Compared: 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2023 Toyota Sequoia

These full-size SUVs deliver lots of space and loads of features.

Nick Kurczewski | 
Sep 12, 2023 | 3 min read

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With three rows of seating, hefty trailer-towing capacity, and plenty of tech, full-size SUVs such as the 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2023 Toyota Sequoia are understandably popular for families on the go. With powerful standard and available engines, these two SUVs are capable haulers of people and gear. They're also just short enough to fit into a typical garage — something we can't necessarily say about Chevy's bigger Suburban.

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2023 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2023 Toyota Sequoia: Price and Features

The rear-wheel-drive Chevrolet Tahoe LS starts around $56,000, or about $59,000 with four-wheel drive. Standard features include an 8.0-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, wireless device charging, and cloth seats with the option to fit up to nine people with the available front-row bench seat.

There are six Tahoe trims in total, with the High Country sitting atop the list and priced around $75,000. Work your way through the Tahoe lineup and you'll find the racy-looking RST trim level with its blacked-out wheels plus other versions with leather trim and Bose audio.

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The entry-level Sequoia SR5 runs about $62,000 with rear-wheel drive. Adding four-wheel drive increases the price by $2,600, except on the outdoorsy TRD Pro model, where it's standard. The Sequoia largely matches the Tahoe in terms of standard fare, with its cloth trim, 8.0-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone mirroring. Upgrades across the range include synthetic or real leather, a 14.0-inch touchscreen, JBL audio, and a big sunroof.

Starting around $79,000, the TRD Pro is the most expensive of the Sequoia's five trims. It's also the one you'll want to take off-road, thanks to its chunkier tires and higher-riding suspension.

These two large SUVs are equally matched in many ways, though each has some clear advantages. In the Tahoe, third-row passengers have 34.9 inches of legroom versus 33.7 inches in the Sequoia. The Chevy also has about 36 more cubic feet of total cargo volume when its third and second-row seats are folded.

One feature only available on the 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe is Super Cruise, Chevy's hands-free driver-assistance tech, which works on compatible roads. Although the Toyota Sequoia is available with a class-competitive suite of driver-assistance tech as well, it's not a hands-free system like in the Chevrolet.

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2023 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2023 Toyota Sequoia: Power and Capability

The Tahoe and Sequoia differ considerably under the hood. Chevrolet bolts in a 5.3-liter V8 that makes 355 horsepower. A 277-hp turbodiesel inline-six is optional, while some versions can be had with a 422-hp 6.2-liter V8. A 10-speed automatic comes standard across the range, and those with four-wheel drive include a convenient automatic mode suitable for use on any kind of terrain.

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There's just a single engine for the Sequoia, which is the only hybrid full-size SUV currently on the market. Under the hood you'll find a twin-turbocharged V6 mated to a big battery pack and an electric motor that conspire for a total of 437 horsepower. A 10-speed automatic is standard, but Toyota's part-time four-wheel-drive system can't be engaged on dry pavement.

The stout powertrain in the Sequoia provides a maximum tow rating of 9,520 pounds. When properly equipped, the best afforded by the Tahoe is 8,400 pounds.

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2023 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2023 Toyota Sequoia: Fuel Economy

The Sequoia's fuel economy is estimated at 20 mpg with four-wheel drive, or 22 mpg in the lighter-weight rear-drive model.

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Tahoe fuel economy varies greatly depending on which engine is underhood. The V8-powered models average between 16 and 17 mpg, but turbo-diesel models are estimated as high as 24 mpg with rear-wheel drive. That version boasts a 576-mile total range, making it a great choice for road trippers.

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Nick Kurczewski

Nick Kurczewski is a freelance automotive journalist based in the New York metro area. With approximately 20 years of experience, he has covered all aspects of the car world, from the pit lane at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, to car shows around the world, and a Zamboni lesson in Lower Manhattan. He’s also adept at providing helpful car advice and steering people towards the ideal car, truck, or SUV for their driving needs.