by mac15445 from CA on Fri Feb 14 2020
I recently bought the Sequoia TRD Pro in army green. This trim is the one that comes with more off road oriented features. Positives: The exterior looks incredible; the Pro trim has an aggressive front end that stands out with “TOYOTA” spelled out on the grill. The various insignia is all in black and the army green exterior matches well with the all black wheels. As for the rest of the exterior, the body appearance is pretty much the same as earlier versions. If you like a beefy look on SUVs, then this vehicle will be right up your alley. While driving, the vehicle rides very smooth and very high. The sitting position allows you to see a long way down the road. The side mirrors provide plenty of visibility to the sides and can be folded in when you park. The Sequoia has plenty of power to get up to speed and sounds even better if you add the black cat-back exhaust. This trim has the all black leather interior with captain’s chairs for the second row. Since there is no rear console, getting into the third row is as simple as walking down the middle isle. The third row is legitimately comfortable; you can rest easy on a long road trip without any issues. All seats have a generous amount of space available to recline which is a major plus for a large family. The trunk offers a modest amount of space, but this is reduced if the third row seats are reclined. If you need additional storage, the roof rack can hold about 150lbs and there are numerous cargo storage areas for smaller items scattered around the cabin. From the driver’s seat perspective, the available driver amenities are plentiful (extra large cup holders, three USB ports, spacious center console, and large knobs to control the A/C and heater). The touch screen is a mix of touch controls and physical buttons placed around the screen for quick access to the home screen. Negatives: So far, the biggest negative is the amount of gasoline the Sequoia needs. To call this vehicle thirsty is an understatement; I’ve been driving as close as possible to 65 MPH on the freeway to maximize the fuel rang and I can only get 17 MPG at best. If I were to go heavy on the accelerator, I’m sure the MPG would drop in a heartbeat. I knew going into this purchase the Sequoia was no 50 MPG Prius, but just be very aware of this fact. I took a star off (4/5) for interior design because of the layout of the buttons on the front console. From the driver’s seat, most buttons can be accessed quite readily. However, the buttons to the right of the touchscreen are just a bit too far to be accessed comfortably. I have to lean forward to be able to hit those buttons. This may not be an issue for those with longer arms. Lastly, I wish they would have added some USB ports on the third row. With all the available space in the interior, I don’t know why they couldn’t add USB ports inside of the cargo spaces. Final Thoughts: Overall, the Sequoia gives you a lot of bang for your buck. You get an SUV that looks great and can carry a large family comfortably. You also get modest space for groceries/luggage. If you need to tow, the Pro trim can haul just a bit over 7,000 lbs. This is a great weekend vehicle with a reliable V8 engine. You won’t be disappointed (just go easy on the accelerator).
Purchased a New car
Uses car for Transporting family
Does recommend this car!!
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