Toyota Sequoia - An Alternative to a Full-size SUV

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The 2010 Toyota Sequoia is fitted with strong towing capabilities and a comfortable cabin that indues a spacious and comfortable third row seat that make it an excellent alternative to domestic full-size SUVs. The Sequoia is based on the Tundra, and it builds on the Tundra's massive towing capabilities and tough guy styling. Inside,it has a large and comfortable cabin, and plenty of safety features and equipment.

The Sequoia was completely redesigned in 2008 with a new platform, engines, sheet metal, and interior. For the 2010 year model, the Sequoia gets a new base engine, and some formerly optional equipment that now comes standard. The 2010 Sequoia comes with a 4.6-liter V8 engine on the base SR5 trim, or a 5.7-liter V8 engine on the Limited and Platinum trims. A 5.7-liter E85 engine is also available in some states. A six speed automatic is standard on all trims. The disappointment lies with the Sequoia's fuel economy.

The EPA estimates that the 4.6-liter engine can achieve 14/19 mpg city/highway, and the 5.7-liter engine can get 14/17 mpg city/highway. Since the Sequoia has a redesign in 2008, the 2010 model year has largely remained the same with its exterior design. In 2008, the front of the Sequoia was transformed to make it look similar to the Toyota Tundra pickup and has a large chrome grille. Inside, the interior has a quality build and seat comfort. It can seat up to eight and all rows slid to allow for more leg room.

The rarity: The third row fits adults! There have been complaints that some controls can be difficult to reach, but on higher trims cabin materials wouldn't be out of place on a Lexus. Cargo room is also bountiful thanks to the foldaway seats.

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