I bought this LTD model in Aug. 2010 and we just finished the roughest winter in Michigan we've had since maybe 2000. The vehicle was phenominal in the pure inch of ice with snow/ice tires, and made m...
I bought this LTD model in Aug. 2010 and we just finished the roughest winter in Michigan we've had since maybe 2000. The vehicle was phenominal in the pure inch of ice with snow/ice tires, and made me feel completely comfortable while I trudged along at 25.
I am mindful of the fuel usage and am particularly careful and regularly obtain an average of about 17mpg, and as much as 19.5 freeway at a constant 69 (no cruise on).
I tow a 9,000 boat and trailer, and have pulled it with a 2004 Ram 3/4 ton with their 5.7, and this vehicle pulls it better with better fuel economy; 9mpg with the 2500 and roughly 11mpg with the LTD Sequoia. It also pulls it out of the water better, with more power.
There is more room in this vehicle than our family of 4 and our dog use, and when we take the boat we no longer pack everything in the back of the boat like we have to with our last vehicle; 07 Dodge Durango with the 5.7 and 3.92 gears.
I also have no idea why people complain about the seats not being comfy, they are some of the most comfy seats I have ever had in a vehicle. I drive four hours from our home to Michigan State football games, we have six seats and I take five buddies. Not one of them has ever complained about the seats, ride or general comfort of the vehicle. In fact, I received numerous comments on the surprising comfort of the truck
I also own a 09 BMW 550i. While the BMW is faster, the Sequoia is only a second slower 0-60. The Sequoia also gives a feeling of ride and handling similar to the 550i. That's not to say "same as" but it certainly has a similar feel to it. Steering "feel" is much more numb, but completely satisfactory considering the size of this vehicle.
Lastly, 28k miles and not one issue with the vehicle. Nothing.
Looking for the most room in any SUV class? Looking for towing capacity which rivals most pickups? Fuel economy which is as good as most of the small SUVs and crossovers? Looking for a completely reliable vehicle? SEQUOIA!!!!!!
5 stars from this family.