Sorry, but you're off on these 2 points. 1. Looked at a Land Cruiser, and it was not nearly as accommodating to a family of 6 as the Sequoia. Check the specs. These two don't share platforms like the 4Runner & GX. 2. Best deal I could find on a LC was $19,000 more than my Seq....you can get a lexus or infiniti (a sure enough luxury brand) for the same money......really makes sense that its going away actually.
I would agree, having owned both a Gen 1 and Gen 2 Seq. The Gen 1 had more room and utility than Gen 2. The drive train and suspension was dated though. Can't believe they designed the folding 3rd row in the Gen 2 with so much wasted space.I don't think the interior hauling space is all that great considering the size of the vehicle. If you want three rows of comfortable seating it's great but that stupid third row kills the floor to ceiling height. If you don't need the third row your hauling it around anyway.
If you have three rows full of people and any gear your luggage will be at your feet and you should buy a van. Leave the SUV's for those of us who tow and haul gear not as a glorified people mover.
All depends on what you need. Love the powertrain, towing and second row seating but if I needed three rows for people I would have to suffer with a van.
Reality at this point is none of this matters.