|277 - 420||Horsepower (hp)||381|
|122.9||Cargo Volume (cu.ft.)||120.1|
|8,400||Towing Capacity (lbs)||7,400|
Full-size SUVs have truly come a long way in design and engineering. No more are the boxy, uncomfortable SUVs that drive like a bus. The industry as a whole has been crafting full-size SUVs to make every passenger, both in the front and rear seats, comfortable and entertained. Since many full-size SUV owners are using this as their primary family vehicle, this is especially necessary. Two leaders in this full-size SUV class are the Chevy Tahoe and Toyota Sequoia. With the recent release of the 2021 model for both SUVs, it's time to put them to the test - 2021 Chevy Tahoe vs. 2021 Toyota Sequoia. Which one reigns supreme?
Before we get started, here's a brief background on these two frontrunners. Both of them are full-size body on frame SUVs with powerful V8 engines. However, the Chevy Tahoe was completely redesigned for 2021 with many best-in-class features, while the Toyota Sequoia has gone relatively unchanged since it hit the market back in 2008. We're diving into the interior, technology, and safety features of each of these two SUVs because these are the elements that you and your passengers will use and rely on each day. Let's see what each has to offer.
Both the 2021 Chevy Tahoe and 2021 Toyota Sequoia are built with premium interior features. Each has the options for leather seats, heated and ventilated seats, and tri-zone climate control. When everyone stays comfortable in the vehicle, the ride goes much more smoothly for all. The 2021 Tahoe's interior stands out, though.
The 2021 Chevy Tahoe was redesigned in the interior for this model year to give more room for passengers and cargo. This is great news to those who need a full-size SUV for all of their things. This year's Tahoe has 40% more legroom and a better chair height for the third row. No need to worry about the cargo room either, because this doesn't take away from that.
In fact, the cargo room increased as well. The 2021 Chevy Tahoe has a best-in-class cargo volume at a maximum of 122.9 cu. ft. With all the rows in use, cargo volume increased 66% behind the third row compared to previous model years. This means you have the best of both worlds in the 2021 Chevy Tahoe, extended comfort for each passenger, and enough storage for all of your necessary gear.
The 2021 Toyota Sequoia has its own premium interior features that make for a seamless transition from home to on the road. In between the second-row captain's chairs, there is a storage console that can house all the essentials for your rear passengers while keeping the vehicle more orderly. This year's Sequoia was built to give rear passengers more control, so there is a rear-seat control system available to adjust climate, power up devices, and control the rear media player. The spacious moonroof allows for quite the experience when you're on the road, day or night. However, the 2021 Sequoia's maximum cargo volume falls short at 120.1 cu. ft., and the cargo space behind the third row is far more limited at just 18.9 cu. ft.
Both SUVs have many similar interior features, available as standard and as upgrades. For example, the higher trim levels of the Sequoia and Tahoe have the ability to add on heated seats for the second row. In the end, though, the extra third-row legroom and class-leading storage give the 2021 Chevy Tahoe the decided edge. These are features that are absolutely needed on a daily basis when you own a full-size SUV, and that's what makes the 2021 Tahoe so great. When it comes to premium and functional interior, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe is tough to beat.
For a family-style SUV, you need the technology to be functional and abundant. Both the Sequoia and Tahoe have kept up with the leading technology trends and offer them each year. But it's in this category that the 2021 Chevy Tahoe really starts to take off and make its mark as the premier full-size SUV.
Both SUVs come standard with central touchscreens, but one is noticeably larger and more intuitive. The 2021 Toyota Sequoia offers a 7-inch touchscreen that has the ability for navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa. However, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe comes standard with a 10.2-inch touchscreen that offers all the same capabilities as the Sequoia and more.
Each SUV has a rear media system available as well. However, the 2021 Sequoia only offers a single 9-inch screen for rear passengers to enjoy, while the 2021 Tahoe has two 12.6-inch touch screens available for the passengers to stay entertained and connected. For the times your passengers aren't enjoying a movie or game on the rear media system, they can
Other best-in-class technologies that the 2021 Chevy Tahoe offers is a 15-inch head-up display designed to give you important vehicle information while keeping your eyes on the road. This is a leading technology that makes driving the Tahoe easier and safer. Finally, leading its class when it comes to camera views, the 2021 Tahoe has an available nine camera views so that you can literally see every angle around your Tahoe.
Where the 2021 Toyota Sequoia aims to keep up with current technology, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe goes to the next level to make premium technology available to all. Once again, the 2021 Tahoe leads not only the 2021 Sequoia but its entire class when in technology.
When you own a full-size SUV, you're likely carrying around your most precious loved ones on a daily basis, so you expect the highest safety quality in your SUV. Good news that both the 2021 Chevy Tahoe and 2021 Toyota Sequoia now offer innovative and top-of-the-line safety and driver's assist features. While the differences are small between the two SUVs as they trend with the new industry standard of complete safety features, the Tahoe has some advantages.
The 2021 Chevy Tahoe has five standard safety features that will help assist you on the road. Forward collision alert will alarm you when you're following too close or if there is a potential front collision possible. Automatic emergency braking works to prevent you from a front-end collision by applying the brakes for you if necessary. Front pedestrian braking works just like automatic emergency braking, but it works when it detects a pedestrian walking in front of you. The following distance indicator helps you maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you. Lastly, IntelliBeam auto high beams will turn on and off in different traffic situations. All of this is to give you a big picture of what peace of mind the 2021 Tahoe can bring you when it's used with safe driving skills on your part.
For extra comfort and convenience, the 2021 Tahoe has the option to add on a lane keep assist with departure warning, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, lane change alert, HD surround vision, and safety alert seat that helps you identify which direction a potential crash is nearing. These extra features available for the 2021 Chevy Tahoe are what pushes it ahead over the Sequoia. Having more features that are practical and potentially life-saving makes the 2021 Chevy Tahoe all the more worth it.
The 2021 Toyota Sequoia offers the same automatic emergency braking for both pedestrian and vehicle situations. Its Dynamic Radar Cruise Control helps to automatically maintain a safe distance between the vehicle ahead of you when you use cruise control on the highway. A lane departure alert will help keep you focused and adjust when it senses you're veering out of your lane. Finally, automatic high beams are also offered on the 2021 Sequoia. However, it lacks items like Chevy's safety seat and surround vision system.