|2018 Toyota Sequoia||vs||2018 Ford Expedition|
|5.7L 8-Cylinder||Engine||3.5L 6-Cylinder|
|381 HP @ 5600 rpm||Horsepower||375 HP @ 5000 rpm|
|13 City/17 Highway mpg*||Fuel Economy||17 City/24 Highway mpg*|
"The 2018 Toyota Sequoia is worth a look if your transportation needs require a heavy-duty three-row SUV. It offers seating for up to eight people, legitimate off-road and towing capabilities, and substantial cargo room. The Sequoia is capable of doing just about anything."
Truck-based SUVs are attractive to customers who need large, sturdy vehicles that provide maximum interior space and optimized engine power and all-weather driving capabilities for the harshest of road and weather conditions. To this end, the Ford Motor Company has provided that with the Expedition since 1996, and Toyota has made the Seqouia available since 2001. For the 2018 model year, while the Expedition is completely redesigned to usher in its fourth production cycle, the Seqouia is content with a major refresh deep into its second generation of production. Ultimately, in terms of large SUVs, the Toyota choice is a wiser one than the Ford entry.
Both vehicles use body-on-frame construction, which is ideal for their size because it makes it less likely to suffer from rust caused by environmental elements or sustain undercarriage damage from rocky terrain. However, if you do a lot of trail or nighttime driving, the 2018 Toyota Sequoia provides sharper and longer-lasting illumination—thanks to the LEDs used on the high-and-low-beam headlights and fog lights. The 2018 Ford Expedition uses regular halogen headlamps and fog lights.
Both SUVs provide two drivetrain choices: a rear-wheel-drive system, which creates more even weight distribution for better handling; and a four-wheel-drive system, which maximizes driving performance on any type of surface. The 2018 Toyota Seqouia is powered by the 5.7-liter i-FORCE V8 that produces 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. At the same base level, the 2018 Ford Expedition rolls with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6, which produces 6 less horsepower.
The Sequoia and the Expedition have three rows of seats, which are enough to accommodate up to eight passengers. On the Seqouia, though, the seating includes an 8-way power adjustable seat; the Expedition gets 6-way power on the driver’s side.
Like many Toyota vehicles, the 2018 Seqouia is stuffed with several advanced safety technologies. While both SUVs have the expected components—such as airbags, electronic vehicle stability, traction control, a rearview camera, and four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes—the Seqouia, at the base level, also has a pre-collision system, pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, trailer sway warning, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, smart stop technology, and dynamic radar cruise control. Most of these features either appear on the upper-level Expedition trims or are not available at all. Smart stop falls into the latter category; it helps the Toyota vehicle to stop when there’s unintended acceleration. Also, the Seqouia has dual knee airbags, which are on the driver and front passenger sides; they are not found on the Ford vehicle.
Tech features that constitute the 2018 Toyota Seqouia’s comfort and convenience components include tri-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free phone operation and audio streaming, Siri® Eyes Free for voice commands, a free three-month subscription to SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, the Connected Navigation Scout® GPS Link App for linking navigation ability, and Entune™ infotainment integration with a 6.1-inch touch screen. On the Expedition, you would need to upgrade in trim to get dual-zone automatic climate control. (Tri-zone automatic control is not available at all.) Also left out are HD Radio™, a smartphone app, and Siri® Eyes Free, and Ford’s SYNC® infotainment system is accompanied by a smaller 4.2-inch display screen.
The Toyota difference.
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