After about a year of research and comparing, I found the exact vehicle to fit my needs...a 2010 Sequoia Limited. This big car has all of the features I was looking for and then some. I wanted an 8 passenger vehicle to pick up my grandkids and still have some cargo room. The Sequoia has 3 rows of roomy seating, comfy even for adults. Mine came equipped with a DVD/navigation system that is absolutely great for the kids and me. While they are watching their movie, I can still listen to my music and receive calls via Bluetooth. The power folding 3rd row makes easy "work" of creating additional cargo space. Although this is a big vehicle, it drives like a dream; smooth, easy maneuvering, great turning radius. I previously owned a Toyota 4Runner that was extremely reliable and I have the same expectations from this vehicle. Can't say enough of all the good things built into this car!
I had concerns about the size of Sequoia since the change in appearance but I have been pleasantly surprised. Initially it feels big but it quickly becomes part of you. The turning radius on this vehicle is over the top excellent and it makes maneuverability an ease. As for the features, I have discovered that even those that I didn't think would be necessary have made my life easier from the accessible placement of audio controls on the steering to the blue tooth feature which allows you to make calls without fighting with your phone, to the sonar that beeps when an object is too close to the backup camera that allows for perfect parking and much more. The passenger space is superb and it will sit eight adults comfortably. The cargo space however needs much improvement and could be greatly improved by adding 12-18 inches to the length of the chassis. Also The transmission or gear change could be much smoother but can be excused cause we know it is a truck, however fully load with passenger and luggage, this baby purrs on the highway and delivers a smooth ride. Finishing on the interior is moderately ok. In all this is a vehicle that is both a workhorse and a comfort vehicle. There is ample cup & bottle holding and storage spaces in the vehicle. By adding an entertainment system to this vehicle, it becomes a superb family friendly vehicle. The game outlet allows for play or the use of your laptop turning it into a mobile office as well. What can I say, so far I am having a blast with my truck.
Because I've owned several Toyotas, and I have never had any major issues out of them. I currently own a 2002 Toyota Sequoia 4X4 Limited Edition as well. There's a HUGE difference between my two Sequoias. The 2002 Sequoia is reliable but under-powered. Toyota got it right with the 5.7L engine. Now, Toyota needs to improve the interior.