2023 Toyota Sequoia vs. Chevrolet Tahoe


The Toyota Sequoia and Chevy Tahoe are both full-size SUVs with plenty of cargo space and room for lots of passengers. In a head-to-head matchup, the Toyota Sequoia pulls ahead due to an excellent lineup of safety features, strong EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings, and solid engine performance. We’ll compare the key features of these spacious SUVs below to help you understand performance, safety, and other options you can get with each.

Highlighted Features

2023 Sequoia


Adaptive cruise control





5.3L EcoTec3 V8, Optional 3.0L Duramax inline 6-cylinder



355, Optional 277

Estimated Combined (MPG)









Whole vehicle warranty months / (miles)

36 / 36000

36 / 36000

Roadside assistance months / (mi)

24 / Unlimited

60 / 60000

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Toyota Sequoia vs. Chevrolet Tahoe

Safety and Convenience Comparison

Both models come with standard safety features such as airbags, collision warning systems, and rear parking distance sensors. In each SUV, you’re protected by driver and passenger front airbags, side airbags in the front seating area, and side curtain airbags for all three rows of seating. The Toyota Sequoia also includes knee airbags for the driver and front passenger.

  • The 2023 Toyota Sequoia and 2023 Chevy Tahoe both come with a collision warning system and includes automatic braking, as well as lane departure warnings that activate steering.
  • When it comes to parking assistance, the Toyota Sequoia really stands out. It comes standard with a number of sensors, including side parking distance sensors that aren’t standard features on the Chevy Tahoe.
  • The Sequoia has Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
  • For driving convenience, the Toyota Sequoia features a standard Panoramic View Monitor (PVM) and an available digital rearview mirror for more confidence when navigating the road.
  • Stability on the road is a concern for all SUV drivers, and both the 2023 Toyota Sequoia and the 2023 Chevy Tahoe deliver. The Toyota Sequoia comes with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and the Chevy Tahoe comes with StabiliTrak®.
  • Both models also carry electronic traction control and brake distribution as standard features.
Toyota Sequoia vs. Chevrolet Tahoe

Performance Comparison

The 2023 Toyota Sequoia surges ahead of the Chevy Tahoe in the performance category, in part due to excellent fuel economy ratings for an SUV of this size.

  • The Toyota Sequoia has an EPA-estimated combined rating of 22 mpg compared to the Chevy Tahoe’s 17 EPA-estimated combined mpg rating.
  • Toyota’s SUV has better fuel economy ratings — with an EPA-estimated rating in the city of 21 mpg for the Toyota Sequoia compared to just an EPA-estimated 14 mpg in the city for the Chevy Tahoe.
  • All that efficiency doesn’t come with a lack of power, either. The Toyota Sequoia turns in more horsepower and torque than the Chevy Tahoe. All Sequoias—2WD & 4WD— come with the i-FORCE MAX Twin-Turbo V6 Hybrid engine that yields 437 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 583 ft.-lb. of torque at 2,400 rpm.
  • Compare that to the 2WD Chevy Tahoe LS, which gets 355 hp at 5,600 rpm and 383 ft.-lb. of torque at 4,100 rpm. However, a diesel engine variant is available across all the Tahoe trims.
  • The Chevy Tahoe has a slightly smaller wheelbase and turning radius than the Toyota Sequoia.
  • Both models pack plentiful options when it comes to towing features, including optional trailer assist and trailer brake control.
  • The Toyota Sequoia edges slightly ahead here with an optional trailer hitch assist that isn’t available on the Chevy Tahoe.
Toyota Sequoia vs. Chevrolet Tahoe

Design Comparison

Both the 2023 Toyota Sequoia and the 2023 Chevy Tahoe come in multiple trim levels. The Toyota Sequoia’s five trim packages include the base level SR5, the Limited, the Platinum, the TRD PRO, and the Capstone. Chevy offers six trim packages for the Chevy Tahoe: the LS, LT, Z71, RST, Premier, and High Country.

  • Inside, you can fit up to eight in the Toyota Sequoia without giving up the ample cargo and storage space.
  • Second-row bench seating for up to 8 is standard in the Sequoia SR5 and Limited grades, with 7-seater captain’s chair seating available in Platinum, TRD PRO, and Capstone.
  • The Tahoe LS does come with an option for one more passenger, but you have to opt for a bench seat on the second row.
  • Both the 2023 Toyota Sequoia and the Tahoe have a remote hatch release.
  • In addition, the Sequoia comes with the available hands-free power liftgate with kick sensor for added convenience.
  • Outside, both models feature roof spoilers, liftgates, and painted rear bumpers. LED headlights brighten the road ahead for drivers in either SUV, but the Toyota Sequoia comes standard with features like front fog lights and driver and passenger side mirror indicator lights. The Tahoe does not.
  • However, the Chevy Tahoe comes standard with rain sensing automatic wipers, which are not available on the Sequoia.
Toyota Sequoia vs. Chevrolet Tahoe

Warranty and Assistance Plans Comparison

When you drive off the lot in either a 2023 Toyota Sequoia or a 2023 Chevy Tahoe, you want to be confident in your purchase.

  • Both SUVs are backed by a number of warranties, and the Toyota Sequoia comes with Toyota’s comprehensive ToyotaCare maintenance plan.
  • Roadside Assistance is offered on both SUVs. You get it for 24 months, unlimited miles on the Toyota Sequoia.
  • The Chevy Tahoe limits you to 60,000 miles or 60 months, whichever comes first.
  • When it comes to a powertrain warranty, these SUVs stack up equally, as they both come with a 36-month, 36,000-mile whole vehicle warranty on top of a 60-month, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
  • It’s not just about driving well, though. You also want your vehicle to look good for the long haul. The Toyota Sequoia comes with a 36-month, 36,000-mile paint warranty, as does the Chevy Tahoe.
  • The Toyota Sequoia is protected by a 60-month anti-corrosion warranty for unlimited miles. The Chevy Tahoe’s anti-corrosion warranty is good for one more year, but the miles are capped at 100,000.
  • The Toyota Sequoia comes with a 10 year or 150,000 mile (whichever comes first) hybrid battery warranty. The Tahoe does not offer a hybrid powertrain.
  • The Toyota Sequoia comes with ToyotaCare, which is a factory maintenance plan for 24 months or 25,000 miles, whichever comes first.
  • The Chevy Tahoe only comes with one scheduled maintenance visit the first year.
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Technology Comparison

Technology is plentiful in both the 2023 Toyota Sequoia and the Chevy Tahoe.

  • Both come standard with 8-inch multi-media touchscreens, however you can upgrade to a 14-inch multi-media touchscreen in the Toyota Sequoia, compared to Chevy’s maximum of 10.2 inches.
  • The Toyota Sequoia packs a harder audio punch, equipped with eight speakers for the base model compared to the Chevy Tahoe’s six.
  • Sequoia also offers an available 14-speaker JBL® Premium Audio system with subwoofer and amplifier for an even more immersive experience.
  • The Tahoe and Sequoia both offer standard Android Auto™ and Apple Carplay® that can be accessed via wireless Bluetooth® connections.
  • As far as interior safety technology, the Toyota Sequoia comes standard with Toyota Safety System 2.5 (TSS 2.5) as well as up to 10 year trials for both Safety Connect® and Service Connect. The Chevy Tahoe comes standard with Chevy Safety Assist and the OnStar® Telematic system.
Toyota Sequoia vs. Chevrolet Tahoe


This comparison of the 2023 Toyota Sequoia and the 2023 Chevy Tahoe reveal two strong contenders in the full-size SUV category. When all the factors are considered, though, we feel the Toyota Sequoia comes out on top.

  • The Toyota Sequoia offers many features that aren’t available on the Chevy Tahoe at all, including side parking distance sensors and a surround-view camera.
  • Comparative engine packages for the two SUVs reveal that the Toyota Sequoia edges out the Chevy Tahoe slightly when it comes to overall performance and horsepower, and it does so with higher EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings.
  • The Toyota Sequoia’s exterior features also outpace the Chevy Tahoe’s exterior features. The Toyota Sequoia comes with front fog lights, driver and passenger side mirror indicator lights, and an option for automatic hatch closing.
  • While both models come with Android Auto™ and Apple Carplay® connectivity, as well as a SiriusXM® 3-month Platinum Plan trial subscription, you can upgrade the Toyota Sequoia to get an impressive 14-inch touchscreen inside.
  • Finally, the Toyota Sequoia comes with the ToyotaCare 24-month or 25,000-miles, whichever comes first, no-cost maintenance plan. When you buy the Chevy Tahoe, you only get one no-cost scheduled maintenance visit if you plan for it in the first year of ownership.

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Toyota Sequoia vs. Chevrolet Tahoe


As we've mentioned, this comparison of the 2023 Toyota Sequoia and the 2023 Chevy Tahoe reveal two strong contenders in the full-size SUV category. However, there are many features available for the Sequoia that aren't available for the Chevy Tahoe. See our "Winner" section for more details.

Published on May 11, 2023