Toyota Sequoia (2008)

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Toyota Sequoia

Toyota the second-generation Sequoia full-size utility vehicle at a press today at the 2007 Los Angeles Show. Sequoia is completely new for with a new body, a new interior, a new an available new 5.7L V8 engine/six-speed combination and an increased focus on performance and driver/passenger comfort.

the Sequoia was introduced in 2000, the has changed. With both prices and environmental concerns on the Toyota’s engineers and designers taken steps to increase not the 2008 Sequoia’s performance and but also its efficiency and environmental

To that end, the Sequoia is with an available powerful new V8 engine that generates fuel efficiency and very low

An all-new platform now provides dimensions that are competitive other vehicles in the Sequoia’s Inside, highly efficient gives the new Sequoia a very cabin and a capacious luggage

In his efforts to be sure he got the 2008 right, Chief Engineer Araya immersed himself in culture for two-and-a-half years as he his design brief for the Sequoia. He went so far as to live for a time an American family that a fullsize SUV so that he could understand the way SUV users relate to vehicles. He also used the to circulate a questionnaire so that he acquire detailed information how Americans use their SUVs and their preferences are, down to the side of the vehicle on drivers prefer their fillers to be located. The result is a vehicle with the efficiency, comfort and convenience that SUV want.

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Engines and Transmissions

An available new 5.7L V8 engine enables the Sequoia to provide acceleration that is among the leaders in its especially while towing. engineers developed the new engine to 381 hp, one of the highest outputs in this class. This engine, is ULEV-II compliant, uses valves per cylinder and Dual Valve Timing with (VVT-i) to produce 401 lb-ft of

Dual VVT-i continually the phase of each camshaft by the oil-control valve and controlling oil on the advance/retard chamber of the VVT-i cam through signals from the control computer. It produces valve timing, contributing to output and increased efficiency.

Compact pentroof combustion and high-strength pistons that are to reduce friction, low-tension rings and a low-friction valve that uses roller arms also are important of this engine, as is an Acoustic Induction System that the length of the intake manifold based on engine speed and opening. The exhaust system, of stainless steel, uses a in the main muffler to alter flow, reduce exhaust and improve performance. It also four catalytic converters two for cold starts and two main.

As a the 2008 Sequoia provides the desired by users and an available capacity of 10,000 lbs. In to the available 5.7L V8 engine, the iForce V8 continues to be offered as

A smooth-shifting electronically controlled automatic ECT (Electronically Controlled is mated to the standard 4.7L V8, a new six-speed ECT automatic is part of the package when the available V8 is selected.

This transmission from hydraulic pressures are very carefully controlled for shifts, and from highly gear-tooth surfaces that ensure low noise levels. A mode that extends use of the gear ratios also is of this transmission’s package.

transmissions are controlled by floor-mounted and are equipped with torque that use Toyota’s flexible control for enhanced fuel and both transmissions can be shifted

Additionally, the six-speed transmission’s converter will lock up in and fifth gear, as well as in gear.

On four-wheel-drive models, a transfer case that a lockable Torsen limited-slip is used to transmit power to the front and rear wheels. this transfer case, its 1:1 high-range gear ratio and its low-range gear ratio, a durable six-gear planetary instead of the more usual ring. The transfer case is electronically via a rotary knob easy reach of the driver, and it with the push of a button. universal joints are used in the line to accommodate the available of the engines.

The front and rear are larger for added strength and 8.7 inches in diameter (front) and inches (rear). The standard ratio is 3.909:1, with an 4.3:1 ratio available as of Sequoia’s towing package.

Chassis and Suspension

To improve comfort and overall vehicle the 2008 Sequoia was given an platform that features suspension at both front and This new suspension not only unparalleled ride, handling and stability, but it also equips with an available towing of 10,000 lbs which puts among the leaders in its class.

To a vehicle that will not its driver or passengers even on long trips, Sequoia focused on improved ride and quietness, and on enhanced straight-line

The new independent suspension employs and lower A-arms at each tubular shock absorbers, springs and a hollow tubular bar. It provides not only chassis dynamics thanks to unsprung weight, but also a radius of about 19 feet, the in Sequoia’s class. Additionally, suspension travel and a newly upper front shock-absorber and lower bushing help ride quality.

An available air package and Active Variable (AVS), with settings for normal and sport, improves the comfort and augments the Sequoia’s to tow and haul heavy loads maintaining an appropriate ride and chassis attitude.

Larger and wheels were adopted to the chassis equation. Standard are tires and 18-inch aluminum while 275/55R20 tires and designed 20-inch aluminum are available.

Inside those Sequoia uses 13.9-inch disc brakes up front and ventilated disc brakes at the To improve braking performance and resistance, calipers with opposed pistons — two per — are used for the front The Anti-lock Braking System is with EBD (Electronic Brake-force and Brake Assist.

Design and

Working from a design articulated as Rugged and Advanced, gave the 2008 Sequoia a larger body size and a new look.

Sequoia’s overall width and height are increased, its lengthened and its front and rear is widened. Front and rear meanwhile, is reduced.

Larger with available headlamp were adopted, as were side-view mirrors that are with power retraction, glare-resistance, puddle lamps, lamps, position memory and tilt functions.

This new design achieves a coefficient of 0.35, which the vehicle offers exceptional characteristics and low wind-noise. The vehicle’s wipers, A-pillar and roof are shaped to maximize aerodynamic and minimize wind noise.

The underside, meanwhile, also is to reduce drag and wind and to help improve directional

Interior and Comfort

A primary goal was to ensure that the Sequoia is useful and user-friendly and its and passengers, regardless of size and have sufficient space to in comfort. To that end, the cabin interior is longer, and taller than the previous Indeed, space sufficient to accommodate people well normal height is available in of Sequoia’s eight seats.

the second-row seat is equipped a sliding-type seat adjuster allows the seat to be adjusted for comfort when the number of is limited. For the third-row seat, an seat-cushion linkage reclining is adopted that elevates passenger comfort to new levels.

took special care to comfortable, spacious seats in all To help achieve this a new seat framework, with seat width, was adopted. The seat is standard-equipped with lumbar support, and available as an on the front passenger seat. heaters are available for the driver and front passenger seat.

The seats are split 40:20:40, and captain’s seats are available. The seat is equipped with a mechanism that offers an range of 5.9 inches.

This can also be folded down and uses an easy-slide action to passenger access to the third-row A seat heater is standard the Platinum grade, and child-seat for the second row are standard on all grades.

The seat is split 60:40, and it has a seatback reclining mechanism. It too can be folded flat.

The interior these seats is a model of safety and efficiency and is filled thoughtful details. For example, the mirror incorporates an automatic function, and also incorporates a a map lamp and garage-door-opener functions. thoughtful features include up-and-down and jam protection for the front windows, a back-door power with automatic up-and-down, jam and an available power back equipped with an easy-closer and functions. An illuminated entry is standard.

For the dash, designers incorporated a instrument panel structure and endowed it, and other interior with a finish and feel of comparison with similar in the finest luxury cars. around Sequoia’s Optitron and the climate control knobs, are colored, and panels on the dash are metallic.

A newly designed steering wheel contains for the Sequoia’s air conditioning system, phones and other functions. It is to a newly developed steering with a floating intermediate that helps enhance feel and minimize noise and This steering column both tilt and telescopic and a powered memory feature is

The 2008 Sequoia offers air-conditioning with solar and automatic left and right temperature controls. Rear air also is part of the package. three-zone system uses a developed multi-layer filter to that air brought into the cabin is as free from pollen and other contaminants as

To help keep driver and entertained, the Sequoia’s audio is improved and speaker placement is An AM/FM/CD sound system eight speakers is standard for Also available is a 660-watt JBL 14-speaker system. The JBL systems are and are capable of receiving XM Satellite with the appropriately installed and service subscription. Both are with MP3 ports. A new-generation system with a new menu and an improved seven-inch display is for 2008.

To enhance the travel for passengers in the second- and third-row a Rear Seat Entertainment with a DVD player and nine-inch is available.

The same efficient that allows class-leading comfort, allows hauling up to 11 feet in length.

Throughout, are eight extra-large cup holders and bottle holders, and designers took steps to enhance availability of storage spaces. For the glove box now measures 9.5 liters, and the console box will hold 12 CDs or DVD cases.

For the seating surfaces, both and an easy-to-clean fabric are available. interior colors are available, one of is new. The new one is Red Rock/Black, available in the Platinum grade, while the are Gray and Sand Beige.

The Sequoia employs active and safety features to help protection for vehicle occupants. is equipped with Toyota’s Safety System, which VSC (Vehicle Stability Control), and (Traction Control) (2WD or A-TRAC (Active-Traction Control) models), ABS (antilock braking) EBD (electronic brake force and Brake Assist.

Sequoia’s safety performance is enhanced by and passenger seat-mounted side- and curtain airbags that are as standard equipment; and roll-sensing curtain airbags that from the front seat to the seat.

Standard Features and

The 2008 Sequoia is available in grades — SR5, and Platinum.

The list of standard on the SR5 and Limited grades, includes the 276 hp V8 engine and automatic transmission, STAR Safety System, Brake Distribution with Assist, side curtain with rollover sensor, immobilizer with alarm, tire pressure monitoring seating for eight passengers, manually adjustable driver’s four-way manually adjustable passenger’s seat, fold-flat for second- and third-row seats, tri-zone air conditioning, power locks, back window, entry, AM/FM/CD eight-speaker system with a mini-plug for compatibility, rear wiper and tilt/telescope steering wheel, control, spare tire and mud

To that, the Limited grade front and rear parking fog lamps, heated leather-trimmed 10-way-adjustable driver’s seat, steering wheel and gear knob, Optitron gauges, display, electrochromatic rear-view roof rack, running and JBL Synthesis audio system Bluetooth capability.

The Platinum includes all of the above, and also the 5.7L V8 engine and six-speed 20-inch diamond cut-finish wheels, rear load-leveling air power seat memory heated and air-conditioned front (driver and first-row passenger), heated seats, rear power back door, headlamp cleaner, and navigation with a backup camera.

A range of options is available on the SR5 and Grades, including the 5.7L V8 and six-speed transmission, four-wheel a towing package, rear-seat system, heated leather-trimmed packages, load-leveling rear air sunroof, 20-inch alloy power back door, and Laser cruise control is an exclusive to the Platinum grade.

Interesting Details

The Sequoia’s and engineers went to extraordinary to make sure the vehicle is as to ride in and convenient to use as possible. As an of the conveniences they specified, an electrically driven full-flat mechanism was developed for the third-row When the seat is folded its flat position, large or cargo can be loaded without the seat.

Every small was carefully planned in the effort to concerns of quality were to. For instance, engineers worked to the operational feel of the Sequoia’s They specified large handles that would be to use, and located the handles at an height.

Closing the back requires less force was required on previous models, and the glass can be opened and closed for loading or ventilation with the of a key. Also included are hooks in the cargo section which to hang grocery

The rear door opening is 10 degrees wider than the model, providing easier ingress/egress and child seat

An intuitive parking assist is optionally available. This sensors and an audible warning to the driver of the position of solid and their distance from the

As a final interesting touch, the towing hitch is integrated the frame as a single unit.

Toyota Sequoia
Toyota Sequoia
Toyota Sequoia
Toyota Sequoia


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