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In the automotive marketplace, Toyota tends to do well in every class. However, the 2022 Toyota Sequoia has fallen behind the competition. The Sequoia is Toyota’s offering for the full-size SUV market. This powerful Tundra-based SUV is typically a favorite among families and workers who need a capable people hauler with towing capabilities.

Still, this SUV has fallen to some unlikely competition in recent years and is looking to make up some ground in a class full of tough competition. Here is everything you need to know about the 2022 Toyota Sequoia and the competition that is pulling ahead.

Is the 2022 Toyota Sequoia a good full-size SUV?

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According to J.D. Power, the Toyota Sequoia is a solid SUV with ratings ranging from fair to great in multiple categories. The Toyota Sequoia received a great rating for quality, reliability and resale value. This means your Sequoia is an investment that will hold its value.

However, it only received a fair rating for its driving experience and an average rating for its dealership experience. Overall, owners of the 2022 Toyota Sequoia praised the SUV’s ease of getting in and out of the cabin, the comfort of every seat in the car, and bright headlights, making driving in the dark and rough weather a breeze. The Sequoia did fall short with consumers in its overall fuel economy and dated interior technology.

What is the best big family SUV for 2022?

According to J.D. Power, the best big family SUV for 2022 is the Chevrolet Tahoe. The Tahoe scored average to great in every category, taking great ratings in resale value, driving experience, and dealership experience. The lowest score the Tahoe received was in the quality and reliability department, where it took home an average score.

With customers raving about the Chevy Tahoe’s fuel economy compared to other SUVs in its class, its ability to hold cargo efficiently, and its equipped interior technology, the Tahoe takes first place in its class, and the Tahoe’s twin, the GMC Yukon, takes second place. With the GMC Yukon being produced as a near identical twin to the Tahoe, it is no surprise that these two GM-built SUVs claim first and second place.

Does the 2022 Sequoia have better fuel economy than the 2022 Tahoe?

The 2022 Toyota Sequoia does not have better fuel economy than most of its competition, including the 2022 Chevy Tahoe. Fuel economy has definitely been a big issue with the Toyota Sequoia in recent years. With many SUVs aiming to stretch fuel economy as much as possible, the Sequoia seems to have fallen behind due to a lack of fuel-saving possibilities in the engine bay.

While the Chevy Tahoe has found a way to stretch its fuel economy with three different engine options, including a turbo-diesel option that offers 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, the Toyota Sequoia has remained stagnant with its only engine option as a 381 hp V8 that offers 13 mpg city and 17 mpg highway. In 2022, it is tough to recommend any large SUV that doesn’t offer any options for stretching your fuel budget.

With the base model Chevy Tahoe coming in at roughly the same price, offering a better ride quality, storage solutions, and fuel economy than the Toyota Sequoia, it is hard to recommend the Toyota Sequoia over the competition for the 2022 model year.


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