March 2

2023 Chevy Tahoe vs Toyota Sequoia: Which Is Right For You?


If you’re looking for a full-size SUV, the 2023 Chevy Tahoe and the 2023 Toyota Sequoia are great contenders. Both vehicles are spacious enough to transport the starting line of a volleyball team plus all their uniforms and sports bags, but they have some key differences of which to be aware. Below, you can review our comparison of the 2023 Chevy Tahoe and the 2023 Toyota Sequoia to learn which one is right for you and your family.

Performance and Engine

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Both the 2023 Chevy Tahoe and the 2023 Toyota Sequoia come with high-quality engines that provide amazing performance. The Sequoia is a bit limited in this department, as it only has one engine option. Where the Sequoia lacks in engine options, it makes up for in performance. Its sole engine is a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 hybrid engine.

It provides up to 583 lb-ft of torque and 437 horsepower, which makes it a powerful vehicle that can get you wherever you want to go. Between the 10-speed automatic transmission and the engine is an electric motor that allows for low-speed EV driving whenever you drop below 18 mph.

Furthermore, the Sequoia comes with a solid rear axle and an independent front suspension to help create a smooth handling experience. With the Capstone and Platinum trim levels, you can opt for an available air suspension system to experience an even gentler ride. Note that even though the Sequoia can tow up to 9,520 lbs, the Tahoe provides a more confident driving experience in general.

The Tahoe has a towing capacity of 8,400 lbs, but it’s proven itself to provide a smooth ride, even on rough terrain, and you don’t have to opt for any available features to gain this superior experience. Plus, the Tahoe comes with three engine options, so you can pick the one that suits your budget and preferences. The Tahoe’s engine options are:

  • A 5.3-liter V8 engine that provides up to 383 lb-ft of torque and 355 horsepower.
  • A 6.2-liter V8 engine that provides up to 460 lb-ft of torque and 420 horsepower.
  • A 3.0-liter Duramax turbo diesel six-cylinder engine that provides up to 460 lb-ft of torque and 277 horsepower.

Even though the Sequoia’s engine provides more horsepower and torque, the more versatile engine options are appealing to many consumers. Plus, with the Tahoe, you have a decent opportunity to save money at the pump. Depending on the trim levels, Sequoia at best achieves 24 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city for a combined fuel efficiency of 22 mpg. On the other hand, opting for a Tahoe with a diesel engine gives 28 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city for a combined fuel efficiency of 24 mpg.

Comfort and Cargo Space

The Tahoe is much more comfortable than the Sequoia because of its ample space. Adults can stretch out in any row, as the dimensions for leg room are 36.7 inches, 42 inches, and 44.5 inches for the third, second, and first rows, respectively. There’s also 25.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, which is more than enough to put several luggage cases or other bags and equipment you’d like to transport.

Even though the Sequoia is a full-size SUV, it’s a little smaller and doesn’t efficiently use its space like the Tahoe does. The Sequoia’s electric battery pack rests below the third-row seats. Toyota designed the vehicle like this so passengers could navigate the second row easily, but it comes at a cost.

Some adults may find it uncomfortable to sit in the Sequoia’s third row, as it only has between 28.1 to 33.7 inches of legroom. The other rows are a little shorter on legroom, too, as you only get 39.2 inches in the second row and 41.2 inches in the first row. If you look behind you in the third row, you’ll only see between 11.5 to 22.3 cubic feet of cargo space, depending on the type of third-row seating.


Upon first glance, the Tahoe and the Sequoia share similar exterior designs. They both assume a box shape that helps them hold a lot of passengers and pack high performance into a robust vehicle. They both have designs based on full-size pickup trucks, so you know they’re the real deals. Some of these SUVs’ standout features included jar-head sides and broad vertical grilles.

One downside to the Sequoia is that it has a narrow windshield that tends to obstruct some peripheral vision once you’re in the passenger seat. The Tahoe doesn’t share this same fate, though, so you can enjoy more visibility from the driver’s seat of this vehicle. The Tahoe also has a more subtle roofline that blends into the transition between the windows and the roofline, while the Sequoia’s roofline dips down abruptly, which gives the exterior a harsher look.

Safety Features

Both the Tahoe and the Sequoia come with plenty of safety features to give you more confidence on the road. Some standard features on both vehicles include active lane control, and automatic emergency braking with cyclist and pedestrian detection. The Tahoe comes with Chevy Safety Assist, and one of the unique features of this package is the tailgating alert. This feature informs you if you’re following the car in front of you too closely, and its accuracy is unmatched thanks to advanced camera technology.

The Sequoia comes with a similar safety package called the Toyota Safety Sense. One of its notable features is its automatic high beams. These allow low beams and high beams to alternate depending on whether you’re approaching oncoming vehicles in the opposite lane.

Technology and Features

The Tahoe also outperforms the Sequoia in terms of technology and features. Aside from the base trim, the Tahoe comes standard with a 10.2-inch infotainment screen. Similarly, the base trim of the Sequioa has an 8-inch touch scree system, while higher trim levels max out at 14-inch touch screens. A lot of consumers find the Tahoe’s infotainment system to be more intuitive, as it comes with Google Play apps that allow for greater connectivity. The Tahoe also has a standard Bose audio system that the Sequoia lacks.

After reading about the differences between the 2023 Chevy Tahoe and the 2023 Toyota Sequoia, you may want to pick up a Tahoe for you and your family. You can visit our dealership at Huffines Chevrolet Lewisville to test drive one for yourself. Feel free to contact us today or stop by our finance department to apply for financing so you can have stress-free payment options.


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