2020 Toyota Sequoia vs. 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front, middle and rear seat shoulder belts of the Toyota Sequoia are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Chevrolet Tahoe doesn’t offer height-adjustable middle or rear seat belts.

The Sequoia’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Tahoe doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Sequoia and the Tahoe have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available four-wheel drive.

Warranty

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The Sequoia’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Tahoe’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

Toyota pays for scheduled maintenance on the Sequoia for 2 years and 25000 miles. Toyota will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Chevrolet only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the Tahoe.

Reliability

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For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the Sequoia has an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of some of the engines in the Tahoe.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Sequoia second among large suvs in their 2019 Initial Quality Study. The Tahoe isn’t in the top three in its category.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Chevrolet vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota second in reliability, above the industry average. With 7 more problems per 100 vehicles, Chevrolet is ranked fourth.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Chevrolet vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Toyota third in reliability. Chevrolet is ranked 25th.

Engine

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The Sequoia’s 5.7 DOHC V8 produces 26 more horsepower (381 vs. 355) and 18 lbs.-ft. more torque (401 vs. 383) than the Tahoe’s standard 5.3 V8.

Fuel Economy and Range

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To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Toyota Sequoia uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Tahoe High Country requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Sequoia has larger tires than the Tahoe (275/65R18 vs. 265/65R18).

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Sequoia’s wheelbase is 1.1 inches longer than on the Tahoe (122 inches vs. 120.9 inches).

Chassis

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The Sequoia is 5.6 inches shorter than the Tahoe, making the Sequoia easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Ergonomics

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If the front windows are left open on the Sequoia the driver can close them at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can also lower the windows the same way. The driver of the Tahoe can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Sequoia has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Tahoe doesn’t offer headlight washers.

Manual rear side window sunshades are available in the Sequoia to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The Tahoe doesn’t offer rear side window sunshades.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® recommends the Toyota Sequoia, based on reliability, safety and performance.

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