2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2020 Lexus NX 300: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2020 Lexus NX 300 Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet
Traverse

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New 2020 Lexus NX 300

2020 Lexus
NX 300

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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $53,200
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$36,870 to $45,360
Invoice* $29,770 to $50,753 $34,473 to $42,412
MPG - City 17 - 18 22
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 27 - 28
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Traverse than in the Lexus NX 300. The Chevrolet Traverse offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus NX 300, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Chevrolet Traverse, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus NX 300.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Traverse or the Lexus NX 300, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Chevrolet Traverse is much higher than that for the Lexus NX 300.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Traverse is much wider than the Lexus NX 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Traverse, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus NX 300.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Chevrolet Traverse transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Lexus NX 300.

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus NX 300, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Lexus NX 300 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Traverse for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Traverse has a little more horsepower than the Lexus NX 300.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Chevrolet Traverse more than the Lexus NX 300, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Chevrolet Traverse, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus NX 300.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Traverse is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus NX 300.