Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) MegaDork
6/27/22 3:17 p.m.

This is mostly a joke debate. I have a 4Runner that does nearly everything I want it to do, but there are days when my wife and I fight over the center armrest. She doesn't agree that the driver gets the armrest when she's the passenger, but insists the driver gets the armrest when she's driving. Really, she just wants the armrest.

The solution to this ongoing marital strife is something wide enough that both the driver and passenger seats have fold down arm rests, like I had in my GMT800 pickup truck.


Seating for at least 4 people with enclosed storage for luggage for a week long trip.
4x4 or AWD
Minimum 5000 lbs towing capacity
Comes with front seats that have individual fold down arm rests.

Off the top of my head, I thought the vehicles in the subject would meet the requirements. What else will qualify?


dannyp84 Reader
6/27/22 3:24 p.m.

Swap Sequoia seats into the 4Runner?

RevRico UltimaDork
6/27/22 3:37 p.m.


Available in 4wd, tow rating over 10k lbs, seats 7 plus. 

Mndsm MegaDork
6/27/22 6:34 p.m.


Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) MegaDork
6/27/22 6:45 p.m.

In reply to Mndsm :

Pretty much a fancy Tahoe. 

Stampie MegaDork
6/27/22 6:57 p.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) :

The Tahoe for me just doesn't have enough inside storage.  That's why I got my Suburban.

dj06482 (Forum Supporter)
dj06482 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
6/27/22 6:59 p.m.

I once added an optional factory armrest to my wife's '99 CR-V. Is there some sort of junkyard option that would get you there?

grover Dork
6/27/22 8:32 p.m.

Sequoia is the easy button. Also drives better than the 4Runner and turns tighter. 

NY Nick
NY Nick Dork
6/27/22 8:57 p.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) :

Sort of but more and less...

I have one. A lot more features and more engine than a Tahoe but a lot more stuff to break, you have to be careful to make sure it has been maintained or you will spend some serious $ to sort little stuff. Things like folding mirrors and heated and cooled seats and power running boards and electronic suspension. 
But there is a gang of arm rest space and power and luxury. 

Mndsm MegaDork
6/27/22 9:31 p.m.
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) said:

In reply to Mndsm :

Pretty much a fancy Tahoe. 

That's exactly what it is, with a bigger engine, (theoretically) better trans, and squishy caddy guts. 

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
6/28/22 7:34 a.m.

Everyone tells me my suburban isn't as reliable as a Toyota but it's doing a good job to try and prove them wrong. 203k mile rusty and still kicking.  More comfortable than my wife's minivan on long trips .  The seats have so rips and the foam is a little roached but since it's a gm all replacement parts are fairly cheap.  Might get a new seat bottom of I feel fancy. 

Olemiss540 HalfDork
6/28/22 8:43 a.m.

Loved my LQ4 Escalade with the fold down armrests. Absolute beast and comfiest seats in the business IMO.

bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter)
bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
6/28/22 12:00 p.m.

My Land Rover LR3 has the most comfy seats I have sat in, and have arm rests. I bought a 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, but I still drive the Rover as I have not sold it yet and I am impressed that it is quieter, more comfortable and much roomier than the new Jeep despite being 16 years old. 

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) MegaDork
6/28/22 2:08 p.m.

In reply to bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter) :

I didn't even consider the Land Rovers. How reliable is the air suspension?

irish44j (Forum Supporter)
irish44j (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/29/22 10:35 p.m.

2nd gen Sequoia doesn't have them on the seat. But the center console armrest is literally like 18" wide....plenty of room for both elbows, and you're too far apart to touch them anyhow lol. 

I imagine this is the case with most SUVs in the last 10 years, frankly. 

bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter)
bearmtnmartin (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
6/30/22 1:14 a.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) :

They are very simple actually. A compressor (300 on ebay) a valve block front and back (50 each on ebay) and a height sensor on each wheel for 30 each. In three years I have done the compressor, one wheel sensor and both valve blocks. I parked it for 2 months when I got the new company vehicle and it held every pound of air. Lots of people swap coils in and rip out the air but I really do not understand why they want to lose the beautiful ride. I must say though that I have replaced the rear upper and lower control arms and bushings which was not a fun job because the inner bushings were shot. It was two days per side. (including brakes, calipers and rotors while I was in there). But all in all my favorite vehicle of all time. I would have bought a new one if I could have justified the cost. 

octavious Dork
7/1/22 8:12 p.m.

I have a 20 year old 1st gen Sequioa that we just listed for sale. It's been great, but after 20 years of daily use and trips it needs more than I want to put into it. But at 270k miles it still runs strong, and we took it on a 8 hour in June to FL and back. I do still like it, but it's getting long  in the tooth. 

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