2023 Toyota Sequoia

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Pretty harsh comments on the interior in that review. Any views on that?
 

qtb007

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The 3rd row is definitely compromised versus the competition... but if you want solid rear axle, it really is the only game in town.
 

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Grand Highlander is going to fix a lot of these problems giving Toyota (another) two-vehicle solution per segment.

C-HR -- Corolla Cross
Venza -- RAV4
Highlander -- 4Runner
Grand Highlander -- Sequoia
 

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Toyota is betting that the offroad/pickup/used LC buyer/4R who needs more space crowd will like a true live axle 3 row SUV and forgive the space/packing constraints. Its a pretty big gamble, but I think the Sequoia faithful will come around.

Folks who have had tahoes, expeditions, etc may consider it for the powertrain/price/reliability. However I doubt it breaks the 12-15k/year unit average Sq normally does.

Side note, I dont know if this is a TGNA-F exclusive, but is the platform unable to accommodate a rear IRS?
 

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It's actually pretty amazing the Highlander(250k sales) and the 4Runner(150k sales) co-exist and thrive under the same brand in the same category. I don't think anybody else has a 1-2 punch as effective in the midsize category. Ford and Jeep make a case, but sales aren't there yet.

The Sequoia (maybe next year?) would really benefit from offering a non-hybrid powerplant. So many positives:
-The removal of the battery could alleviate some third row concerns since the battery doesn't have to sit under it(lower floor)
-The curb weight would drop by about 300lbs.
-Lower price. The MAX powertrain is essentially a 3.5K option on the Tundra.
-Wishful thinking, but a 2 row option like the Expedition would further lower the cost and really lend itself to the used LC crowd
 

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It's actually pretty amazing the Highlander(250k sales) and the 4Runner(150k sales) co-exist and thrive under the same brand in the same category. I don't think anybody else has a 1-2 punch as effective in the midsize category. Ford and Jeep make a case, but sales aren't there yet.

The Sequoia (maybe next year?) would really benefit from offering a non-hybrid powerplant. So many positives:
-The removal of the battery could alleviate some third row concerns since the battery doesn't have to sit under it(lower floor)
-The curb weight would drop by about 300lbs.
-Lower price. The MAX powertrain is essentially a 3.5K option on the Tundra.
-Wishful thinking, but a 2 row option like the Expedition would further lower the cost and really lend itself to the used LC crowd
Good points, especially the 2 row option.

Question though is why not offer a L versions like the competitors?
 

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I loved the feedback from reviewers
Really love it

It means the Sequoia is the base where they can start the next gen GA-F aka LCj400
 
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It’s odd the second row seats wont slide back or forth. This “form over function” symptom reminds me of the Lexus LS : bigger on the outside and smaller on the inside. Akio Toyota is driving Toyota/Lexus down the drain.
 

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Pretty harsh comments on the interior in that review. Any views on that?

The new Sequoia is also being dinged in reviews for less than stellar ride quality & steering feel over certain road surfaces as well.
 

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This thing looks sooooo good. In a lot of ways, it's more vehicle and more appealing than the Land Cruiser 300 - definitely a better vehicle for the North American market. I'd rather have a Sequoia, personally.
 

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