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2012 Toyota Sequoia vs. Its Competition

 
2012 Toyota Sequoia RWD 5.7L Limited (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
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Versus the Sequoia, GM's full-size SUVs, the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon—as well as their extended-length siblings, the Suburban and Yukon XL—are among the best alternatives because of their superior gas mileage and better handling.

Particularly of interest are the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid and GMC Yukon Hybrid models, which offer up to 21 mpg city, 22 highway.

The Ford Expedition has a more luxurious interior than the Sequoia and is perhaps the best-riding of these full-size SUVs; its powertrain, while smooth, isn't as strong as those in rival models, though.

The Nissan Armada is geared toward families who need the towing ability, and it comes in only one wheelbase and one engine, but its style still stands out and the big V-8 is still near the head of the pack (though it's among the worst for fuel economy).

The Nissan's interior feels a bit dated at this point, too.

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The 2012 Toyota Sequoia delivers traditional truck toughness, towing ability, and strong V-8 engines—plus the macho look to go with it.
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The 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe is no longer fresh-faced, but it remains one of the best bets for those needing tough, true truck capability and plenty of passenger space.
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If you're one of the few SUV fans left standing in the full-size arena, the 2012 Ford Expedition offers truck toughness in a well-rounded, well-featured SUV package.
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It's lacking in some features and its interior is a bit cheap, but the 2012 Nissan Armada has rugged good looks and a beefy V-8 powertrain.
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MSRP From    
$40,930$38,755$36,530$39,870$42,415
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy10 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas/Ethanol V8
EPA Class    
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WDN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
RWD 4.6L SR5 (SE)2WD 4-Door 1500 LS2WD 4-Door XL2WD 4-Door SV2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
89589
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/A4N/A
Body Style    
Sport Utility Vehicle4 Door Sport Utility4 DoorSport Utility4 Door
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
 
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