2016 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander
The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse and the 2016 Toyota Highlander both provide three rows of comfortable seating for families in the Chicagoland area. If you’re looking for a vehicle that delivers comfort, convenience, safety, and efficiency, you’ll want to look closely at the specs to find out which one of these vehicles will be the better choice for you.
Powertrains and Efficiency
Under the hood of every Chevy Traverse, you’ll find a 3.6L V6 engine that delivers 281 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. That’s enough to get the whole family up to highway speed quick enough, and the Traverse can even pull up to 5,200 pounds when properly equipped—more than essentially any other crossover. The Traverse is rated at 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway/19 mpg combined with front wheel drive.
The Highlander starts with a rather underpowered 2.7L four-cylinder engine that delivers 185 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy with this engine is hardly better than the Traverse, at 20 mpg city/25 mpg highway. It can only tow up to 1,500 pounds. The Highlander is offered with a 3.5L V6 as an upgrade, and this engine makes 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque—still less than the Traverse—and it can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
Seating and Space
Both vehicles offer seating for up to 8 passengers. The Traverse does offer a whole lot more cargo capacity. It provides up to 24.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, and up to 116.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats folded down. The Highlander comes up far short of those figures, with only 13.8 cubic feet behind the rear seats, and 83.7 cubic feet with all seats folded down.
Visit Mike Anderson Chevrolet in Chicago
You can find the latest Chevy Traverse right here at Mike Anderson Chevrolet in Chicago. Come see for yourself why the Traverse is the clear winner when compared to the Toyota Highlander! Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Chicago is located at 5333 W. Irving Park Rd. in Chicago, IL, and we’re easily accessible from anywhere in the Park Ridge area. Stop by today to find your next family vehicle.