There was a time when owning a truck meant a pick up truck - six or eight foot bed with room for only two or three people in the cab. It was the place where you put the dog for a nice afternoon ride and meant if you used it to move furniture, you had to be careful of the weather. Such is no longer the case with the introduction of the 4 x 4 and other Sport Utility Vehicles, and today finding someone who owns an actual pick up truck is a rarity indeed. Not only is it rare to find a pick up in the driveway, but also the Sport Utility Vehicles have become more versatile and sporty looking. The Toyota Sequoia SR5 is certainly no exception to this concept. With the usual Toyota sleek and sporty styling, and the quality that is always found with any Toyota product, it's a joy to drive.
For the budget-minded investor, even the 2005 Toyota Sequoia is quite sharp looking and roomy as well. With end of the year clearance prices available at most dealerships, picking up this Sport Utility Vehicle at a fraction of the original MSRP shouldn't be difficult at all.
The Sequoia SR5 has quite a list of standard equipment available at the time of purchase. Looking at just some of the base items you'll find a 4.7 Litre V8 engine with 282 horsepower, five speed automatic transmission with overdrive, and fuel economy of 15.0 miles per gallon city drive and 18.0 miles per gallon highway driving (of course, combination driving is going to put you somewhere in the middle of those two figures). Its smooth highway riding makes one forget that they are driving a Sport Utility Vehicle and not a Lexus or other similar luxury cars. The Sequoia SR5 can only be called an excellent selection for Toyota lovers, and even the 2005 Sequoia is going to make both drivers and passengers feel they have entered into a moment of minimal luxury. Even the fussiest of drivers and passengers will love this vehicle, including that teenage driver who wouldn't be caught dead driving a van or station wagon. Those who would rather not be seen driving a truck will love this one because they won't feel like it's a truck at all.
When shopping for a Toyota Sequoia SR5, be sure to look at all its wonderful features and the standard equipment that comes as part of a Toyota package. It is also important to keep in mind the maintenance on this vehicle is not going to be the same as on an American counterpart because of the higher quality of a Toyota Sequoia SR5, and Toyota vehicles in general. As a rule, if you perform all of the routine maintenance on a Toyota product, you're going to spend much less in repairs than on an American-made car or Sport Utility Vehicle. The quality workmanship that goes into a Toyota product is what has kept their business booming over the years, and you can be sure that they are going to continue to improve on that in the future and not risk their reputation to sell something that is not of the highest possible quality. Only a few imports come close to matching the quality of Toyota in the line of vehicles that also make family cars, and those have all been highly recommended but with Toyota on the top of the list. If one wants to take the time to check the statistics, it will be discovered that Toyota owners are driving cars and trucks that have over 200,000 miles on the engines without a problem.