2022 Chevrolet Traverse vs. Its Competition

2022 Chevrolet Traverse
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Traverse competes among popular three-row crossovers that families crave.

The GMC Acadia shares a similar powertrain with the Traverse, but it’s a little blockier and offers Denali and AT4 trims that are tony or off-road-adjacent, respectively.

The Subaru Ascent has standard all-wheel drive with a turbo-4.

It’s capable and sharp, but not as spacious as the bunch.

The Ford Explorer was new for 2020, and it’s bigger, with an available hybrid version that nets up to 25 mpg.

The Kia Telluride was our Best Car To Buy 2020 and we like it very much; the related Hyundai Palisade is also worth a look.

The Honda Pilot is also a Best Car To Buy winner, but it’s due for a replacement soon.

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Quick Specs
6.7
The 2022 Chevrolet Traverse moves families with quiet confidence.
7.5
The 2022 Kia Telluride still tops our family-SUV shopping list with its handsome looks, great space, plentiful features, and long warranty.
6.7
The 2022 Subaru Ascent sets up a great basecamp for any active family, even sedentary types will approve of its safety and value.
7.0
The 2021 Ford Explorer is recognizable, but new. It should be on every family SUV shopper’s list.
6.2
The 2021 GMC Acadia shines most brightly in turbo-4 spec, but rival three-row crossovers put out more lumens.
6.3
The 2021 Honda Pilot does a solid impression of a minivan, minus the cultural baggage.
MSRP From     
$33,700$32,790$32,295$32,925$29,800$32,550
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Sport Utility VehiclesSmall SUV 2WDStandard SUV 4WDStandard SUV 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door LS w/1LSLX FWD8-PassengerBase RWDFWD 4-Door SLLX 2WD
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
888778
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility4 DoorSport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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