My husband and I leased an Acura MDX for the last few years, and we decided to buy a used vehicle next. We have a 14-month-old and two big dogs, so we wanted to make a step up with our cabin space. In our search, we considered Tahoes and Sequoias. We ultimately got cold feet on the Tahoe because the ratings are so mixed, but we haven't looked back! The Yota has far surpassed our expectations. It's comfy, roomy and the exterior is stylish! We love that it has an oversized sunroof and we can roll down the tailgate window. Not being able to lift the glass in the Acura, this was a very welcomed feature! We also like the roomy third row seats, which can be removed. While I wish they folded down as they do in the Acura, it's actually worked out well for us! In all, this is a great family car!! If you happen to be considering, this SUV comes highly recommended. Hopefully you enjoy yours as much as we do!!
I have owned several SUVs, different brands, different sizes, trips, etc... the Sequoia was my choice over a Nissan Armada, Ford Expedition, Taohes, and others. Toyota's are commonly known as expensive, but the price was lower than an average Tahoe. Finding a used Limited or Platinum a couple of years old will give you better options than a brand new GMC or Ford. you will have more room, seating layout bigger seats. In terms of performance, this SUV will outperform just like a pick up, you can pull pretty much anything you will pull with a Tundra (or F150 or Silverado). As soon as I purchased mine I took my family and some friends (total of 7 people) for a road trip, we clocked over 3,500 milies through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. We climbed, we descended, drove on curvy roads, it was a blast to drive. we decided to pull a small U-Haul trailer for with cooler ans suitcases, did not even feel it back there. Our Limited Sequoia, came with a DVD, and the scond row bucket seats. The more people you load in this car, the more you like it. A lot of its standard features are optional in other models. this is the best value, the closes competitor is the Armada, which rides a little bit smoother, but the room in the third row is better on the Sequoia. BUY IT, YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!
This was a welcome trade up from a mininvan for our family of 6. Lots of power, drives like a dream.