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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#61 of 1954 Re: 2008 Sequoia [cprov23]
Sep 14, 2006 (4:07 pm)
Honestly, I don't know. I have hearing about it and reading articles about the new design, but there's nothing concrete. Apparently Toyota is keeping very tight wraps on this new project. Like you, i'd like to know too. I would love to trade in (or sell more likely) my 2004 4Runner for a new '08 Sequoia. I'd like to see Toyota finally compete with Ford and Chevy for toughest SUV
#62 of 1954 Re: 2008 Sequoia [luvmy4runner]
Oct 04, 2006 (10:22 am)
I also just heard that the new '08 Sequoia ( mid '07? ) will be based on the new Tundra frame. From one participant in the recent Tundra training in Princeton the new Sequoia will be 'suburban-size'. Prolly bigger than a Tahoe/Expedition but slightly smaller than the Suburban. Just a guess tho. It could be as big as the Suburban but that would leave a 'void' size-wise for a normal 8 passenger V8 SUV.
Oh, both rear rows fold flat into the floor without having to take the seats out.
#63 of 1954 Re: 2008 Sequoia [kdhspyder]
Oct 04, 2006 (11:13 am)
I would be surprised if Toyota abandoned the current size of the Sequoia altogether. There is a bigger market for the current size of the Sequoia which is evident by the sales comparisons between the Suburban and Tahoe. Perhaps there would be an "XL" version along with the current dimensions.
Oct 30, 2006 (2:08 pm)
I talked to the Toyota Dealer and he said the new Sequoia will be based on the new Tundra platform. He has seen pictures of the new model - says it looks like a Ford.
Minus all the Ford problems no doubt.
Hopefully it will compete favorably with the Nissan Armanda.
I would like a nice SUV that is actually setup to tow.
Thought about a GMC Yukon Denali but the 6.2L engine is shipped with a 3.42 axle ratio. It can only tow 7900 lbs!
American manufacturers will just never get it. They turned what could have been a great tow vehicle into grandma's gas guzzlin grocery getter. Who needs that? That also loaded up the dash with "international symbols" to control things. The GMC feels more like a foreign vehicle than a Toyota. You need the owners manual to tell what the buttons mean.
#65 of 1954 Re: 2008 Sequoia [straittalk]
Oct 31, 2006 (7:28 am)
Did your Toyota Dealer say when the New Sequoia would be coming out? Also would he either show you a picture of the Sequoia or suggest how you might see one?
#66 of 1954 2008 Sequoia
Nov 30, 2006 (10:47 am)
I currently have an MDX and was very dissapointed with the new model. Still no AC for third row, still a crappy third row, still wind noise, and still no easy access to third row. My wife has decided that she wants to bump up to a large SUV. However, the only one with captain's chair second row, and automatic fold third row flat is the Expedition. I do not want a Ford, I pray the new Seqouia will have captain's chair second row option and nice auto fold flat third row. Does anyone know if this will be the case?
#67 of 1954 Re: 2008 Sequoia [needles]
Dec 01, 2006 (6:24 am)
I've been checking out all the large SUVs given the fact that I have 4 kids to trek around. Easy access to the third row via captain's chairs can be had in the Infiniti QX56/Nissan Armada but unfortunately, this car appears to be plagued with the new model big truck blues where they can't seem to get the brakes right. You hear very mixed reviews on this car and almost too many to consider spending the 52k you'll end up spending for a car with engineering issues like this. I'm still waiting to hear if the 2007 QX56 models have finally ironed this problem out. The Sequoia suffered this same problem but managed to solve it in 3 years(Infiniti/Nissan are into their 4th model year as of 2007)
There's also the Escalade ESV(and cousins) but I find it difficult to pay this kind of money for an SUV where they oversized the trunk and skimped on the 3rd row room factor. They would have done better to have cut the trunk down by a foot and given this to the third row. Also, the two 2007 ESVs that I drove in had an annoying vibration when coasting and too much plastic for my liking(at 65k I'd expect NONE!). Also, folding the third row and then bring this back to normal position was annoyingly difficult compared to the Nissan solution.
I also looked at the 2007 Sequoia Limited which also offers captain's seats in the second row but it's obvious this car is due for a redesign as it's missing all the amenities found in recent model ESVs like 3 zone climate control, a navigation system that doesn't look like an after thought, and variable cruise control where it slows down automatically when vehicles are in front of you. In general, the interior needs to be freshened up to modern standards.
A surprising candidate which is neither an SUV or a minivan is the Mercedes R class. My wife, who wanted out of the minivan world and into the cool SUV world, has fallen in love with this car. It offers second row captain's seats and interior refinement that is only found in cars of this caliber(beautiful maple wood, leather, electronic transmission). Also, the R series has been dropped 5k for 2007 making the R350 a great option for 45k.
If my wife decides against the R, I'll definitely wait for the latest Sequoia and Lexus SUV models. From what I've managed to dig up recently, I don't believe anyone can be sure the Sequoia will be released into the Lexus lineup(even though I would most definitely buy this vehicle) given the fact that the new Landcruiser is due out in 2008. A Lexus branded Sequoia would be a competitor and based on the spy photos, It appears to be smaller than what I would have thought would have been offered with the new Tundra platform.
I agree, would be great to see a new Sequoia with an auto fold flat third row like the Ford or Mercedes GL and even a sunken trunk bay like the minivans. I believe these features along with those found in modern SUVs would be a huge winner.
#68 of 1954 Re: 2008 Sequoia [kdhspyder]
Dec 13, 2006 (11:56 am)
that's what i heard...early spring perhaps...
#69 of 1954 Re: 2008 Sequoia [cprov23]
Dec 26, 2006 (9:02 am)
I too cannot wait for the new Sequoia to arrive, not for myself but for a famiy member who is out after a great, reliable SUV. We have it narrowed down between the new Sequoia and the new Buick Enclave, and the new Chevrolet Tahoe."> I have a pic of what the new Sequoia is supposed to look like.
Dec 30, 2006 (8:22 pm)
Hey dingchavez, where d'ya find this "photo"? Looks pretty computer rendered to me. The only other images I've seen is the wacky Japanese magazine cover with a blue front end of (what appears to be) a 2008 Tundra.
I'm getting desperate and might pull the trigger on a domestic unless Toyota gets the '08 Sequoia in this years' auto shows.
Thanks for any addl' info!