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The Toyota Sequoia is coming into its own. While some have known about this impressive full-size Toyota SUV for years, others looked at it as the bargain version of the Land Cruiser. With the Land Cruiser gone, the Sequoia can shine. That said, understanding the Toyota Sequoia reliability ratings can give you an idea of how useful this SUV can be.

What are the Toyota Sequoia reliability scores?

The Toyota Sequoia receives a reliability score of 3.5 out of 5.0 from RepairPal. This places the Sequoia fifth out of 14 models for the full-size SUV class. This ranking is based on three factors which are:

  • Cost – The Toyota Sequoia’s average annual repair and maintenance costs are $642 compared to $784 for full-size SUVs
  • Frequency – Sequoia owners bring their vehicles to the repair shop for unscheduled repairs 0.4 times per year compared to 0.4 for the class.
  • Severity – The probability of severe repairs for the Toyota Sequoia is 15% compared to 15% for full-size SUVs

What are the three most common Toyota Sequoia problems?

White 2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone on a road
2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone | Toyota

RepairPal collects data regarding required vehicle repairs to compile the reliability scores. The most common Toyota Sequoia problems are:

  • Toyota recall for lower ball joint issue – reported by 133 owners
  • Oxygen Sensor may fail – reported by 70 owners
  • Exhaust manifolds can crack and cause a leak – reported by 51 owners

Based on the low number of reports, it’s easy to see how this full-size Toyota SUV can easily be considered a reliable and trustworthy vehicle in its class.

Which full-size SUVs outrank the Sequoia for reliability?

The Toyota Sequoia’s reliability rating places it in the fifth spot in its class. That means four full-size SUVs outrank this Toyota model. These four SUVs are:

  • Mazda CX-9
  • Nissan Armada
  • Dodge Durango
  • Jeep Commander

Below the Sequoia in the top ten most reliable full-size SUV list from RepairPal we find:

  • GMC Yukon
  • Ford Expedition
  • Chevrolet Avalanche
  • Chevrolet Suburban 1500
  • GMC Yukon XL 1500

Incidentally, the Dodge Durango is the only higher-ranking model with a higher annual repair and maintenance cost than the Toyota Sequoia. The Durango ranks higher due to its lower frequency rate.

Is the 2023 Toyota Sequoia competitive in its class?

Red 2023 Toyota Sequoia Parked and Posed
2023 Toyota Sequoia | Toyota

The latest 2023 Toyota Sequoia takes a huge step forward with an impressive hybrid powertrain, polished ride, cabin quality, and useful infotainment system. Unfortunately, the Sequoia competes in a class with SUV giants. The latest version of this Toyota SUV has less seating space and cargo room than previous models.

U.S. News & World Report has the 2023 Sequoia ranked sixth out of seven full-size SUVs. This is based on an overall score, not simply the Toyota Sequoia reliability ranking. From top to bottom, the full ranking from U.S. News for full-size SUVs for 2023 is:

  • Jeep Wagoneer
  • Chevrolet Suburban
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Ford Expedition
  • GMC Yukon
  • Toyota Sequoia
  • Nissan Armada

Is the Toyota Sequoia a good full-size SUV?

A gray 2023 Toyota Sequoia driving down the road.
2023 Toyota Sequoia | Toyota Media

When a full-size SUV is on the menu, this Toyota SUV offers a package of desirable qualities. You’ll find a posh interior with ample room in the first two rows, a useful infotainment system, and a full package of driver-assistance features. The 2023 Toyota Sequoia is comfortable to drive, and it offers a new hybrid engine to provide plenty of fuel savings along the way.

The drawbacks of this Toyota SUV are found in the rear of the vehicle. The third row is a bit cramped, and the overall cargo room isn’t competitive in the full-size SUV class.

Next, check out some interesting qualities of this Toyota SUV, or learn more about the 2023 Toyota Sequoia in this video below:

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