2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Review

Picture of the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse

2021 Chevrolet
Traverse

MSRP*: $29,800 to $53,400
See details & photos

Find Your Best Price Today!

Picture of the 2021 Jeep Wrangler

2021 Jeep
Wrangler

MSRP*: $29,370 to $43,320
See details & photos

Find Your Best Price Today!

Invoice* $29,770 to $50,944 $28,370 to $40,839
MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 17 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 4 - 5 seats
Cargo Space 98.2 ft3 31.7 - 72.4 ft3
Engine 310-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 270-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Horsepower 310 hp 270 - 285 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 204.3 in 166.8 - 188.4 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 73.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.7 - 38.3 in
Head Room Front 39.6 - 41.3 in
Rear 39.0 - 40.0 in
Front 40.7 - 42.6 in
Rear 40.2 - 41.7 in
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
The Chevrolet Traverse offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Jeep Wrangler, with comparable 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 Jeep Wrangler.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Traverse as you will with the Jeep Wrangler, 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 Jeep Wrangler, 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. The Chevrolet Traverse carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Wrangler.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Traverse is much wider than the Jeep Wrangler, 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 Jeep Wrangler.

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse has a smaller turning radius than the Jeep Wrangler, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Chevrolet Traverse has a little more horsepower than the Jeep Wrangler.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Traverse doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Jeep Wrangler.

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