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2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2020 Toyota Highlander Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet
Traverse

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New 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $53,200
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$34,600 to $48,800
Invoice* $29,770 to $50,753 $31,589 to $44,555
MPG - City 17 - 18 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 27 - 29
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander than in the Chevrolet Traverse, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Traverse will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Highlander.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Traverse requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Highlander, 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). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Traverse or the Toyota Highlander, 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 Chevrolet Traverse will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Toyota Highlander.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Traverse is much wider than the Toyota Highlander, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chevrolet Traverse, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Highlander.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chevrolet Traverse and the Toyota Highlander are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Traverse and the Toyota Highlander. The Chevrolet Traverse has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Toyota Highlander.

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