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2015 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2015 BMW X3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Traverse offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the BMW X3, with comparable head- and legroom. The Chevrolet Traverse offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW X3, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Traverse will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW X3. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Chevrolet Traverse will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the BMW X3.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Traverse is much wider than the BMW X3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Traverse, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW X3.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Traverse doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW X3.

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse has a larger turning radius than the BMW X3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Traverse greatly out-muscles the BMW X3.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Chevrolet Traverse more than the BMW X3, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Chevrolet Traverse, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW X3.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Traverse is not as nearly as extensive as that of the BMW X3.

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2015 Chevrolet
Traverse

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MSRP*: $30,995 - $43,935

2015 BMW
X3

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MSRP*: $38,400 - $45,100
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 3.11%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.10%
City MPG: 16 - 17 19 - 21
Highway MPG: 23 - 24 26 - 28
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $29,755 - $41,299 $35,330 - $41,490

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