2011 Toyota
Highlander Limited
vs. 2011 Toyota
Sequoia Limited

2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited

9.8

starting from

$55,240

Reasons to buy the Toyota Sequoia Limited

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Quite powerful
381 HP @ 5,600 RPM
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
10"
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Ample cargo space
120.1 ft3
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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
2011 Toyota Highlander Limited

9.6

starting from

$36,405

Reasons to buy the Toyota Highlander Limited

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Average highway fuel efficiency
24 mpg
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Average city fuel efficiency
18 mpg
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Very inexpensive
$36,405
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Comparable towing weight
1,545 lb
Entertainment System 8.0 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited Winner: Sequoia Limited
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  • The Sequoia Limited has 8 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 14 vs 6
  • The Sequoia Limited's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Sequoia Limited's satellite radio; in the Highlander Limited, too, but it'll cost
Cost 10.0 vs 8.7
2011 Toyota Highlander Limited Winner: Highlander Limited
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  • The best price we've seen is $18,835 cheaper (more than 30% less), $36,405 vs $55,240
  • Gets around 40% more miles per gallon in the city, 18 mpg vs 13 mpg
Practicality 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited Winner: Sequoia Limited
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  • The Sequoia Limited has 6 more cupholders, 16 vs 10
  • Room for around 30% more stuff, 120.1 ft3 vs 95.4 ft3
  • Room for 1 more person, 8 vs 7
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both have good airbag coverage
Performance 9.9 vs 10.0
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  • Both provide sporty handling
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have a very low top speed
Overall 9.6 vs 9.8

Entertainment System

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Highlander Limited
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2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited Toyota
Sequoia Limited
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Number of speakers 6 vs 14 The Sequoia Limited has an extraordinary amount of speakers, but the Highlander Limited has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Highlander Limited's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Sequoia Limited does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Sequoia Limited's satellite radio; in the Highlander Limited, too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs Yes The Sequoia Limited has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Cost

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Highlander Limited
2011 Toyota Highlander Limited
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Sequoia Limited
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MSRP $36,405 vs $55,240 The Highlander Limited has a reasonable price, while the Sequoia Limited is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 13 mpg The Highlander Limited has OK city mileage, while the Sequoia Limited is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Practicality

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Highlander Limited
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Sequoia Limited
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Passengers 7 vs 8 People mover
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Cargo space 95.4 ft3 vs 120.1 ft3 Both have lots of cargo room, however the Sequoia Limited in particular is very roomy
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front seats 59.3 ft3 vs 62.5 ft3 The Sequoia Limited has roomy front seats and the Highlander Limited is OK
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Base payload capacity 1,545 lb vs 1,250 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 10 vs 16 Both have a good number of cupholders but the Sequoia Limited is particularly good
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

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Highlander Limited
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Sequoia Limited
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 6 Both have good airbag coverage
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

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Highlander Limited
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Horsepower 270 HP @ 6,200 RPM vs 381 HP @ 5,600 RPM The Sequoia Limited is very powerful, while the Highlander Limited is only of average power
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Sequoia Limited has more gears and the Highlander Limited is OK, too
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission The Highlander Limited's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 15.8 lb/hp vs 15.7 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs four-wheel drive The Sequoia Limited will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Highlander Limited
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.7 ft vs 39.2 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Luxury Features

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Highlander Limited
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moon roof Standard vs Standard Both come standard with sun roofs
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

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Highlander Limited
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2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited Toyota
Sequoia Limited
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Road Tests

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Highlander Limited
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0-60 mph 8.0 seconds vs 7.1 seconds The Sequoia Limited has a good 0-60 time, but the Highlander Limited is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 139 ft vs 146 ft The Highlander Limited's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Sequoia Limited is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.4 s s @ 87.0 mph mph vs 15.6 s s @ 92.0 mph mph The Sequoia Limited's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Highlander Limited's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.74 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 114 mph vs 105 mph Both have a very low top speed

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2011 Toyota Highlander SE 2011 Honda CR-V EX-L Highlander SE vs CR-V EX-L
2011 Toyota Highlander 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Highlander vs Forester 2.5X
2011 Toyota Sequoia Platinum 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser Sequoia Platinum vs Land Cruiser
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited 2011 Toyota 4Runner Limited Sequoia Limited vs 4Runner Limited
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited 2011 Lexus GX 460 Premium Sequoia Limited vs GX 460 Premium
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited 2011 Honda Pilot EX Sequoia Limited vs Pilot EX
2011 Toyota Sequoia Limited 2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Sequoia Limited vs Tundra CrewMax

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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Avatar for Jason Keller Jason Keller (4:14 PM, December 04, 2014)
These two models have seen redesigns since 2011 - I found out what's changed here http://news.limbaughtoyota.com/toyota-highlander-vs-toyota-sequoia-differences/