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Pros: heated seats, solid & reliable
Cons: poor visibilty- blind spots
Advice: take a good long test driveI drove a Land Cruiser and traded it in for my Sequoia. I miss my land cruiser. I have limited vision and blind spots in the Sequoia. Backing out and left, forward turns have definate blind spots.
Pros: Safety feeling while you drive this vehicle. Programable HomeLink for up to 3 garage door openers. Front & Rear dual zone auto A/C.
Cons: Black was the only available color. No heated seats.
Advice: Try to finance this car vs. lease. They put us on a lease contract with Wells Fargo with high rent charges that basically waived the initial discount applied.We went to the dealer based on the heavy advertisment, claiming up to 7,300 discount from the MSRP price. Test drove it and felt in love with this SUV. This is our first full size SUV and third Toyota car. Handling is excellent, suspension is amazing, good acceleration and braking, plenty of room in front, second and third row seats. Two adults have enough room in the third row seat (I'm 6 ft. tall). Also went off-road during hunting season and vehicle handles deep snow without any fear.
Pros: Comfortable third row seating/Running boards
Cons: Gas mileage so far
Advice: Be sure to confirm color of vehicle is in stock, certain colors are harder to come by.Although the Armada has the larger engine and towing capacity, I preferred the overall style and layout of the Sequoia. The seating for 8 would be a little tight for adults but the third row seats are definitely superior to the Armada. I enjoy the fact that the third row seating can be removed for additional cargo space as well. The running board is a must with a car that rides this high in my opinion, got the sports package and this is included. Handling is superior; drove a compact before this car and it took less than a day to get used to. Less positive notes are the Sequoia does not accelerate as quickly as I would have liked and the gas mileage is averaging around 15 MPG even though I have done mainly highway driving so far. These problems may have been partly due to the fact that I had six passengers with luggage :-). Overall the SR5 is a great value and a great SUV.