My household owns a 2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab pickup with the 5.7-liter V-8, so when I got into the Sequoia and fired it up, it sounded nearly identical. This V-8 revs so noisily on start-up, but it’s a great engine. The Sequoia and the Tundra drive in very similar fashions, also; they feel stout and heavy and well screwed together.
The Tundra and the Sequoia have similar, no-nonsense, ergonomically correct instrument panels and center stacks. The Sequoia cabin is old-school Big SUV, with a huge amount of cubic air space behind the front seats and a commodious third row that folds flat to create a huge cargo area. There’s nothing new or different here; this is just a well-engineered, big lunk of an SUV that can carry seven passengers and tow about seven thousand pounds. It’s a formula that works for plenty of people.
Joe DeMatio, Deputy Editor