Zero to 30 MPH

2 sec

2.3 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

6.2 sec

6.8 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

10.7 sec

11.4 sec

Passing 45 to 65 MPH

3.2 sec

3.5 sec

Quarter Mile

14.7 sec

15.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

93.7 MPH

91.7 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Toyota Sequoia uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Navigator requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Sequoia has 3.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the Navigator (26.4 vs. 23.2 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

The Sequoia stops much shorter than the Navigator:



60 to 0 MPH

122 feet

132 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

The Sequoia has a standard full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Navigator, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

The Sequoia offers an optional automatic rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Navigator doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Sequoia is .3 inches wider in the front and 1.9 inches wider in the rear than on the Navigator.

The Sequoia TRD Sport 4x4 handles at .78 G’s, while the Navigator Black Label 4x4 pulls only .74 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Sequoia TRD Sport 4x4 executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.1 seconds quicker than the Navigator Black Label 4x4 (27.3 seconds @ .65 average G’s vs. 28.4 seconds @ .61 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Sequoia’s turning circle is 2.9 feet tighter than the Navigator’s (38.1 feet vs. 41 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Sequoia has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Navigator (10 vs. 9.6 inches), allowing the Sequoia to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.


The Sequoia is 4.9 inches shorter than the Navigator, making the Sequoia easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

The Sequoia has .6 inches more front hip room, 1.2 inches more front shoulder room, .5 inches more rear shoulder room and 1.5 inches more third row shoulder room than the Navigator.

Cargo Capacity

The Sequoia’s cargo area provides more volume than the Navigator.



Third Seat Folded

66.6 cubic feet

57.5 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

120.1 cubic feet

103.3 cubic feet


The Sequoia’s minimum standard towing capacity is much higher than the Navigator’s (7100 vs. 6200 pounds).


The Sequoia’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge - which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Navigator does not have an oil pressure gauge.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Sequoia has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Navigator doesn’t offer headlight washers.

When the Sequoia Platinum is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The Navigator’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

Economic Advantages

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Sequoia is less expensive to operate than the Navigator because it costs $309 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Sequoia than the Navigator, including $154 less for a muffler and $992 less for a power steering pump.


Consumer Reports? recommends the Toyota Sequoia, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Lincoln Navigator isn't recommended.

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