Toyota Sequoia vs Toyota 4Runner

Toyota Sequoia
Dimensions: in (mm)
Lenght: 203.9 (5180)
Width: 78.9 (2004)
Height: 75.6 (1920)

Toyota 4Runner
Dimensions: in (mm)
Lenght: 189.9 (4823)
Width: 75.8 (1925)
Height: 74.2 (1885)

Compare Toyota Sequoia vs Toyota 4Runner (1:1)

With class-leading refinement, versatility and user-friendly features, the 2011 Toyota Sequoia is one of the top picks among full-size Suvs. Toyota Sequoia SUV offers the following pros: Massive dashboard with customizable seating; serene ride; graceful handling for its size; brisk acceleration and high towing capacity with the 5. 7-liter V8. Toyota Sequoia SUV drawbacks are: Stereo controls are hard to reach while driving; well-equipped versions are pricey.

The 2011 Toyota Sequoia is a full-size SUV capable of seats seven or eight, depending on the features selected. There are three versions -- SR5, Limited and Platinum -- and all are available with either two- or four-wheel drive. The base SR5 model comes traditional with 18-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, a sunroof, running boards, a 40/20/40-split second-row seat bench, triple-zone automatic conditioning, heated side mirrors, a tilt-and-telescoping helm with stereo controls, full performance accessories, a performance driver bench, Bluetooth (with stereo streaming) and an eight-speaker CD audio with radio, optional stereo and USB stereo slots.

The Limited adds 20-inch wheels, a performance liftgate, leather upholstery, updated instrumentation, a back-up camera integrated into the rearview mirror and an updated 14-speaker JBL audio system with a Six-cd changer.

The top-of-the-line Toyota Sequoia Platinum adds load-leveling back air springs, adaptive shock absorbers, heated and cooled front seatings, heated second-row captain's chairs (dropping capacity to seven), power-folding and -reclining back seatings, and a touchscreen navigator.

Toyota provides two feature packages for the SR5. The Sport Look suite is a seven-passenger customization that contains 20-inch alloy wheels, a back spoiler, foglights and a performance driver bench. The Luxury suite seatings eight and adds leather upholstery, heated driver and front passenger seatings, a performance fold-and-recline third row and a back-up camera integrated into the rearview mirror. Toyota Sequoia Limited features include a rear-seat entertainment system, navigator and second-row captain's chairs.

For the relatively few drivers who require an all-conquering, all-terrain SUV, the 2011 Toyota 4runner is a top choice. Those city folk who need more passenger room and less off-road capability would be better served by a car-based crossover SUV. Toyota 4runner SUV offers the following pros: Impressive off-road capability; pleasant on-road demeanor; strong V6 engine; ample trunk capacity; available third-row bench. Toyota 4runner SUV drawbacks are: No V8 option; intrusive stability control; cramped third-row bench.

The midsize 2011 Toyota 4runner SUV is provided in three versions: SR5, Trail and Limited.

Traditional features on the Toyota 4runner SR5 include 17-inch cast-aluminum wheels, skid plates, heated outside mirrors with turn indicators and puddle lights, foglights, air-conditioning with back ventilation, cruise control, full performance accessories, a performance back window, a tilt-and-telescoping helm, a trip computer and an eight-speaker CD/MP3 stereo system with an optional stereo slot. The SR5 is available in either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

The Toyota 4runner Trail level is only available as a 4WD model, and it supplements the Sr5's equipment list with a hood scoop, black fender flares and rocker panels, a locking back differential, Crawl Control (which electronically modulates throttle and brakes when ascending or descending hills), off-road-oriented tires, tinted head- and taillights, a sunroof, a back-up camera that displays in the rearview mirror, updated gauges, steering-wheel-mounted stereo controls, water-resistant upholstery, performance front seatings, a sliding back trunk deck and an updated stereo system with radio, a USB port with Ipod connectivity and Bluetooth phone and stereo functions.

The Limited is available only with full-time all-wheel drive and contains 20-inch cast-aluminum wheels, Toyota's X-REAS adaptive suspension dampers, keyless entry and ignition, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic conditioning, a 15-speaker JBL stereo system with a six-disc CD changer, a leather-wrapped helm, leather upholstery, heated front seatings and performance lumbar support for the driver bench.

Many of the features incorporated by the Toyota 4runner Trail and Limited are available as features for the SR5 model, though specifics will vary based on the region of the U. in which you live. Other feature highlights include a voice-activated navigator and a third-row bench. The KDSS off-road suspension is available only on Trail models.