Compare 2016 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2016 GMC Acadia vs 2016 Toyota Highlander

2016 Chevrolet Traverse
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2016 GMC Acadia
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2016 Toyota Highlander
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS 15 22 $31,876 $33,205
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 15 22 $34,204 $36,005
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 15 22 $36,579 $38,505
Traverse AWD 4-Door LTZ 15 22 $41,496 $44,145
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 15 22 $29,956 $31,205
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS w/1SM 15 22 $28,556 $28,700
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 15 22 $32,304 $34,005
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 15 22 $34,679 $36,505
Traverse FWD 4-Door LTZ 15 22 $39,616 $42,145
Select style
AWD 4-Door Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 15 22 $47,395 $49,890
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 15 22 $34,366 $36,175
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 15 22 $36,817 $38,755
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 15 22 $40,869 $43,020
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 15 22 $42,080 $44,295
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 15 22 $45,495 $47,890
Acadia FWD 4-Door SL 15 22 $30,820 $30,975
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-1 15 22 $32,466 $34,175
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE w/SLE-2 15 22 $34,917 $36,755
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-1 15 22 $38,969 $41,020
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT w/SLT-2 15 22 $40,180 $42,295
Select style
AWD 4-Door V6 LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 LE 18 24 $30,563 $33,475
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 18 24 $32,736 $35,855
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $38,690 $42,375
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 18 24 $41,077 $44,990
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 XLE 18 24 $35,403 $38,775
Highlander FWD 4-Door I4 LE 20 25 $27,837 $30,490
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 LE 19 25 $29,229 $32,015
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 19 25 $31,403 $34,395
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 25 $37,356 $40,915
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 19 25 $39,744 $43,530
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 XLE 19 25 $34,069 $37,315
Highlander Hybrid AWD 4-Door Limited 27 28 $43,705 $47,870
Highlander Hybrid AWD 4-Door Limited Platinum 27 28 $46,094 $50,485
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,876
$47,395
$30,563
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,205
$49,890
$33,475
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$832 / month
$558 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevy Traverse is a smooth and comfortable alternative to the minivan or full-size SUV. The 2016 GMC Acadia is too big and heavy to deliver car-like performance, but it's pleasant to drive and has enough space to replace the minivan in your driveway. The 2016 Toyota Highlander isn't all that exciting to look at or to drive, but it's very versatile and handsome enough to be a great minivan alternative.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.60 57.80 55
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 36.80 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 40.30 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
150.8 151.8 144.9
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 57.80 57.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.50 61.60 59.3
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 33.20 27.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 39.60 39.9
Passenger Capacity
8 7 8
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 48.30 45.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.00 61.00 59.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 41.30 44.2
Third Head Room (in)
37.80 38.40 35.9
Front Hip Room (in)
58.00 58.00 57.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 67.10 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 118.90 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.50 78.90 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 67.30 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.20 7.60 8
Length, Overall (in)
203.70 200.80 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
69.90 70.40 68.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
70.3 70.1 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)
116.3 116.1 83.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 13.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 24.1 13.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 12.8 x 1.1 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.8 13.0 x 0.8 12.2
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 22.0 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 40.4 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 2.89 -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P255/55R20 P245/60SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR QQD NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P255/55R20 P245/60SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPR QQD NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QD6 NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 520 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 5200 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- - 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4956 4850 4398
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 x 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 x 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 11.8 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 - TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 170 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 270 @ 3400 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LLT LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.6L/217 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 288 @ 6300 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 17 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.84 1.42
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87 1.90
Trans Order Code
M7X M7X NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.16 4.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse GMC Acadia Toyota Highlander
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm Linked H-Arm Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-Over Strut Coil-Over Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 10.4 8.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - -
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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