Toyota Highlander versus Chevrolet Traverse

March 16th, 2020 by

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When you’re in the market for a new car, comparing seemingly similar vehicles of different makes and models is a common occurrence. At Fernelius Toyota, we’re accustomed to answering questions about these types of comparisons. We’ve been serving Northern Michigan since 2004 and know all about how new Toyota vehicles compare to other automobiles.

A common comparison is that of the Toyota Highlander and the Chevrolet Traverse. Though both vehicles are midsize SUVs with three rows of seats and are powered by V6 engines, the main similarities end there.

The Toyota Highlander also offers a hybrid that pairs a four-cylinder with an electric motor, whereas the Chevrolet Traverse has no such option. The Highlander also has better fuel economy with nearly the same power, as well as better brakes. Other features that come standard in the Highlander but are lacking in the Traverse include: a power driver’s seat, LED headlights, three-zone automatic climate control, and all-wheel drive. The Toyota Highlander also offers a bit more front head and legroom than the Chevrolet Traverse, providing additional comfort to both the driver and the front passenger. Additional driver-convenience features include a best-in-class 12.3-in. touch-screen display that puts everything you need at your fingertips, as well as qi-compatible wireless charging, which gives compatible devices an extra charge when placed in the center console.

What is perhaps most the most notable difference between the two vehicles is the Toyota Highlander’s safety features, none of which are present in the Chevrolet Traverse: automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist. In addition, Toyotas, in general, all have a great reputation for reliability, as well as higher resale values.

Ready to get behind a new set of wheels and become a part of our family at Fernelius Toyota? Simply visit or call 888-337-6534 for more information.

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