Toyota Sequoia Vs. Chevy Tahoe

By Justin Cupler | May 17th, 2019

The full-size SUV is a dying breed, but it still has some fight left in it. Two models fighting the pro-SUV battle are the 2019 Toyota Sequoia and 2019 Chevy Tahoe. Both models offer our Waukegan area shoppers great room and power, but which is best for you? Continue reading to find out.


The 2019 Chevy Tahoe and 2019 Toyota Sequoia are full-size, rugged SUVs designed to haul people, cargo, and a good-size trailer with ease. To make them so capable, the automakers based them on their respective full-size pickup trucks.


Despite being based on the Toyota Tundra, the Toyota Sequoia has a personality all its own with wider headlights and grille that flow back into the traditional two-box SUV design with more rounded edges. On the outside, the Sequoia starts off relatively basic in its SR5 trim, but it gets quite luxurious in its Platinum trim, which features 20-inch wheels, a chrome grille, chrome mirror caps, and more. Buyers looking for something sportier can opt for the TRD Sport model that adds black wheels and badges, and a sport-tuned suspension.

The 2019 Chevy Tahoe also separates itself from its pickup source material with a more stylish front end. From the fenders back, the Tahoe has a more upright stance than the Sequoia, making it look larger than it is. Like the Toyota, the Tahoe starts off with the basic outward appearance in its LS trim but gets quite luxurious with HID headlights and shiny 20-inch wheels. Want a little more sportiness and performance? Opt for the Premier trim with the RST Edition package to get black accents and a big power upgrade.

Measurement 2019 Toyota Sequoia 2019 Chevy Tahoe Difference
Length 205.1 inches 203.9 inches +1.2 inches
Width 79.9 inches 80.5 inches -0.6 inches
Height 74.6 inches 74.4 inches +0.2 inches
Wheelbase 122 inches 116 inches +6 inches
Ground Clearance 9.6 to 10 inches
Curb weight 5,695 to 6,000 pounds 5,355 to 5,602 pounds +340 to +398 pounds


Advantage: 2019 Chevy Tahoe

  • Sporty-looking RST Edition
  • Upright look makes it look more rugged
  • Smaller and easier to manage

Advantage: 2019 Toyota Sequoia

  • Sleeker body
  • Sporty TRD Sport model
  • Up to 10 inches of ground clearance


Inside, the 2019 Toyota Sequoia caters to the truck fans of the world with its chunky dashboard that boasts large knobs and easy-to-press buttons, much like the Tundra pickup. This makes it super-easy to operate with gloves on, but it also draws away some of the luxury feel when you’re in the higher-trimmed models.

The 2019 Tahoe, however, takes a different approach, softening up its pickup roots and making things a little more commuter-friendly. These include more compact knobs and buttons, some contrasting leather, and a shaplier dash.

As for standard features, the Tahoe has a leg up in the infotainment space with the more intuitive Chevrolet Infotainment System with a larger 8-inch screen. Plus, the Tahoe has standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which are not available in the Sequoia. The Sequoia comes back with more standard safety goodies, including automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and automatic high-beam headlights.


In terms of roominess, the 2019 Sequoia has a big lapse in headroom, but it is larger in most other measurables. The biggest advantage of owning the 2019 Sequoia is its massive cargo area.


Measurement 2019 Toyota Sequoia 2019 Chevy Tahoe Difference
First-row headroom 34.8 inches 42.8 inches -8 inches
First-row legroom 42.5 inches 45.3 inches -2.8 inches
First-row shoulder room 66.4 inches 64.8 inches +1.6 inches
First-row hip room 62.5 inches 60.8 inches +1.7 inches
Second-row headroom 34.9 inches 38.7 inches -3.8 inches
Second-row legroom 40.9 inches 39 inches +1.9 inches
Second-row shoulder room 65.6 inches 65.1 inches +0.5 inches
Second-row hip room 59.9 inches 60.3 inches -0.4 inches
Third-row headroom 34.5 inches 38.1 inches -3.6 inches
Third-row legroom 35.3 inches 24.8 inches +10.5 inches
Third-row shoulder room 65.7 inches 62.6 inches +3.1 inches
Third-row hip room 50.4 inches 49.3 inches +1.1 inches
Cargo room (behind third row) 18.9 cubic feet 15.3 cubic feet +3.6 inches
Cargo room (behind second row) 66.6 cubic feet 51.7 cubic feet +14.9 cubic feet
Cargo room (behind first row) 120.1 cubic feet 94.7 cubic feet +25.4 cubic feet


Advantage: 2019 Chevy Tahoe

  • More stylish cabin
  • Advanced infotainment system
  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Advantage: 2019 Toyota Sequoia

  • Massive cabin
  • All the safety gadgets you need
  • Caters to pickup truck lovers


Massive SUVs like the 2019 Toyota Sequoia and 2019 Chevy Tahoe need all the power they can get to move their big bodies. This is why they both come standard with V-8 powerplants.


The 2019 Sequoia’s 5.7-liter V-8 pounds out 381 horsepower and 401 pound-feet of torque that help deliver a 6.7-second 0-to-60 time and a 7,400-pound towing capacity. The 2019 Tahoe’s standard 5.3-liter V-8 is a little shy on power at 355 horses, but its strong chassis can tow 1,200 pounds more than the Sequoia.

The 2019 Tahoe has one trick up its sleeve in the Premier RST Edition with its 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 that delivers a 5.7-second 0-to-60 time.

2019 Toyota Sequoia 2019 Chevy Tahoe Difference
Engine 5.7-liter V-8 5.3-liter V-8
Horsepower 381 hp at 5,600 rpm 355 hp at 5,600 rpm +26 hp
Torque 401 lb-ft at 3.600 rpm 383 lb-ft at 4,100 rpm +18 lb-ft
Transmission 6-spd automatic 6-spd automatic
Driveline RWD (std.) / 4WD (opt.) RWD (std.) / 4WD (opt.)
0-60 time 6.7 seconds 7.2 seconds -0.5 seconds
Towing capacity 7,400 pounds 8,600 pounds -1,200 pounds
MPG City 13 mpg 15 mpg -2 mpg
MPG Highway 17 mpg 21 to 22 mpg -5 to -4 mpg
MPG Combined 14 to 15 mpg 17 to 18 mpg -4 to -2 mpg
Optional engine
6.2-liter V-8
420 hp at 5,600 rpm -39 hp
460 lb-ft at 4,100 rpm -59 lb-ft
10-spd automatic
RWD (std.) / 4WD (opt.)
0-60 time
5.7 seconds +1 second
Towing capacity
8,400 pounds -1,000 pounds
MPG City
14 mpg 1 mpg
MPG Highway
22 to 23 mpg -5 to -6 mpg
MPG Combined
17 mpg -2 to -3 mpg


Advantage: 2019 Chevy Tahoe

  • Potent 6.2-liter option
  • Big towing advantage

Advantage: 2019 Toyota Sequoia

  • Big base power advantage
  • Quicker in its base trim
  • Sporty-handling TRD Sport model

Pricing and Features

The 2019 Toyota Sequoia has four available trim levels — SR5, TRD Sport, Limited, and Platinum — their respective starting prices range from $49,050 to $64,760.


Three trim levels comprise the 2019 Chevy Tahoe lineup — LS, LT, and Premier — and their starting prices range from $49,295 to $63,995.

2018 Toyota Sequoia Key Features and Pricing by Trim

SR5: $49,050

  • 5.7-liter V-8 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels
  • Full-LED headlights with auto-on/off
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Integrated LED fog lights
  • Chrome grille surround with dark-silver insert and accent
  • Dark-silver surround on lower-bumper opening
  • Color-keyed, heated power mirrors
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Moonroof
  • Variable-intermittent windshield wipers
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Darkened taillight bezels
  • Silver roof rack
  • Black running boards
  • Color-keyed rear spoiler
  • Three-zone climate control
  • 4.2-inch multi-information display
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat
  • Eight-passenger seating
  • Cloth upholstery
  • 40/20/40 split-folding second-row seats
  • 60/40 split-folding third-row seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Power windows with one-touch-up/down
  • Power door locks
  • 12-volt cargo area power outlet
  • Entune Audio Plus infotainment system
  • 6.1-inch touchscreen
  • AM/FM/HD Radio
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
  • Scout GPS Link
  • Siri Eyes Free
  • SiriusXM
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Sway warning system
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Dynamic radar cruise control
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Trailer-sway control


TRD Sport: $51,765

  • All SR5 features, plus
  • 20-inch TRD Sport black alloy wheels
  • TRD Sport performance-tuned Bilstein shocks
  • TRD Sport performance-tuned sway bars
  • Chrome grille surround with gloss-black insert
  • Lower bumper opening with chrome surround
  • Heated gloss-black mirrors
  • Black roof rack
  • Seven-passenger seating with second-row captains chairs


Limited: $57,545

  • All SR5 features, plus
  • Chrome fog light surrounds
  • Chrome lower bumper opening surround
  • Chrome auto-dimming, power-folding side mirrors
  • Chrome door handles
  • 20-inch machine-finish split-spoke wheels with dark-silver accents
  • Power liftgate
  • Chrome bodyside molding
  • Black running boards with color-keyed surround
  • 10-way power driver’s seat
  • Four-way power passenger’s seat
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Eight-passenger seating
  • Second- and third-row retractable sunshades
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • HomeLink universal home remote
  • Entune Premium Audio infotainment system
  • AM/FM cache radio
  • CD player


Platinum: $64,760

  • All Limited features, plus
  • Adaptive variable suspension
  • Electronically modulated air suspension
  • Chrome grille insert
  • Mirror-mounted puddle lights
  • 20-inch machine-finish split-spoke wheels with silver accents
  • Rear-seat Blu-Ray player with 9-inch display and two wireless headphones
  • 120-volt rear power outlet
  • Perforated leather seating
  • Heated and ventilated seating
  • Seven-passenger seating
  • Second-row captains chairs
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Wood-grain-accented steering wheel
  • Entune Premium JBL Synthesis infotainment system
  • Navigation
  • 14 JBL speakers
  • Two-position memory for driver’s seat and mirrors

2019 Chevy Tahoe Key Features and Pricing by Trim

LS: $49,295

  • 5.3-liter V-8 engine
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Limited-slip rear differential
  • Four-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • Premium smooth-ride suspension
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • 18-inch aluminum wheel with a high-polish finish
  • Black assist steps
  • Heated, power mirrors
  • Black rood-rack side rails
  • Chevrolet Infotainment System
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth with streaming audio
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • USB ports
  • Six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system
  • 110-volt power outlet
  • Carpeted floor mats
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Premium cloth seating
  • 60/40 split-folding second- and third-row seats
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tilt steering
  • Cruise control
  • Power door locks
  • 4.2-inch color driver-information center
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Power windows
  • Remote ignition
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Onstar
  • Rearview camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Teen driver


LT: $54,295

  • Power liftgate
  • Bose nine-speaker audio system
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather seating
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Two-position memory for driver’s seat, mirrors, and power pedals
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Universal home remote
  • Forward collision alert
  • Lane-keep assist with lane-departure warning
  • Low-speed automatic emergency braking
  • Safety alert rear seat


Premier: $63,995

  • All LT features, plus
  • Magnetic ride control
  • Mirror-integrated turn signals
  • 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels
  • Fog lights
  • HID headlights
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Navigation
  • 10-speaker Bose Centerpoint surround-sound system
  • Power second-row bucket seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Power-folding third-row seats
  • Leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Keyless unlock and ignition
  • Lane-change alert
  • Blind-zone monitoring
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

Who Should Buy the 2019 Chevy Tahoe?

Want wild straight-line speed in a three-row SUV? The Chevy Tahoe with the RST Edition package is a great option with its 5.7-second 0-to-60 time. Plus, with its softer interior design, the Tahoe is a great option for buyers who want to avoid the truck look inside.

Who Should Buy the 2019 Toyota Sequoia?

SUV shoppers looking to maximize interior space will love the roomy Sequoia. Sure, it lacks headroom, but it crushes the competition in seating and cargo space.


Head down to Garber Fox Lake Toyota serving the Waukegan areas today to check out the 2019 Toyota Sequoia and see what it offers your family. Whether you need it to commute to work in McHenry or to head out for a little R&R in Crystal Lake, the 2019 Toyota Sequoia will get you there with room to spare. Can’t make it to our showroom serving the Waukegan area today? Navigate to our online showroom to see what 2019 Sequoia models we have in stock and schedule a test drive later.