The Toyota Sequoia is a full-size three-row body-on-frame SUV capable of moving a large family and especially towing. The Sequoia has been updated over the years but the last full update was ten years ago and it is starting to show its age. Compared the best selling trucks like the Tahoe and Yukon which have been updated with modern fuel efficient engines, the Sequoia has a thirsty V8 engine. The Ford Expedition has even moved to a turbocharged V6 engine and a ten speed automatic to improve fuel efficiency. the cabin is roomy but suffers from hard plastics and a small centre head unit without apple or android operating support.
Japanese car, especially Toyota and Nissan, and all these "American" Japanese cars, always age terribly. When Toyota designs a car, it in style at the time it goes on sale, but they never think about making the car look fine, only focus on it looking on time.
With over 160k miles in 10 years of owning a 2008 Toyota sequoia, we've only had to replace the water pump and the radiator. Yes, it's definitely a gas hog and it a bit boring to look at, but we have gotten our moneys worth out of it. Nowadays, this beast just sits outside and only used when we need to haul around the kids. Would I buy a 2018 model? NO. However, if you're looking for the reliability of owing a Toyota sequoia, I would pick up a used leased one.
10 years old, but should be very reliable. It's refined over all those years, also I thought they discontinued making these, but then again if I saw a brand new one I probably wouldn't know the difference if it was new or 3-4 years old.
Under 100k miles, the O2 sensors were replaced. Under 160k miles, the front sway bar end links failed. At about 220K miles, the front struts. The originals were fine. I just wanted to see if replacing the originals would improve the ride. It didn't. The ride was still fantastic. At about 262k miles, the driver side catalytic convertor was replaced. At 265k miles, the original belt tensioner started going bad. As a result, I moved up the timing belt service (at 90K mile intervals). The original water pump was ok but I had it replaced. Finally, last summer the valve cover gaskets were replaced. Oh yeah, I replaced the liftgate door handle myself three summers ago.
I just turned 245,000 miles on my Sequoia. It's a really great vehicle....bullet proof engine and transmission. Yes....that old school 6 speed tranny is bullet proof. it just works. Reliable to the max. Do not change a thing on this vehicle.
Right Lane Hog you are absolutely correct on that one. I know from owning three Toyota's that the rest of the competition is for sure way far behind on reliability. I guess the concept holds true to it's word that what ain't broken don't need fixin'. 👍
Picked up an 02 Limited with 260k. Two repairs and new headlights were the only things needed. I changed out the head unit for a Nav/Bluetooth/backup camera to give me modern essentials. Rollin for less than $5000 into it. Using it mostly for a moving vehicle (trailer) and filling a house (cargo). I'm happy with it.
we own one in the family. this is an excellent family workhorse with minimal cost of ownership, a life saver in Canadian winters, has tone of space. I can still sell it for a good chunk of change if I wanted to. yes it may look outdated but it's the most enjoyable (camping, long distance trips, off roads), reliable, safe car we ever owned. V8 engine pushes plenty of power effortlessly to make this vehicle shine when needed. if gas mileage is an issue this may not be as desirable. however if you look at the low cost of ownership and the fact that nothing ever brakes on this car it may somewhat balance the high cost at the pump. this vehicle is for my wife's use to accommodate work, children, school, activities. I didn't care for sophistication, info system, sporty handling characteristics. space, reliability, safety, comfort were the priorities on my shopping list and this vehicle delivered them. everything else is provided by other daily drivers.
We already know this SUV is older so it's common sense it won't have the fancy tech or stuff like a brand new 2018 model. So to continue to compare it to new cars is pointless. You should spend more time talking about its qualities not things we can already assume.
People always bragging about the reliability on these and I get it. However, honestly when the vehicle has been essentially the same for the past 20 years with only slight updates made 10 years ago, i would hope it would be reliable. One would hope you get pretty proficient at putting it together after all those years
What a beautiful interior! Proper knobs and switches, proper shifter and a small screen instead having the dash dominated by stupid iPad wannabes. I wish car manufacturers would give you a choice when purchasing a vehicle these days even if was just the base model to have a proper ergonomic dash set up like this instead of the video game- take your eyes off the road to adjust anything dashes that are being produced currently.
Pretty sure forgetting how to park is a rite of passage to full-size SUV ownership.... Almost any time I see a truck with a curb weight over 5000lbs-- Double parked.
Although, I imagine it would help if they could actually see the ground- let alone the lines- from their rolling sniper blinds... 😆
Toyota has done a great job with the new Camry and the Corolla hatchback....however these markets are shrinking. They really should be focusing on the SUV market as thats where the market is. I know the new Rav 4 is coming out soon and the fact the old model still sells in outrageous numbers shows how much people love the brand. They really need a new 4Runner and Sequoia and to add the hybrid version of the C-HR.
Benjamin Francis, Toyota's new body-on-frame truck platform is incubating as we speak. Automotive News did an article about it a couple of weeks ago. I agree about the C-HR hybrid which is currently the top selling version in Europe.
I think it is perfect just the way it is. No crap all substance and built to last. Also less expensive than most of the competition when similarly equipped. I would rather a similarly dated 4 runner but if I had the cash this would be on my list over the triplets.
A extremely important SUV for Overlanding as is the 4Runner, I have 2 friends one of each & here on #VancouverIsland #BC where a litre of gasoline is $1.64 today regular. All of us go Overland trips and my friend who has the 4Runner gets ONLY 1 or 2 mpg more than the Sequoia when at 30-60 klms a hour (4x4 on dirt roads).
If the Sequoia is $20,000 cheaper than a Tahoe or Armada then its worth it for fuel costs over a year @ 1 tank per week! But I'd probably get the Armada for the dependable engines even if I pay at the pumps in Canada.
2018 Toyota Sequoia ? This looks like a 2001 model... Yuk. And at 6000 LBS it's an obese dinosaur. Gas guzzler doesn't begin to describe this monstrousity. Ready to put $150 of gasoline a week in an antiquated ugly SUV ? The Sequoia is for you. lol
Oh, and bring Zack back, please.
If you're ok with giving your money away to big oil companies by driving an obsolete, six thousand pounds, gas guzzling SUV, that's giving you only about 14 miles per gallon of fuel, good for you. No thanks for me. I prefer to keep my money for better things in life.
AlainHubert u must have never driven one B4, & blind as well. I had a 2002 Sequoia & the 2008-18 models look nothing like it. I own a 2012 Sequoia now, I always fill up the tank all the way with $65 average, using Unleaded Plus fuel. I will never trade my Sequoia in for anything else, unless it's a newer Sequoia model......🤩🤩🤩👌👌👌✌
what you mean bring back Zack? do you even watch the channel regularly? last year Zack had the competition because he wanted a second reviewer on the channel. Mike Gurr won and now he's a regular contributor to the channel as well as still working his regular job.
jmasoncar s yes. Small issues. Like the plastic ok thank side of the seats the clips broke so it sagged(easy fix) heated and cooled seats don't work too well(it's a 2006 and the seqouia doesn't have that either way) and that's pretty much it. I'm acually fixing the front end and if it gives me issues again ill switch to coils (not a big deal at all) navigators and expeditions run. And the navigator drives wayyy better then the seqouia and has a wayyyyyy nicer interior. (Ones luxury the others not duh) one was 50k base the other is 32k. But the navigators interior is the best from any sub that size of the time.my favorite make is Toyota but I've never had major issues with any fords either. But Toyota everything lasts. The electronics as well(for the most part)
Mario L wow that's damn Good for a navigator! I would assume you've taken good care of it though as well. I have a 2008 Tacoma bought bran new $115,000 miles, only recently had to replace the alternator becuase the bearings were noisy but that's it. Tundra is definitely an upgrade I more so just meant it's still based on the 2007 platform. At the end of the day if it were my money I'd buy a new expedition if I needed a big suv.
jmasoncar s the tundra is a huge upgrade over this in design and interior. If they upgrade this like they did the tundra it actually has a chance to sell. I completely agree that it will be the most reliable as well as most like hold it's value better(not %100 sure since it's such a old body) they just needa release at all new one it wayyy over due. My mom litterally sold her 06 seqouia with 110k last month with 0 issues ever . The car never had one problem. I have a 06 navigator and the front airbag suspension just fucked up at 99k miles(normal with any car on airbags) going to convert it to coils. Other then that its had zero issues as well.
Mario L I agree with you but will any truck be problem free for 10 years and only lose around 20% of its purchase price? Yeah it's at the back of of the pack but I'd still say it's the most reliable and will hold its value the longest. Same with the tundra. It all depends on what the buyer is looking for.
Just bought one. I love how it runs on all 8 cylinders all the time without being a V-6 turbo or having cylinder shut off. The tech features are dated which is great because all the new stuff is expensive to fix. It is a tank that will last almost forever.
Hey dude, Did you notice the guy was standing with chattering teeth, wearing a Parka and dodging polar bears on the shores of frozen Lake Ontario? Worse than that, Toyota Canada is not offering 9k discounts.
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