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Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Chevrolet Traverse

In comparing the Chevrolet Tahoe to the Chevrolet Traverse, the Chevrolet Tahoe has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. The Chevrolet Traverse has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet Tahoe versus the Chevrolet Traverse, the Chevrolet Traverse is a better car than the Chevrolet Tahoe.

Chevrolet Tahoe versus Chevrolet Traverse Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Chevrolet Tahoe ranges from $35,000 to $59,999 while a used Chevrolet Traverse from the same model year range is priced between $25,765 to $42,743. For a new model, the Chevrolet Tahoe's price is between $53,038 and $82,002, with the Chevrolet Traverse priced between $35,486 and $54,619.

Chevrolet Tahoe versus Chevrolet Traverse Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chevrolet Tahoe is 8.2 out of 10 while the Chevrolet Traverse's quality rating is 7.9 out of 10. This results in the Chevrolet Tahoe being ranked 10 out of 31 Best SUVs with 3 Rows and the Chevrolet Traverse being ranked 17 out of 31. Out of 21 Best SUVs with 3 Rows for the Money, the Chevrolet Tahoe is ranked 21 and the Chevrolet Traverse is ranked 17.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chevrolet Tahoe’s base engine makes 355 horsepower, and the Chevrolet Traverse base engine makes 310 horsepower. The Tahoe is rated to deliver an average of 17 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 480 miles. The Traverse is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 524 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Chevrolet Tahoe has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity and payload capacity than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Chevrolet Traverse has higher safety ratings than the Chevrolet Tahoe, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Chevrolet Traverse has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Chevrolet Tahoe

2023 Chevrolet Traverse

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$53,038 - $82,002

Used Asking Price:

$35,000 - $59,999

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

41.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$35,486 - $54,619

Used Asking Price:

$25,765 - $42,743

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

51.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 12
3 / 12
4 / 12
4 / 8
5 / 31
5 / 12
6 / 31
10 / 31
10 / 21
19 / 31

iSeeCars Rankings

13 / 25
13 / 25
13 / 15
16 / 61
16 / 31
17 / 31
17 / 31
17 / 21
18 / 25
20 / 31
20 / 28
20 / 25
24 / 61
37 / 61
55 / 61

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

The Chevy Traverse is a roomy three-row crossover SUV with room for up to eight passengers. The Traverse is Chevrolet’s third most popular model and a top seller in the segment.

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Roomy for the segment
  • High NHTSA safety rating
  • Powerful V6 engine

  • Older model years may lack safety systems taken for granted in this segment
  • Adaptive Cruise Control remains an option
  • No green powertrain available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Diesel, Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

LS, LT, RST, Premier, High Country, Z71, Fleet, Police, Special Service

Trim Levels

LS, LT Cloth, LT Leather, RS, Premier, LT, High Country

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

383 foot-lbs @ 4100 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.064 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

6000 lbs

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

310 hp @ 6800 rpm

Torque:

266 foot-lbs @ 2800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.072 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

5.3 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

15 / 20 / 17

Range (city/hwy):

360 / 480 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

18 / 27 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

349 / 524 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

Available

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

66 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

42 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

64.8 inches

Cargo Space:

25.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

122.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

41 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

40 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

62.2 inches

Cargo Space:

23 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

98.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

180.1 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5542 lbs

Width:

81 inches

Height:

75.8 inches

Length:

210.7 inches

Wheelbase:

120.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.5 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4310 lbs

Width:

88.6 inches

Height:

70.7 inches

Length:

205.9 inches

Wheelbase:

121 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

20.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

275/55R20

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P255/65R18