The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Versus the Toyota Sequoia - clear winner at the end
No other nation loves full-size SUVs as much as we do. There's something about them that makes SUVs fit best in the US. And car manufacturers have been aware of this for decades now as they battle it out to produce better and better SUVs that will attract more and more prospective buyers.
Today we’ll look at the differences between the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and the Toyota Sequoia to see which one comes out the better full-sized SUV when we add everything together.
First things first, so we begin by looking at exterior aesthetics.
The Tahoe, benefiting from a complete makeover for the 2021 model year, looks every bit modern, sharp, and sports an overall aggressive, very commanding look. The huge front grille is flanked by two C-shaped LEDs that cut into it, almost dividing it into two sections, a design feature that helps make the Tahoe seem more approachable.
The Sequoia is anything but modern. It looks as though an old model was stung by a bee as it traveled through the desert with angry men shouting from its rooftop while wielding machine guns up in the air. It has a boxy feel and seems ready to bust through a closed gate at any moment. Not a good vibe and definitely not a design that will draw envious looks.
Under the hood, the immense difference is felt once again as Toyota comes with a single-engine while the Chevrolet lets future owners choose among three distinct options.
All Sequoia trims tap the same 5.7-liter V-8 that will deliver 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. A good engine but nothing to write home about. The 2021 Tahoe has more efficient options, and it also has far more powerful options, so the Sequoia ends up being neither here nor there.
The base Tahoe comes with a 5.3-liter V-8 that can produce 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque while the available V-8 upgrade is a massive 6.2-liter V-8 that will belt out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, almost 15% more than Sequoia’s sole engine choice.
There’s also a 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel announced for later this year, making the Tahoe the obvious choice over the Sequoia.
Inside both cars are roomy, comfortable, and loaded with plenty of tech from connectivity features to the latest active safety features.
But even here Toyota took some un-defendable decisions, like fitting their massive full-size, three-row SUV with a measly 7.0-inch color touch, a dimension that would look odd even on entry-level, small-sized crossovers these days. By comparison, the Tahoe comes with a giant 10.2-inch color touch that’s far more fitting for a car its size.
If you want to see just how great the brand-new rendition of the Tahoe is, visit us at O'Neill's Chevrolet Buick in Avon, CT . We have all trim levels and most available colors already on display. Our dedicated sales team will gladly show you around the 2021 Tahoe, answer all of your questions, and they can even arrange for you to take the SUV out for a test drive.
Visit us today and see what the fuss around the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is all about.