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2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Traverse

MSRP*: $29,800 to $53,400
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2022 Nissan
Pathfinder

MSRP*: $33,410 to $48,090
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Invoice* $29,770 to $50,944 $31,053 to $44,676
MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 98.2 ft3 80.5 ft3
Engine V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Four-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 310 hp 284 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 - 5,000 lbs 3,500 - 6,000 lbs
Exterior Length 204.3 in 197.0 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 77.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 44.3 in
Rear 35.5 in
Head Room Front 39.6 - 41.3 in
Rear 39.0 - 40.0 in
Front 41.1 - 42.3 in
Rear 38.4 - 39.6 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Chevrolet Traverse than in the Nissan Pathfinder. The Nissan Pathfinder 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
The Chevrolet Traverse requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan Pathfinder, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Chevrolet Traverse is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Pathfinder. 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 Nissan Pathfinder have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Traverse is about the same width as the Nissan Pathfinder. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chevrolet Traverse, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Pathfinder.

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

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Traverse and the Nissan Pathfinder. The Chevrolet Traverse has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Traverse comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Pathfinder.