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2016 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2016 Lexus RX 350 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Chevrolet Traverse than the Lexus RX 350. The Lexus RX 350 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Traverse as you will with the Lexus RX 350, 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). Clearly, the Chevrolet Traverse is a better financial choice over the Lexus RX 350, when considering MSRP. 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 Lexus RX 350.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Traverse is much wider than the Lexus RX 350, 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 Lexus RX 350.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Chevrolet Traverse and the Lexus RX 350 are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Lexus RX 350, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Lexus RX 350 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Traverse for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Traverse has a little less horsepower than the Lexus RX 350.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Chevrolet Traverse more than the Lexus RX 350, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Chevrolet Traverse, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RX 350.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Traverse is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus RX 350.

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Compare the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse and the 2016 Lexus RX 350.

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2016 Chevrolet
Traverse

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

2016 Lexus
RX 350

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MSRP*: $41,900 - $49,125
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.56%
City MPG: 15 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 22 26 - 28
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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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*: $28,557 - $41,496 $39,177 - $45,954

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