sulfur smell problem". Front wheels will not or cannot retain an alignment. Eats up tires. stiff ride. Trac control lights all come on - already fixed once. What next? Please don't make me deal with a toyota dealership anymore...

awesome!

4.9
lluc on 11/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best auto i've owned.

a little disappointing

4.8
mishmish on 08/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my sequioa with only 14 miles on it so I was disappointed when I took my sequioa at 7300 miles for routine services and they told me I need brakes and rotors Also at 4500 miles I had to get a new brain box or whatever its called because the check enigine light kept coming on.I also keep getting this foul oder smell when I go pass 65mph.

Enjoy the 2003 Sequoia

4.9
esommerton on 06/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2003 Sequoia is fun and luxurious. This responsive SUV provides a quality ride, plenty of room and features a very responsive 4.7L motor. The exterior remains elegant while newer SUVs get boxier. We looked at other SUVs only to find the interiors are evolving into a less-than-plush look — featuring many hard lines and brushed steal versus the warm feel of the Sequoia.

A high quality beauty

4.9
monterrey al on 06/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We (8 people)took this vehicle to Mexico, all the way close to Guatemala: All kinds of terrain. An awesome performer. I have yet to have a problem: plentiful acceleration, great comfort! Great looks; In Monterrey, the salesman told us how much people wanted the sequoia in Mexico, but is not sold there yet. Excellent attention to detail, premium quality on the interior, seats, and exterior; feels like a smaller car; I enjoy driving my sequoia everyday, and it is nice drive a truck with an elegant personality, but with excelent dna and character for off road duties. Very reliable with best residual value in its class.

Smooth Operator

4.6
Mario A on 05/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV is so smooth and quiet...feels like you're riding in a Lexus (former owner of an RX300 and SC400). At the same time, the body feels very sturdy. The 4.7L V8 pulls surprisingly strong considering its conservative HP and torque.

This vehicle sucks

2.4
Lmckevitt on 04/22/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Most wimpy vehicle I've ever owned. Waste of money, wish I'd gotten an Expedition instead. Alignment problems every 3 months, door handle broke, customer service sucks--never will go Toyota again. Chevy or Ford all the way--wanted something tough, got a wimp on wheels....

Huge disapointment

1.5
JayEssPee on 04/19/2004

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Under 6,000 miles, both battery & rear wiper assembly replaced. Mileage awful, 11 mpg town, max 15 hwy. Can't open sunroof because of sulfur smell (dealer says try different gas - yeah, right) Engine lacks punch and power. Rear visibility awful. Turning radius huge, hard to park. Turn signal indicators blocked by top of steering wheel. Transfer case shift boot impossible to keep clean, interior looks perpetually dirty. Ride comfort good but that's only positive thing I have to say. Never so disappointed in my life, and my 1st SUV was an 88 Trooper II 4-cyl. Wife hates this SUV so much she wants us to trade it in on something, anything else

Oh what a Feeling

3
pam on 03/31/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I have a 2003 Toyota Sequoia, bought it new and at approx 8,000 miles it now has a pecking noise in the engine. I have had it back to the dealership several times and they tell me that it is a design flaw in the engine called "PISTON SLAP". It sounds like a diesel engine. Have contacted California with no success. Does Toyota really stand behind their products? What a feeling to ride in a pecking $40,000 vehicle. Their response is you still have a lot of warranty left. If it started pecking a approx 8,000 miles and still doing it at 13,000 miles by the time it has 50,000 miles it will be junk.

We Love it!

4.8
Ron Kellough on 03/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We researched all SUV's and having owned 4 different new GM pickups since 1996 and a 2001 GMC Yukon XL we thought they were probably the best. We went by all the dealerships and found the Toyota Sequoia was large and a very attractive vehicle. We test drove it and absolutely loved it and got back and bought it.

Do your homework before you buy

3.5
kaylavalet on 03/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

This vehicle has been a big disappointment. I have owned several Toyotas in the past and they have been great. This probably explains all of the high ratings for the Sequoia. Based on Toyota's reputation, I think this vehicle gets greatly overrated. Where do I start? With the constant clacking noise. I have heard or read this described as piston slap, valves, etc.... Dealer is in serious denial. Claims there is no problem. Oil sensor out. Computer diagnostic failure, etc....

I bought two!

4.9
C Elliott on 03/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Loved the vehicle so much that we purchased another Sequoia, a 2004 Limited Edition, this year.

MY TOY

4.8
Ladydi on 02/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Love my sequoia, very roomy and comfy, added flowmaster gave a little more horsepower and a few more turning heads. Got mine without roofrack for a more longer sleeker look, no need for rack with all the storage space inside. FWD handles great in snow. Kids and hubby love it too. Love My Toy!

big box

5
scoob on 01/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was looking for size and reliability above all else. It may give up some towing capacity to the Chevy, but the overall design and quality won me over. The ride is quite smooth and silent. I have one quibble with a click in the dash which sounds after any start up after being parked. the dealer said it was the ABS switch resetting and that this was normal. I'm getting 15.3mpg in mixed driving according to the trip computer. And, it swallows regular gas rather than premium required by more than a few of its European competitors. Big discounts are fairly prevalent on this truck. Shop around for a loss leader!

Sequoia

4.8
ggs on 01/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

For it's size, the acceleration is exceptional. The comfort is superior in all 8 seats (ok, we are a short family so the leg space in the third seat isn't an issue, but having the same quality of seat in the third row is a definite positive!)

2003 sequoia, perfect for the family

5
gregc on 01/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We had a 2000 durango and traded up to this. It's a different class of vehicle. Leather, sunroof, full-time 4wd. This truck has the same displacement v8 as our durango (4.7) but it's gutsier AND gets better mileage. We're at 20k, averaging 17+ MPG in mixed driving. Can keep it in 4wd full-time and not worry 'bout it. We live in "rural" Mass. where we get a fair amount of snow, and need a truck.

Awesome vechicle!!!!!!!!!!!!

4.6
Claire Adintori on 01/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Sequoia is a wonderful vechicle. I absolutely love it. While it doesn't get the best gas milage, it is totally top notch on everything else!!!

Sequoia Review from San Antonio

4.8
TMDSA on 12/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great performance for a large SUV. It drives like a car. Very smooth ride, quiet, and powerful. Interior design is excellent and the sound system is also excellent.

The Beast

4.8
Toni MB on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is so huge it took me a month to be able to park it! :) But it was all worth it. My whole family loves it, it's the most flexible car we've ever owned, it meets all our needs.

Almost Great SUV

3.4
Florida SR-5 on 12/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I was excited about my first Toyota. I drive mostly highway miles. It had a pull to the right and my arm would be fatigued after trips over 15 mins keeping it straight. Many trips to the dealer later no fix. At the Lemon Law hearing the mech. expert who drove it agreed, but the other two who didn't, sided against us. I was shocked and stuck with it. Later I took it for a routine alignment at a different dealer and explain my past problems and they fixed it just like that. My ratings are based on it pre-fix, as Toyota assured me there was nothing wrong it then.Hope you don't have a problem because Toyota has your money for life.

Not the happiest

2.9
filbert on 12/17/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

I find it ok to drive and as far as the performance it's ok. But for as much as it costs it defenetly needs improvements to the interior design.

Sequoia

5
Nick Natanek on 12/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think that this is the best car ever!

Consistent Quality

4.9
kkl on 11/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am on the road 35 hours a week for work, I needed a safe and reliable SUV for back road, side road and expressway driving in all Michigan weather conditions. I had previously owned the Toyota Highlander, while was a good compact SUV, just wasn't enough truck for my needs. I LOVE THE SEQUOIA!!! My Father purchased a Suburban at the same time and wishes that he got the Sequoia. Lots of room, enough HP and umph for most practical uses, very comforable and controlled ride!

Don't lose it!

4.9
Biggles on 11/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I luv my Sequoia. A real head turner. The seats are great for the children and grandchildren. but BEWARE! I lost the DVD controller and tried some universal ones (all under $10) but none worked, so I had to buy the Toyota DVD controller and, get this .... $133 for a 4x3 inch piece of plastic. Rip off.

Love My Sequoia

4.8
BigFoot on 11/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have 10K miles on my Sequoia, and have had absolutely no problems. I was very surprised that my wife loves to drive it as much as me. Fit and finish is excellent. Buy one, you won't regret it!

Smooth SUV. Drives like a car

4.8
gregt909 on 11/17/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very nice SUV. Has to be one of the best for quality and reliability. I was pleasantly surprised when towing my boat for the first time. It's not the most powerful vehicle in its class but It seemed to tow my boat more effortlessly than my 2001 Siverado that has considerably more power. Very happy so far!

best choice

4.8
johnny8here on 11/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

after spending countless hours shopping for a full-size suv, i recently purchased a 04 sequoia. i could not have made a better choice.everything about it is great.for a full size suv the ride is surprisingly smooth and quiet. i would recomend this vehicle to anyone shopping for this type of vehicle.

Family Review 2002 Toyota Sequoia

4.6
reddawg on 11/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Car Rides very well,Very Comfortable for the whole family (3 kids) Plus one large dawg (golden retriver 115 lbs) Great on long trips Kids have plenty of room to lay out and fight.Truck is very large compared to other vehicles Gas Milage is 14.2 mpg.Have over 26000 miles with no problems.Hope to have this truck for a long time.

Jay's Truck

4.8
Jaymie T on 11/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle rides smoothly. The 3rd row seats are very versatile with moving and removing. Heated seats are wonderful in the front. I feel very safe in this truck.

BEST IN ITS CLASS !

4.8
Dickerson on 11/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

EXCELLENT SUV. LOTS OF ROOM. FUN TO DRIVE.BEST IN ITS CLASS, THE BIG THREE CAN'T COME CLOSE TO IT.

Sequoia review

5
mariakal on 11/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent car for the money...comfortable drive...could use a little better pickup but moves smooth and easy...

I made a good choice

4.3
dmab63 on 11/04/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Large vehicle, but very easy to handle. The ride is comfortable. The back seating has plenty of room and I have heard nothing but good remarks from all who have riden in the back, including myself.

Love my Sequoia

4.9
grandma linda on 10/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our 4WD in June 2001 right when they were (slowly) becoming popular. Very few of these were in the San Gabriel Valley of So. Cal. I* think the rpice scared everyone, including us. But truely, it's the best $40+ grand we ever spent. We tow our 6,000 pound boat, to the the river/lake every two weeks during spring and summer and it tows like a charm, without a problem. Everyone who has ridden in it, can't believe how comfortable and roomy it is. The third seat has had two big guys in it and they commented on the amount of room. The sunroof is the BIGGEST offered by any auto maker . . . LOVE THAT SUN!

I am in love with my Sequoia

5
Patty Sepulveda on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I did some research on the suv's I reallyliked and the Sequoia was the best. In most cases was the same but in others was better. It has a lot of space and is not as big as others. Besides it has wonderful security and great features. I am totally in love with it. It is very reliable and the warranty is the best one I've seen so far.

I love this car!

4.6
toothman on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my dream car! It handles great, very responsive, brakes well. It's easy to access the third row seats. My kids can get back there without help. The AC works well. I live in AZ and it blows cold air.

Great SUV, But Expensive

4.4
garyp on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Goood looks, great features and seats 7 plus. Bought it to haul the family and it does that quite well! About to experience an east coast winter; should be no sweat with 4 wheel drive and a V8. Fit and finish are top notch, just as with every Toyota I've owned.

Great Vehicle

5
John Sharp on 10/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a great vehicle! The Sequoia is very roomy, very quiet, and has plenty of towing power. It is extremely comfortable and very fun to drive. Along with all of these great features, it also gets suprisingly good fuel mileage for a vehicle this large.

Best SUV ever

5
Toyota #1 on 10/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV has the handling and feel of a small vehicle, then you turn around and there is a ton of room. Plenty of power to get you going, solid on the road, and sporty looking.

Review

5
Jamess on 10/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is great. It has a lot of room and power. There is plenty of cargo space and it is just awesome.

Great Vehicle!

4.9
BAIMOM on 10/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an excellent vehicle for those with young, active children or for those who travel. The ride is smooth and quiet and the spacious interior makes for an overall pleasant traveling experience. As for locally, the agility of such a large vehicle is incredible. I went from a Camry to a Sequoia without any problems in terms of handling.

unresolved problems

1.9
smily22771 on 10/10/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

The folks at Toyota should wear masks. They're robbing people on this truck. The interior is all plastic and cheap looking, I've already had several problems with the roof/headliner area that are still not fixed, the climate control system has a mind of its own and lastly THE CUSTOMER SERVICE FROM THE DEALER UP TO THE CORPORATE OFFICE IS ABOMINABLE. Do yourself a favor and spend your money more wisely than I did.

Great for Large families

4.8
bbrown on 10/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I love taking our family of 7 on trips in our Sequoia. We fit very comfortably. My second youngest son who is 6' sits in the back row is comfortable. I'm 6'5" and have plenty of legroom in the driver or front passenger side. This SUV handles great.

great fun to drive

4.9
tck on 10/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Got my Sequoia before the Oct fee hike. The car runs like a sedan instead of a full size SUV. Accelerator responds smoothly and the brakes are fantastic. Kids loved the DVD player and all the room in the car.

if you need it all, it has it all

4.9
toyotaluver on 10/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great design and comfort. I suggest if you have children to consider purchasing the all in one DVD player. OUr kids love it.

Great SUV

4.9
Texan on 10/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 2000 Expedition. The Sequoia is no comparison. You pay more, but you get much much more.

Not bad for the money.

4.3
GScale on 09/25/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great quality. Drives like a bus, very heavy. Averages 15 mpg. This was expected. Tire wear was very poor, this vehicle came from the factory with Dunlop tires and I expect to have to replace them at around 20,000 miles. There were 2 minor defects when purchased, the sunroof leaked and the vehicle was out of alignment. Over all this is a good SUV and we are pleased with it.

Napa Fun

4.9
John C Naab on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV is awesome! Much better than I expected. Last ride was a '95 Ford Exploder with 220,000 miles on it. Couldn't keep a transmission in it, so I went back to Toyota & I'm glad I did!!!

great deal

5
zaachrist on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love toyota very nice car for different activities.It has a lot it room and confortable.I love the economy mileage for the city and fwy compairing some other v8's

BETTER THAN ANY AMERICAN SUV

4.9
GENEORICO on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I HAVE OWNED ALMOST EVERY TYPE OF SUV AND THE TOYOTA SEQUOIA MEETS AND EXCEEDS EVERYTHING I HAVE HAD IN THE PAST. THEIR ISN'T ANOTHER SUV THAT IS BUILT BETTER.WE HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS AT ALL. I HAVE ALSO HAD FOUR TOYOTA TUNDRAS WITH OUR COMPANY IN THE LAST 4 YEARS AND THEY ARE FAR BY THE BEST PICKUP ON THE ROAD BAR NONE, NO ONE CAN EVEN COME CLOSE IN QUALITY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH GENE ORICO

Sequia -2002

4.9
Urquia on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

IT is one of the best SUV's we have ever owned and we will get a second!!

Sequoia Rocks

5
GWE on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great reliable Toyota vehicle...not a lot of flash or dash...but going on 60000miles, very comfortable, not a problem.

Very Good

4.9
Robert Panzer on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great vehicle.

Improve MPG for Best in Class!

4.3
Bobav4 on 09/25/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I drive over 20,000 a year and need comfort. This vehicle is that comfort I needed. But, the fuel MPG is worse that I was led to believe from the Dealer and the window sticker. Great ride for long trips.

love my sequoia

4.9
dshane on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE MY SEQUOIA. IT IS VERY ROOMY AND RIDES GREAT. THE KIDS LOVE IT. A GREAT VACATION VEHICLE.

GREAT

4.8
JJJJ on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS TRUCK IS AWSOME!!! I WAS ANAVID GMC YUKON/SUBURBAN OWNER. GOODBYE GMC!!! HELLO TOYOTA!!!

2003

4.5
CE on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

most comfortable car I have ever been in

The Sequoia

5
M. Moe on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this vehicle in Maine, but I live in NY. I drove it straight home in a snow storm. I really love this car.I drove a Toyota 4-runner for 13 years & loved it. That vehicle was just not wide inside though for a piece of sheet rock to fit in the back or for 3 people to sit in the back set comfortable. So when I saw the sequioa, I knew that was the car. I think it's bigger than the land cruser inside & it has more leg room in the 3rd seat than any other 4WD vehicles with 3 seats. I'm even getting better milage in this car than I was in that 13 year old 4-runner & the gas tank is about twice the size which is great on trips.

Superb!

4.9
Leon Kim on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I made an excellent choice

MY WIFES BEAST

4.9
RICK on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THE SEQUOIA IS AN AMAZING VEHICLE. MY WIFE LIKES IT SO MUCH THAT WE FIGHT OVER WHO IS GOING TO DRIVE IT. SHE LIKES THE EXCEPTIOAL PERFORMANCE ESPECIALLY QUICK ACCELERATION. SHE FELLS VERY SAFE DRIVING IN ANY KIND OF WEATHER WITH THE VEHICLE SKID CONTROL. SHE REFERS TO THE SEQUOIA AS "THE BEAST"

I love my Sequoia

4.8
Brad11111 on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it as a full size, still fun to drive, gets lots of looks, love it

review

4.6
nowwhat on 09/23/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We are very very very very very very very happy with this suv

Sequoia 4x4 Limited

4.8
R.Womack on 09/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best overall vehicle I have ever owned in the last 39 years! I took a decibel meter and checked the quietness of several SUV's at 70 mph before purchasing the Sequoia. The others were not even close to the quietness of the Sequoia. It is smooth,powerful,has room for 8 with comfort and yet will turn tighter and handles better than my Pathfinder. If you want the best large SUV on the market and can write the check, look no futher.

sequoia

4.8
tiac11996 on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 4-Runner for seven years prior to this car. I loved my 4-Runner and only had to replace the battery in all those years. But the Sequoia drives so much smoother to be so much bigger. It is comfortable and has plenty of room. I have really enjoyed this SUV.

Roger;s Review

5
Macktastic on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The vehicle performs very well. I was suprised with the gas mileage because for a Suv it isn;t that bad. I feel real comfortable driving my Sequoia.

Toyota Rules

4.8
Lindie on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This, by far, is the best vehicle I have ever owned. My husband has only driven Toyotas, and at first, I wanted the Lincoln. However, I have had nothing but major problems with my Fords. As far as looks, and performance, this is the best out there.

my own holiday inn

4.9
gjbcalagui on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

it is my home away from home....my own one star hotel....very reliable on the road(especially on winter time)...even my friend borrowed it ...just to go for a vacation with his whole family/long drive

I Love My Sequoia

4.8
jeanene fisher on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have really enjoyed my sequoial. I have 3 boys and travel with baseball alot. It has served us well. However, I do have one rattle I can not get rid of. It is in the pull out drink holder that is in the dash. Other than that It has been wonderful so far. Gas millage is not so great but did not expect it to be with the weight of the vehicle

Toyota Sequoia Experience

4.8
casanares on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like the comfort and elegance of the exterior. My children enjoy the space and the luxary. I don't like seeing it everywhere. I want to be exclusive :) One day I pulled up and there were 4 in a row all of us were the same color. Popular or what?

great car few gliches

4.8
Erika M. Bruno on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car had some trouble with check engine light but it's a great family car. It was a dealership problem. Security should be standard.

Driver

4.3
William D on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Plenty of room, handles great and dependable!

The best vehicle i have ever owned

4.9
seqiuoia lover on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Sequoia is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned because it is safe, comfortable, roomy for my family (3 kids) and it is an SUV that is luxurious. It has a great sound system as well.

Sequoia

4.6
Imran Virani on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really enjoy the vehicle. Due to the nature of the vehicle, I find it difficult feeding it gas all the time. I also enjoy the spaciousness it has to offer compared to other SUV's in it's class.

You just have to love it !

4.9
T.Cudmore on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It sooo comfy. And drive's really nice. Lots of room for everyone.

sequoia limited

4.8
nhill on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

excellent to haul the family, or any large load.We have had multiple toyotas and this car continues to live up to high standards

My Sequoia

5
Mukund Khalasi on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got the Toyota Sequoia 2003 in April and i love it. It has a lot of space and seating for up to 8 people, thats great for a big family. It also has 4WD so its great for the off road. It also has a VERY SMOOTH ride, you can hardly feel the ground.

The Sequoia is my dependable friend.

4.9
Andrea Melton on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really enjoy my Toyota Sequoia and think that it is the best vehicle that I have ever owned. It is a fun vehicle for city use or for a weekend of camping. It has so much room inside and coming from a large family it helps out a lot.

Great SUV

5
Coug120 on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like this SUV. I had a Expedition before and I think the Sequoia is much better. Has more leg room and I like driving my car better than the Ford. Toyota you have made one of the best SUV's in the world.

The Best Vehicle I've Owned!!!

5
munchkin on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second Sequoia. From the drive to the comfort and ease in wich it handles there is nothing on the road today that I would buy other than the Sequoia. The gas mileage is great the room, there is enough for anything and everyone. I have driven and have owned alot of vehicles and this is the one for me. If you have'nt driven one you are mising out on the best suv out there today.

I love being a Toyota owner

4.8
trolinger1 on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my toyota... it's an ideal suv for a large family. It can seat 8 people comfortably and still have room for luggage, sports equipment or our giant dog.

Almost the perfect car

4.3
Rescurik on 09/17/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If it didn't eat up so much gas, it would be the perfect car.

Best Purchase

4.6
luvthatsequoia on 09/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had this '03 for a few weeks and love it. Huge interior space, can pack the kids in easily. Power is no problem, handles superbly on the highway. Very quiet on all types of roads. Interior is sound and of high quality. Exterior design turns heads. Definately recommend this one.

sequoia review

4.9
sym430 on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the car's handling and turning radius.

great suv

4.6
leejgreer on 09/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great SUV for a big person. seats 8 very well. has one of the best sound systems.

Sequoia - One Year Later

4.5
alans727 on 09/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been a wonderful vehicle. Very solid, plenty of room and a great road car. Only wish it would get better mileage.

Fantastic Experiance

4.9
Miguel Rubio on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We test drove almost all thats out there and found this to be the best as far as comfort and affordability. Great traveling with the family. We are a baseball family that use to travel 50,000 miles per year.

Sequoia -- BEST SUV EVER!

5
MrHemi1956 on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Toyota Sequoia is the absolute BEST SUV ever. Pure Toyota excellence in fit and finish -- and total perfection in engineering quality. I have friends with Explorers, Expeditions and some with GM products -- all WISH they had not made their purchase of an inferior product. Toyota HAS, in fact, eclipsed both Ford and GM in the SUV market. I totally LOVE this vehicle and when the time comes for a NEW SUV -- it will be a Toyota Sequoia.

Love my Toyotas

4.8
Veronda McQuay on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my forth Toyota. I've owned a Corolla, Camry, 4-Runner and now a Sequoia. I have been blessed to not have any problems out of any of the Toyota vehicles I've owned. I love driving the Sequoia. It drives more like a car instead of an SUV, the ride is very smooth.

A keeper at last

4.9
Bob Pond on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having happily owned a number of Land Cruisers from FJ40 days onward, when the price of the LC got above $50K I defected to an Expedition. Mistake. Returned to the Toyota fold with a 2002 Sequoia Limited. What a great vehicle! Tows my trailer and Mule wth aplomb, even in the mountains. Mileage is 15 town, almost 20 highway, 14 towing. Only complaint (a mild one) is that it is kind of a tire eater with the factory rubber. Switched to Michelins as I usually do and expect that to be a non-problem from now on. Rides like a car on the highway, and not too stiff on the backroads. Wife is fanatic Toyota fan on 3rd 4-Runner.

Great Value

4.9
Mike Collins on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you plan on keeping your vehicle for the long run you can't go wrong with the Sequoia.

Excellent Vehicle

4.8
LaVonne on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best ride I've ever had in an SUV. It's comfortable and roomy enough to fit my 6'6" husband perfectly. Other comparable SUV's couldn't pass that test. It drives wonderfully and performs excellent. Carries full-size adults comfortably. I love this vehicle.

Satisfied Customer

4.9
Angels Nana on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have almost 10 years experience with Toyota products and have been very satisfied with all of the vehicles. I have purchased 1 Corolla, 2 Camrys, a 4 Runnner, and now a Sequoia. The ride of the Sequoia is very smooth and the manuverability of the vehicle is excellent. Highway gas mileage is about what I expected it to be but not disappointing. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone wishing to purchase a full size SUV.

Toyo Sequoia TRD rules!!!

4.9
BigDog69 on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this vehicle! I contstantly come out of a store and find people peering through the windows. It out performs all of my previously owned vehicles...Ford, GMC, Isuzu.

toyota sequoia

4.9
judy hall on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

very nice, comfortable, colors are nice.

great vehicle

4.5
myvette on 09/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

a very fine vehicle....best in its class the safest suv in crash test.. side & curtain air bags a great affordable option very worth the $$$.

I love the Sequoia.

5
rpnuge@aol.com on 09/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Finally after 2 years of talking and watching other people drive by me on the highway, I bought an 03 Phantom Grey SR5 Sequoia. This website was great in helping with reviews and what I should expect for price. The dealership had plenty in stock and we picked one off the lot. It drives great, is comfortable, looks sharp, and is all around fun to drive. I feel comfortable in it wether dressed up for dinner or road tripping with the back jammed. Great SUV and hope it lives up to the great anticipated quality and value. Gas mileage is as expected 14- 17MPG, but still tough to swallow.

Love my Sequoia

4.5
roatd on 09/04/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

First SUV I have ever purchased. Glad I did. More room that expected and rides smoother than the Land Cruiser. Braking is a little soft but then again it's a big vehicle.

I love my car

4.9
laura giglio on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Its a great car. It was worth the wait. It looks Great, Drives like a Lexus, and I just love it. I'll never not have a toyota!

Great Choice

4.9
deenie on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the third Toyota I have purchased. They are stylish, yet built like tanks. Thus far my Sequoia has not disappointed. Its a well built vehicle, great power for a large SUV, it handles very well, great for climbing steep grades. My only complaint is the turning radius. I've recommended it to everone who inqures about it.

LUV THIS TRUCK

5
SPRELL1 on 09/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

LUV THIS VEHICLE IN EVERY RESPECT

Total Satisfaction for The Big Family

4.9
Big GIlk on 09/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove the Caddy-ESV, Lincoln- Nav, and all the GMC's. They are all nice but the Sequoia has the best balance of power, space, and confort for a large family. The best resale value doesn't hurt, not one bit.

Sunroof Problems

3.4
marsimms on 08/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

We just purchased this vehicle less than a month ago and have had to make several trips to the dealership with it. Our most distressful problem is the poor interior build quality and a sunroof that squeaks over bumpy roads to the point of distraction. As I type this review, the roof still squeaks and no one at my dealership seems to know what or why it is doing this. The slogan should read, "interior by mattel". Also, the rear audio plate looks like it's falling off even after THAT was replaced. After spending 50+ thousand on this truck I want to kick myself. There are better values out there.

1st SUV

4.1
bch on 08/29/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Quiet ride, roomy 1st and 2nd row. 3rd row seat should fold flat and optionally with a touch of a button like the Expedition. Getting in and out of 3rd seat thru folding of the 2nd row seat can be improved. Loved the different readings available in the convenience package. It tells me the actual mileage per gallon used. The mileage improves as the car is driven more. Can't assume that keyless entry is standard in the SR5.

does everything we need

4.9
hbs on 08/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We traded in a 2002 BWW 330i. I realy thought I would miss that car, it was so fun to drive, all the salesmen on the lot thought we were nuts. With a baby on the way we felt we needed more room. It says a lot that I don't realy miss that car.

Simply The Best

4.9
budzkie on 08/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Toyota reliability is top notch. This SUV is better than it's more expensive cousins. The style is timeless. Handling is as good as a car. I get 18MPG on this, better than it's lower priced cousins.

Fun to Drive

3.8
fanatic on 08/26/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Great family vehicle for urban adventure. Good vehicle size. Great fit and finish. Comfortable ride for a truck platform based SUV. Great paint. Fair sound system. Love the dual AC with climate control. Sturdy well- built. Topnotch quality. Safe vehicle. But not perfect. See improvement suggestions.

toyota

4.8
miketango on 08/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

good exterior,beautiful leather interior,antitheft from toyota,entertainment system,spacious,smooth driving,dayrunning light,moonroof,many cup holders,many storage compartments,easy to drive.

LOVE IT!!

5
texas_softball_mom on 08/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I went from an F250 Crew Cab to a Suburban and i thought i loved both of those vehicles... until i met my Sequoia! The rack and pinion steering is amazing. I can park that baby anywhere, that is a new thing for me. It is alot of fun to drive simply due to the great handling.

excellent!

4.6
ml on 08/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is our second sequoia and we love them both! only complaint is the gas mileage. ride is like a car. tons of room. very flexible cargo area.

Warren's Sequoia

4.8
Warren T. Johnson Sr on 08/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehichle has the whole package. I was really impressed when took a trip to Las Vegas with a full load of passengers and luggage. The Sequoia was comfortable for everyone and there was plenty of power.

Most Value for your Money

4.9
pranab on 08/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my Limited 4x4 for 2 months now and the honeymoon is still on. It rides smooth in city as well as on mountain roads, I have made many trips and we have enjoyed all those rides.The great exterior styling makes heads turn on roads and the luxurious interior is best enjoyed by all 8 passengers. The DVD and Gaming options make life free of stress for parents and all so wondeful for the kids.YES you can get a bigger GMC/Ford with more power/luxury features for the same price , but when it comes to safety, reliability,resale value and performace Toyota comes a clear Winner. Sequoia is the Best Full Size SUV Around Go For It, you will not regret!

send to management

4.9
TLN on 08/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall---great.Driving to florida and back excellant on highyway,city.Some things that could be improved..Also with all SUV's.Dashboard, clock should be on top,too much style rather than efficiently.Its a chore to locate vent ac/heat and others,The driver has to take too much eye focus of the road,to try to figure where things are at.Glove box..why do you need 3 of them?

MY BIG BEAST

4.8
skippy on 08/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

ITS A GREAT VEHICLE, PROBABLY MORE THAN WE NEED BUT IM NOT GONNA GIVE IT UP...

Toyota the BEST

4.9
Guillermo on 08/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

All around great SUV. It has power, space and look. What else do you want? I love it

Does it get any better for the money?

4.4
quickfix on 08/19/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After 10 years of Tahoes and Suburbans this is a breath of fresh air. I get lots of compliments from friends and strangers on the good looks. With one year and 42K miles it hasen't missed a beat. The original tires,Dunlop Grand Trek, are worthless. A set of Bridgestone Revos can't be beat.

Great SUV

4.8
jba1185 on 08/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Toyota did a great job of building this SUV. My 17 year old son is the "primamy" driver of this and it is still in great condition. If he hasent destroyed it by now I really dont think anyone can. I would highly recomend to anyone that wants a comfortabe ride on short or long drives.

love my sequoia

4.9
sequoia woman on 08/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This sequoia has been one of the best vehicles I have ever owned. It has been reliable. I have not had any problems. I feel safe in this vehicle. It has been great for me to own because of the room that allows my family to travel in comfort. Thanks Toyota!!!!!!!!

Last Gas Powered vechicle I will Buy.

4.8
FAMILYOF5 on 08/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It`s 2003, I truly believe my truck will serve my family until 2020.200K+ Then I will go buy some solar powered SUV Toyota makes.

Stolen Seats

4.1
weriman on 08/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

For those of you who onw a Sequia, I just had my 3rd row seats stolen out of my drive way. So watch out, for some reason they are hot items on the market.

Great Buy, Great Value

5
Christi on 08/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Incredible horsepower, great family interior layout, comfortable seating, plenty of leg room, easy to remove and hange seating, economical fuel. Most comfortable vehicle I have ever owned, I made a great choice.

the perfect toyota

4.8
marrerofmly on 08/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

this is a verry nice suv it drives like a car if you would like to drive something like no other vehicle yuo have to try the siquoia limited 4WD

Gotta have it!

4.8
zenak on 08/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have the LOADED limited. With everything, every damn option including the grey emblem package and the DVD.

Love it

4.9
HappyNH on 08/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my new Sequoia. It handles like a dream and we can take long rides with the kids without a complaint. Wish there were memory seats since husband so much taller, even my 2000 Explorer had those. Great room and can actually seat 8 confortably. Would recommend to all!

Sequoia TRD

4.3
William Morales on 08/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this truck for over a year and I love it.It has all the room our old mini-van had, with much more style. I have the TRD package, which appeals to my need for something a little sporty as well.

No more Suburbans

4.9
martinadrian on 08/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After eight years of having suburbans in our family, we decided to spend just a little more and get something we would not have to trade in every 2 to 3 years. It is amazing how much nicer this feels than a suburban. The turning radius is like a small car, it is more comfortable than our suburbans were and I feel that I won't have to be trading it in after 70,000 miles. You don't many used Sequoias for sale, that should tell you something!

LOVING MY SEQUOIA

4.9
mimisample on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Sequoia. For the price, you cannot go wrong. We chose the Sequoia over other SUV's in its class because its more sophisticated. When we are dressed up for church or dressed down for a picnic, my husband and I look good in it. Of course, it drives well.

THE LAST VEHICLE YOU WILL BUY

4.9
VILLA on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

TRULY THE LAST VEHICLE YOU WILL EVER BUY. I WAS A BIT HESITANT A FIRST IN PURCAHSING IT, BECAUSE OF THE PRICE, BUT NOW THAT I HAVE IT, NOTHING COMPARES. I AM GONNA ENJOY THIS.

my review

4.9
raptorriderdp on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think that this is a great car for anyone who has an active, family lifesyle, and enjoys offroading in style and comfort.

toy 4 wheel drive

4.9
bertolini on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

it handles well off and on road plenty of hauling power lots of room and fun to drive.

The best car like ride I ever had

4.9
vann on 08/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Quite and comfort ride

excellent suv

5
jay saini on 08/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the ride. Very confortable

My 12th Toyota

4.9
chuckintools on 08/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned several other makes, but keep coming back to Toyota. Our Nissan minivan served us well, but started falling apart at 100,000 mi. My Toyota truck has well past 100,000 mi and I've only had to do basic maintenance. My expectations are that this Sequoia will serve equally well. It's big, but not too big, decent fuel economy for its size/weight, and the crash ratings are excellent (5 stars front and side). I'll keep buying Toyota's because they've proven to me to be stout, dependable, predictable, and my kids can't break them!

Awesome

4.6
Pookie Sr. on 08/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The whole family loves it. The wife thought my Toyota 4x4 was big so she did not want to drive it. She drove this once and now wants to drive it all the time. Just my luck... The ride is great and plenty of storage for all the kids stuff for trips to grandmas. The wife says it like riding in our living room, space galore, smooth and just right.

momstoy

4.9
butchie on 07/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Besides the air conditioner being replaced the first year we have had very little problems with the sequioa. Some of the covers for the seat to floor mounts have fallen off and won't stay on but it drives quiet, smooth and we get many complements and inquiries on the vehicle. It pulled my 18ft fishing boat and 3 men with all our gear for a week long fishing trip 9 hours one way without any trouble at all. I had the air on, cruiese set and she pulled the boat almost as if it wasn't there.

The limo of SUVs

4.9
C. Elliott on 07/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Yes it is a nice ride. For the size of the vehicle, the feul economy is ok (still is better than the Tahoe, Suburban, Excursion, and Expedition) but the rest so far has been excellent. Fun and comfortable to drive too.

New 4x4

3.9
tkj on 07/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Massive and feel safe. Good visibility at front, but rear quarter has a big blind spot. Will be great going to ski trips.

Sequoia

4.9
Jackie Smith on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love this SUV it's fun to drive looks great and has lots of room. We were going to go for the Landcruiser but for the price differance we thought the Sequoia was a better choice, and just as good as far as quality.

Second Sequoia

4.9
jackiesmom on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I originally had the 2002 SR5. In September 2002, my family and I were in an accident which totalled the Sequoia and the 2 other vehicles that were involved and also took out the utility power box at the intersection. We all walked away with the only injury being with my dog and a broken nose on my 10 year old son. After that I could only purchase another Toyota Sequoia because I really feel the quality of the frame and body of the truck saved our lives.

all around excellent suv

5
diesel on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This suv is just all around reliable.The fuel mileage is hanging aroung 17.6 which is very good for the size and weight of the vehicle with very good power for a toyota. It does not remind me of the earilier toyota's with the 4 and 6 cylinders, this one's got some power. It is also a very quiet ride, When running you can't even tell the engine is running !!! I highly recomend It !!

sequoia review

4.9
cswaney on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle. Great ride. Fun with family or without.

Sequoia #1

5
Claudia on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my vehicle. It is my dream car.

Love of My Sequoia

5
Kendall on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love everything about this SUV

sweet ride

5
fijianthug on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

its better then those domestics

2003 Sequoia

4
Skeeter on 07/25/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Great SUV. The fuel mileage is less than expected(15MPG highway). Great for family and long trips.

SU4V12LUV

4.5
1suv2luv on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The vehicle drives like a luxury car. The gas mileage could be improved in future models. Great color combinations and very reliable during the inclement weather.

The best mid size suv

4
Jamin on 07/23/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After 22k miles and several long trips towing our boat, I am comfortable writing that the Sequioa is a dependable and hard working truck. I would buy another one without hesitation.

Outstanding

5
Sherron on 07/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have had the Sequoia for three weeks. The Limited looks for 2003 are beautiful. The interior is refined and comparable to LX470. I see no real difference between the two except the lesser $20,000.00 price and the fact we have much more room. We look forward to years of pleasure driving it. My only complaint is that I never get to drive it as my wife beats me to it. She has left for IS300 to me though.

Reliable

4.5
jrw6736 on 07/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutley love this vehilce. It is leaps and bounds above the Ford and Chevy versions. It does have bland styling, but it more that makes up for that with it's refinement and ability to please the driver.

Awesome Vehicle

5
A Daniels on 07/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I Love my sequoia, I would not trade it for another vehicle. I have had many SUV's But none like the Sequoia. It fits 8 people and we have the DVD Which is great for trips. I purchased my vehicle from Jon Waggoner at Alexandrai Toyota and he guaranteed me that It was a safe SUV. He was right .

Sequoia 2003

4.6
spcp1230 on 07/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Recently purchased, Very pleased so Far.

An SUV to Keep

4.6
El Cid on 07/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We just bought one and it is great if you have a large family and are towing a boat. We love the interior space and the dvd is great for long trips. it accelerates very well andhandles nicely.

Best SUV

4.8
star on 07/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my 03 SR5 2 weeks traded 02 trailblazer. This Toyota is OUTSTANDING no more chevy's for me.A very nice quality machine. Great ride. I am so happy not sure what i can say except it's not a GM. This is what a car/SUV or vehicle should be.

boring

1.6
roadrunner on 07/11/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

The Sequoia is big and boring. Front seat armrests are too small to be of any value. Daytime running lights cannot be shut off. Climate control system has a mind of its own. The owners manual has you consult your local Toyota dealer to change many preprogrammed electronic features.

Wonderful SUV

4.9
Natural White on 07/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Quality,Relibility, Wonderful SUV. I Recommend it. No Fords Or Gm's TOYOTA is the way to go.

Best SUV with 3rd Row seat

4.9
Habagat on 07/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For full size SUVs with 3rd row seats nothing comes close to the comfort of the Sequoia. I dont why Lexus and Toyota even bothered putting a 3rd row seat in the LX470 and Landcruiser respectively when it's very uncomfotable. An average adult like me sits with my knees almost at the level of my chest. True, the Lexus LX470 and Toyota Landruiser comes in a more luxurious trim but why even bother a 3rd seat when it's not made to seat 8...comfortably. Forget the other SUVs with comfortable 3rd seat like the Yukon, Suburban, Navigator, Expedition, and Ascender. These dont have the reliability of a Toyota.

Best vehicle ever.....

4.6
ETOPEL on 06/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I trade cars every 2 years, but I am keeping this one... Runs great, good acceleration and holds its value like no other...

Toyota Sequoia 2003

4.5
cfm jr on 06/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

A great vehicle. Meets all our family space needs. Comnfortable and spacious. Very smooth ride. Mileage about as expected for a car of this size. A small negative is the occasional surging of engine performance when on hilly roads in cruise control.

Sequoia

4.9
Marcia on 06/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like the vehicle and have had no problems with it. Sharper looking than some of the other Large SUV's on the market.

Great SUV, uses gas faster than can pump

4.6
csl on 06/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought a Sequoia day before yesterday and love it. It'll work great to drive to my 2nd job to pay for the gas - it sucks gas faster than I can pump! Seriously, we knew that would happen - this is larger than our Jeep GC so we knew mileage would be lousy. Size is great, but 8th person needs to be a kid. Middle row has a lot of room, and 3rd row isn't bad either. No complaints about interior/exterior. Bottom line, at 36+ hours of ownership, would recommend it.

Sequoia

4.6
momof5 on 06/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It drives smoothly and quietly, the windshield wipers were a bit noisey which surprised us and the seat that has to be raised for the third row can be cumbersome as well as heavy at times; I would have liked it if the air vents were more directional but the rear air is great and there is plenty of room for a family of seven.

loving it

4.8
cowtipper on 06/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this has been the best vehicle I have owned. Have been on three long trips and have enjoyed every minute of it

Rattle trap

3
Dr.Bill on 06/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 3

After 63,000 miles it sounds like the dash is going to fall off. In cold weather the plastic contracts and really squeaks, more then any suv I have owned. If you live where the roads are smooth your ok, if your in NY good luck.

Back for more

4.3
MontyDog on 06/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

After owning a 2000 Toyota Tundra, I was sold on the 4.7 V8 powertrain, but had numerous problems with the braking system. Needless to say, I thought I'd give Toyota another try. I purchased this Sequoia for my wife to drive and she loves it. We bought the SR5 with leather & the works (A value when compared to Ford, Chevy or GMC. My confidence in the brakes is still not good as we only have 4,000 miles on the vehicle and I am taking it back in for brake noise.

Sequoia

4.9
Scott J Arneil on 06/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I decided on the Sequoia after driving both the Tahoe and the Expedition.The quality of ride was superior to the Ford and Chevy.Not to mention the resale value of the older vehicles,the Toyota blew them away.It was an easy choice.

One Happy Owner

4.9
Curtis Thompson on 06/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am so totally pleased with this vehicle. Why would anyone ever consider some other brand.

Superior To American SUVs

4.5
jimmyd on 06/10/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned Ford and GM SUVs. Tried their '03s including the new Expedition. Sequoia had far superior build quality and materials than Ford or GM. It was quieter than the Expedition for the same money when loaded equally(within $900). It is still rattle and squeak free after 10,000 harsh miles(regularly off road and rough road).

King of the Hill

4.4
Sequoia2003 on 06/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very pleased with my Sequoia. It has the typical toyota build quality and a flawless drive train (might as well have a circle L on the hood). I do wish the diver seat was more comfortable. Also, the 3rd seat is a bit bouncy for a long ride. One of the great features is the reclining 2nd and 3rd row! I would buy another one in a heartbeat!

Near perfect SUV

4.6
hds on 06/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

A suberbly build vehicle in all respects from fit and finish, paint finish, body integrity. Toyota set a new standard for trucks! Ride comfort is very good for a truck frame, a bit stiff on some roads but overall, very smooth and quiet. Mileage has been quite good for this size vehicle, 16.5 city, near 21 on the highway. Had a few surprising issues. 1 - replaced/ upgraded front rotors/brake. Toyota apparently undersized the rotors. 2 - Rear main seal replaced at 30k, all covered under warranty + new rear pads.

good

4.9
cperez on 06/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

excellent car with many features. A very fun car to drive. It is also a very comfortable car and has a nice interior and exterior.

jim in tucson

4.3
jimmoore50 on 06/04/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great road vehicle. Almost unflappable on the highway no matter the conditions. Strong engine makes long hills a breeze. A little slow off the line. Great leg room in front and second row. Easy to fold second and third row seats. Retractable rear window lets hot air out fast. Auto feature on front windows great. Great ventilation system. Quiet moonroof when open. Very quiet on the road. Above 75 mph is unbelievably quiet for this size vehicle. Okay gas mileage. Traction control will take the vehicle anywhere in 4 wheel and almost anywhere in 2 wheel. Easy to use and accurate cruise control. Incredible cup holders.

Love My Sequoia

4.8
jraider on 05/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We purchased our Sequoia in Nov. after our 98 Sienna lease was up. Our dealer showed us the Sequoia, we drove it then drove a new (03) Sienna, we knew it was the Sequoia hands down. Our kids are older (12 and 14)they fit better in the Sequoia, and they are only getting bigger. The Sequioa is fun to drive, and handles great for a large SUV. The interior has lots of cubbies and cup holders, and numerous sunglass holders (don't know why). For us it's a great family vehicle. My husband recently rode in a friends new Lexus SUV for a fairly long drive, and he said our Sequoia was much more comfortable.

happyily drving in nj

4.5
hil on 05/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Powerful; comfortable; fun; effortlessly accommodates burgeoning family,large dogs & equipment.

I love this SUV

4.9
Jose Duarte on 05/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For a growing family this vehicle offers comfort and space. it is like flying a plane.

toyota has some lemons

2.8
billboxman on 05/24/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

We have had our Sequoia repaired by the dealership 10 times in the past 18 mo. for VSC concerns and activation. toyota replaced the master brake booster @1135 miles,front calipers rotors and pads @17000 miles and again @ 34000 as a TSB.after going to arbirtation, I won toyota will replace my SUV with a new one. But toyota made it as hard and as possible, didn't care about my families safty or LIVES, and tryied to discredit 7 of the 10 repairs because the dealership didn't charge toyota any money, but still tryed to repair. In closing, stand up for your legal rigths even if toyota trys to make you give in.

Sequoia 2003

4.9
lis361 on 05/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

More than happy with this purchase. We feel like we can run over those other SUV's..love this car..best value for room and feel

Fantastic On & Off Road

4.9
Eagle1 on 05/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven this SUV in deep silt and mud and on steep 4x4 trails and have found it to be very stable and lots of fun. I think that this is the best offroad perfomance I have ever seen in a production SUV. It is even better than my customized Ford truck. I also use my Sequoia to drive clients and most of them remark about how smooth the ride is and how quiet the Sequoia is on the highway. I love my Sequoia and I love driving it even on long trips. The cargo room and versitility of seating arrangments comes in very handy. The Sequoia is my favorite drive of all time.

My Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD

5
M Jacobs on 05/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had researched this vehicle along against the ACURA DMX and that LEXUS 300. I followed EDMUNDS.COM to the LETTER about how to DEAL with DEALER GAMES and the reponse I got was AWESOME!!!!! THIS VEHICLE IS INCREDIBLE!!!!! I love evrything about it; I was even able to keep get my payments to were EDMUNDS.COM TOLD ME THEY SHOULD BE:) For my next car buying experience I will go through EDMUNDS AGAIN TO REASEARCH AND THEN BUY.

Sequoia

4.9
Daniel Yoon on 05/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The vehicle is large. It is also pleasantly just as big on the inside. The Sequoia is very comfortable, agile (for a truck), and extremely quiet. Everything you would expect from Toyota with maybe a touch of Lexus is instilled in this vehicle. From the fly-by-wire ignition system to the DVD player, it is a wonderful vehicle to drive.

Superior to the competition

4.4
dusa on 05/15/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having owned Ford and Chevy SUVs, I tried several '03 Expeditons, Yukons and Tahoes before sampling three Sequoias. The quality of the Sequoias was clearly superior. All of the Fords and GMs had little problems (rattles, squeaks, vibrations,loose,poorly fitting or non-functional parts). The Sequoia's engine and drivetrain were the smoothest and it had the quietest ride. It's technology was equal or better than the others.

Proud Driver

4.9
Shannon Cloin on 05/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Sequoia. I feel like I'm on top of the world while driving it, especially after driving with a friend in a small car. It has wonderful features with tons of space. Everything inside and out are great quality made. I'm proud of my Sequoia seeing that it is made in my hometown and my father makes them.

Finally, an SUV we can count on

4.4
Bob in Warrenton on 05/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded unreliable ’98 Mercedes ML320 on the Sequoia. Nimble for its size. Great steering feel except at high speeds or heavy loads, where it's a bit too light. Smooth, controlled ride. Huge, quiet interior. 3rd row seat is comfortable. Excellent build quality, but interior look is plain. Perfect paint job. We get 16 mpg; regular gas is fine. Transmission shifts are jerky before it warms up, and when downshifting in corners. Middle seats fold, but can't be removed. Stereo is just OK. Off road it's good; if you turn off VSC. Nice driving position, but the front seats become uncomfortable after 2-3 hours due to poor lower back support.

The good and the bad...

3.8
JayReddy on 05/03/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Overall the car is great. I bought it with expectation for Toyota's quality. After have 6 other Toyota. The power train is flawless. My only issue is that I have to remind myself this is a truck I'm driving. The ride is rough. The kids complained the back bounced around alot. This could be a problem with long family trips.

92 Sequoia

4.6
jim smith on 05/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Comfortable to drive. Has a safe and secure feeling when driving down the road. Gives a big vehicle secure atmosphere when operating the Sequoia. Really enjoy the ease which the vehicle can go from 4 wheele drive to 2 wheel drive and back.

92 Sequoia

4.6
Jim Smith on 05/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Comfortable to drive. Has a safe and secure feeling when driving down the road. Gives a big vehicle secure atmosphere when operating the Sequoia. Really enjoy the ease which the vehicle can go from 4 wheele drive to 2 wheel drive and back.

TRULY SURPRISED

4.3
runner12345 on 05/01/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My last car was a dodge durango ( bad choice). I looked at predominately US cars as my next choice to replace the Durango. Drove the Chevy Blazer, Expedition, Explorer, Yukon etc... was pleased by those cars but not impressed. Test drove the SEQUOIA and LOVED IT. The handling, designed, spacious and very easy to handle made it an instant BUY. I would highly recommend the car to those looking for an SUV. Having the additional features ( DVD player), heated seats etc... was worth the time. I found out that getting the SR5 model loaded ( with leather) is practically he same as the Limited but much cheaper in price!!!!!

03 Sequoia Review

4.6
Kingfish on 04/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great truck, owned grand cherokee, never will buy American SUV again

Cost Cutting?

4
OOMPA on 04/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

We finally got our new 03 SR5 Sequoia. We did not think it would ever arrive, especially since we ordered it over 5 months back. We formerly owned a 2001 Chevy Tahoe. Wow, what a big improvement over that clunk. We were a bit disappointed with all the dealer gouging on this particular model. If you want the Sequoia, you will pay a small premium. The engine is smooth and torquey and the ride is quiet. We especially like the dealer installed TRD supercharger and the power rear hatch window. The Engine compartment is also well laid out and very spacious.

Love my Sequoia

4.8
jackieO on 04/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this suv. It is fun to drive and looks great- plenty of room for children, friends, backpacks and whatever I want to haul around. Third row seat is comfortable even for an adult although it takes a bit of agility to get in and out of it. The third row seats are bulky to remove and it has taken a bit of getting used to the different levers to flip them and or remove them. Children have difficulty flipping the middle row seats - middle row floor mats do not fit well which is irritating on a vehicle in this price range. Four wheel drive was great in snow and on ice -ride is very smooth and the interior very quiet. awesome SUV!

Better than a Sub

4.9
afr on 04/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We finally got rid of our 99 Suburban. I vowed after owning two Sub's one a 97 lemon and then a 99 Sub, we were looking for something more dependable than a Chevy, and our quest was fullfilled. Our Sequioa is fantastic, there is not a creek, moan, rattle or any noise what so ever. It handles the snow and mountain driving like the SUV it was inteneded to be and drives like a luxury car on the streets. We drove all the similar SUV's, but none compared to the Toyota. If you are in the market for an SUV think very seriously about the Sequioa, its not cheap, but then again it isn't built cheap either! Opt for the limited and get everything you want on it.

It took a while, but we got one

4.1
xxx on 04/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We traded in our 2001 full-size Montero Ltd. What a difference! This blows the Montero out of the water. No more praying for dear life when you take corners or change lanes. We got the deal we wanted by using the internet to email all the dealers in the Southeast. We sent out a broadcast fax, as well. We were very clear in with what we wanted and what price we were willing to pay. There were a lot of dealers that met our price but did not disclose add-ons like "Toyo Guard", dealer prep, paperwork, document processing, etc. that well exceeded the price we wanted to pay. We didn't play that game.

The Best Vehicle I Ever Owned

4.5
briemer on 04/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This Is simply "The Best Vehicle I Ever Owned". Quiet, Smooth, Comfort...Class act all the way...

Full Size Fun

4.9
FLOD on 04/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Comfort, luxury, and size characterize the Sequoia. For a family SUV, this is a great vehicle if you can afford it. We don't do off-roading, but the Northeast makes winter travel sometimes difficult. Not in this vehicle. Safety combined with Toyota reliability makes me feel good that my family is in this vehicle.

New Sequoia Owner

4.5
AWANG on 04/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a bargain if comparing to Lexus LX470. Toyota makes a full-size SUV closer to affortable with Sequoia. The engin is smooth and quiet, cabin is spacious. Other than poor fuel economics, I have no complain.

Nice Car

4.8
run 22 on 03/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

it's a very comfortable and powerful car. I think it has a killer engine. It's very fun-to-drive car.

From Ford to Reality

4.9
PhillyBoy on 03/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After 5 years of driving a Ford XLT, i couldn't take it any more any moved on up to a Sequoia SR% (fully loaded). What an experience. I have seen the light! Although the leather quality is by no means Lexus standard, it is comfortable and classy enough. Please don't complain about the gas mileage - we know the deal going in. The JBL rocks and the CD player is in play. Overall, I should have made the move sooner.

Sequoia Rules

4.9
scojo on 03/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Toyota quality, American largesse and bad to the bone looks and performance.

Phanton Pearl Luxury At Its Best

5
Roshaun46 on 03/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this vehicle o much, I wanted a new car, but was unsure, I had been driving the ford explorer, now I am in heaven, the handling isg reat, its great on gas and the inside of the Sequoa Limited is all so special to me, the smell of the leather, the sun roof is so nice, the heated seats is devine, all mot like the Range Rover a far as luxury is considered, Toyota has done well with the Sequoa Limited.

Sequoia Review

4.5
pluto on 03/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it; Fun to drive; Comfortable

OUTSTANDING

5
BOGS on 03/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

EXCELLENT RELIABILITY THE BEST HANDLING I'VE EVER DRIVIN. COMFORTABLE TO DRIVE AND VERY QUIET IN THE FREEWAY.

low gas mileage, nice performance

4.8
irishdawg on 03/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Sequoia is a powerful and suprisingly quick vehicle for its size. It does use gas quickly. It can be very difficult to see out of the rear when backing up or pulling out. The interior is spacious and comfortable. Interior is not fancy, just practical. I am happy with it.

Now a little nervous

4.8
murphy on 03/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We were extremely happy with our Sequoia UNTIL we drove out of the driveway and heard a TERRIBLE grinding sound. It sounded as if the entire braking system was doing to drop out. The TRAC light came on. I stopped and then starting driving again and the same thing happened. We took it immediately to the dealership. Two days later they tell us the ALIGNMENT was OFF!!? They "fixed" the problem and now I drive a little more cautiously than before. I bought a TOYOTA because I didn't want to have to deal with PROBLEMS!! Has this been a problem for anyone else?

Love my Sequoia

5
blueracing on 03/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Toyota has built a great SUV. The gas mileage is not at all bad when you consider you are driving a vehicle weighing over 5000 pounds. Much better mileage than a Yukon or an Escalade. Engine is silky smooth and power is adecuate. seating, legroom and headroom are perfect. a lot of cargo behind third row. Drives like a sedan. All around great vehicle. If you need memory seats or a fancy interior, buy an escalade or a land cruiser. Almost forgot, resale value is much better than the competition.

sequoia

4.9
rosehill on 03/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great on highway travel, comfortable, responsive, easy to control at cruising speeds. Travel on back roads- -dirt roads during winter with lots of snow and ice this year has been very easy and safe. Traction outstanding even on icy hilly terrain. Only complaint is rear visibility. Roominess for transporting is asset.

Family Sequoia

4.9
ack4us on 03/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just traded an 01 Grand Cherokee Ltd after having baby#2. The Grand Cherokee is all things bad about American built cars. Bought an SR5 with every option available except heated seats. Had those doen after market along with Spoiler and DVD system and still paid thousands less than an equivalent Limited. Quite frankly, the two tone Natural White/Silver is a better looking vehicle than the Limited. And our friends have remarked how much nicer looking it is that our relatives' 2002 Landcruiser!! After the Grand Cherokee and a 1998 EB Expedition, this is a keeper. You will have a difficult time finding another SUV as loaded as this for the money!!

great large car; great large truck!

5
schnooze on 02/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

very reasonably priced, great features and terrific reliability. if this sequoia were wrecked, i'd buy another to replace it!

Reliability and holds its value

4.1
appel on 02/23/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Comfortable car; found that they hold their value much better than the American versions; back seats a little difficult to fold down for backseat access; do like Fords folding flat seats. Love the SUV thus far.

Very Satisfied Customer

4.4
BNL15 on 02/22/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I was stuck trying to justify the high price of the Sequoia compared to it's American counterparts. In the end the resale value and reliabilty overcame the others. I have been very happy with my Sequioa, and feel more at ease with having to outlay that much money. The quality and workmanship is leaps and bounds above any others I have seen. I put in a Gibson Cat-Back exhaust & a Volant cold air intake. I get close to 18.5 miles to the gallon and much quicker 0-60 times, The set up cost me $600 but well worth it. In a nut shell, I am a very saitsfied Toyota owner. There is a reason that Toyota does not have to offer huge rebates to sell there products.

Best SUV in it's class

3.9
JL012860 on 02/21/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I love my new Sequoia! It's so quiet and smooth; nice acceleration; doesn't feel like a truck like some SUVs; very small radius of turn for making tight U- ies; did I mention it was very quiet. Sucks up a lot of gas....compare to my Honda Accord. Very happy I with my choice...as long as gas price stays below $2.

Sequoia forever!!

4.8
Loran R. on 02/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am totally in love with my new Sequoia, I love everything about it, especially the power, ride, torque and transmission. Awesome Vehicle!!!

We own both 2002 Tahoe & 2003 Sequoia!

3.6
mikeanddaph on 02/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

Finally a review from someone who owns both! TAHOE pros... acceleration, seat comfort, interior layout, towing, interior lighting. Tahoe cons... engine lite flashes for no reason, steering too sensitive on highway, radio is tinny at low levels, bad mpg, OVERALL 8.5/10 SEQUOIA pros... reliability, exterior styling, power rear window, retractable mirrors Sequoia cons... interior lighting, Seat style/comfort, dash layout (Wiper switch goes on when I put in park!), door mounted swithes are too small!, bad MPG. OVERALL 7.5/10.

Great Ride

4.9
youknowthatsright on 02/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best of the Large SUVs

Great ride and style

4.8
JMT on 02/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great looking vehicle with lots of nice features. It's size takes some getting used to as does the gas mileage (12-17) but it makes up for it with style and comfort on a long trip.

2002 TOYOTA SEQUOIA

4.6
FCT on 02/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Good SUV at afair price.

Beware of Sequoia

4.1
bwarren2 on 02/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Yes the Sequoia is very nice, extremely smooth ride no question. However, two things prompted me to sell mine. First, Toyota needs to recall all of the Brake rotors. 18K miles and mine needed to be replaced 3 times...absolutely horrible! Another thing that drove me crazy was the way the SUV would just get blown from one lane to another for no apparent resaon. This wasn't wind related or asphalt related. It almost made me wreck 2 times. I am not the only one ot have these issues either. So beware. The Sequoia is a very attractive SUV, very large yes. It does have several bad blind spots and a few Toyota design flaws that make it overpriced.

great suv

5
sean1234567890987654 on 02/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

for startes we took the SUV from MAINE to alberta canada, it was one of the most comfertable trips i've every takin. when we were going throught we hit some real step hill. i'm talking 35, 40 degrees on a high way. it hanlded them with no cares. also i never had to toalk the truck out of overdrive to make it up. were i live we get 2 feet of snow at least once a week and the truck with all of it's safty feature keep this on the road with ease. so i recamded this suv to any one who can afforded it. thats the only draw back but it pays off because the gas milage is much better then on the sticker. and it has a unbeliveavle radio, and speakers.

Upgraded from a 1995 Toyota 4 runner

4.9
Rob Frailey on 02/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent design and craftsmanship Turns heads. Enough power to plant you in your seat. You can be driving at 90mph and feel like 55.

Most Disappointing New Toyota

3.1
Dogman on 02/06/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

This is NOT a luxury vehicle! Toyota built this using the parts bin from their truck line. Several switches are not illuminated at night.(in a $46K vehicle!!!) The heating/AC controls suck. There is a large protrusion in the front Pass. foot area due to a stupid design. The vehicle is just too high. Overall quality is marginal. The new 4 Runner Interior is much nicer. VERY, very disappointing vehicle.

Most Disappointing New Toyota

3.1
dogman on 02/06/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

This is NOT a luxury vehicle! Toyota built this using the parts bin from their truck line. Several switches are not illuminated at night.(in a $46K vehicle!!!) The heating/AC controls suck. There is a large protrusion in the front Pass. foot area due to a stupid design. The vehicle is just too high. Overall quality is marginal. The new 4 Runner Interior is much nicer. VERY, very disappointing vehicle.

My Sequoia Saved My Wife's Life

4.5
wfegley on 02/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We only had our Sequoia for 1700 miles. It was the nicest vehicle we ever owned. It was roomy, comfortable, quiet, and peppy enough to get on down the highway. Its most important feature was our crash test. A moron made a left turn in front of my wife at point blank range. My wife t-boned the moron at 40 mph. The moron's vehicle turned into scrap metal. The Sequoia's front end crumpled as it was suppose to, but the passenger compartment was not compromised. The seat belts and air bags kept my wife from sustaining any serious injuries. The paramedics told my wife that our Sequoia saved her life.

truck is great!!1

5
vinny on 02/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ive tried them all the sequoia is far and wide the best!!

Would buy it again in a heart beat!

4.8
lance hunter on 02/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Good value...should be able to get a limted for $37,500 if you are a patient buyer and shop around (use the web).

fun to drive

4.9
viking100 on 01/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this suv is very comfortable. ride is smooth and easy. engine noise and outside noise are minimal. engine supplies adequate power and pickup. i am very satisfiedwith its performance and would recommend this vehicle without reservation.

Sequoia Summary

4
LCWestford on 01/26/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall I am really pleased with the SR5. It has reasonable gas mileage when compared to other Large SUVs. I average around 16 to 17 mpg. It has plenty of room and is really convenient when traveling with family. The quality of the interior is also superior to Ford and Chevy. The drawbacks I have had since I bought the vehicle: there is an annoying ticking or tapping sound (lifter noise?) coming from the engine that "Toyota" says is normal and not a mechanical problem. Supposedly, Toyota has had many complaints about this and is redesigning the 2003 to eliminate the sound.

2003 Sequoia

5
Wes P on 01/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Recently purchased '03 2WD Limited. Fantastic SUV. Ultra-smooth drivetrain. Great interior ergonomics. Factory DVD system is awesome. Had GMC Yukon but was going broke from fixing it. Little pricey but compared to others in class, it's OK. Super-sized sunroof, fun. Have high expectations for vehicle and hope they are met.

More for Less

5
fmrapisura on 01/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With my Sequoia, I'm impressed how Toyota was able to combine luxury, design, comfort, size and performance at a price below $45,000. At 17 mpg rating,(although I'm only getting 16), I'm glad that it uses only 87 octane gasoline.

I Love My Sequoia!

5
Alipanzo on 01/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When the Sequoia was first introduced, I wanted to have a closer look. I admired the 8-seat feature--that's a plus. It is so roomy in the rear; my children love it.

No buyers remorse here!

4.9
1st time SUVer on 01/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am so glad I bought this SUV. The ride is silky soft and the cabin is quiet and comfortable. I considered a Tahoe and an Expedition, but I questioned Tahoe's reliability and did not like Ford's style. So after reading mostly favorable consumer reviews, I decided to test drive the Sequoia. During the test drive I began to believe those seemingly suspicious rave reviews because I was hooked on the spot. I thought I'd have some sort of buyer's remorse, but so far there is none. I love having and driving this SUV!

Good SUV with bad workmenship!

3.4
mesa-sticky on 01/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Over all good SUV but many bad poor workmenship compare to Honda. Very comformatable seat and quiet engine. Be ware with saleperson, The dealer at Keaney mesa do not know what the sale. bad service.

What a vehicle!

5
Jpooleii on 01/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I could not be happier with my Sequoia purchase. To date I have not had a single problem with it and do not expect to. I think compared to the other SUV's on the market, the gas mileage is great.

Great vehicle!

4.8
KevinW_D on 01/08/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have owned a Highlander for 15 months and the ownership experience has been so good that we bought this Sequoia when we needed a bigger vehicle. What a great SUV! The domestic vehicles just don't compete with the Toyota (even though the Sequoia was designed by a team in the USA).

excellent suv

5
brums on 01/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

fun to drive. Smooth and comfortable to ride in. this is the best SUV I ever bought.

BYE BYE '98 Suburban

4.8
atldave on 01/02/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We traded our '98 GMC Suburban 4X4 LT. We looked at the Yukon XL and there was no comparison. The Toyota is really a vehicle that you can live with day in and day out. It's a blast to drive! It seats 8 comfortably...The Yukon's are mostly sold with 4 bucket seats in ATL now. The interior comfort and ease of use is way ahead of the Yukon XL. The Yukon XL back seat was a beast to remove. The Yukon just was too truck- like, plus it was more expensive feature for feature. We don't tow much...If I towed, I'd have taken the Yukon.

Great SUV

4.5
antnie on 12/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Changed from a BMW X5 to a Limited Sequoia. Beautiful SUV, roomy, rides smooth, looks great.

Why buy a Land Cruiser?

4.6
Mario Meas on 12/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is huge. But once you get in it and start driving it around, you realize that you're driving a sedan, except for the fact that you're above everyone else. The quietness and smooth ride of this SUV is nothing short of amazing. Toyota spec'd the Sequoia's 0-60 at 9.8 seconds. But I sweart it did it in 7 seconds.

Lovin' our Sequoia

4.8
Texas YapYap on 12/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wife did her time in a worn '95 Volvo 850 wagon (now with 106K miles). With three kids that are no longer babies, we needed room for them and friends. She loves this car. I think the thing we love the most is how the car rides. It's just very, very comfortable.

Great truck

4.6
polodogg1 on 12/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great truck. It turns heads for the great look that it has. It also gets the job done. I also use it to pull my 10x5 trailer, and it hasn't failed me yet.

Best In Class

3.8
Nat Hooker on 12/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

The only real drawbacks with this SUV are gas milage & the driver seat does not go back quite enough. I have had 4 Suburbans including one currently. The Sequoia blows it away. It may be a tad smaller (length & cargo) however it is three times the SUV.

Top SUV For Its Class

4.9
RL Schafer on 12/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Compared all SUV’s in its class and the Sequoia ranks #1. This SUV offers it all, spacious room, luxury, and most importantly reliability. Other SUV manufactures should take note.

We Love our Sequoia

4.9
Morgann on 12/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This by far the best Toyota we have ever owned. We travel from MA. to VT in the snow. The Sequoia is by far the best I have ever driven in the snow & ice. The ride comfort is great!

Enjoyments of a Sequoia

4.8
BBSmith on 12/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I enjoy my sequoia immensely, I drive it to work everyday and I love the way it handles, I am a previous owner of 2 4-Runners, and I love the experience of owning a Toyota. The reliablity and quality is unbeatable. i would always rcommend a Toyota of any sort to any friend or stranger who asks. I have had numerous good comments on my Sequoia and I am happy that I made the choice. Of course when I decide to purchase again later, I will definitely buy another Toyota.

1000 miles with my sequoia

4.9
ekunst on 12/09/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The first SUV I have owned and I love it.Never considered any American models,still cant compete with Japanese engineering, quality etc.My choices were the MDX and the Sequoia,they offered the most hip,shoulder and legroom.Ruled out the MDX due to the lack of vehicles to look at,slim color choices and turned off to paying full MSRP sticker.The Sequoia offered more vehicle for the money.My purchase was 4k under MSRP.The Sequoia had a superior ride quality,better seats,interior/exterior design and superior color choices.The engine is the smoothest V8 I have ever owned and quiet.Fuel economy is exceptable at 17mpg.I have had no problems and no regrets.

Heaven

5
G. Baby on 11/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We owned a 2001 Yukon XL 1500 before this and it could not compare to toyota quality.

glad I didn't buy a suburban

4.6
rocco on 11/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car! test drove all the full size suv's by far the best. Suburban was good too,but just does not compare in build quality and the sequoia holds it's value better than most.

I love it!

4.6
tgcgopher on 11/14/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

The first week after I bought the car I thought I had made a mistake, the panel lit up like a christmas tree. It was in the shop twice to find the problem then they could not get the part so it was in for a week. Something about the accuator on the ABS brake system part was bad. Since then it has been a dream. I love it. But beware I have the leather seats with the wood grain accents and the middle concil on the passager side is loose, they can't seem to find the right part to fit from toyota so they are going to send me to a local shop. It its cosmetic and not a big deal. The drive is wonderful!

A Big (pleasant) Surprise

4.8
Bird on 11/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

On the outside this SUV can look big but once inside and behind the whell it feels like a car. It does not even compare with any other, its in a class by itself. I was most surprised by how incredibly quiet this SUV is. It has the feel of a Lexus in quietness.

Over two years and not a single problem

4.8
Frequent buyer on 11/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We switched to Sequoia from a 4Runner. I don't want to bore you with the initial decision making and comparisons I made. We have had this SUV for two years now. Have taken it to all nasty road conditions. The car drives as if it is on rails. The has a much more dynamic feel than the 4Runner (ironic isn't it/). More importantly, this SUV has never had to go back to dealer . Not even for an adjustment. I can't say the same for our European cars. I really recommend this SUV.

Best Value for your money

4.8
Darryl Wheeler on 11/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Good value and ride. Dealer played typical games of bate and switch made process a bit flustrating.

great SUV

4.5
SBMNC on 10/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After owned 98 Expedition and 99 RX300, this new Squoia provides the best overall SUV we ever drove. Up to this date, I have to drive at least once every day just for fun. One time we had 6 adults and two children with their car seats install on the road for 3 hours. None of the passagers complained about too crowded. They all felt sitting comfortable.

Fun, Reliability, and Comfort

4.9
JIMEL on 10/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car!!! It is fun to drive, smooth, and powerful. I feel like I am driving a $60K SUV. The feature that can be added is the NAV system.

All good for 40,000 but one thing

5
hampton on 10/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GREAT SUV

Very Good - With Minor Improvements

4.8
Sierra Steve on 10/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My main gripes are as follows: the transmission downshifts really hard in the hills (I had a Chevy and a Ford that shifted cleaner) I hope they can address this issue. I'm 6'2" and the ergonomics are generally great for the driver, except that they buried the clock at the bottom of the dash panel, and when they shifter is in drive it actually blocks the view of some of the HVAC controls. It's even worse for my wife who is 5'3". The drivers seat needs at least a 2 position memory switch, and it would be really nice if they had incorporated the stereo controls into the steering wheel pod. Other than that, I'll shut up - it's a great vehicle!

NEW SUV

4.5
crispycritter1 on 10/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just purchased my new SUV and got to say it have everything I want in it along with the looks and ride....finally found a SUV with the headroom etc I need. Terrific vehicle and I hope to have it for many years...

Nice But It Ain't A LandCruiser

4.4
David C on 10/08/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

An overall nice, well built car. Selected Sequoia over 2003 LC due to the $ value/interior size comparisons. Despite it's attention to detail, the interior fit/finish does not compare to the my 99 LC. Yet kids love the interior size and sound system; wife likes the exterior looks. I guess things could be worse (like owning a Ford).

`03 4WD Sequoia Ltd.

4.8
hemiden on 10/07/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I researched many SUV's over a 4 month period. Although I wasn't looking for a full size SUV initially, I finally decided on the Sequoia for it's hi-tech V8 engine, (which runs on regular gas), reliability and it's decent towing capacity. The handling of such a large vehicle is very impressive and even better than my 2000 V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which I traded for the Seqouia (no regrets there). Of course, the added bonus of having the room for up to 8 passengers, and the quality fit and finish helps too. I have yet to find (any) quality or mechanical issues with this vehicle.

Excellent SUV

4.5
ABCd on 09/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very nice and smooth powertrain. Inside is very nice, and comfortable. If you want to purchase Toyota backed extend warranty at the dealer, make sure you start the neg. by knocking down $400 off the price they quote you! The dealer will always try to take advantage of you first. Watch out!!You can find out the MSRP for those extended warranty on toyota's website under finance.

Better than Expedition?

4.9
rbarea on 09/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Smooth, quiet and powerfull ride. Sways a little too much on turns and brakes need a lot of force to stop. The Expeditions interior lay-out with available Captains chairs and a power flat folding third row seat can't be beat and should be implemented by Toyota. The canopy air bag system in the Ford is also a gret safety feature that all should copy.

Mr Yao

4.8
Mike Yao on 09/25/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Steel wheel design not enough pretty; Power of engine need a little more boost up such as 5.0 or 5.5 liter engine will performance better. Color of vehicle not enough for selection in Limited edition model.

Sequoia

4.9
cougar on 09/25/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After owning a 1998 Expedition for the last four years we were ready to look into another large SUV. Because we have already owned Toyota's in the past and were always very pleased with their reliability, we decided to research the Sequoia. The handling of the Sequoia was far superior to that of the Expedition and also the acceleration of the Sequoia was far superior.

wish U.S. would've built this

4.8
scuba steve on 09/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I hated to buy other than american but several friends have this and have had no problems towing or diving the beaches surf fishing. My other toyota truck is a 1989 with 155,000 miles and going strong with years of abuse behind her. hope I get that lucky with my new truck/SUV.



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