2005 Toyota Sequoia Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,770 - $11,249
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
282
Seats
8
Color:  Black
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,770 - $11,249
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
282
Seats
8

Toyota Sequoia Models & Trims

SR5 $7,770 - $9,743
Horsepower: 282 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: 8
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0, 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $8,486 - $11,249
Horsepower: 282 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: 8
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

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Toyota sequoia make an outstanding family SUV.

My 2005 Toyota sequoia is a great family SUV. Gas mileage could be better but, it is able to fit at least seven people comfortably and still has room for bags. I have the two wheel drive model really wish I would've gotten the four wheel drive just because we like to vacation in the snow. Only thing I had upgrade to make the car perfect was I had to install an aftermarket touchscreen stereo and have them install a back up camera. I do plan on adding a large roof rack so we will be able to carry more luggage we go on trips. This SUV has never let me down.

- Sean R

Toyota's are great vehicles.

I have always had Ford vehicles. I recently got a Toyota and I love it. I haven't had any problems since I got the SUV and that was 3 years ago. It has a mileage of a little over to 200, 000 and it is still running really good. I even traveled to Illinois from new Mexico in it and it still runs like a champ. It even has lights that help me out on what needs to be fixed even if the sir in the tires are low a light will start blinking just to let me know. It is a good truck.

- Sandra F

High mileage, great car. Could have better gas.

This vehicle has a smooth drive as long as maintenance is kept up. I have not only put my money into buying the vehicle but into the work as well. It is a great car for having high mileage, we have personally put almost 10, 000 miles, it is around 201, 000 miles total. It has only needed oil change and tires since we've bought it. I am replacing the brakes and rotors now which have not been changed since who knows how long.

- Charlotte B

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front angle view.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,770 - $9,743
$8,486 - $11,249

Horsepower

Horsepower
282 (hp)
282 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.7L DOHC 32
4.7L DOHC 32
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.6 (in.)
41.6 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.3 - 41.1 (in.)
40.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.7 (in.)
38.7 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.8 - 40.6 (in.)
38.8 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
8
8

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/70R16
P265/65R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
118.1 (in.)
118.1 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
42.3 (ft.)
42.3 (ft.)

Length

Length
203.9 (in.)
203.9 (in.)

Width

Width
78.9 (in.)
78.9 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4875 - 5060 (.lbs)
5000 - 5025 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
282 (hp)
282 (hp)

Torque

Torque
325 (ft. lbs.)
325 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 (.lbs)
500 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26.4 (gal.)
26.4 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

City

City
15 (mpg)
15 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
18 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Available
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
Not Available
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
Not Available
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (7)

Air Bags Feb 5, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 5, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V065000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 Toyota Land Cruiser and Lexus LX470, 2005-2006 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, 2004-2006 Toyota 4Runner and Lexus GX470 vehicles equipped with side curtain-shield-air bags. The affected vehicles have an air bag control module that may be improperly programmed, causing the side curtain-shield-air bags to deploy inadvertently.
Consequence:
If the side curtain-shield-air bags deploy unexpectedly, it can increase the risk of occupant injury.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control module with one that has improved programming, free of charge. Owners were sent interim notices on March 1, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-271-9371. Toyota's number for this recall is G0C and GLB.
Air Bags Oct 20, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 20, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V655000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2002-2005 Lexus SC and Toyota Sequoia and 2003-2005 Toyota Tundra, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Pontiac Vibe vehicles that were originally sold, or are currently registered, in high absolute humidity areas of southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners of affected Toyota and Lexus vehicles and General Motors will notify owners of affected Pontiac Vibe vehicles. Toyota, Lexus, and GM dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. If a replacement inflator is not available, as an interim measure, the dealer will disable the front passenger air bag and advise the customer not to use the front passenger seat until a replacement inflator is installed. Toyota will begin its owner notification and remedy of the affected Toyota and Lexus vehicles on or around October 25, 2014. Details on GM's notification and remedy schedule are pending. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Pontiac Vibe owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300.
Air Bags May 13, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
May 13, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V286000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2005-2007 Lexus SC, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sequoia, and Pontiac Vibe, and 2005-2006 Toyota Tundra vehicles that were originally sold, or ever registered, in Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side front air bag, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Pontiac Vibe owners may contact GM at 1-800-762-2737. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 14V-655.
Equipment Feb 3, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 3, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10V036000
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
Consequence:
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
Seats Jun 2, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 2, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V396000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2005-2011 4Runner, Highlander, Sequoia, and Sienna, 2005-2010 Avalon and Tundra, 2006-2008 Camry Solara, 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid, 2006-2011 Rav4 and Tacoma, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2007-2011 Camry hybrid, 2009-2010 Venza, 2010-2012 Prius, 1988-1990 and 2005-2010 Camry, and 1989 and 2009-2010 Corolla vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters with a copper strand heating element. The electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed.
Consequence:
If damaged, the copper strand heating element may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the seat heaters, free of charge, and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory. The recall began on July 14, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET number for this recall is SET16B.
Air Bags Dec 12, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 12, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V883000
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2002-2005 Lexus SC and Toyota Sequoia, 2003-2005 Toyota Corolla and Tundra, and 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation.
Consequence:
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will notify the Pontiac Vibe owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, or replace the air bag assembly that includes an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 14, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371, Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for these recalls are J0A (Zone A Toyota), J0B (Zone B Toyota), J0C (Zone C Toyota), JLI (Zone A Lexus), JLJ (Zone B Lexus), and JLK (Zone C Lexus). Note: This recall includes vehicles that have had their air bag previously replaced under an earlier air bag campaign.
Seats Nov 19, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 19, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V743000
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Prius and Corolla, 2009-2011 Venza, 2006-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2005-2011 Sienna and Sequoia, 2006-2011 Tacoma 4x2 and 4x4, Camry, Highlander, Tundra 4x2 and 4x4, and 2007-2011 Rav4 and 4Runner. The affected vehicles may experience compression of the seat cushion which may damage the seat heater wiring.
Consequence:
Damage to the seat heater wiring could cause the wires to short, increasing the risk of the seat burning and causing personal injury to the occupant.
Remedy:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the heaters with copper strand heating elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory, free of charge. The recall is expected to began in January 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226.

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