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2008 Toyota Highlander

2009 Chevrolet Traverse

  2008 Toyota Highlander 4WD 4-door Limited (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View 2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS
MSRP
$27,500
$29,215
Invoice $24,475 $27,608
MPG
City/Highway
17/24 16/24
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer. Read Full Review The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse is an Acadia/Enclave/Outlook wearing different duds. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Big V-6 power
  • Quiet ride
  • Clever second-row seat
  • Good handling with Sport model
  • “Light” off-road capabilities

Dislikes:

  • Dull electric steering
  • Too-soft suspension
  • Cramped optional third
  • row seat
  • Slow transmission shifts

Likes:

  • Crisp handling
  • Smooth-shifting transmission
  • Quiet interior
  • Impressive build quality

Dislikes:

  • Bland exterior styling
  • Heavy weight leads to leisurely acceleration
Crash Test Ratings
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