2017 Toyota Sequoia vs 2017 Chevy Tahoe

Full-size sport utility vehicles have long been a favorite of drivers across the country, and it is easy to understand why. These vehicles offer plenty in the way of seating capacity, cargo space, and towingc apacity, making them ideal automobiles for taking the whole family on summer vacation, or even taking on the everyday challenges posed by a busy lifestyle. Whether you are a single driver with a lot of cargo to haul or part of a family with a lot of people under your responsibility, SUVs can make life a lot easier, not to mention more fun. These days, there are so many options available to you. Which one is right for you? Let's take a look at the 2017 Toyota Sequoia vs the 2017 Chevy Tahoe.

For this comparison, we will look at the base model of each vehicle. Each of these models is a fine example of what makes SUVs so appealing to the masses, however, the Sequoia exceeds the Tahoe in a few key areas.

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2017 Toyota Sequoia SR5 vs 2017 Chevy Tahoe LS
381 HP Horsepower 355 HP
120.1 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 94.7 Cubic Feet
7,400 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 6,600 Pounds
$45,560 Starting MSRP $47,215

More horsepower and cargo capacity with the Sequoia

SUVs have a lot of responsibility in front of them. They are expected to carry large numbers of people, hold plenty of luggage, and in some cases even tow extra weight behind them. For that reason, you need an engine powerful enough to take on such daunting tasks. The beating heart of the 2017 Toyota Sequoia is an engine capable of producing 381 horsepower, which significantly exceeds the power output of the 2017 Tahoe.

What can that engine help to accomplish? The 2017 Sequoia, when the second and third rows are folded down, can hold up to 120.1 cubic feet of cargo. That is a huge leap over the 94.7 cubic feet that the 2017 Tahoe can hold under the same conditions. Furthermore, the Sequoia is capable of towing as much as 7,400 pounds behind it when properly equipped, again beating out the Tahoe. What's one number you definitely want to see be lower? The price. The starting MSRP of the 2017 Toyota Sequoia is $1,655 lower than the starting MSRP of the 2017 Chevy Tahoe. More horsepower, more cargo space, and more towing capacity, all for a lower price? We'll take the Sequoia, please.

2017 Toyota Sequoia exterior front
2017 Toyota Sequoia driving through field side view
2017 Toyota Sequoia interior seats seen from top side
2017 Toyota Sequoia cargo are with percussion equipment inside