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2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

2020 Chevrolet
Traverse

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New 2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Nissan
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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $53,200
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$31,980 to $44,910
Invoice* $29,770 to $50,753 $29,726 to $41,724
MPG - City 17 - 18 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 26 - 27
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder than in the Chevrolet Traverse, due to its greater head- and legroom. 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Traverse as you will with the Nissan Pathfinder, 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 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. The Chevrolet Traverse will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Traverse is a little wider than the Nissan Pathfinder, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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.

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

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.

Utility
The Chevrolet Traverse offers greater seating capacity than the Nissan Pathfinder, 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 Nissan Pathfinder.

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