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Toyota Highlander vs. Toyota Sequoia

When we compare the Toyota Highlander to the Toyota Sequoia, the Toyota Highlander has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and overall quality score. The Toyota Sequoia has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Toyota Highlander versus the Toyota Sequoia, the Toyota Highlander is a better car than the Toyota Sequoia.

Toyota Highlander versus Toyota Sequoia Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Toyota Highlander ranges from $28,612 to $41,579 while a used Toyota Sequoia from the same model year range is priced between $37,049 to $60,971. For a new model, the Toyota Highlander's price is between $39,983 and $52,437, with the Toyota Sequoia priced between $55,609 and $70,216.

Toyota Highlander versus Toyota Sequoia Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Toyota Highlander is 8.9 out of 10 while the Toyota Sequoia's quality rating is 8.7 out of 10. This results in the Toyota Highlander being ranked 2 out of 31 Best SUVs with 3 Rows and the Toyota Sequoia being ranked 3 out of 31. Out of 21 Best SUVs with 3 Rows for the Money, the Toyota Highlander is ranked 21 and the Toyota Sequoia is ranked 3.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Toyota Highlander’s base engine makes 265 horsepower, and the Toyota Sequoia base engine makes 381 horsepower. The Highlander is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 519 miles. The Sequoia is rated to deliver an average of 15 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 449 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Toyota Highlander has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Toyota Sequoia has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity and ground clearance.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Toyota Highlander has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Toyota Highlander has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2023 Toyota Highlander

2022 Toyota Sequoia

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$39,983 - $52,437

Used Asking Price:

$28,612 - $41,579

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$55,609 - $70,216

Used Asking Price:

$37,049 - $60,971

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

9.4 / 10

Retained Value:

8.0 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 61
1 / 61
1 / 31
1 / 28
1 / 25
1 / 25
1 / 15
2 / 61
2 / 31
2 / 21
3 / 25
5 / 25
7 / 31
9 / 31
41 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 31
2 / 12
2 / 12
2 / 8
3 / 31
3 / 21
10 / 12
27 / 31

Summary Review

The Toyota Highlander is among the best-selling, top-rated SUVs in the 3-row segment.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • No disappointing base engine
  • Legendary reliability

  • Poorly-rated headlights on L, LE, and XLE trims

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

LE, XLE, Limited, Platinum, L, XSE

Trim Levels

SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Pro, Limited, Platinum, Nightshade

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

265 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

310 foot-lbs @ 1700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.064 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

381 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

401 foot-lbs @ 3600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.066 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

7400 lbs

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

394 / 519 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

5.7 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

13 / 17 / 15

Range (city/hwy):

343 / 449 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.7 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

84.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

157.8 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

34.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

66.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

34.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

65.6 inches

Cargo Space:

18.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

120.1 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4155 lbs

Width:

76 inches

Height:

68.1 inches

Length:

194.9 inches

Wheelbase:

112.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5730 lbs

Width:

79.9 inches

Height:

77 inches

Length:

205.1 inches

Wheelbase:

122 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P235/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P275/65R18