Compare 2014 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2014 Toyota Highlander

2014 Chevrolet Traverse
2014 Toyota Highlander
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $29,563 $30,795
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $31,483 $32,795
FWD 4-Door LT 17 24 $32,309 $34,010
AWD 4-Door LT 16 23 $34,209 $36,010
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $38,779 $41,255
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $40,659 $43,255
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FWD 4-Door I4 LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 LE 20 25 $26,673 $29,215
FWD 4-Door V6 LE 19 25 $27,864 $30,520
AWD 4-Door V6 LE 18 24 $29,199 $31,980
FWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 19 25 $29,892 $32,740
AWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 18 24 $31,225 $34,200
FWD 4-Door V6 XLE 19 25 $32,905 $36,040
AWD 4-Door V6 XLE 18 24 $34,238 $37,500
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 25 $36,191 $39,640
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $37,524 $41,100
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 19 25 $38,465 $42,130
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 18 24 $39,798 $43,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,563
$26,673
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,795
$29,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$513 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse offers up all the practicality, space, and features that will make a big family happy--provided you prefer an understated style. The 2014 Toyota Highlander covers familiar territory, without straying too far into Adventure Land.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 27.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 39.9
Passenger Capacity
8 8
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 45.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.00 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 44.2
Third Head Room (in)
37.80 35.9
Front Hip Room (in)
58.00 57.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.60 55
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
150.8 145
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 57.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.50 59.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.50 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.20 8
Length, Overall (in)
203.70 191.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
69.90 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 109.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.3 83.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 13.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
70.3 42.3
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.8 12.2
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 19.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/60SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QD6 NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/60SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
780 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 150
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4646 4134
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 X 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 185 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 184 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 2.7 L/163
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.90
Trans Order Code
M7V NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-Over Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.7 8.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012) 5.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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