|15/21-14/23||Fuel Efficiency (city/highway)||13/17|
|6,400-8,100 LBS||Towing Capacity||7,100-7,400 LBS|
In the world of full-size SUVs, the Chevrolet Tahoe and Toyota Sequoia stand apart from the competition. Through years of success and iteration, these two car manufacturing giants have fine-tuned these vehicles into shining examples of what a family-friendly SUV can achieve. But between these two companies, we find a variety of differences in the way they make their cars and the ultimate products that they provide. This article will pit the 2019 Chevy Tahoe vs 2019 Toyota Sequoia against one another to see which has the most to offer and which ultimately comes out on top.
Let’s start this article off by diving right into the gritty details of these two amazing vehicles. Through years of technological innovation and learning from experience, both of these cars offer exceptional power, fuel economy and efficiency for their size.
The Chevy Tahoe uses its standard 5.3L V8 engine to produce 355-hp, a best-in-class V8 fuel economy of 22 MPG highway, and a maximum towing capability of up to 8,600 pounds with its 383 lb-ft of torque. Whether you’re interested in zipping from 0-60 or towing your boat down to the marina, the Chevy Tahoe has the capability and performance to do it all.
If you’re interested in getting just a little bit more out of the Tahoe package, Chevy also offers the robust performance package, which features a 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine complete with Hydra-Matic 10-speed automatic transmission. This impressive upgrade package is capable of outputting 420-hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Also available with Magnectic Ride Control and Brembo performance front brake kit, this package is the perfect way to take your Tahoe experience to the next level.
Driven by its 381-hp 5.7L V8 engine, the Sequoia certainly packs a punch in the power department. Its efficient design has also helped it to achieve an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle III rating. The Sequoia also features an optional multi-mode 4WD system that activates its limited-slip center differential to make short work of even the steepest and most treacherous hills. Lastly, the Sequoia comes standard with an advanced automatic limited-slip differential. This unique system uses the brakes to help reduce individual wheel spin, which greatly enhances traction performance on road surfaces such as sand or mud.
Many would agree that the next most important aspect of your new vehicle is the interior. Regardless of how fast your new SUV can go 0-60, it doesn’t amount to much if you don’t feel comfortable while you’re doing it. Luckily, both the Tahoe and the Sequoia pay special attention to detail in the design of the comfort and technological features in their vehicles.
The Tahoe’s interior immediately impresses with an available 8-inch diagonal reconfigurable cluster with Driver Information Center and available Heads-Up Display. This system provides a vivid LCD display complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The smartly appointed center console also contains a handful of storage options and two USB ports for charging your devices on the go. The Tahoe’s backseat also features a climate control center complete with Blu-ray Player, keeping even the most restless of your passengers entertained for long trips.
The Tahoe’s roomy interior seats up to nine (you heard me right) passengers comfortably in its premium-stitched seats. With available 12-way power adjustable heated and ventilated front bucket seats and available second-row bucket seats, the only problem you will have with your passengers is getting them out of the car once you get there.
With plentiful outlets for charging, a spacious 94.7 cu. ft of cargo space and acoustic laminated windows and tripled sealed doors, the Tahoe guarantees a quiet and spacious journey from A to B.
The 2019 Toyota Sequoia spares no amenities in making the driving experience as comfortable and convenient as possible. Your passengers will feel comfortable and in-control from the pack seat with a bevy of rear-seat controls. The second-row control panel allows for the fine adjustment of air temperature and fan speed. Three 12V auxiliary outlets are also included in the console to keep everyone’s devices powered up at all times. Last, but certainly not least, the rear console offers a Blu-ray Disc entertainment system that is capable of accommodating video games, laptops or any other device.
With all these gadgets and amenities in the back seat, it begs to mention that the driver and front passenger also have a handy assortment of tech at their disposal. The center console features a large touch screen complete with the Entune premium audio system and Entune App Suite. The screen also displays your rear backup camera and is capable of connecting with USB devices. Once you’re all settled in for the drive with your devices connected, you can sit back and enjoy the 14-speaker, custom-engineered JBL speaker system.
The Sequoia also boasts a one-touch tilt/slide power moonroof complete with sliding sunshade. This roomy aerial window opens up the atmosphere in your car, allowing for increased airflow and a connection with the world around you.
With its roomy interior, space for up to eight passengers, and the option of second-row captain’s chairs the Sequoia welcomes as many guests as you’re able to invite along for the trip. If your trip instead involves cargo, the rear seats seamlessly fold down, providing up to 120.1 cu. ft. of cargo space.
Needless to say, these two seasoned car manufacturers know a thing or two about producing a safe vehicle. After years of iteration, these cars contain not only carefully engineered bodies, but a number of technological features to make your ride as comfortable and safe as possible.
The Tahoe truly spares no expense when it comes to technological features dedicated to maximizing safety. In addition to the blind spot monitor offered by the Sequoia, the Tahoe also comes with rear cross traffic alerts, which monitors vehicles passing behind you; rear park assist, which uses ultrasonic sensors to sense stationary objects behind you; and the forward collision alert, which alerts you to slowly vehicles detected in your path. This last feature can be set to far, medium, near or off, depending on the driver’s preference.
Also, if visual cues are too distracting for you, the Tahoe offers safety alert seats, which provide a vibration instead of audible safety alerts or visual cues. Chevy realizes that safety is a top priority and you should be able to customize it to best suit you.
Any buyer of a new or certified pre-owned Chevy Tahoe can enjoy the benefits of the Chevrolet Complete Care package. This robust maintenance program includes an impressive 5 years or 60,000 miles of 24-hour roadside assistance, courtesy transportation and powertrain limited warranty. It also offers the option of 10 years of Chevrolet Connected Access, which enables services such as vehicle diagnostics to keep your Tahoe running for years to come.
The Sequoia contains all-LED lighting for maximum visibility. It also features daytime running lights and fog lights to make sure you never lose track of other drives, and they never lose track of you.
The vehicle’s onboard technology uses cameras and sensors to track a variety of variables on your car to keep you informed and up-to-date at all times. The Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps to identify vehicles that could be hiding in your blind spot. Whenever you activate your turn signal and the system detect as a vehicle, it will warn the driver with a flashing indicator on the side mirror. It also comes with an advanced Tire Pressure Monitor System that comes standard with every Sequoia. This system will alert the driver when any tire becomes critically underinflated, and which specific tire is of concern.
Lastly, every Toyota buyer can rest assured that they are covered by ToyotaCare. This is a no cost maintenance plan that comes standard with the purchase or lease of every new Sequoia for 2 years of 25,000 miles after purchase. This robust plan also includes 24-hour roadside assistance.