2004 toyota sequoia
The Sequoia is an excellent car for big families, especially for those who draw trailers. It supplies 3 rows of seats capable of lugging 8 guests. Though large, it's surprisingly manoeuvrable. It's wonderful for hauling.
All designs are well outfitted, and Toyota has actually enhanced value for 2004 by including devices without raising the base price. The less expensive SR-5 design includes basic dual-zone front and also back climate control and power front seats. The high-trim Sequoia Limited currently comes requirement with a power moonroof.
If the area, pulling capability and also off-road capacity of a truck-based, full-size sport-utility are exactly what you require, the Toyota Sequoia is difficult to defeat.
The Toyota Sequoia is available in two trim levels: SR5 and Limited. Both are powered by a 240-horsepower 4.7-liter V8 mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive are readily available.
The SR5 ($ 31,625) comes requirement with power windows, mirrors and door locks, cruise ship control, automated dual-zone climate control, power pole position, an AM/FM stereo with both cassette and also CD players, ABDOMINAL MUSCLE with brake help, and also 16-inch styled steel wheels. Four-wheel-drive ($ 3,530) is extra on both models.
The Restricted ($ 40,900) includes natural leather furniture, warmed seats and outdoors mirrors, color-keyed body, premium JBL stereo with 10 speakers, a power slide-and-tilt moonroof, a roofing system shelf and 17-inch light weight aluminum wheels.
Both trim lines come common with a lot of safety devices. The digital stability control system can help correct a skid when cornering. Grip control maintains the wheels from sliding when accelerating in slippery driving conditions. Front airbags are common, as are three-point safety belt for all eight locations. Front side-impact and also head-protection air bags are optional ($ 500).
Toyota enables its customers a lot more versatility with optional tools than many suppliers. The SR-5 can be geared up with the majority of the Minimal content in numerous choice bundles. These consist of a Preferred Package ($ 1,770) with the leather as well as premium stereo with a six-disc in-dash changer. An Alloy Wheel Plan ($ 1,835) adds P265/65 R17 tires on 17-inch rims, color-coordinated fender flares and also running boards, rear privacy glass, a lugging receiver drawback, seven-pin electrical wiring harness converter as well as high-power alternator. The Convenience Plan ($ 255) includes warmed outside mirrors, a journey computer with compass, outside temperature level, current as well as average gas intake and also fuel array features, and a HomeLink global transceiver. Stand alone options for the SR-5 consist of the power tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade ($ 1,000), roof covering shelf ($ 220), remote keyless entry ($ 245), trailer plan ($ 380)), the premium stereo with a 6-disc in-dash CD changer ($ 715), rear-seat audio controls ($ 240) and also a rear-seat enjoyment plan with a DVD customer as well as the rear sound controls ($ 1,770).
Alternatives for the Restricted design are, well, restricted. They include the DVD enjoyment system, rear-seat audio, in-dash CD changer ($ 200), a rear self-leveling suspension ($ 360), and a rear looter ($ 200).
Sequoia's overall appearance is tidy, purposeful as well as, most importantly, large. The Sequoia takes its designing hints from the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup. Both are developed at the exact same assembly plant in Princeton, Indiana. Sequoia might be one of the most conservatively styled full-size SUV available. The back looks even more like a minivan than a truck.
Sequoia's front and rear doors are perfectly incorporated as well as in shape proportionally with the rearmost seats as well as freight area. They swing open and also gathered exceptional lightness, but shut with a good, safe thunk. The window in the rear liftgate in fact rolls down, similar to those on the wood-paneled station wagons of the '60s and '70s. That's good, due to the fact that this is a huge car. The liftgate swings so high that it's a lengthy go for individuals five-feet high, despite having the dangling help strap.
Sequoia's overhangs, particularly the front, are short, so the strategy and also separation angles benefit off-roading. The Minimal version has body colored wheel arches, mirrors as well as molding, rather than black. It's also differentiated by its fog lights, running boards and common alloy wheels. Toyota hasn't taken to the trend of decking its SUVs with large swathes of black vinyl or plastic, and also in our view that's good.
Entering and also out of the Sequoia can be a difficulty, specifically for smaller sized children and Grandma. Running boards are offered and are immensely useful, along with the grab takes care of placed just inside the doorframes. However you should be prepared to lift on your own up and also into this lorry. A huge monster like the Sequoia calls for some physical mastery, which its occupants not hesitate of elevations.
As soon as in, there's a powerful view from every seat. The large, sumptuous leather seats in the Minimal design are incredibly comfortable, and also warmed.
Controls adhere to Toyota's timeless, and convenient, common: Lights on the left stalk, wipers on the right. Stereo and also climate-control buttons and also knobs are larger than those in a lot of lorries as well as are gathered in a shuck in the facility of the dashboard. Indeed, the temperature and fan dials are the largest in the Sequoia, and that takes a little getting used to. Our instinct was to change the interior temperature when we intended to adjust the quantity. All switches have a gratifying feel, yet we have a number of nitpicks. The clock is installed as well low in the facility of the dash, and obscured from sight by the climate-control buttons. And also not all of us are captivated with the metal-tone trim that decorates the button clusters on the doors as well as dashboard.
Toyota's attention to detail can be seen all over inside the Sequoia. The remarkably big container in between the pole positions is divided right into two levels. The top level has a fold-out clipboard and also spring-loaded coin slots. The bottom level has a shaped, bookshelf-like CD owner to maintain to 8 CDs from rattling around, but there's enough area left over to hold a six-pack or a moderately sized handbag. The door pockets are narrow, yet there are two open bins at the front of the console, lined with rubber as well as deep adequate to maintain cell phones or pocketbooks from sliding around. An overhead console holds sunglasses. The driver information center includes a compass, outside temperature scale, as well as gas economy statistics, such as miles until empty as well as mpg.
The three-passenger second-row seat is big, contoured and also comfy. The seat backs recline over a broad array, as well as the back audio as well as environment controls on Sequoia's so complete are plainly put on the rear of the large facility console, within very easy reach of all three second-row seats placements, in addition to those in front. The seat itself splits 60/40 to fold.
The Sequoia is a champ if you need to carry lots of kids on a regular basis. We say children because they'll have the most energy and dexterity to jump over the middle-row to obtain to the third-row seats. Nevertheless, asking full-sized adults to creep back there isn't really most likely to cost you a couple of buddies. A lever on the curbside of the 2nd seat releases a spring-loaded mechanism that drops the seatback and also turns the entire seat onward. It gets rid of a relatively large path to the back, as well as the middle seat is easy to plop back once travelers are aboard.
The three-place third row has to do with like they obtain. Legroom is limited as compared to the second row, but the seatbacks recline as well as there's enough headroom. Better, the whole 3rd row also slides fore/aft over a series of eight inches, to readjust for more legroom or even more storage space behind the seat. With the third seat up and all the means onward, there's area behind for a huge suitcase and a number of carry-on bags.
For even more cargo area, the third-row seats are simple to roll forward, or they can be gotten rid of entirely with a bit more effort. With them tumbled, we discovered sufficient area for a jogging baby stroller, a child backpack and all the remainder of the gear required for a day hike. For optimal cargo carrying, you can eliminate the third-row seats and also fold as well as topple the second-row seats. Then there suffices space back there to clean out Toys 'R Us during an inventory-clearance sale.