2008 Toyota Sequoia Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$34,150-$55,600
$30,735-$50,040
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What Changed for 2008:

  • All-new, second-generation, full-size SUV

  • New and enlarged \"rugged and advanced\" body design

  • Wider and taller interior with sliding second-row seating

  • Interior climate can be controlled from the steering wheel

  • Third-row seat powers into flat floor

  • New chassis for enhanced dynamics

  • Powerful new 5.7-liter V-8 engine linked to fuel-efficient 6-speed transmission

  • Towing hitch integrated into the frame
Overview
Toyota launched its full-size SUV for the 2000 model year. For 2008, the automaker rolls out its all-new second-generation Sequoia, which Toyota says was developed with an eye on both rising gasoline prices and environmental awareness. In addition to an all-new chassis, body and interior, the 2008 Sequoia can be equipped with either a carryover 4.7-liter V-8 engine or an even stronger but more efficient new 5.7-liter powertrain.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Toyota Sequoia is available with rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive (RWD or 4WD) and in SR5, Limited and Platinum trim levels. Each version shares in the new body, interior and chassis architecture. That means that each offers 120.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the front seats, even when the Sequoia is equipped with a sunroof. Capacity grows to 120.8 cubic feet without the sunroof system and its slightly lower head liner. Regardless of whether the roof is solid or has a glass insert, the Sequoia offers 66.6 cubic feet of room behind the second row (with the third row folded) and 18.9 cubic feet behind the upright third row.

The SR5 model comes with tri-zone climate controls; power windows (including the rear window); cruise control; tilt and telescoping steering column; 8-way manually adjusted driver's seat; fabric-covered front, middle and rear seats; eight cupholders and eight additional bottle holders; dual glove box; and a 12-volt power outlet in the cargo area. The SR5 includes an AM/FM audio system with a single CD player.

Limited models get leather seating surfaces with heated front seats with 10-way power adjustment on the driver's side. The Limited adds Bluetooth; audio and climate controls on the steering wheel; an electrochromic inside rearview mirror; Optitron gauges; two overhead storage consoles (eliminated with the sunroof); heated exterior mirrors; front and rear parking sonar; fog lamps; running boards; and a roof rack. The Limited comes with a JBL Premium audio system with 6-disc CD changer and 14 speakers.

The Platinum version adds a power rear hatch door; headlamp cleaners; heated second-row bucket seats; heated and air conditioned ventilated front seats; a navigation system with backup camera; power sunroof; and power tilt-and-telescoping steering column. The Platinum features a 4-CD JBL audio system as well as Toyota's Electronic Modulate Suspension (H-TEMS) adjustable suspension system.

All 2008 Toyota Sequoias carry a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty with a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Powertrain
The Toyota Sequoia continues to employ a 4.7-liter V-8 engine that pumps out 276 hp and 314 lb.-ft. of torque as its base powertrain. The engine links to a 5-speed automatic transmission and is rated at 14 mpg city/17 mpg highway in RWD and at 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway with 4WD.

New for 2008, however, is a 5.7-liter V-8 engine that pumps out 381 hp and provides 401 lb.-ft. of torque. The RWD model with the 5.7-liter engine can tow up to 10,000 pounds. The larger and more powerful engine is linked to a 6-speed automatic transmission that enhances fuel efficiency to the point that the larger engine is rated at 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway in RWD and 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway in 4WD.

Both engines have ULEV II (ultra-low-emission) ratings and run on 89-octaine unleaded gasoline. All new Sequoias are equipped with 26.4-gallon fuel tanks and according to EPA figures can travel as many as 500 miles between fill ups.

Toyota says the larger new engine features advanced technologies, including dual variable valve timing, pentroof combustion chambers, reduced-friction pistons and valves, and a specially designed and constructed exhaust system to enhance efficiency.

Safety
All 2008 Toyota Sequoias are equipped with front, side and curtain air bags as well as Toyota's STAR safety system that includes vehicle stability control, traction control, a limited-slip differential, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution. They also have daytime running lights, direct tire-pressure monitoring systems and anti-theft and engine immobilizer systems.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rates the 2008 Toyota Sequoia at 5 stars (the administration's best rating) for frontal crash protection of the driver and at 4 stars for frontal protection of the front-seat occupant. The NHTSA did not test side-impact protection but rates the Sequoia at 4 stars for resistance to rolling over. The 2008 Sequoia has not been rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Technology
In addition to its standard 4-wheel independent suspension system, the 2008 Toyota Sequoia can be equipped with an air suspension system the manufacturer calls Active Variable Suspension (AVS) with settings for comfort, normal and sport modes. Toyota says this air-based suspension improves ride comfort and augments towing and heavy-load hauling.

What Changed for 2008:

  • All-new, second-generation, full-size SUV

  • New and enlarged \"rugged and advanced\" body design

  • Wider and taller interior with sliding second-row seating

  • Interior climate can be controlled from the steering wheel

  • Third-row seat powers into flat floor

  • New chassis for enhanced dynamics

  • Powerful new 5.7-liter V-8 engine linked to fuel-efficient 6-speed transmission

  • Towing hitch integrated into the frame
Overview
Toyota launched its full-size SUV for the 2000 model year. For 2008, the automaker rolls out its all-new second-generation Sequoia, which Toyota says was developed with an eye on both rising gasoline prices and environmental awareness. In addition to an all-new chassis, body and interior, the 2008 Sequoia can be equipped with either a carryover 4.7-liter V-8 engine or an even stronger but more efficient new 5.7-liter powertrain.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Toyota Sequoia is available with rear-wheel or 4-wheel drive (RWD or 4WD) and in SR5, Limited and Platinum trim levels. Each version shares in the new body, interior and chassis architecture. That means that each offers 120.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the front seats, even when the Sequoia is equipped with a sunroof. Capacity grows to 120.8 cubic feet without the sunroof system and its slightly lower head liner. Regardless of whether the roof is solid or has a glass insert, the Sequoia offers 66.6 cubic feet of room behind the second row (with the third row folded) and 18.9 cubic feet behind the upright third row.

The SR5 model comes with tri-zone climate controls; power windows (including the rear window); cruise control; tilt and telescoping steering column; 8-way manually adjusted driver's seat; fabric-covered front, middle and rear seats; eight cupholders and eight additional bottle holders; dual glove box; and a 12-volt power outlet in the cargo area. The SR5 includes an AM/FM audio system with a single CD player.

Limited models get leather seating surfaces with heated front seats with 10-way power adjustment on the driver's side. The Limited adds Bluetooth; audio and climate controls on the steering wheel; an electrochromic inside rearview mirror; Optitron gauges; two overhead storage consoles (eliminated with the sunroof); heated exterior mirrors; front and rear parking sonar; fog lamps; running boards; and a roof rack. The Limited comes with a JBL Premium audio system with 6-disc CD changer and 14 speakers.

The Platinum version adds a power rear hatch door; headlamp cleaners; heated second-row bucket seats; heated and air conditioned ventilated front seats; a navigation system with backup camera; power sunroof; and power tilt-and-telescoping steering column. The Platinum features a 4-CD JBL audio system as well as Toyota's Electronic Modulate Suspension (H-TEMS) adjustable suspension system.

All 2008 Toyota Sequoias carry a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty with a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Powertrain
The Toyota Sequoia continues to employ a 4.7-liter V-8 engine that pumps out 276 hp and 314 lb.-ft. of torque as its base powertrain. The engine links to a 5-speed automatic transmission and is rated at 14 mpg city/17 mpg highway in RWD and at 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway with 4WD.

New for 2008, however, is a 5.7-liter V-8 engine that pumps out 381 hp and provides 401 lb.-ft. of torque. The RWD model with the 5.7-liter engine can tow up to 10,000 pounds. The larger and more powerful engine is linked to a 6-speed automatic transmission that enhances fuel efficiency to the point that the larger engine is rated at 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway in RWD and 13 mpg city/18 mpg highway in 4WD.

Both engines have ULEV II (ultra-low-emission) ratings and run on 89-octaine unleaded gasoline. All new Sequoias are equipped with 26.4-gallon fuel tanks and according to EPA figures can travel as many as 500 miles between fill ups.

Toyota says the larger new engine features advanced technologies, including dual variable valve timing, pentroof combustion chambers, reduced-friction pistons and valves, and a specially designed and constructed exhaust system to enhance efficiency.

Safety
All 2008 Toyota Sequoias are equipped with front, side and curtain air bags as well as Toyota's STAR safety system that includes vehicle stability control, traction control, a limited-slip differential, anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution. They also have daytime running lights, direct tire-pressure monitoring systems and anti-theft and engine immobilizer systems.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rates the 2008 Toyota Sequoia at 5 stars (the administration's best rating) for frontal crash protection of the driver and at 4 stars for frontal protection of the front-seat occupant. The NHTSA did not test side-impact protection but rates the Sequoia at 4 stars for resistance to rolling over. The 2008 Sequoia has not been rated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Technology
In addition to its standard 4-wheel independent suspension system, the 2008 Toyota Sequoia can be equipped with an air suspension system the manufacturer calls Active Variable Suspension (AVS) with settings for comfort, normal and sport modes. Toyota says this air-based suspension improves ride comfort and augments towing and heavy-load hauling.
Available Trims for the 2008 Toyota Sequoia
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SR5 (RWD 4dr V8 5-Spd AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 34150.00 Engine 4.7L/285 City/Hwy MPG 14/17
Name SR5 (RWD 4dr V8 5-Spd AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 34150.00 Engine 4.7L/285 City/Hwy MPG 14/17
Name SR5 (RWD 4dr V8 5-Spd AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 34150.00 Engine 4.7L/285 City/Hwy MPG 14/17
Name SR5 (RWD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 35275.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name SR5 (RWD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 35275.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name SR5 (RWD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 35275.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name Ltd (RWD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 45225.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name Ltd (RWD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 45225.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name Ltd (RWD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 45225.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name Platinum (RWD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 52375.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name Platinum (RWD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 52375.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name Platinum (RWD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 52375.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 14/19
Name SR5 (4WD 4dr V8 5-Spd AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 37375.00 Engine 4.7L/285 City/Hwy MPG 13/16
Name SR5 (4WD 4dr V8 5-Spd AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 37375.00 Engine 4.7L/285 City/Hwy MPG 13/16
Name SR5 (4WD 4dr V8 5-Spd AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 37375.00 Engine 4.7L/285 City/Hwy MPG 13/16
Name SR5 (4WD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 38500.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name SR5 (4WD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 38500.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name SR5 (4WD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 38500.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name Ltd (4WD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 48450.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name Ltd (4WD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 48450.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name Ltd (4WD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 48450.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name Platinum (4WD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (Natl)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 55600.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name Platinum (4WD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (GS)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 55600.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
Name Platinum (4WD 4dr LV8 6-Spd AT (SE)) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 55600.00 Engine 5.7L/346 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
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INTERIOR
  • Cloth front bucket seats-inc: 8-way manual adjustable driver, 4-way manual adjustable passenger, pwr lumbar control, fabric protector
  • Cloth 40/20/40 split fold-flat recline/slide 2nd row bench seat-inc: walk-in slide adjustment, center armrest
  • Cloth 60/40 split recline & fold-flat 3rd row bench
  • Adjustable headrests in all rows
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/cruise controls
  • Instrumentation cluster-inc: speedometer, tachometer, fuel, LCD odometer w/twin trip meters; seatbelt disconnect, airbag, door-ajar, battery, oil pressure, brake, check engine, low-fuel warning lights
  • Direct tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Pwr windows w/front 1-touch up/down & jam control, pwr rear window w/auto down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Remote hood & fuel-filler door releases
  • Anti-theft & engine immobilizer systems
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (8) speakers, aux audio input
  • In-glass antenna
  • Automatic tri-zone front & rear automatic climate control
  • Rear window defogger
  • Dual glove box
  • (14) cup & bottle holders
  • Leather door trim-inc: integrated speakers
  • Door map pockets
  • Overhead console w/conversation mirror
  • Dual sliding visors w/vanity mirrors
  • Map lights
  • Illuminated entry system
  • Cargo area 12V aux pwr outlet
  • Grocery bag hooks
  • Rear deck storage box
  • Leather heated front captains chairs-inc: 10-way pwr adjustable driver, 4-way manual adjustable passenger, pwr lumbar control
  • Leather 40/20/40 split fold-flat recline/slide 2nd row bench seat-inc: center armrest
  • Leather 60/40 split recline & pwr fold-flat 3rd row bench
  • Front console w/leather-trimmed lid
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/cruise, Bluetooth, air conditioning, audio controls
  • Optitron instrument panel gauges
  • Multi-information display-inc: compass, outside temp, current & average fuel consumption, fuel range, HomeLink universal transceiver
  • Front & rear parking sonar
  • Bluetooth wireless communication
  • JBL Synthesis AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer-inc: (14) speakers
  • Chrome interior accents
  • Full leather door trim-inc: integrated speakers
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • (2) extra-large overhead storage consoles
  • Dual sliding visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Rear sunshades
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Perforated leather heated front captains chairs-inc: 10-way pwr adjustable driver, 4-way pwr adjustable passenger, in-seat vented heat & air conditioning, pwr lumbar & thigh control, memory
  • Luxury leather heated 2nd row captains chairs w/center console
  • Luxury leather 60/40 split recline & pwr fold-flat 3rd row bench
  • Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/cruise, Bluetooth, air conditioning & audio controls, memory
  • Navigation system w/backup camera & monitor, aux audio jack
  • JBL Synthesis AM/FM stereo w/4-disc in-dash CD changer-inc: (14) speakers
EXTERIOR
  • Color-keyed bumpers
  • Color-keyed body side moldings
  • Mudguards
  • Color-keyed grille w/chrome grille surround
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-off
  • High solar energy absorbing tinted glass
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Color-keyed pwr mirrors
  • Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear intermittent wiper
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Roof rack
  • Running boards
  • Chrome grille w/chrome grille surround
  • Fog lamps
  • Infrared ray cut windshield glass
  • Chrome retractable auto-dimming pwr heated mirrors w/integrated turn signals
  • Chrome door handles & back door garnish
  • Pwr tilt & slide sunroof
  • Rear spoiler
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-off, headlamp cleaner
  • Chrome retractable auto-dimming pwr heated mirrors w/integrated turn signals, memory
  • Pwr rear hatch
MECHANICAL
  • 4.7L DOHC EFI 32-valve i-Force V8 engine w/VVT-i
  • 5-speed automatic transmission w/intelligence (ECT-i), sequential shift mode, uphill/downhill shift logic
  • Automatic limited-slip differential
  • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
  • Traction control (TRAC)
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Skid plates-inc: front suspension, fuel tank
  • High-mounted independant double-wishbone front suspension w/coil-springs, gas-filled shock absorbers
  • Independant double-wishbone rear suspension w/coil-springs, gas-filled shock absorbers
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • P275/65R18 mud & snow tires
  • 18" x 7.5" aluminum wheels
  • Full size spare tire w/steel wheel
  • Speed-sensing variable flow control pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr ventilated front & rear disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
  • 5.7L DOHC EFI 32-valve i-Force V8 engine w/dual VVT-i
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/intelligence (ECT-i), sequential shift mode, uphill/downhill shift logic, tow/haul mode
  • Towing pkg-inc: receiver hitch, aux transmission cooler, 7-pin wire connector, HD alternator, 4.30 gear ratio
  • Toyota Electronic Modulated Suspension (H-TEMS)
  • P275/55R20 mud & snow tires
  • 20" x 7.5" diamond cut finish aluminum wheels
  • Active traction control (A-TRAC)
  • Multi-Mode 4-wheel drive w/locking center differential
  • Skid plates-inc: front suspension, fuel tank, transfer case
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
    • Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD)
    • Driver & front passenger advanced airbags w/occupant classification sensor & seat-mounted side airbags
    • All rows roll-sensing side curtain airbags w/cutoff switch
    • 3-point ALR/ELR seatbelts in all passenger seats, ELR seatbelt in driver seat
    • Driver & front passenger seatbelt pretensioners & force limiters
    • 1st & 2nd row outboard seatbelt anchors
    • 2nd & 3rd row CRS top tether anchors & ISOFIX lower seat anchors
    • Child protector rear hatch & door locks
    • Vehicle stability control (VSC)
    • Traction control (TRAC)
    • Front energy absorbing crumple zone
    • Side impact door beams
    • Active traction control (A-TRAC)
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