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Kia Telluride vs. Chevrolet Traverse

When comparing the Kia Telluride to the Chevrolet Traverse, the Kia Telluride has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and interior volume. 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 base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Kia Telluride versus the Chevrolet Traverse, the Chevrolet Traverse is a better car than the Kia Telluride.

Kia Telluride versus Chevrolet Traverse Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Kia Telluride ranges from $37,775 to $53,988 while a used Chevrolet Traverse from the same model year range is priced between $31,855 to $48,990. For a new model, the Kia Telluride's price is between $36,716 and $54,250, with the Chevrolet Traverse priced between $34,390 and $52,761.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Kia Telluride’s base engine makes 291 horsepower, and the Chevrolet Traverse base engine makes 310 horsepower. The Telluride is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 489 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.

Passenger Space Comparison

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

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

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

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2022 Kia Telluride

2023 Chevrolet Traverse

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$36,716 - $54,250

Used Asking Price:

$37,775 - $53,988

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$34,390 - $52,761

Used Asking Price:

$31,855 - $48,990

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

51.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.9 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

15 / 25
17 / 31
18 / 31
20 / 25
42 / 61
51 / 61

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

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

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

LX, SX, EX, S

Trim Levels

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

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 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):

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:

291 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

262 foot-lbs @ 5200 rpm

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

0.071 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

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:

3.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

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

20 / 26 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

376 / 489 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:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

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:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

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:

40.9 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

61.2 inches

Cargo Space:

21 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

87 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

199.1 cubic feet

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:

4112 lbs

Width:

78.3 inches

Height:

68.9 inches

Length:

196.9 inches

Wheelbase:

114.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 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:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P245/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P255/65R18