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2008 Toyota Sequoia Trims

Limited

Avg. Price: $25,500

Sequoia's Limited trim upgrades to a more-powerful 5.7-liter V8, which generates 381 horsepower and 401 ft-lbs of torque. The automatic transmission also gains a sixth gear with this power plant, and Toyota's dual Variable Valve Timing technology is also included with the 5.7. This two-wheel drive version will practically rocket from 0 to 60 mph, getting there in a mere 6.7 seconds. Fuel economy is estimated at 14/19 mpg.

The Limited is the second tier in the Sequoia lineup with respect to features, adding running boards, Bluetooth, a JBL audio system, power front seats, and heated mirrors to the entry-level SR5's already generous list of standard equipment. Both a sunroof and a navigation system are available as add-ons.

Limited 4WD

Avg. Price: $27,315

The Limited 4WD Sequoia is powered by Toyota's dual Variable Valve Timing-enhanced 5.7-liter V8. This advanced power plant cranks out 381 horsepower and 401 ft-lbs of torque and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is estimated at 13/18 mpg with this engine, which will launch the bulky SUV from 0 to 60 mph in just over 7 seconds. Toyota's 4WD system offers drivers the option of locking the center differential in both 4 Hi and 4 Low settings, which is beneficial in slick road conditions.

Toyota's Limited trim was once considered top shelf, but in 2008 it falls to the middle of lineup, with the addition of the ultra-luxurious new Platinum trim. Standard features at the Limited level include a premium JBL sound system, running boards, heated mirrors, power front seats, and leather upholstery.

Platinum

Avg. Price: $28,575

The Sequoia Platinum, a new trim for the 2008 model year, provides Toyota truck shoppers with an even more luxurious presentation than that of the upscale Limited style. The Platinum comes equipped with all the luxury items of the Limited trim, like a premium JBL audio system, heated mirrors, leather seating, and running boards. Exclusive Platinum features include 20-inch wheels, load-leveling rear air springs, AVS adaptive shock absorbers, a sunroof, heated front seats with a cooling function, a navigation system, and a rear back-up camera.

Both the 2WD and 4WD Platinum models house a 5.7-liter V8 engine that provides 381 horsepower and 401 ft-lbs of torque, and is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This V8 also benefits from Toyota's Dual Variable Valve Timing technology, which improves fuel economy, lowers emissions, and strengthens performance. The full-size SUV zips from 0 to 60 mpg in just 6.7 seconds, and fuel economy is estimated at 14/19 mpg, which is respectable considering the Sequoia's bulk.

Platinum 4WD

Avg. Price: $31,708

The Sequoia Platinum 4WD, the most expensive variant in the full-size SUV's 2008 lineup, combines Toyota's advanced 4WD system with a very powerful and efficient V8 and a notably upscale features package. This new trim includes exclusive standard features like 20-inch wheels, load-leveling rear air springs, AVS adaptive shock absorbers, a power liftgate, a sunroof, heated and cooled front seats, and a navigation system with a rear back-up camera. The Platinum also adds second-row captain's chairs, which drop seating capacity from eight to seven.

Toyota's 5.7-liter V8 is enhanced by the newer Dual Variable Valve Timing technology and generates 381 horsepower and 401 ft-lbs of torque. This potent V8 is mated to an upgraded six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is estimated at 13/18 mpg with 4WD, and towing capacity is an impressive 10,000 pounds.

SR5 4.7L

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Avg. Price: $22,603

The two-wheel-drive SR5 offers the most affordable route to Sequoia ownership, priced at nearly $20,000 less than the top-tier trim. The SR5 comes standard with a generous package of comfort and convenience items, including a 40/20/40 second-row bench seat, triple-zone automatic climate control, a CD sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and full power accessories. The SR5 is outfitted with 18-inch alloy wheels and body-color exterior trim.

This entry-level Sequoia houses an older power plant than the mid- and upper-level trims: a 4.7-liter V8 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. This V8 produces 276 horsepower and 314 ft-lbs of torque, and fuel economy is a bit less efficient than the larger engine's, at 14/17 mpg. However, the newer 5.7-liter V8 is available as an option.

SR5 4.7L 4WD

Avg. Price: $24,876

This SR5 features Toyota's advanced 4WD system, which allows drivers to lock the center differential in both 4 Hi and 4 Lo settings as an added security measure for slick conditions.

The 4.7-liter V8 comes standard on the SR5, making 276 horsepower and 314 ft-lbs of torque, with power routed to the four wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission. With the smaller engine, the Sequoia can tow up to 7,800 pounds, and fuel economy is estimated at 13/16 mpg. This is the lowest mileage of any Sequoia trim, due to the addition of 4WD and the absence of Dual Variable Valve Timing on the 4.7. Toyota's newer 5.7-liter V8 is available as an option on this trim, offering small improvements in efficiency and a substantial increase in power.

Standard features include a 40/20/40 second-row bench seat, triple-zone automatic climate control, a CD sound system, an auxiliary audio jack, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel and full power accessories. Notable options include a navigation system, leather upholstery, and a premium JBL sound system.

SR5 5.7L

Avg. Price: $22,650

The Toyota Sequoia's entry-level SR5 trim can be upgraded to the new 5.7-liter V8, which bumps horsepower from 276 to 381 and torque from 314 to 401 ft-lbs. This considerable power increase is complemented by an upgrade from a 5- to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 5.7-liter mill also benefits from Toyota's Dual Variable Valve Timing Technology, which increases power output, lowers emissions, and improves fuel efficiency. As a result this larger engine actually achieves better fuel economy than the more modest 4.7-liter engine and earns estimates of 14/19 mpg, verses 14/17. The 5.7 liter-equipped Sequoia can tow up to 10,000 pounds.

SR5 is an entry-level trim for Toyota trucks and SUVs, but the full-size Sequoia comes equipped with a comprehensive list of standard features. This trim gets triple-zone automatic climate control, a CD sound system, a 40/20/40 second-row bench seat, an auxiliary audio jack, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and full power accessories. Buyers may also add leather upholstery, a JBL sound system, and a navigation system.

SR5 5.7L 4WD

Avg. Price: $24,972

The SR5 trim is considered entry-level for this upscale full-size SUV. Standard features include triple-zone automatic climate control, a CD audio system, a 40/20/40 second-row bench seat, an auxiliary audio jack, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and full power accessories. Leather upholstery, a JBL sound system, and a navigation system are all available as options on the SR5.

This trim is also available with the new 5.7-liter V8, offering a horsepower increase from 276 to 381 and a torque upgrade from 314 to 401 ft-lbs. The 5.7-liter V8 swaps the 5-speed automatic found paired with the smaller engine for a newer 6-speed unit.

The larger engine is enhanced by Toyota's Dual Variable Valve Timing Technology, offering generous improvements in power and efficiency and a reduction in emissions. Fuel economy is estimated at 13/18 mpg, and Toyota claims a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds.