The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Vs the Toyota Sequoia - The Champ Vs the chump
There’s something inherently American about full-size SUVs.
No country on Earth consumes more and enjoys them more than we do. And for good reason.
Today we look at two SUVs, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and the Toyota Sequoia to see which one of them is better, and why.
For 2021, Chevrolet has put a lot of effort to hit the market with some remarkable SUVs, most of which are completely new renditions of the old models. No fewer than four Chevrolet SUVs are starting a new generation of production in 2021. One of them is the Tahoe.
Completely redesigned to be bigger, roomier, comfier, and loaded with the latest tech, the Tahoe will likely reach the top three most popular full-sized SUVs very soon.
A good analysis between two cars starts with exterior looks. In one corner, the Tahoe comes with a brand-new exterior design that makes it look slick and modern, with an aggressive air and a commanding presence on the road. The huge front grille is flanked by two C-shaped LED strips that seem to cut it in half giving it a slicker, more nimble look despite its considerable size.
In the second corner, the Toyota Sequoia isn’t able to shake the old mask with nothing more than a facelift. It still looks every bit as it did 15 years ago, just more rounded lines added to its hood and front area. And seeing its unmistakable boxy look almost always brings back memories of the middle east and angry men with guns blazing.
Exterior looks go to the Chevrolet, by quite a margin.
Under the hood, all Toyota trims tap the same mighty 5.70liter V-8 that will produce 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. It’s not a bad powertrain, but considering the Tahoe can be fitted with one in three different engines, it fails to win at anything.
Looking for great power? Then fit your 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe with the 6.2-liter V-8 engine and you'll get 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, almost 15% higher than Sequoia's. Considering torque is most important when towing something, that's quite the difference. Looking for fuel efficiency? Then fit your brand-new Tahoe with either the base engine, a 5.3-liter V-8 that will belt out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, or the soon-to-be-introduced 3.0-liter inline-6 turbodiesel that will churn out 277 horsepower and a whopping 460 pound-feet of torque.
Any way you look at it, Toyota's one-engine choice fails to account for versatility and fails to outperform Tahoe's engine options on every single criterion.
Again, a huge fail for the Sequoia and an easy win for the 2021 Tahoe.
Inside both cars are very roomy and both are well built. The list of standard features is also long on both accounts. But Toyota seriously drops the ball with some of its un-defendable choices, like the fitting on a measly 7.0-inch color touch, a size most small-size crossovers aren’t content with. By comparison, the 2021 Tahoe comes with an impressive 10.2-inch color touch, much more fitting for a car its size and much more in line with buyer expectations.
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We have all 2021 Tahoe trims already on display as well as most available colors. Visit us today and our dedicated sales team will also be able to arrange for you to take the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe out for a test drive.