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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#8480 of 8984 RE: New Sequoia for 06
Jan 28, 2005 (11:19 pm)
The Tundra truck will be redesigned for 2007. Probably released mid to late 2006. Since Sequoia is based on tundra platform it will likely be redesigned after tundra. Toyota is building a new plant in Austin Texas for Tundra. It is very likely that toyota will not release 2 new vehicles at the same time. Also the current significant modification to Sequoia looks, eninge and transmission indicate that toyota wants to give sequoia a boost for next few yrs. I would say it is very likely that we will see 2008 Seq in early 2007. So the current 2005 model will atleast last 2 full yrs.
Comparing Seq with new 4Runner, it feels Seq needs an update in interior. The configuration is little hap-hazzard unlike 4Runner which feels like a cock pit with all gauges and instruments placed very logically. On the other hand, Seq has more interior room and longer wheel base. It can haul 8 adults very easily. The quality of ride is excellent. With the new looks it is very much similar to 4runner front look. For a second, you can confuse the seq with 4Runner if just looking at front grill. MPG is around 15, mixed city and highway with around 13 mpg stop and go intown driving.
My suggestion, if you need more room outside or inside go for Sequoia. I did same.
#8481 of 8984 Tundra Plant
Jan 31, 2005 (8:09 am)
The new Toyota plant is in San Antonio, about 90 miles south of Austin.
#8482 of 8984 towing capability of the sequoia
Feb 03, 2005 (5:28 pm)
i have been trying to get some info.in regard to the towing capability of the sequoia but have not been ableto do that.i am looking for more towing capability than my 4runner 2003 v6 which will tow 6400# with a frame mounted hitch,its hp is 245 and torque at 283 ft.lbs.the 4runner v8 with 235 hp and torque of 325 with a frame mounted hitch will tow 7000#.the sequoia with 282 hp and torque of 325 is only rated by toyota at 6200#.the gmc yukon which is about the same size of vehicle with 285 hp and and torque of 295 will tow 7800#.if you look at the consumers rating by edmunds both are the same with 9.4 and 9.5.i have had remmendous reliability with my previous 1996 4runner with 480,000km.(300,000 miles),therefor i would prefer the sequoia but its towing rating is considerable less than what is want.any comments sam
#8483 of 8984 RE: sequoia by nwfootballa23 [kennynmd]
Feb 03, 2005 (5:34 pm)
you do realize that the towing capability of the v6 4runner with a frame mounted hitch is about 6400# compared to the sequoia which is 6200#.the 4runner v8 can tow 7000#
#8484 of 8984 Extended Warranty
Feb 03, 2005 (7:09 pm)
Has anyone purchased an extended warranty from Toyota prior to the expiration of the original warranty?
Just curious as to whether Toyota dealers, expecially in MD/DC area would offer competitive pricing.
#8485 of 8984 Re: Extended Warranty [arslan]
Feb 03, 2005 (7:45 pm)
I purchased mine from a dealer in VA, right by the DC border off I-95(Kay Jennings I think it was) after reading many posts here on Edmunds. One of the members (cliffy1) works there and gave a great deal (1/2 price) as compared to what my local dealers wanted. Contact cliffy1 and see what he says.
#8486 of 8984 Re: Extended Warranty [arslan]
Feb 04, 2005 (1:17 pm)
Bought a 6yr/100K platinum warranty for $915 plus tax, which is $100 over "cost" on my '01 SR5 4WD. I would not pay anymore than that. Have had roughly same amount of claims through 88K miles due to a rear axel seal replacement. Worth piece of mind, I suppose.
#8487 of 8984 Re: Extended Warranty [arslan]
Feb 05, 2005 (11:45 am)
ss/ff4 - Thanks for the info.
#8488 of 8984 SEQ '05 Limited Wood Trim
Feb 05, 2005 (11:45 am)
We are in the process of ordering a 2005 Limited with the Luxury Package as well as other options. My question is about the wood trim. The LX pkg states it includes "wood grain style trim". There is an additional accessory listed called the "Molded Dash Applique". The dealer we are dealing with is charging us for the molded dash applique in addition to the LX package. Another dealer told us the dash applique was included in LX pkg. We are also getting the Navigation system and want to make sure the wood trim is on this portion of the dash as seen in the brochure.
#8489 of 8984 Re: towing capability of the sequoia [sam20]
Feb 05, 2005 (3:04 pm)
if you are going to tow something that is pushing the limits of 3 tons or more, a larger, wider track vehicle is probably better. as far as hp/torque ratings go, it depends at where in the power band those numbers you quote happen. the yukon most likely makes more torque at a lower, and probably broader range than the sequoia. this allows it to have a higher towing capacity.