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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
Functionally, the Sequoia is a champ.
“an alternative to a motorhome, with space for eight family members and every convenience but beds”
“inconsistent gaps and color mismatches among a couple parts and panels”
“Comfortably accommodates adults in all rows”
Kelley Blue Book
While the sheer size and weight of the 2010 Toyota Sequoia make it a tough fit for parking spaces, a bit out of place on curvy roads, and a downright gas guzzler, the plus-size dimensions help to give the Sequoia a very spacious interior and decent ride.
Seating space is more than adequate in the 2010 Toyota Sequoia; it feels like it's been designed for large Americans, and the available room in the first and second rows is tremendous—although Cars.com points out that adjustable pedals aren't offered. The third-row seating has reasonable space for smaller adults who are willing to contort a bit for entry and exit. ConsumerGuide says “enormous door openings aid entry and exit.” Cars.com also likes the third row: “The flat-folding third row's backrest reclines, and the seat can have power operation.” Motor Trend “found the Toyota very roomy and comfortable.” And with the power-folding option, expanding the already generous rear cargo area is a breeze.
Reviewers like the versatility of the interior and how easily the seats can be moved or reconfigured for cargo. Autoblog notes that “there’s storage all over the place for the second- and third-row passengers.” Cars.com says, “The Sequoia can seat up to eight people in its three rows of seats,” and “The second row slides out of the way when you lift a lever, which makes it easy to get to the third-row seats.” Automobile jokes that it’s “an alternative to a motorhome, with space for eight family members and every convenience but beds.” Edmunds calls the interior "a triumph of ergonomics, storage bins and family-friendly conveniences."
Most of the interior design and controls carry over from the Tundra, which isn’t necessarily a good thing, as the Tundra has been criticized for being too plasticky. Edmunds is one of the few to agree with TheCarConnection.com in thinking the interior details aren't quite up to par, noting some “inconsistent gaps and color mismatches among a couple parts and panels.” Road & Track gushes about the “yards upon yards of rich feeling (and smelling) high-quality leather” in the Toyota, though, and Edmunds does add that the design itself is “a triumph of ergonomics, storage bins and family-friendly conveniences.”
Although materials of the 2010 Toyota Sequoia might not be at the head of the class, the vast interior could almost qualify as a studio apartment.