2003 toyota Sequoia

2003 toyota Sequoia: Toyota Sequoia is amongst the best of the full-size SUVs. It has to do with the same dimension as a Ford Expedition, and slightly larger than a Chevy Tahoe. Like the majority of Toyotas, it's extremely well syntheticed and also provides the highest degree of top quality, durability, as well as reliability. It's quiet and also comfy.

The Sequoia is a great family lorry, a modern replacement for the standard American station wagon, with 3 rows of seats efficient in bring 8 passengers.

New choices for 2003 include a DVD enjoyment system for rear-seat rugrats. The package makes up a high-resolution screen that flips below the headliner, a DVD gamer in the facility console, wireless headphones, and also an independent rear-seat stereo. Another brand-new option for 2003 is hydraulic lots leveling. Brake Help has actually been included as basic equipment for 2003.


2003 toyota Sequoia


LINEUP

Toyota Sequoia is available in 2 trim levels: SR5 and Restricted. Both are powered by a 240-horsepower 4.7-liter V8 mated to a four-speed transmission. Two-wheel-drive and also four-wheel-drive designs are available.

SR5 ($ 31,625) comes requirement with power home windows, mirrors and door locks, cruise ship control, automatic climate control, an AM/FM stereo with both cassette and CD players, ABDOMINAL with brake assist, as well as 16-inch styled steel wheels.

Minimal ($ 40,200) includes leather furniture, dual-zone (front and rear) climate control, warmed outside mirrors, JBL stereo, roof shelf, and (brand-new for 2003) P265/65R17 tires on 17-inch light weight aluminum wheels.

Both trim lines come common with an electronic stability program in order to help deal with a skid, as well as traction control to keep the wheels from slipping when increasing in slippery driving conditions.

WALKAROUND

Sequoia takes its designing cues from the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup. Both are constructed in the exact same setting up plant at Princeton, Indiana.

Sequoia's front and also rear doors are perfectly incorporated and also fit proportionally with the rearmost seats and also freight location. The liftgate rear home window really rolls down, much like on those wood-paneled station wagons of the '60s as well as '70s.

The Minimal design is identified by its haze lights, running boards, appealing alloy wheels, as well as rear spoiler. The general look is clean, purposeful and, most importantly, huge.

INSIDE

The Minimal version is fitted with sumptuous leather seats, comfortable and heated.

Entering and also from the Sequoia is a challenge, however. Although the Restricted model comes with running boards (optional on the SR5) and grab handles mounted within the doorframes, you have to be prepared to raise yourself up and also right into this lorry. A big beast like the Sequoia requires some physical mastery and for its owners to be unafraid of elevations: Once in, there's a powerful sight from every seat.

The Sequoia is a champ if you need to transfer lots of kids on a regular basis. We state 'youngsters' due to the fact that they're the just one with the dexterity to hop over the middle-row to obtain to the third-row seats. Asking full-sized adults to crawl back there will likely cost you a couple of close friends.

For bring cargo, the third-row seats are simple to tumble ahead to increase the cargo area. We found that left sufficient room for a jogging stroller, a baby backpack, and all the remainder of the equipment we needed for a day's well worth of treking. For maximum cargo bring, you could eliminate the third-row seats and also fold and also tumble the second-row seats. After that there suffices room back there to clean out Toys 'R Us during an inventory-clearance sale.

Toyota's focus on detail can be seen everywhere in the Sequoia. The terrifically huge bin between the front seats is split right into two degrees. The leading degree has a notepad owner and a location for coins. The bottom level has a shaped, bookshelf-like CD holder to maintain to 8 CDs from rattling about. There's enough space left over to hold a six-pack or a reasonably sized bag. An overhead console holds sunglasses. The motorist information center includes a compass, outside temperature, and also gas economy statistics, such as miles until vacant, and also general and instantaneous mpg. Double sunlight visors are supplied. Various other things make family outings a breeze: several cupholders as well as storage space bins scattered throughout the cabin; large openings for the back doors making installing kid safety seats a wind; front as well as rear a/c controls

The Limited version is very extravagant, practically like a Lexus because respect, dual-zone automatic climate control, an awesome JBL stereo with an offered in-dash 6-CD changer, as well as every power-operated ease function you could imagine. Ours featured an enormous moonroof.

Nitpicks: The clock is installed much as well low in the center of the dashboard as well as is obscured by the climate control buttons. As well as not everyone are fascinated with the metal-tone trim in the Limited design.

DRIVING IMPRESSION

Piloting the Toyota Sequoia on the open roadway is a satisfaction. We enjoy the smooth and effective V8 engine. It's a marvel of a power plant, and also this truck requires all its 240 horse power. The transmission, as well, was seamless in operation. With such a long wheelbase and substantial total heft, the Sequoia delivers a comfy flight on all sorts of roads.

Yet while our Limited was virtually as elegant as a Lexus, it wasn't virtually as quiet. Wind sound at freeway rate wasn't obtrusive, but the cabin wasn't as hushed as a Lexus LS 430 sedan we lately drove.

The brakes work well, and include Brake Assist. Brake Help discovers panic stops as well as enhances brake pressure instantly in order to help reduce stopping ranges.

There are two controls to activate the optional four-wheel drive system. The initial is a simple button, situated relatively reduced in the center of the dashboard. Pressing it will certainly put the automobile in 4 Hi, great for driving on snowy or slippery roads. It can be involved on the fly without needing to quit the lorry. A traditional-looking change lever in between the front seats triggers 4 Lo, a climber equipment utilized for extreme off-road usage, such as coming down an extremely high hill.

Speaking of steep hills, Sequoia's active four-wheel grip control (TRAC), which comes criterion on four-wheel-drive designs, made it simple for us to drive directly a set of magnates on a dry, gravel-covered ski slope at Big Sky, Montana. As opposed to modulating the throttle, we merely held the gas down, as well as the Sequoia walked right up capital, moving torque to the tires with the most effective hold. Drop it right into 4 Lo, as well as the system automatically locks the center differential for go-anywhere capability. Two-wheel-drive Sequoias come standard with rear-wheel grip control, though, certainly, they won't use the mogul-climbing capabilities of the four-wheel-drive versions.

The skid-control feature, which is basic, helps the Sequoia keep security must it shed traction and also begin to slid sideways. This digital stability program selectively uses stopping pressure to private wheels to quit a skid, and also it can really assist you prevent a crash.

A two-wheel-drive Sequoia is rated to tow approximately a 6500-pound trailer, while a 4x4 is ranked to draw a 6200-pound trailer. Yet one more brand-new choice for 2003 is a seven-pin towing adapter that works with electric trailer brakes.

Sequoia's luxury and convenience have a rate at the gas pump. The EPA states to anticipate just 14 mpg in city driving and also a modest 17 mpg on the freeway. Abandoning 4WD ups the freeway figure to 18 mpg. As you 'd picture from a lorry of this dimension, the Sequoia is not easy to park. Parallel parking this hunk in downtown Austin, Texas, verified to be a humbling experience.

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