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2016 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Chevrolet Traverse, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Chevrolet Traverse and the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Traverse as you will with the Hyundai Santa Fe, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Traverse or the Hyundai Santa Fe, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Chevrolet Traverse and the Hyundai Santa Fe have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Traverse is much wider than the Hyundai Santa Fe, 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 Hyundai Santa Fe.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Chevrolet Traverse transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Traverse for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Traverse has a little less horsepower than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Utility
The Chevrolet Traverse offers greater seating capacity than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Chevrolet Traverse, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Traverse is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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Compare the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse and the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe.

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2016 Chevrolet
Traverse

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MSRP*: $28,700 - $44,145

2017 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $30,800 - $41,150
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.56% As low as 0.43%
City MPG: 15 17 - 18
Highway MPG: 22 23 - 25
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 6 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $28,557 - $41,496 $29,335 - $38,642

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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2016 Chevrolet Traverse

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.