Toyota Sequoia Limited 4×4 — Road Test — Car Reviews — Car and Driver

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Toyota Sequoia Limited

Another mega-SUV for the elite to fear and loathe.

For the past years the editors of the New York have been suffering anxiety palpitations over the to the populace posed by pavement-pulverizing, compact-crushing, rollover-prone sport-utility The rest of the media elite followed the lead of the frumps at the . waxing hysterical over the reality that tall, vehicles roll over easily and stop less than their lower, counterparts. Then came the debacle, which sent reporters and editorialists everywhere swoons of terror, identifying the of the SUVs as the next Black to envelop civilization.

Manufacturers from the start responded to these tocsins bigger and bigger SUVs machines with their own ZIP packing V-8 and V-10 engines enough power and torque to small Third World

Here came the fleets of Escalades, Yukons, Yukon and Durangos, all with gonzo and sufficiently low fuel mileage to for eternal damnation from Al Gore and the Friends of the Earth. Now is in the act. Yes, the same whose Priuses, Echos, and are among the lightest, most vehicles in the world. But Japan’s automobile manufacturer is a profit-making not a division of the Sierra Club, and first attacking the domestic market with its new Tundra year, it was only a matter of (measured in months) before platform would be modified what is charitably called

the full-size SUV class (or what Bryant would call in fashions full-figured).


Although the Sequoia falls a bit of the outre weight and size set by Ford’s Excursion and GM’s it is one big Namu, offering eight seats in a neatly styled if package. Offered in two- and versions (priced from and topping out at $44,000 for our loaded test vehicle), the Sequoia is cheaper and slightly more than the Toyota Land and the Lexus LX470, both of are powered by the same 4.7-liter V-8 developed for the Tundra pickup, for 240 hp here. This puts the pricewise, in direct competition the Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Expedition, while offering Toyota fabrication and reliability. The clue that its lineage can be to the Tundra, except for its engine, is the of the four-speed automatic shift on the steering column, as opposed to a mount

found in most upscale

As expected, its road manners are and proper, in the narrow context of (Note: With the possible of the BMW X5, there isn’t an SUV built could be described as possessing handling.) Our Sequoia, weighing in at pounds and standing two inches than six feet tall, and 10.6 inches of ground wobbled around the skidpad 0.71 g of cornering force. is not a bad number for an SUV of this size, but the cannot be confused with a sedan.

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