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2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Traverse

MSRP*: $29,800 to $53,400
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2021 Jeep
Wrangler Unlimited

MSRP*: $32,400 to $73,500
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Invoice* $29,770 to $50,944 $31,815 to $69,390
MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 13 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 MPG 17 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 98.2 ft3 67.4 - 72.4 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4, V-6, V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 310 hp 270 - 470 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 5,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 204.3 in 188.4 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 73.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 40.8 - 41.2 in
Rear 38.2 - 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
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited than in the Chevrolet Traverse, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Traverse, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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 Unlimited, 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 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. 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 Unlimited.

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

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

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

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

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Chevrolet Traverse more than the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, 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 Unlimited.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Traverse comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.