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2021 Audi Q5 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Traverse Review

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2021 Audi
Q5

MSRP*: $43,300 to $47,800
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2021 Chevrolet
Traverse

MSRP*: $29,800 to $53,400
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Invoice* $40,703 to $44,932 $29,770 to $50,944
MPG - City 23 MPG 17 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 28 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 53.1 - 54.1 ft3 98.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-6
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 261 hp 310 hp
Towing Capacity 4,400 lbs 1,500 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 184.3 - 184.6 in 204.3 in
Exterior Width 74.5 in 78.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 38.4 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 39.6 in
Rear 37.5 - 39.3 in
Front 39.6 - 41.3 in
Rear 39.0 - 40.0 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Audi Q5 than the Chevrolet Traverse. The Chevrolet Traverse will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi Q5 as you will with the Chevrolet Traverse, 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). The Audi Q5 is somewhat more expensive than the Chevrolet Traverse. 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 Audi Q5 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q5 is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Traverse, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi Q5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Chevrolet Traverse.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has the same turning radius as the Chevrolet Traverse, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Traverse for pulling heavy loads. The Audi Q5 has a little less horsepower than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Audi Q5 and the Chevrolet Traverse are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Audi Q5 seats a lot fewer people than the Chevrolet Traverse. The Audi Q5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi Q5 than that of the Chevrolet Traverse.