CAR and DRIVER Magazine / April 2000 Issue / Page 37:
"The giant sequoia redwood is unique to North America, and that will also be true of Toyota's new full-size sport-ute when it goes on sale in the fall. Based on the full-size Tundra pickup chassis, it will be built at Toyota's new plant in Indiana and powered by the Tundra's 4.7 liter V-8. The Sequoia is a little bigger than a Chevrolet Tahoe, a little smaller than a Ford Expedition, and the first direct challenge to either from a foreign nameplate. An addition to the current lineup rather than a replacement for any other vehicles, look for it to slot into the Toyota roster between the 4Runner and the top-of-the-line Land Cruiser."
"Keeping in Touch" (Toyota's Newsletter) / Volume 01 / Issue 02:
"...Sequoia is a full-size SUV that delivers a great driving experience. Sequoia has impressive power from an advanced 4.7 liter i-Force V8 engine and full-size room for eight with available third row seat. Yet with all of that power and size going for it, the Sequoia is targeted to achieve ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV) certification from the EPA. With its many safety features, such as 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, Sequoia is truly road-ready."