2011 Toyota
4Runner Limited
vs. 2011 Toyota
Sequoia Limited

2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited

9.8

starting from

$55,240

Reasons to buy the Toyota Sequoia Limited

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Quite powerful
381 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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Ample cargo space
120.1 ft3
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
10.0"
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited

9.8

starting from

$39,210

Reasons to buy the Toyota 4Runner Limited

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Average highway fuel efficiency
23 mpg
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Average city fuel efficiency
17 mpg
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Quite expensive
$39,210
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Comparable towing weight
1575 lb
Cost 9.0 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Winner: 4Runner Limited
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  • The best price we've seen is $16,030 cheaper (around 30% less), $39,210 vs $55,240
  • Gets more than 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 17 mpg vs 13 mpg
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.1
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited Winner: Sequoia Limited
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  • The Sequoia Limited has 6 more cupholders, 16 vs 10
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 20% more room, 62.5 ft3 vs 53.8 ft3
  • Room for more than 30% more stuff, 120.1 ft3 vs 89.7 ft3
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited Winner: Sequoia Limited
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  • It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Sequoia Limited; but it's not available at all on the 4Runner Limited
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
Performance 10.0 vs 9.9
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  • Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs 10.0
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  • Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
  • Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
  • Both have a very low top speed
Overall 9.8 vs 9.8

Cost

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Sequoia Limited
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited
2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Toyota
4Runner Limited
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MSRP $55,240 vs $39,210 The 4Runner Limited has a reasonable price, while the Sequoia Limited is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 13 mpg vs 17 mpg The 4Runner Limited has OK city mileage, while the Sequoia Limited is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Practicality

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Sequoia Limited
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4Runner Limited
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Passengers 8 vs 7 People mover
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Cargo space 120.1 ft3 vs 89.7 ft3 The Sequoia Limited has lots of cargo room, and the 4Runner Limited is OK, too
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front seats 62.5 ft3 vs 53.8 ft3 The Sequoia Limited has roomy front seats, but the 4Runner Limited is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1250 lb vs 1575 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 16 vs 10 Both have a good number of cupholders but the Sequoia Limited is particularly good
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Sequoia Limited
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4Runner Limited
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Number of speakers 14 vs 15 Audiophile's dream: lots of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs No Neither offers speed-sensitive volume
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Standard Both come standard with satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Yes The 4Runner Limited has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Sequoia Limited; but it's not available at all on the 4Runner Limited

Safety Features

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Sequoia Limited
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4Runner Limited
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 6 Both have good airbag coverage
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs SafetyConnect

Performance

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Sequoia Limited
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4Runner Limited
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Horsepower 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM vs 270 HP @ 5,600 RPM The Sequoia Limited is very powerful, while the 4Runner Limited is only of average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 The Sequoia Limited has more gears and the 4Runner Limited is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.7 lb/hp vs 16.8 lb/hp The Sequoia Limited is a sporty car, while the 4Runner Limited is just average
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Sequoia Limited will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the 4Runner Limited
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.2 ft vs 37.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Luxury Features

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Sequoia Limited
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

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Sequoia Limited
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4Runner Limited
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 3 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the 4Runner Limited
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Sequoia Limited
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2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Toyota
4Runner Limited
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0-60 mph 7.1 seconds vs 7.1 seconds Both vehicles have good 0-60 times
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Braking distance at 60mph 146 ft vs 138 ft The 4Runner Limited's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Sequoia Limited is quite bad
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1/4 mile 15.6 s @ 92 mph vs 15.9 s @ 87 mph Both posted zippy 1/4 mile times
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.73 g
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Top speed 105 mph vs 112 mph Both have a very low top speed

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