This review was a viewer request. While I'm not really a large SUV type of guy, they have their place for the right buyer and at $58K it was way out of my price range!
Join with me as we look at the Sequoia's useful features, real world cargo and fuel economy and overall driving impression.
As always, expect an honest, unbiased, UNSCRIPTED review that you can use.

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-Greg

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    • Brian E
      Brian E

      Yeah, for a family man... you could get the SR5 trim level, and shop for a used one with some miles on it. That would put it in a vastly different price range.

      about 1 month ago
    • Ernesto Paz
      Ernesto Paz

      That 5.7l pulls hard has lots of power more than enough for a regular family

      about 2 months ago
    • Andrew Schiraldi
      Andrew Schiraldi

      I have a 2008 Limited and I'd like to comment why it's the right vehicle for me. You're 100% correct that it's kind of a special case as far as room. Sometimes I have to move a lot of people, sometimes a lot of stuff, sometimes a combination of the two. Being able to switch between cargo and people freely and in a very customizable way is very useful to me. With the two rear rows down, I can put a 4x8 sheet of plywood flat on the "deck", which is hard to do with most modern short bed pickups. With the passenger side seats down, I can fit a 10 foot long piece of lumber easily, or a 12 foot long piece with some angling. No hanging stuff out the rear window or out of the bed anymore. The towing capacity lets me easily tow rented trailers for extra large or extra dirty loads that aren't good to keep inside the cabin. I can run to the hardware store and get lumber, then put the seats up and take my whole family somewhere, then put the seats down and put 20 bushels of apples in the cabin to deliver to a bakery, then put the seats up for the kids' carpool, then hook up a trailer and take three tons of scrap metal to the recycler. I can do this in all weather and road conditions with 4x4 and Toyota's awesome stability systems, the comfort of the luxury Limited trim, and the peace of mind that comes from being in a huge vehicle with side curtain airbags that run down the length of the whole cabin. It's not a vehicle that specializes in one job perfectly, but a generalist vehicle that gets a huge variety of tasks done very, very well. Given the legendary Toyota reliability I expect she'll keep on working hard for many more decades so long as I keep up on the maintenance. No such thing as a free lunch, however, and the gas mileage is indeed terrible. I can confirm 11MPG with "average driving" is about right. I would also very much like to see these offered with a turbo diesel engine. In 2018 the Sequoia line is stale and outdated and needs a reboot, I very much hope to see an efficient and torquey 6 cylinder diesel on offer.

      about 5 months ago
    • Big Gravy
      Big Gravy

      Best review I’ve watched in a loooong time. Great perspectives and awesome vocabulary. I like the Sequoia-a lot....but do I WANT it??? Hmmmmm

      2018 Honda Pilot
      2016 Mercedes GLS
      2016 Toyota Sequoia Limited (or Limitless)

      Decisions decisions. (I May just take the bus...lol)

      about 6 months ago
    • Bennett Dugas
      Bennett Dugas

      0:25 Oh yeah?
      *looks at all of his videos*

      about 9 months ago
    • Aqua God
      Aqua God

      Another sequoia review without the press of the center diff lock...

      about 10 months ago
    • 18rabbit
      18rabbit

      zactly, diesel is the only way to go on this type of rig. Less Co2 as well and far less cost/mile, given toyota does diesel quite well. (thus maint. cost not crazy high) (also , so true..american vs euro adult sizes... so sad, in the words but not the tone of our great leader)

      about 10 months ago
    • judge724
      judge724

      My 1999 3/4 ton Suburban gets 13 MPG overall with the 7.4L (454) engine! The engine and transmission will last forever...unfortunately, everything else will nickel and dime you to death. Really, EVERYTHING! That being said, I think I want a Sequoia for my next SUV. Only drawback like you said, is that the cargo capacity isn't as good as something else like a Suburban.

      about 10 months ago
    • mama ty
      mama ty In reply to judge724

      So true! Love the reliability of toyotas

      about 3 months ago
    • Lufia Snes
      Lufia Snes

      Please do a review on a Toyota 4runner Limited please

      about 11 months ago
    • Ice Inducer
      Ice Inducer

      It's much TALLER than you. You look like a Wimp, Small Man even you're a 6 footer in height.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bennett Dugas
      Bennett Dugas In reply to Ice Inducer

      I think it's ~7 feet tall.

      about 9 months ago
    • Mr. Cairo
      Mr. Cairo

      The 5.7 is incredibly refined. So refined it resides in the LX570 and the LC200.

      about 1 year ago
    • scott smith
      scott smith

      Wtf I average 16-17 every day lx570 awd

      about 1 year ago
    • scott smith
      scott smith

      I got a used lx570 love it 7k lb tow

      about 1 year ago
    • Yura Prasolov
      Yura Prasolov

      После просмотра, можете подписатся вгруппу секвойеводов https://vk.com/2uz_fe
      И на форум тойота секвойя http://sequoia-club.ru/

      about 1 year ago
    • Moneeb Alshorman
      Moneeb Alshorman

      it's very car but the shape is very big problem

      about 1 year ago
    • Andrew Martinez
      Andrew Martinez

      385hp with TRD exhaust no?

      about 1 year ago
    • ke98248
      ke98248

      Nice review, not as detailed as saabkyle04 but more refreshing and not scripted like his are..

      about 1 year ago
    • TechCrazy
      TechCrazy

      The Luxury edition is called Land Cruiser. Every body on frame vehicle will ride like a truck. But I bet that engine will outrun any engine in reliability and longivity!

      about 2 years ago
    • Cruz Mascorro
      Cruz Mascorro

      Now my wife can see what it looks like with a average guy looks in the third row. This is the best SUV video I've seen.

      about 2 years ago
    • Sam Jacobs
      Sam Jacobs

      I get 18.5 mpgs on the highway fully loaded truck and about 14.7 in city... unless im racing people

      about 2 years ago
    • Ice Inducer
      Ice Inducer In reply to Sam Jacobs

      But still The Sequioa is MUCH taller than this reviewer. Boy he looks like a small midget compared to his height vs sequioa

      about 1 year ago
    • rochab77
      rochab77 In reply to Sam Jacobs

      Sam Jacobs which is sometimes hard not to do lol. Love mine. Traded a Mercedes-Benz GL350 bluetec diesel for one, and while there is a definite difference in build quality like how the substantial and solid the doors on the benz is, there is no denying this thing will give us years and years of reliable driving long after it is paid off and the warranty expires, something thatbis less likely with American vehicles, especially as the years go by. The turning radius is incredibke for such a large vehicle, and being so big it really doesnt feel that big when driving it. Overall I love it. The oeace of mind alone is worth it. Resale value is crazy good too. Is it die for a redesign? Yeah, but i like it because it isnt overloaded with all kinds of unnecessary technology whicu is more that can go wrong. Its a more simple, honest reliable vehicle. Does the gas mileage suck? Yeah, but if if that were my concern id have gotten another gl350. That 10.5 inch rear end and 4.30 gears does kill fuel economy, but it will tow better than just about any other full size SUV.

      about 1 year ago
    • Lucy Care
      Lucy Care

      I love my Toyota Sequoia Platinum

      about 2 years ago
    • News that matter
      News that matter

      It's a work horse. Drove this thing for several years hard and towed and off road. Never once gave me issues or complained.

      about 2 years ago
    • Martin Rademakers
      Martin Rademakers

      I have a Sequoia and just love the vehicle. Cleveland to Waco in just 1 day with the entire family + one Cat. its a Wonderful SUV and beats out my Escalade for road stability on long driving trips. 16 MPG on the highway.

      about 2 years ago
    • Paul Antonyuk
      Paul Antonyuk

      I GOT A TUNDRA AND A SEQUOIA AND CANT WAIT TILL THEY PUT DIESEL ENGINES IN THEM.

      about 2 years ago
    • Mr. Cairo
      Mr. Cairo

      LC everyday.

      about 2 years ago
    • Christopher Brown
      Christopher Brown

      You said "Drives like a truck". Did that one have the ride control? If so, was it in "Sport", "Comfort", or in between?

      about 2 years ago
    • Billey Vue
      Billey Vue

      I think I'm better off with my tundra

      about 2 years ago
    • mama ty
      mama ty In reply to Billey Vue

      Mileage the same?

      about 3 months ago
    • taskforceripper91
      taskforceripper91

      Great review like the intro about being an average guy... subbed! Bought my 2010 Prius, 2015 Siena as my commuter great fuel economy put 160k on the Prius had zero problems. Yesterday traded my 2012 GMC Yukon XL for a 2016 Sequoia. Loved the GMC, but I just have more confidence in the Toyota reliability and the wife hated driving the GMC XL due to its size. Not going to lie it was tough to hand over my Yukon, but I bought the Sequoia for long distance trips with my family so I chose the Toyota reliability.

      about 3 years ago
    • Ice Inducer
      Ice Inducer In reply to taskforceripper91

      Sequioa is like 10 times taller than him

      about 1 year ago
    • marry casos
      marry casos

      Great video but i think you miss the market toyota is trying to reach with this vehicle. This is an off road vehicle simple as that. To say this is in the same class as Yukon or a Tahoe or a Durango or an F-150 is ludracis because none of those trucks can go up a mountain.
      these transmissions are meant to tow and climb where a tahoe engine is made to cruise around town. Toyota produced a great car isn't really worried if they don't sell the Sequoia in the states, the market that is buying these like hotcakes is places like the United Emerites that has sand dunes all around. I think this video would have done this truck justice in an
      off road setting.

      about 3 years ago
    • tyler boyer
      tyler boyer

      I think Toyota needs to extended the length for cargo capacity anyone else

      about 3 years ago
    • mama ty
      mama ty In reply to tyler boyer

      Is the capacity in between tahoe & suburban?

      about 3 months ago
    • Gallup Journey Test Drives
      Gallup Journey Test Drives In reply to tyler boyer

      +tyler boyer I agree, it would be nice to have a few more inches behind the 3rd row...its not like this isn't large already!
      -Greg

      about 3 years ago