Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2013 Chevrolet TAHOE VS 2013 Toyota Sequoia Near Phoenix, AZ

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2013 Chevrolet TAHOE

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2013 Toyota Sequoia

Safety Comparison

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Full time four-wheel drive is optional on the Tahoe. Full-time four-wheel drive gives added traction for safety in all conditions, not just off-road, like the only system available on the Sequoia.

The Tahoe has standard OnStar ®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions, remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Sequoia doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Tahoe and the Sequoia have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Chevrolet Tahoe is safer than the Sequoia:

Tahoe

Sequoia

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Head Injury Index

375

430

Chest forces

32 g’s

44 g’s

Leg injuries (L/R)

605 / 609

847 / 884

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Head Injury Index

293

452

Chest forces

34 g’s

45 g’s

More stars indicate a better overall result. Lower numbers indicate better individual test results.

Warranty Comparison

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Chevrolet’s powertrain warranty covers the Tahoe 40,000 miles longer than Toyota covers the Sequoia. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Sequoia ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Tahoe’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Sequoia’s (6 vs. 5 years).

There are almost 4 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Toyota dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Tahoe’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

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The Tahoe has a standard “limp home system” to keep drivers from being stranded if most or all of the engine’s coolant is lost. The engine will run on only half of its cylinders at a time, reduce its power and light a warning lamp on the dashboard so the driver can get to a service station for repairs. The Sequoia doesn’t offer a lost coolant limp home mode, so a coolant leak could strand you or seriously damage the truck’s engine.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Tahoe first among large cuvs in their 2013 Initial Quality Study. The Sequoia was rated second.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2013 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Chevrolet vehicles are better in initial quality than Toyota vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet fifth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 5 more problems per 100 vehicles, Toyota is ranked 6th.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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On the EPA test cycle the Tahoe Hybrid gets better fuel mileage than the Sequoia:

Tahoe

Sequoia

RWD

Auto

20 city/23 hwy

13 city/18 hwy

4x4

Auto

20 city/23 hwy

13 city/17 hwy

On the EPA test cycle the Tahoe gets better fuel mileage than the Sequoia:

Tahoe

Sequoia

2WD

V8/Auto

15 city/21 hwy

13 city/18 hwy

V8/Auto

4WD

V8/Auto

15 city/21 hwy

13 city/17 hwy

V8/Auto

An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Tahoe’s fuel efficiency. The Sequoia doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

Regenerative brakes improve the Tahoe Hybrid’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Sequoia doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Tahoe Hybrid’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Sequoia doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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The Tahoe stops shorter than the Sequoia:

Tahoe

Sequoia

60 to 0 MPH

133 feet

139 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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For better traction, the Tahoe’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Sequoia (285/45R22 vs. 275/65R18).

The Tahoe’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Sequoia Limited/Platinum’s 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Tahoe offers optional 22-inch wheels. The Sequoia’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.

The Chevrolet Tahoe’s wheels have 6 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Toyota Sequoia only has 5 wheel lugs per wheel.

Chassis Comparison

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The Chevrolet Tahoe may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 100 to 250 pounds less than the Toyota Sequoia.

The Tahoe is 3.1 inches shorter than the Sequoia, making the Tahoe easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

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The Tahoe offers optional seating for 9 passengers; the Sequoia can only carry 8.

The Tahoe has 6.3 inches more front headroom, 4.3 inches more rear headroom, .7 inches more rear hip room and 3.4 inches more third row headroom than the Sequoia.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the Tahoe easier. The Tahoe’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 31.7 inches, while the Sequoia’s liftover is 33 inches.

Ergonomics Comparison

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The engine computer on the Tahoe automatically engages the starter until the car starts with one twist of the key and disables the starter while the engine is running. The Sequoia’s starter can be accidentally engaged while the engine is running, making a grinding noise and possibly damaging the starter and ring gear.

The power windows standard on both the Tahoe and the Sequoia have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Tahoe is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The Sequoia prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

The Tahoe’s power mirror controls are mounted on the armrest for easy access. The Sequoia’s power mirror controls are on the dash, hidden behind the steering wheel, where they are awkward to manipulate.

Economic Advantages Comparison

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According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Tahoe is less expensive to operate than the Sequoia because typical repairs cost much less on the Tahoe than the Sequoia, including $47 less for a water pump, $247 less for a starter, $143 less for fuel injection, $200 less for a fuel pump, $383 less for a timing belt/chain and $67 less for a power steering pump.

Intellichoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Chevrolet Tahoe will be $1021 to $2800 less than for the Toyota Sequoia.

Recommendations Comparison

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The Chevrolet Tahoe has won recognition from these important consumer publications:

Tahoe

Sequoia

Car Book “Best Bet”

TRUE

FALSE

Kiplinger’s Award

TRUE

FALSE

The Chevrolet Tahoe outsold the Toyota Sequoia by over five to one during the 2012 model year.

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