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So now the ExPo folks have got the wheels in my mind turning - what about a 1st gen Sequoia instead of a 4th gen 4runner?
I guess in my mind I'd always thought of the Sequoia as a gargantuan giant of a vehicle, on par with the Suburban or Excursion. I liked the look, though - to me the proportions and shape are generally like the 3rd gen 4runner, which is thought of (correctly, I should add) as a classic.
When I look at the numbers, though, what surprises me is how close the 4th gen 4runner (with the V8) and the 1st gen Sequoia are:
Weight: 4th gen 4r: 4505
1st gen Seq: 5290 (+ 700 lb)
Wheelbase: 4th gen 4r: 109.8
1st gen Seq: 118.1 (+ 8")
OAL: 4th gen 4r: 189.2
1st gen Seq: 203.9 (+ 14")
Width: 4th gen 4r: 75.2
1st gen Seq: 78.9 (+3")
Height: 4th gen 4r: 69.3
1st gen Seq: 78.6 (+9")
Interestingly the 4runner can tow 800lbs more, I'm guessing because the Sequoia has to haul it's own fat a55 which is 700# heavier.
MPG figures (always important to me because I'm a cheap SOB) are similar with the 4runner rating 14/18 and the Sequoia rating 13/16. Close enough to call it a wash, IMO, but the Sequoia actually has longer range by virtue of it's gargantuan gas tank (26.4 vs. 23 for the 4runner.)
Biggest advantage to the Sequoia on the used market seems to be that it's not as "sexy" as the 4runner and therefore a model with equivalent miles and age will sell for less. Or to put that a different way, the same amount of $$ can buy me a newer, lower mile vehicle.
So, I know we have several folks with 1st gen Tundras, anybody out there with a 1st gen Sequoia? What trails do you run and what size tires are you using? Any good forums out there for Tundra/sequoia (since I pretty much know where all the 4runner forums are?)