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Toyota produces several fuel-efficient SUVs, but some models can still chug gasoline. The Japanese automaker may have redesigned several nameplates, but a few of the brand’s large truck and SUV models are still thirsty compared to rivals. What does it cost to refuel Toyota’s thirstiest SUV?

How much does it cost to refuel a Toyota Sequoia?

A red 2023 Toyota Sequoia full-size SUV is driving on the road.
The 2023 Toyota Sequoia | Toyota

The Toyota Sequoia is the least fuel-efficient SUV in Toyota’s lineup. It recently got a redesign, but the Sequoia is still thirsty by today’s standards. The full-size SUV achieves 21 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway.

It has a 22.5-gallon gas tank. The large SUV can travel for about 506 miles on a full tank of gas thanks to its new hybrid powertrain system. Today’s national average gas price (as of March 23rd) is $3.43. So it costs $77.17 on average to refuel the 2023 Sequoia. It can cost as high as $108.45 to refuel in California and as low as $67.05 to refuel in Mississippi.

Those prices may seem alarming, but the new Sequoia generation is actually a huge improvement over the previous generation when it comes to gas mileage. The 2022 Sequoia gets 15 miles per gallon combined. It has a 26.4-gallon tank. So, it costs an average of $90.55 to refuel the 2022 Toyota Sequoia. That full tank will only get you about 396 miles before needing to refuel again.

Is the 2023 Toyota Sequoia a good SUV?

The Toyota Sequoia starts at $58,365. It uses a 3.4-liter V6 engine and an electric motor to make 437 horsepower and a whopping 583 lb-ft of torque.

The Sequoia is a great full-size SUV for drivers with a taste for adventure. It’s the last of an era following the discontinuation of the Toyota Land Cruiser. The 2023 Sequoia is a great off-road SUV that’s built to last. praises the Sequoia’s interior quality, power, and smooth ride. It also has comfy seats and an attractive exterior styling. As far as family SUVs go, it may not be the best choice for drivers with long commutes. Some consumers will pass on the Sequoia because of its cost of ownership (refueling).

What is the best full-size SUV?

A blue 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe full-size SUV is parked.
The 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe | Chevrolet

Car and Driver and Kelley Blue Book both list the Chevrolet Tahoe as one of the best full-size SUVs. The Chevy Tahoe starts at $54,200. It uses a 5.3-liter V8 engine to make 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The full-size SUV gets 21 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway.

The 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe is praised for its roomy third row, many features, and configuration options. The Toyota Sequoia has come a long way following its redesign for 2023, but it still has a long way to go. That being said, the Sequoia is positioned to become much more competitive in its segment in the years to come.

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