Compare 2012 Toyota Highlander vs 2012 Chevrolet Traverse

2012 Toyota Highlander
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FWD 4-Door I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 20 25 $25,783 $28,240
FWD 4-Door V6 18 24 $26,838 $29,395
4WD 4-Door V6 17 22 $28,161 $30,845
FWD 4-Door I4 SE 20 25 $29,987 $32,845
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $31,042 $34,000
4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,366 $35,450
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $32,635 $35,745
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $33,959 $37,195
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $28,177 $29,660
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $30,077 $31,660
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $31,122 $32,760
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $33,022 $34,760
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $34,109 $35,905
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $36,009 $37,905
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,083 $39,035
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,983 $41,035
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,783
$28,177
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,240
$29,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$471 / month
$494 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid to roomy, three-row family crossover wagons what the Camry is to mid-size sedans: comfortable, safe, and full-featured—but more than a little bland. One of the best big crossovers for families needing seven-passenger capability, the 2012 Chevy Traverse is spacious and safe, though unexciting.
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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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 78.4
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 - NA
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x - TBD - 13.0 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 22.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17 NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3946 4658
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 NA
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 NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 11.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 660
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 170
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
187 @ 5800 281 @ 6300
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
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
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)
NA 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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Toyota Highlander Chevrolet Traverse
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Linked H-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil-Over Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 9.6
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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