The Sequoia is a rational but uninspired vehicle. It's roomy and quiet, the powertrain is refined and it has good brakes. The power-retracting rear window is a nice touch, too. But handling is ungainly and the ride quality is not very comfortable. Side- and curtain-airbags were made standard beginning with the 2007 model year.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Best vehicle I've ever used for driving in snow and ice conditions--by far!"

W G., CA (2002 Toyota Sequoia)

"I think it handles very well. Braking is good as well as acceleration. It's very smooth! I like it much better than some of the newer cars when the computer controls your deceleration and braking, it results in very uneven and "jerky" ride."

Anonymous, KY (2002 Toyota Sequoia)

"This was the first year with skid control VSC. It has saved me a couple of times on wet and icy roads. Plenty of horsepower for this big rig too, it still can get on it , no problem."

CLEMENT S., NJ (2002 Toyota Sequoia)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The 2002 drivers seat is a problem, the padding degrading quickly (< 50K miles) and pulled the left control cover off. Attempts for dealer repair focused on replacing the cover, not the root cause. Mechanics were well aware this was a common issue but not allowed to fix the real cause."

JAMES S., CA (2002 Toyota Sequoia)

"quiet and soft"

Anonymous, TX (2002 Toyota Sequoia)

"I am 6'4" tall. This SUV has more than enough leg and headroom. Very comfortable seats. Excellent air conditioner."

BOBBY C., TX (2002 Toyota Sequoia)

"Quiet ride, air conditioner top notch, smooth ride"

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sequoia)

"My previous vehicle was a mercedes and the sequoia rides as nice or better in all conditions. Doesn't feel like a truck at all."

CLEMENT S., NJ (2002 Toyota Sequoia)

"Disappointed to find that front passerger seat has only 4-way power adjustment versus 8 or 10-way on Toyota/Lexus Land Cruiser. The 8 or 10-way power seat adjust for front passenger seat should be standard on a vehicle that cost $52,000 (in 2002). Sequoia is quiet, stable and comfortable even after 16 years and 312,000 miles. The 2002 Sequoia is the best road vehicle I have owned since 1964. I drive it particularly on long trips (more than 100 miles) as much as I can. The only negative is t"

JIM M., ID (2002 Toyota Sequoia)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Good older car if it has been maintained. We now tow it behind our motorhome and rely on it being dependable, which it has been for the 3 years we've owned it."

GARY B., ID (2002 Toyota Sequoia)

"15 years, 210K miles and counting - zero mechanical issues and looks/runs like new. What more can you ask for."

Anonymous, OR (2002 Toyota Sequoia)

"I have a 28 mile dirt road mountainous drive to reach paved roads. The vehicle has held up very well to fairly rough use."

LINDA B., AZ (2002 Toyota Sequoia)

"I have 160,000 miles on this car and its 14 years old. I've never had any significant mechanical issues or breakdowns. Very reliable!"

Anonymous, KY (2002 Toyota Sequoia)

"Until this year when i had issues with the transmission cable needing adjustments and the catalytic converter and exhaust system needing replacement, i have had no issues with this SUV."

MICHAEL W., CT (2002 Toyota Sequoia)

"its a 2002! and still running strong as a primary vehicle!!"

Anonymous, GA (2002 Toyota Sequoia)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Although 14 years old, I still think the design/style is nicer than current models."

Anonymous, CA (2002 Toyota Sequoia)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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