2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

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2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2020 Toyota 4Runner Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet
Traverse

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New 2020 Toyota 4Runner

2020 Toyota
4Runner

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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $53,200
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$36,120 to $49,865
Invoice* $29,770 to $50,753 $33,230 to $45,876
MPG - City 17 - 18 16
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 5 - 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Toyota 4Runner. The Chevrolet Traverse offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota 4Runner, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Traverse requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota 4Runner, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Traverse will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota 4Runner. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Traverse will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Toyota 4Runner.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Traverse is much wider than the Toyota 4Runner, 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 Toyota 4Runner.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Traverse doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Toyota 4Runner.

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse has a larger turning radius than the Toyota 4Runner, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota 4Runner is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Traverse for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Traverse has a little more horsepower than the Toyota 4Runner.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Chevrolet Traverse more than the Toyota 4Runner, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The Chevrolet Traverse has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Toyota 4Runner.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Traverse comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota 4Runner.