Toyota's Sequoia, like most full-size sport utility vehicles,
is a real monster on the road. When one pulls up next to
you, you can really feel it. And when one enters your rearview
mirror, it feels as though a large ship is about ready to
The Sequoia shares a basic underskin design with the Toyota
Tundra pickup truck. It also has the same V8 engine and
automatic transmission as the Tundra. In the Toyota family,
the Sequoia is larger than Toyota's Japanese-built Land
Cruiser. However, it is slightly smaller than a Ford Expedition.
For 2004, the Sequoia doesn't really change at all. You're
just going to have to accept it.
The 2004 Toyota Sequoia is offered in two models: SR5 and
The massive size of the 2004 Toyota Sequoia means an interior
that is supremely spacious. The four-door Sequoia sits up
to eight people, and none of them will ever complain about
being cramped. Plus, there's 128 cubic feet of cargo space
to work with.
Base SR5 models have front and rear air conditioning with
dual-zone automatic climate controls. Front captain chairs,
a center console, power mirrors, windows (including liftgate
window) and door locks and an AM/FM/cassette/CD player are
Uplevel Limited models add such things as leather upholstery,
heated front seats, an 8-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped
steering wheel with radio controls and a trip computer.
For 2004, the options list includes an in-dash 6-disc CD
changer, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, rear radio
controls and more.
A rear spoiler is also optional, though one has to wonder
why anyone would need it with a burly full-size SUV. Still,
it's there if you do.
Nothing is changed with the 2004 Toyota Sequoia, so it continues
to use the same engine as before. A 4.7-liter V8, it is
able to generate 240 horsepower at 4800 rpm and 315 lb-ft
of torque at 3400 rpm. Teamed to this engine is a 4-speed
electronically-controlled automatic transmission with overdrive.
Both Toyota Sequoia models offer a rear-wheel drive configuration
or a four-wheel drive configuration. It can be used on dry
pavement and it includes a locking center differential and
A self-leveling rear suspension is optional.
Safety and Security
The 2004 Toyota Sequoia has antilock 4-wheel disc brakes
and an antiskid/traction-control system. Front torso side
airbags and head-protecting curtain side airbags are optional.