2016 Toyota Sequoia Takes On 2016 GMC Yukon

Posted Wednesday, Mar 09, 2016 by nhtwpprod

If you’re in the market for a full-sized, powerful SUV with plenty of cargo room and towing capacity, then you’ve likely been looking at the 2016 models of the Toyota Sequoia or the GMC Yukon. Both of these SUVs offer many features that drivers will love. Los Angeles car dealers have enjoyed a great deal of success moving these full-sized vehicles off the lot in record numbers. So, once you’ve decided what type of SUV you want, how can you possibly be expected to choose between these two contenders? It all comes down to the details.

Toyota Sequoia

Pricing

For many consumers, price is going to play a huge part in making a purchase decision. Base price for the Toyota Sequoia is about $3000 less than the Yukon. One thing to consider in this situation is what is included in the price. Overall value of a vehicle that costs more may be more, but, then again, overall value of a vehicle that costs less but which contains more features in the standard package could be the better deal. It’s important to know what you get for the price you pay, in order to make a smart decision. Both of these vehicles offer a pretty good base package, making it a wise choice to go for the one that costs less.

Style

While you may think of a full-sized SUV as needing to be rugged and tough looking, many don’t like the new look of the 2016 GMC Yukon. It features a straight edge, square-bodied hardcore styling that doesn’t offer any elegance or sleek design. The 2016 Toyota Sequoia, however, not only looks tough, but will also be seen as a classy ride for when you’re going somewhere besides off-road.

Space

Both of these monstrous vehicles offer a great deal of space, for both cargo and passengers. You can easily fit 9 passengers in the GMC Yukon. The Sequoia falls a little short on passenger space, but makes up for it with cargo area. In this case, it is a matter of what is more important to you: fitting in one more person or having space for more stuff.

Power

The Sequoia and the Yukon are made of tough stuff. They both guzzle gasoline and get poor gas mileage, but they can easily haul a boat up a hill. The main thing to remember with a full-sized SUV is that affordable fuel is not the goal. It’s nearly impossible to improve the fuel efficiency of such a large vehicle. If you want affordable, consider a crossover instead of an SUV. The Yukon has a revamped powertrain to offer it a competitive edge in power and towing, while the Sequoia gives effortless V-8 power to offer a comfortable ride even while towing.

The competition is close between these two vehicles, but when you look at the pricing and versatility, it’s clear that the 2016 Toyota Sequoia comes out ahead. If you’d like to see how the two really compare, visit a Los Angeles car dealer’s lot to test drive and make your own decision.

GMC Yukon