Compare 2009 Chevrolet Suburban vs 2008 Toyota Sequoia

2009 Chevrolet Suburban
2008 Toyota Sequoia
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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Suburban 2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 14 20 $37,544 $40,370
Suburban 2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT 14 20 $38,483 $41,380
Suburban 2WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT 14 20 $40,831 $43,905
Suburban 2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 14 20 $47,071 $50,615
Suburban 2WD 4-Door 2500 LS N/A N/A $39,041 $41,980
Suburban 2WD 4-Door 2500 LT w/1LT N/A N/A $39,962 $42,970
Suburban 2WD 4-Door 2500 LT w/2LT N/A N/A $42,310 $45,495
Suburban 4WD 4-Door 1500 LS N/A N/A $40,189 $43,215
Suburban 4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/1LT N/A N/A $41,129 $44,225
Suburban 4WD 4-Door 1500 LT w/2LT N/A N/A $43,477 $46,750
Suburban 4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ N/A N/A $49,717 $53,460
Suburban 4WD 4-Door 2500 LS N/A N/A $41,682 $44,820
Suburban 4WD 4-Door 2500 LT w/1LT N/A N/A $42,607 $45,815
Suburban 4WD 4-Door 2500 LT w/2LT N/A N/A $44,956 $48,340
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4WD 4-Door LV8 6-Speed AT Ltd
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sequoia 4WD 4-Door LV8 6-Speed AT Ltd 13 18 $43,605 $48,450
Sequoia 4WD 4-Door LV8 6-Speed AT Platinum 13 18 $50,040 $55,600
Sequoia 4WD 4-Door LV8 6-Speed AT SR5 13 18 $34,650 $38,500
Sequoia 4WD 4-Door V8 5-Speed AT SR5 13 16 $33,636 $37,375
Sequoia RWD 4-Door LV8 6-Speed AT Ltd 14 19 $40,794 $45,225
Sequoia RWD 4-Door LV8 6-Speed AT Platinum 14 19 $47,136 $52,375
Sequoia RWD 4-Door LV8 6-Speed AT SR5 14 19 $31,746 $35,275
Sequoia RWD 4-Door V8 5-Speed AT SR5 14 17 $30,735 $34,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,544
$43,605
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,370
$48,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$673 / month
$808 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The workhorse 2009 Chevrolet Suburban is far from glamorous, but it gets the job done, in comfort. The 2008 Toyota Sequoia is a capable example of the full-size SUV--in a day where the full-size SUV makes less and less sense.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
49.4 50.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 65.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.5
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 38.5
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 62.1
Passenger Capacity
9 8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 65.7
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
61.8 59.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 66.4
Third Leg Room (in)
34.9 35.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.8 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
222.4 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 -
Height, Overall (in)
76.8 74.6
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 122.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 79.9
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 10.0
Length, Overall (in)
- 205.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
90.0 66.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
101.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
137.4 120.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
35.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
45.8 18.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
69.6 - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.8 13.6 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.2 13.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.0 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.71
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.3
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 P255/70R18
Front Tire Order Code
QAN NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2104 -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/65R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2104 -
Rear Tire Order Code
QAN NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P275/65R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5100 9100
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 910
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2836 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11,000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2851 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7200 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3300 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5985
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.6 14.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4400 401 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
LY5 NA
Displacement
5.3L/323 5.7L/346
Engine Oil Cooler
- TBD - -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5200 381 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 1.96
Trans Order Code
MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 3.34
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.62
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.35
Trans Type
6 6
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.73
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.06
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Suburban Toyota Sequoia
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door 1500 4 Door Limited
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
36.0 1.42
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3300 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil springs Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.1 1.42
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil springs Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Double-Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -

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