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2014 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Chevrolet Traverse, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Traverse will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Traverse is much wider than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Chevrolet Traverse transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Traverse for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Traverse has a little more horsepower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Utility
The Chevrolet Traverse offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Chevrolet Traverse has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Traverse comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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2014 Chevrolet
Traverse

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MSRP*: $30,795 - $43,255
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2013 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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MSRP*: $40,170 - $46,370
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 17 28
Highway MPG: 23 - 24 --
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $29,563 - $40,660 $36,956 - $42,428

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