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in 2010 Affordable Large SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $22,752 - $35,771
Original MSRP: $39,030 - $59,405
MPG: 14 City / 19 Hwy
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2010 Toyota Sequoia Interior

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For the most part, reviewers like the 2010 Toyota Sequoia's interior, and report that build quality and seat comfort are both very good. However, some complain that controls are tough for the driver to reach. Still, others report that the Sequoia's interior is close to a luxury SUV's, especially in its higher trims.

  • "Those clever Toyota engineers have definitely raised the bar as far as comfortable seating, ease of ingress and egress, and overall convenience is concerned." -- Four Wheeler

Seating

Most reviewers say that the seats in the 2010 Toyota Sequoia are comfortable. The large SUV can seat up to eight when equipped with a second-row bench (the Platinum trim replaces the second-row bench with captain's chairs). All rows slide to allow for more leg room and the biggest surprise is that reviewers say the third-row seat is fit for adults -- a rarity in any SUV.

  • "The Sequoia can seat up to eight people in its three rows of seats, which can be covered in either fabric or leather. The second row slides out of the way when you lift a lever, making it easy to get to the third-row seats. " -- Cars.com
  • "The seats say it all about the Toyota Sequoia: They're big, wide and comfy. Everything else beyond that point is just details." -- Dallas Examiner
  • "Third-row access is one-pull simple, and on some models the 60/40 third row folds and reclines electrically, a chore second-row riders must do manually. The three-section middle bench slides fore and aft, the center section travels further forward so your child-seat reach is within reason." -- Truck Trend
  • "Third-row comfort is adult-adequate, as is room with the 2nd row less than halfway back." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "A lever releases either side of the 40/20/40 second-row seat to provide access to the third-row seat, which itself is fit for adults." -- Edmunds

Interior Features

While reviewers tend to like the Sequoia's interior features, a few complain that some controls can be difficult to reach. Others register some disappointment at cut-rate materials. Still, on the higher trims, reviewers like the cabin materials, which some say wouldn't be out of place on a Lexus.

  • "Audio and navigation controls are nearly impossible to reach while driving, gets very pricey when loaded up with options." -- Edmunds
  • "This may be the only 'ute where the optional seven-inch nav screen is closer to the passenger than the driver, and the reach wouldn't be noticed as much if the passenger were allowed to key in info on the move. . . . Three-zone climate control is standard and supports wide temperature gradients via dash, floor, and four overhead rear vents." -- Truck Trend
  • "You can drown out your seven other passengers with a 14-speaker JBL designed audio system, or ignore them while studying your forward progress on the 7-inch navigation screen. Get a phone call? Answer it via the hands-free Bluetooth voice recognition system accessed on the steering wheel." -- Four Wheeler
  • "The Sequoia Limited's list of standard features is really too long to describe." -- Edmunds 
  • "A dashboard of hollow-sounding plastic panels and a cut-rate feel to some of the main controls are at odds with Sequoia's otherwise solid build quality." -- Consumer Guide

Cargo

The Toyota Sequoia has good cargo room for the class, but what reviewers particularly like is that the third-row seat can be folded into the floor. In class leaders like the GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe, bulky third-row seats must be removed from the car to maximize cargo space. An optional power hatch is available, but Edmunds notices a problem with the design.

  • "With the Sequoia, there is no need to remove bulky, cumbersome seats in order to haul big stuff." -- Four Wheeler
  • "The button for the power rear hatch is located at about eye level on the D-pillar (and not on the hatch's bottom edge) and requires a second or two of pressing to get the door to begin closing. The problem is that to press the button, you must be under the hatch. Bonk." -- Edmunds
  • "The rear seatbacks do power-fold, however, for easier cargo loading. That's good because cargo room is limited behind the third row seats. " -- Dallas Examiner

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