The 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. the 2012 Toyota Sequoia

If you are searching for the perfect new full-size SUV, you need to take a look at the new 2012 Chevy Tahoe as it gives Osprey drivers a great value and a strong combination of power, fuel economy, and features. As always there are a lot of tough competitors in the full-size SUV class, but the Tahoe manages to shine as one of the top choices in the category. Let’s see how Toyota’s Sequoia stacks up against the new 2012 Tahoe.

Powertrains and Fuel Economy

Chevy’s new full-size SUV comes equipped with a powerful 5.3L V8 engine that cranks out 330 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque. The Sequoia has two engine options, with the base producing 310 hp and 327 lb-ft of torque. An upgraded engine is available for the Sequoia, but at a cost. To get the 5.7L V8 on the Tahoe you’ll have to spring for one of the upper trims, the more modestly priced of which is still $12,000 more than the base Tahoe. When it comes to fuel economy the Tahoe is also superior, offering 15 mpg in the city and 21 on the highway, besting the 14/20 mpg from the base Sequoia and 13/18 mpg offered by the larger Sequoia powertrain. The Tahoe is also available as a hybrid capable of 20/23 mpg, an option totally unavailable on the Toyota.

When it comes to pricing, the Tahoe once again has the edge. Toyota’s full size offers similar trims and features to the Tahoe, but has a significantly higher MSRP. The base Sequoia is about $2,000 more than the Tahoe and the middle trim jumps to about $7,000 more than the comparable Chevy. The top of the line trims also lean in the Tahoe’s favor, with the top Sequoia Platinum pricing about $5,000 more than the Tahoe LTZ.

Come Test Drive the New Tahoe Today

Our friendly staff here at Cox Chevrolet invite you to come by our dealership to take a new Tahoe out for a test drive. We know that you’ll be impressed with all the Tahoe has to offer, from its great powertrain to its incredible value. Come take a new Tahoe out for a spin and experience the Cox Chevy advantage today.