Compare 2011 Toyota Highlander vs 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

2011 Toyota Highlander
2011 Chevrolet Traverse
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FWD 4-Door L4 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door L4 Base 20 25 $25,647 $28,090
FWD 4-Door V6 Base 18 24 $26,700 $29,245
4WD 4-Door V6 Base 17 22 $28,025 $30,695
FWD 4-Door L4 SE 20 25 $29,851 $32,695
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $30,905 $33,850
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,229 $35,300
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $32,498 $35,595
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $33,822 $37,045
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $27,901 $29,370
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $29,801 $31,370
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $30,409 $32,010
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $32,309 $34,010
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $32,860 $34,590
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $34,760 $36,590
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $36,337 $38,250
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,237 $40,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,647
$27,901
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,090
$29,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$468 / month
$490 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The very family-friendly Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid impress us with their space and versatility, but show no sign of enthusiasm. The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse isn’t fun to drive, but it’s one of the best large crossover wagons for transporting the family comfortably and safely.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
42.3 48.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 61.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.2 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 59.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 57.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
145.7 153.1
Second Hip Room (in)
56.5 57.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.7 62.0
Third Leg Room (in)
29.9 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
40.1 39.4
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.0 67.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 7.2
Length, Overall (in)
188.4 205.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 70.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 67.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.8 118.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 78.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
95.4 116.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
10.3 24.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.3 68.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 13 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x - TBD - 12.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 22.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.89
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 40.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QPR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/70R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QPR
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/70R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3946 4790
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 11.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 660
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4100 266 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA LLT
Displacement
2.7L/163 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
187 @ 5800 281 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MY9
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.36 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 2.88
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Chevrolet Traverse
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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