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Chevrolet Traverse vs. Toyota Highlander

When comparing the Chevrolet Traverse to the Toyota Highlander, 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, interior volume and base engine power. The Toyota Highlander has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet Traverse versus the Toyota Highlander, the Chevrolet Traverse is a better car than the Toyota Highlander.

Chevrolet Traverse versus Toyota Highlander Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Chevrolet Traverse ranges from $31,855 to $48,990 while a used Toyota Highlander from the same model year range is priced between $34,702 to $48,996. For a new model, the Chevrolet Traverse's price is between $34,390 and $52,761, with the Toyota Highlander priced between $38,193 and $51,672.

Chevrolet Traverse versus Toyota Highlander Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chevrolet Traverse is 7.9 out of 10 while the Toyota Highlander's quality rating is 8.9 out of 10. This results in the Chevrolet Traverse being ranked 13 out of 25 Best Midsize SUVs and the Toyota Highlander being ranked 1 out of 25. Out of 31 Best SUVs with 3 Rows, the Chevrolet Traverse is ranked 31 and the Toyota Highlander is ranked 2. The Chevrolet Traverse is also ranked 24 out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs while the Toyota Highlander is ranked 1 out of 61.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chevrolet Traverse’s base engine makes 310 horsepower, and the Toyota Highlander base engine makes 295 horsepower. The Traverse is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 524 miles. The Highlander is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 501 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Chevrolet Traverse has the advantage of offering more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Toyota Highlander has the advantage in the areas of front leg room and rear leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Toyota Highlander has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Chevrolet Traverse.

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2023 Chevrolet Traverse

2022 Toyota Highlander

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$34,390 - $52,761

Used Asking Price:

$31,855 - $48,990

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

51.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$38,193 - $51,672

Used Asking Price:

$34,702 - $48,996

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.9 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 61
1 / 61
1 / 31
1 / 25
1 / 25
2 / 61
2 / 31
3 / 25
5 / 25
7 / 31
9 / 31
41 / 61

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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Summary Review

The Toyota Highlander is among the best-selling, top-rated SUVs in the 3-row segment.

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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

Pros and Cons

  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • No disappointing base engine
  • Legendary reliability

  • Poorly-rated headlights on L, LE, and XLE trims

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

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

Trim Levels

Limited, XSE, Platinum, XLE, L, LE

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 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:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

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

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

295 hp @ 6600 rpm

Torque:

263 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

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

0.071 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

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

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

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

20 / 28 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

358 / 501 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:

Standard

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:

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

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:

42.8 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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.7 inches

Cargo Space:

16 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

84.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

157.3 cubic feet

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4145 lbs

Width:

76 inches

Height:

68.1 inches

Length:

194.9 inches

Wheelbase:

112.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P255/65R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P235/65R18