Compare 2016 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2016 Nissan Pathfinder

2016 Chevrolet Traverse
2016 Nissan Pathfinder
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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
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2WD 4-Door Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 27 $38,663 $41,610
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door S 20 27 $27,731 $29,830
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door SL 20 27 $33,837 $36,410
Pathfinder 2WD 4-Door SV 20 27 $30,812 $33,150
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door Platinum 19 26 $40,231 $43,300
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door S 19 26 $29,300 $31,520
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door SL 19 26 $35,405 $38,100
Pathfinder 4WD 4-Door SV 19 26 $32,380 $34,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,876
$38,663
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,205
$41,610
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$694 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevy Traverse is a smooth and comfortable alternative to the minivan or full-size SUV. The 2016 Nissan Pathfinder lacks sporty or off-road intentions, instead offering space for seven in a composed, quiet environment.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.50 60.7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 30.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 38.5
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 42
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.00 60.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 42.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.80 36.5
Front Hip Room (in)
58.00 56.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.60 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 41.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 41.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
150.8 157.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 114.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.50 77.2
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 65.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.20 7
Length, Overall (in)
203.70 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
69.90 69.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 51.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
70.3 47.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 78.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.3 79.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 19.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 16
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 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)
13.0 x 0.8 12.1
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
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 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/55SR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QD6 NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/55SR20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4956 4345
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 150
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 260 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 240 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 -
Trans Order Code
M7X NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 5.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.41 - 0.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Nissan Pathfinder
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-Over Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 7.6
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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