The Chevrolet Suburban vs Toyota Sequoia


In a boxing match, you don't pair an amateur boxer with a heavy-weight champ. It's very dangerous and it's no fun seeing the poor amateur losing so badly.But in the competitive world of full-sized SUVs, it's every SUV for itself and there's no room for mercy. That's how we have to witness this unbalanced match today between the 2021 Suburban (the champ) and the 2021 Sequoia (the amateur).


Let's start things off by looking at the competitors' exterior design. The Suburban looks brand-new and modern. Chevrolet has tapped into the latest design trends and made the sort of car you look back at before you step inside the house, take in its beauty one last time for the day.Imposing and with a beautiful front end that sports a huge grille and C-shaped LEDs on both sides, the Suburban commands respect and turns head on the road.The Sequoia is the exact opposite. A minuscule grille that makes the car look as though it's continuously in the middle of an awkward apology. It looks and feels boxy, weak, and completely out of place in 2021.


‚ÄčAll Sequoia trims tap the same engine, a 5.7-liter V-8 that produces 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque. Good figures but the problem is the engine doesn't excel at anything when you compare it the ones available on the 2021 Suburban.Chevrolet went with not one, not two, but three distinct engines, each with its own strong points. The base powertrain, a 5.3-liter V-8 that will deliver 355 horsepower, designed for fleet purchases. Then come the mighty 6.2-liter V-8 that can belt out a massive 420 horsepower and the Duramax 6-cylinder turbodiesel that will deliver 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.The massive 6.3-liter V-8 alone beats Sequoia's engine on all accounts but the turbodiesel (a segment first) comes to deliver the final blow.


When we look at the list of features, again, the Toyota Sequoia does show some promise but it's the Suburban that takes the prize. And it does so by a mile. The 2021 Suburban comes with a plethora of features like Bluetooth audio streaming, an excellent infotainment system complete with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and many, many more.