Toyota Sequoia

The Toyota Sequoia was the Japanese automaker's first full size sport utility vehicle to be included in the lineup for the United States market, and was first debuted for the 2001 model year. The Sequoia offers smooth handling in spite of its large size, a multitude of sophisticated options and a competitive price tag, especially when compared against similar vehicles in its class, such as the Ford Expedition and Chevrolet Tahoe. Superior craftsmanship, in addition to outstanding safety and reliability, help tie together the appealing package that makes up the Sequoia. It has also been popular among consumers for its ability to offer a high level of comfort and performance. The Sequoia is available with front or rear wheel drive, in two distinctive trim styles: the SR5 and the Limited. Of these, the Limited is the more upscale model with greater standard equipment, and also slightly higher in price. Across the board standard features including air conditioning, power window and door locks, a fully loaded sound system with AM/FM stereo and compact disc and cassette player. Additionally, tilt steering, a tachometer and cruise control come part of the standard equipment. The Limited style also features heated front seats, a sunroof, lustrous leather seats and steering wheel, and power controlled seats; in the SR5, this equipment is available as add-on options. Additional options in both models include a CD changer and DVD player, for those who want to keep up with the advances of modern technology. In 2005, an optional sport package was made available to those who chose the SR5, along with numerous style updates in both trims. The Sequoia offers passengers with supreme comfort in a roomy interior that provides seating for eight with a third row removable seat. Storage for even large items is easily possible, with plenty of space and compartments throughout. Cargo area tie downs are standard, as is a load bearing exterior rack in the Limited edition. Along with numerous equipment for comfort, the Sequoia also comes with a high level of safety equipment, including anti lock brakes, electronic brake assistance and traction and stability control systems. Driver, passenger, and side curtain air bags and a vehicle anti theft device. It has received five star frontal crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Toyota Sequoia is a prime contender in today's SUV market, as a full size, completely equipped, sport utility that provides top notch safety and plenty of room, backed by Toyota's exceptional quality reputation all at a value that keep it one of the lowest priced in its class.