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Compare 2011 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2011 Toyota Highlander

2011 Chevrolet Traverse
2011 Toyota Highlander
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $29,801 $31,370
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $32,309 $34,010
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $34,760 $36,590
Traverse AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,237 $40,250
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $27,901 $29,370
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $30,409 $32,010
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $32,860 $34,590
Traverse FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $36,337 $38,250
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4WD 4-Door V6 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Base 17 22 $28,025 $30,695
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $33,822 $37,045
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,229 $35,300
Highlander FWD 4-Door L4 Base 20 25 $25,647 $28,090
Highlander FWD 4-Door L4 Base 20 25 $25,647 $28,090
Highlander FWD 4-Door L4 SE 20 25 $29,851 $32,695
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $32,498 $35,595
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Base 18 24 $26,700 $29,245
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $30,905 $33,850
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 28 28 $35,090 $38,140
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Limited 28 28 $40,073 $43,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,801
$28,025
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,370
$30,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$523 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The very family-friendly Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid impress us with their space and versatility, but show no sign of enthusiasm.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 59.7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 29.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 40.1
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.2
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 56.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.1 145.7
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.4 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67.8 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
205.0 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.4 64.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.8 42.3
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)
116.4 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 10.3
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)
13 x 0.8 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power 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 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 19.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.7
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5066 4266
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.36
Trans Order Code
MH6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.24
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.52
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.8
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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