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2021 Toyota Sequoia Vs. 2021 Ford Expedition: Which One Is Right for Me?

Posted at Fri, Feb 5, 2021 9:30 AM

Every year, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) see a surge in popularity, and 2021 is shaping up to be no different. The decision to upgrade to an SUV from a car or hatchback is usually brought on by the need for something that’s bigger, more rugged, and offers a great deal of functionality. If you find yourself in need of those three things due to family size or work requirements, you have probably already spent a lot of time looking over SUVs to find one that best suits your needs.

The SUV market is a huge one, but there are two 2021 options that will stand out above all the rest: The 2021 Toyota Sequoia and the 2021 Ford Expedition. To help you decide which one will serve you best, and prove that the Sequoia is an SUV without compare, we have put together a short and thorough comparison guide to highlight the best features of each of these exciting options.

Mechanical and Performance Specs

While these two SUVs measure up pretty well in all departments, there are some notable differences, which you will see if you take a look at the table below:

2021 Toyota Sequoia 2021 Ford Expedition

5.7 liter (L) V8 engine capable of 381 horsepower (hp) and 401 pound feet (lb-ft) of torque

3.5 L EcoBoost V6 engine capable of 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque

6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission

6-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift

Standard rear wheel drive

Standard rear wheel drive

Towing capacity of 7,400 pounds (lbs) across all three trim levels

Towing capacity of 6,500 lbs (or 6,600 while in 4x4)

While the Expedition has a bit more torque, the Sequoia pulls ahead in terms of raw horsepower and towing capability, which makes it a far better choice for any tough jobs you might require of it. It’s also ideal for families who enjoy the outdoors, as it can pull the right size camper/boat/toy hauler with ease.

Interior Room and Cargo Options

In terms of how many people you can bring with you in your new SUV, the Sequoia can easily seat eight, which has the Expedition, which can only seat 5, beat. The Sequoia’s impressive spaciousness also means that it has more cargo volume than the Expedition. In cubic feet, with the second and third row of seats down, you will be getting 120.1 cubic feet of cargo space as opposed to the 104.6 you will get with the Expedition. In addition, the Sequoia has 40/20/40 split, reclining, sliding fold-flat second row seating that gives you one touch access to the third row. This feature makes adding/removing cargo a great deal easier, and also lets you configure the seating however you want it.

Exterior Options

While both of these SUVs boast a brawny appearance, they differ quite a bit in terms of what you get in exterior options. With the Sequoia you can customize to your heart’s content with options like the following:

  • Chrome grille surround with different colored inserts (silver/black/chrome)
  • Color-keyed power outside mirrors (heated)
  • Color-keyed door handles
  • Power slide/tilt moonroof with a sliding sunshade
  • Roof rack (silver or black)

While the Expedition does have some similar features, it lacks the ability to truly tailor the exterior of the vehicle to completely meet your preferences.

Safety Features and Options

While both of these SUVs have thorough safety features and measures, Toyota has ensured that the Sequoia is fully loaded. The Sequoia has Toyota Safety Sense, a suite that includes Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, as well as Lane Departure Alert and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Also included in the Sequoia’s safety features are:

  • Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Smart Stop Technology
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

As you can see, Toyota has taken the Sequoia’s safety to another level, which makes it a great choice for busy families.

Which One Is Right for Me?

While both these SUVs offer a great deal in terms of utility and dependability, only one can offer you the most: The 2021 Toyota Sequoia. With more power, towing capability, safety tech, and exterior options, the Sequoia is the perfect choice for someone who wants a rugged SUV that can function just as well in the great outdoors as it can in the city. If you would like to know more about the purchasing/leasing options for the 2021 Sequoia, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at Westbury Toyota as we would be more than happy to help you out!

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