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2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Chevy Traverse

Midsize crossover SUVs are perfect for growing families as well as drivers who are looking to transport small groups of people or a good amount of cargo. Since Toyota and Chevy have been making reliable vehicles for several generations, we thought it fitting to compare crossovers from each of these renowned lineups. In this 2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Chevy Traverse comparison, we’ll take a closer look at some notable differences and similarities between the two crossovers in terms of performance, design, space, and features. In the end, we’re confident you’ll have a better idea of whether the Highlander or Traverse is better suited for you.

2018 Toyota Highlander LE


2018 Chevy Traverse L

$31,230 Starting MSRP $29,930
20 MPG City Fuel Economy 18 MPG
44.2 inches Front Seat Leg Room 41 inches
Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Only available on higher trims
Beginning with performance, the Highlander comes equipped with a 4-cylinder engine, while the Traverse has a standard V6, which explains the Highlander’s better city fuel economy. Although the Chevy Traverse is slightly larger in size than the Highlander, the Toyota SUV offers more front seat leg room. The 2018 Highlander also comes standard with safety features, such as adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning, which are only available on higher trims of the Traverse. Both models offer a base towing capacity of 1,500 pounds, Bluetooth connectivity, a standard 8-passenger seating capacity, and a backup camera. Which crossover SUV is right for you?

Test Drive the 2018 Toyota Highlander in Vacaville CA

On top of all the exceptional qualities mentioned above, the Toyota Highlander has so much more to offer the modern driver. Shoppers can choose from 5 gasoline-powered and 3 hybrid trims, allowing each individual to find the Highlander model that best suits them. Available features include a panoramic moonroof, rear-seat entertainment system, Bird’s Eye View Camera, three-zone automatic climate control, and more. Schedule a test drive with our team at Toyota Vacaville when you’re ready to get behind the wheel of the new and improved Highlander.
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