• Jul 19, 2007
Why bother even camoflaging the new Sequoia? We all know it's going to have a Tundra nose, with a closed-in tail. Woohoo. There will be detail differences, we're sure, but the more important details of the new Sequoia snaps that Priddy and Company snared are the underbits. Looking closely at the back end, an independent rear suspension appears to be fitted. That should help create more liveable space for third row passengers in what promises to be a cavernous interior, and it wouldn't be right to have the Armada prancing around with IRS while the Sequoia carried on with the live-axle setup that suspends the current truck.
The front view shows what may be a sensor for adaptive cruise control, which means this behemoth will now effortlessly ride the bumper of meek cars, threatening to crush them. Powertrains should be direct ports from the Tundra, so while it's stature may be glacial, its speed will not.

[Source: StraightLine]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      WHY IT'S NOT RIDICULOUS
      All of you calling this vehicle ridiculous obviously don't understand why many families NEED a vehicle of this size. If you don't have 4+ kids then simply exit this conversation and go look at a 4Runner or Prius or whatever makes you happy.
      I have 4 kids which rules out owning any vehicle without a 3rd row. So, my choice is a minivan or an SUV. We'll I need to pull a decent sized trailer, so that rules out a minivan unless I also buy a truck which would be pretty stupid I think. My ONLY choice is a full-size SUV. I currently own an Expedition which I've been dissatisfied with, you'd think after 3 other Ford's I disliked I would learn my lesson.
      I've owned 5 Toyota trucks/4Runners and I've been 100% satisfied with ever one of them. I've also owned Chevy/Dodge/Ford and I've been about 80%/80%/30% satisfied respectively, so I'm talking from experience here. The ONLY reason I was 80% satisfied with my Dodge is due to the amazing Cummins diesel motor.

      You guys saying Toyota should give up on the SUV market because GM owns it are just plain dumb. Even though the SUV market is shrinking, it's still a huge market and it would be incredibly stupid for Toyota to exit it. Plus the competition for GM is good for everyone. And those complaining about Toyota not being GREEN...common, just because they build a full-size SUV they're no longer green...give me a break. This new sequoia will get the same mpg as the previous model with a much larger engine, can't complain about that...it will probably only get bested by the Tahoe/Suburban in gas mileage. My 41MPG corolla more than makes up for owning an SUV that gets 18mpg.

      I'm highly anticipating this new Sequoia and will mostly likely buy one when it comes out as long as the price isn't outrageous.

      I guess I have different taste in looks...I think the Tundra is one of the best looking trucks on the road!!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        If you can hold out, the Hybrid version should come out a couple of months after the non-hybrid. The last I heard which was about 2 months ago was that it was going to be a V-8 hybrid. Haven't heard anything lately though.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Brian, thanks for adding your perspective. A lot of these vehicles end up as single-person commuter cars, at least in the area where I live. Having 4 children does require the space that a vehicle like the Sequoia can offer, especially if you wanted to do something all together, like go on a trip. The ability to tow is also important.

        I think a lot of folks can't see past the observation that the person next to you on the highway, stuck in the same traffic jam as you are, isn't being terribly efficient by making the trek to work in something so massive, just to carry a folio with a laptop. Of course, there's no notion of whether or not that big 'ute was a schoolbus just a little while earlier, or if there's a trip to the grocery store to stock up on supplies for those hungry mouths in store after work.

        Vehicles like the Sequoia have their place. Styling is subjective, so while you may feel like you're the minority, it's great if you like it. The way Toyota wraps itself in green on the one hand and builds big, heavy vehicles that aren't practical for some of the people who are buying them can seem a bit like the company is talking out of both sides of their mouth. Then again, they are. All car companies are. They've got to adapt or die, and adapt means selling the people what they want to buy, and Toyota's doing a pretty handy job of offering something in almost every niche (though the absence of the Supra gets us sports car guys down).
        • 7 Years Ago
        You haven't heard? The SUPRA IS COMING BACK!!! Atleast the rumor mills are telling us it's coming back sometime before 2010.

        I totally agree with you about the people who buy vehicles like this to commute alone to work. But, that's not Toyota's fault, it's America's fault for that. Things are slowly changing though...I can't believe all the Corollas and Civics on the road since gas exceeded $3. Even I drive one now even though I tell my wife it's a girls car and I don't like it, I can't complain every time I fill up and see it's gotten 35-41mpg!

        I think many families with large SUV's are doing what I now do. We drive the corolla as much as possible, and the giant SUV/truck sits in the garage and is only driven when the entire family needs to go somewhere. We went from about 12k miles/year on a large truck/suv down to 8k miles/year and saving nearly $1000 in gas every year.
        • 7 Years Ago
        You are a very educated person, keep it up!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      I can't wait until GM jacks up the power in their gmt900s in the next year and continues their sales dominance on these rolling recalls.

      :o

      excellent point shizz, Toyota getting their green image but churning numerous obese vehicles.
        • 7 Years Ago
        and they still drive smoother than any domestic, nice observation dumb ass!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        and they still drive smoother than any domestic, nice observation dumb ass!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why is toyota (and the other foreign brands, particularly japanese) always seen as a friend of the environment when they produce vehicles like these? This thing is ridiculous, especially when GM already makes the best in class SUVs. This just shows how much money a manufacturer makes off SUVs and trucks. So how many of you suckers will buy one of these???
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well lets just hope that this time around they decide to not copy the 1st gen expedition IP , and hopefully they will not make the mistake of putting that playskool IP from the tundra. but then again it is toyota and they will try to save money somehow.

      Seriously i saw the pictures of one uncammoed sequioa in a website and it looks identical to the tundra from the front, and i personally think the expediton and gm's gmt900,800 look way better than this thing.
      • 7 Years Ago
      As large as it is, Toyota will still manage to hide it behind a Prius when the news media is looking.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You've got to give Toyota credit for trying. GMT 900 platform will outsell these things about 500 to 1.

        • 7 Years Ago
        We can also talk about Toyota coming in a whopping 22nd in the just released J.D. Power customer service index. They may be #1 globally, but their J.D. Power and Strategic Vision scores keep falling. And when's that Tundra V-8 recall coming? Oh wait, there'll be no recall, just denial as there was with the 3.5 million oil sludge victims. Keep drinking the kool-aid...
        • 7 Years Ago
        so you can see into the future now? amazing. tell me again more about how toyota already became #1 in sales globally, please.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I got a feeling this will be one ugly giant ride.

      i'd rather opt for the 'burban or even the Armada.
      • 7 Years Ago
      How about a diesel?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Its looking better than the current Durango I'll give it that.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Sorry for being stupid, but how can you tell about the looks of a car while it´s under camo? You´ll probably see the proportions of it, but what else?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Camo or not, it's a new Toyota. It's guaranteed to have weird proportions, random contours, and look weird.

        Sigh, if we could only go back to the mid-'90s when Toyota made boring cars...at least they just boring and inoffensive, not ugly like the Toyotas of today.
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Still a big turd. Ford and GM have nothing to worry about.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Bryan
        yeah because there already in the toilet with you turd. Get a brain moron!!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Bryan
        Ford needs to be worried...they're track record is terrible. After I sell my 2003 Expedition I'll never buy another Ford. And with all the problems they've had with their navistar diesel motors...they're lucky they have all those redneck buy Ford or die fans out there or they'd be giving them away...

        GM is the only american brand I'd buy right now...oh and a cummins diesel Dodge can sit in my garage any day.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Bryan
        yeah because there already in the toilet with you turd. Get a brain moron!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      This thing is going to have Titanic proportions and probably will have the swiftness of that fateful ship, too.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The Titanic was quite fast, topping 20 knots during her sea trials
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