2019 Sequoia Comparison Review

Horsepower to Run the Show.


Exceptional Standard Safety Features.


Toyota has a Stellar Warranty Program.


Cargo Space for All Your Needs.


Sequoia Outlives the Competition.


How many children do you have? How much cargo do you want to haul? How will you be able to get where you’re going with a children’s soccer team in tow? The answer is simple: the 2019 Toyota Sequoia. The 2019 Sequoia has the power, safety, and space to do exactly what you need from it. Whether you’re a single individual who loves large SUVs or a large family that needs to get around, you will fall in love with this SUV.

When you drive a big vehicle, you need a lot of horsepower to make sure you’re keeping up with smaller cars. Luckily, the 2019 Sequoia does not skimp out when it comes to horsepower with 381 horses. The 2019 Ford Expedition tries to match the Sequoia on horsepower, but it just misses out with only 375 hp on the base model. The 2019 Chevy Suburban and Tahoe both enter the fray with a measly 355 hp at base model. The 2019 GMC Yukon shares their fate with 355 hp as well at base model. The 2019 Toyota Sequoia’s extra horsepower allows it to keep up with much smaller cars on the highway and in the city. Don’t just take our word for it, though. Here’s what US News and World Report says, “It [the Sequoia’s V8 engine] provides plenty of juice to move this big Toyota, and it feels powerful whether you're taking off from a stoplight or merging onto the highway.”

With such a big vehicle, you want safety to be a top priority. Toyota understands this and has made sure four NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Association) recommended technologies standard across all models of the 2019 Sequoia. These technologies are Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Crash Imminent Braking, and Dynamic Brake Support.

Few other brands offer any of these technologies standard. The 2019 Ford Expedition does offer all four technologies, but they are all optional, not standard. The 2019 Nissan Armada has Forward Collision Warning standard but only offers Lane Departure Warning as an option. Crash Imminent Braking and Dynamic Brake Support are not offered at all. Similarly, the 2019 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban both offer Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning as options, but they don’t offer Crash Imminent Braking or Dynamic Brake Support. The 2019 GMC Yukon offers the same as the Tahoe and the Suburban.

In addition to these four technologies, the 2019 Toyota Sequoia has a driver alert monitor that can tell when a driver is dozing off. The 2019 Nissan Armada, the 2019 Chevy Tahoe, and the 2019 Chevy Suburban all don’t offer this feature. Those three vehicles, along with the 2019 Ford Expedition, also don’t offer headlight washers. Headlight washers help you keep your headlights bright in the worst conditions, the exact conditions when you might need them most.

Now, this is a powerful and safe vehicle. But can it hold you, your kids, your grandkids, all of your luggage, and still be comfortable? Well, yes. As US News and World Report says, “This Toyota is one of the best cargo haulers in the class.” With all three rows occupied, you still have 18.9 cubic feet of space for luggage for a big road trip. With the back two rows removed, that number jumps up to 120.1 cubic feet of space.

The 2019 Nissan Armada does not offer that much space. With all seats in use, the Armada offers 16.5 cubic feet of space. With the back two rows out, the number is 95.4 cubic feet. The 2019 Chevy Tahoe similarly lacks the space the Sequoia offers. The Tahoe sits at 15.3 cubic feet and 94.7 cubic feet respectively. The 2019 Ford Expedition has a touch more room when the seats are filled with 20.9 cubic feet of trunk space. When the back two rows are gone, the Expedition only manages 104.6 cubic feet of space. That is 15.5 cubic feet of space less than the 2019 Sequoia.

The 2019 Toyota Sequoia doesn’t only have cargo space, but it is also comfy for passengers. Car and Driver, in their review of the 2019 Sequoia, says, “Passenger space is plentiful, with comfortable legroom in all three rows. Likewise, the third row accepts adult frames without punishment.” They aren’t lying, either. The numbers back it up. The 2019 Toyota Sequoia has 35.3 inches of legroom in the back seat. The 2019 Nissan Armada has only 28.3 inches, and the 2019 Chevy Tahoe lives with 24.8 inches of room.

Not only does the 2019 Toyota Sequoia offer immense space for your long road trips, but it also will last for dozens of those trips. The website iSeeCars conducted a study in 2019 to determine which vehicles lasted the longest. They compiled data from over 13.8 million pre-owned cars sold in 2018 to see which models lasted the longest.

On the list, several of the Toyota Sequoia’s rivals had impressive results. The GMC Yukon made it to ninth with a rating of 2.8% of cars over 200,000 miles. The Chevy Tahoe was sixth with 3.8%. The Ford Expedition and the Chevy Suburban were particularly impressive with 5% each. They tied for second, but there could be only one vehicle at the top. That vehicle was the Toyota Sequoia with an incredible 7.4% of all cars over 200,000 miles. That is a jump of 2.4% over its runners-up. That same percentage jump is the difference between second place and the tenth place Toyota Tacoma.

If you want a reliable, safe, and effective SUV that will last you until the end of time, then this is the vehicle for you. The 2019 Toyota Sequoia brings great standard horsepower, exceptional standard safety features, incredible interior space, and jaw-dropping life expectancy. Whether you are driving by yourself or with half your child’s soccer team, there is space to spare.

If you’re interested, we would love to see you. You can find us at 515 W Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. You can also call us at (260) 638-8928. We would be happy to show off our Sequoias and set you up for a test ride. We hope to see you soon!

Websites/Articles Mentioned (in order mentioned):

US News and World Report 2019 Toyota Sequoia Review: https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/toyota/sequoia

NHTSA Safety Technology Information: https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/driver-assistance-technologies

Car and Driver 2019 Toyota Sequoia Review: https://www.caranddriver.com/toyota/sequoia

iSeeCars Longest-Lasting Cars Report 2019: https://www.iseecars.com/longest-lasting-cars-2019-study