2021 Toyota Highlander vs. 2021 Toyota Sequoia

Highlander vs Sequoia

Toyota has a well-established SUV lineup that includes everything from compact vehicles to full-size SUVs. On the larger end of this lineup sits the 2021 Toyota Highlander and the 2021 Toyota Sequoia. These two SUVs are attractive options for Irmo families that are looking for abundant cargo room and seating for up to eight passengers. For all their similarities though, there are some major differences between these two Toyota SUVs as well. Explore the difference between the Highlander and Sequoia with Jim Hudson Toyota below, then get a closer look at both models in our online model showroom

2021 Toyota Sequoia

vs.

2021 Toyota Highlander

$50,100*

Starting MSRP

$34,810*
5.6L V8

Engine

3.5L V6
7,400 pounds

Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds
120.1 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

84.3 cubic feet
8

Seating Capacity

8
Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)

Toyota Safety Sense™

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS-2.5+)

Highlander vs. Sequoia: Engine Performance

One of the main differences between the Highlander and Sequoia is their engine configurations. The 2021 Sequoia has a much more powerful engine that provides greater towing capacity and available power. The Toyota Highlander, on the other hand, offers better fuel economy as well as a hybrid model for Columbia drivers to consider. Explore the Toyota Sequoia vs. Highlander engine specs below:

2021 Toyota Sequoia

  • 5.7L V8 Engine
  • 381 hp
  • 401 lb-ft of torque
  • 7,400-pound towing capacity
  • 13 mpg city/17 mpg highway EPA-Estimated fuel economy

2021 Toyota Highlander

  • 3.5L V6 Engine
  • 295 hp
  • 263 lb-ft of torque
  • 5,000-pound towing capacity
  • 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway EPA-estimated fuel economy

Highlander vs. Sequoia: Interior Dimensions

While both the Toyota Highlander and the Toyota Sequoia offer seating for up to 8 people, their interior dimensions differ significantly. Lexington families will find more passenger space in the Toyota Sequoia than the Toyota Highlander, along with more cargo room behind the third row. However, the Toyota Highlander still offers abundant passenger and cargo room for drivers to take advantage of. See the Toyota Sequoia vs. Highlander interior dimensions below:

2021 Toyota Sequoia

  • Headspace (behind first/second/third rows): 34.8/34.9/34.5 inches
  • Legroom (behind first/second/third rows): 42.5/40.9/35.3 inches 
  • Cargo Volume (behind first/second/third rows): 120.1/66.6/18.9 cubic feet
  • Seating: Up to 8 passengers

2021 Toyota Highlander

  • Headspace (behind first/second/third rows): 41.2/39.4/36.1 inches
  • Legroom (behind first/second/third rows): 42.0/41.0/27.7 inches
  • Cargo Volume (behind first/second/third rows): 84.3/48.4/16.0 cubic feet
  • Seating: Up to 8 passengers

Highlander vs. Sequoia: Toyota Safety Sense™

When it comes to driver-assist safety systems, both the Toyota Sequoia and the Toyota Highlander come with Toyota Safety Sense™ standard on every trim level. However, the Toyota Highlander was upgraded to the latest Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS-2.5+) for its 2021 model year, while the Toyota Sequoia is still sporting Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P). While both systems will keep you and your family safe on Chapin roads, the newer Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS-2.5+) offers a more advanced radar and camera system, intelligent safety features, and two new systems for drivers to rely on. 

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5+ (TSS-2.5+) will eventually make its way to the rest of the Toyota lineup, but drivers who are in the market for a new SUV this year will find the Toyota Highlander better equipped for their safety needs. 

Test Drive the Highlander & Sequoia Today!

Now that you have a better idea of the differences between the Highlander and the Sequoia, come to the Jim Hudson Toyota showroom to test drive both models and decide between their trim level options. When you’re ready, check our Jim Hudson Toyota specials for savings on your next Toyota SUV purchase, then contact our finance team to begin the car buying process. We look forward to helping you find the perfect Toyota SUV for your Irmo needs!

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $955 for Cars (Yaris HB, Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV, Supra), $1,120 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,325 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

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