2012 Highlander vs. 2011 Chevrolet Traverse
july 2011
Updated 7/29/11
Look inside for detailed info about this
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corolla advantages
20I2 HIGHLANDER vs.
20I1 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE
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Offered in four model grades, Traverse is available in tw...
20I2 HIGHLANDER vs.
20I1 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE
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Both vehicles have advanced V6 engines with
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„„ MORE COMPACT AND MANEUVERABLE
A smaller package for easier parking
Traverse is wider, taller and much longer than
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20I2 HIGHLANDER vs.
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Highlander Hybrid
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A Closer Look
Of course, Highlander with Toyota...
Highlander’s second-row seat
adjusts fore and aft and has a
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  1. 1. 2012 Highlander vs. 2011 Chevrolet Traverse july 2011 Updated 7/29/11 Look inside for detailed info about this summary, important safety information and disclaimers, and walkaround advantages. 2009 Sentra 2.0 S Top Highlander Advantages Over Traverse First introduced as a new model for 2009, Chevrolet’s Traverse returns in 2010 with only minor changes. Mechanically related to GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave, Traverse is a larger vehicle than Highlander and offers seating for seven or eight passengers, depending on grade. Highlander, with seating for seven passengers, has a range of clear-cut advantages—and offers much greater customer choice in powertrains. This Edge compares these two SUVs and illustrates Highlander’s many strong points. For more information, be sure to watch the Highlander vs. Traverse Edge Live for useful competitive demonstrations. „„ POWER AND ECONOMY Highlander’s advanced DOHC Dual Independent VVT-i V6 is strong and fuel efficient. ƒƒ Better power-to-weight ratio Similar power with less weight means strong acceleration for Highlander. ƒƒ Better EPA-estimated fuel economy Highlander’s fuel economy can help keep operating expenses lower for owners. ƒƒ Available Highlander Hybrid Highlander Hybrid offers four-wheel drive and exceptional EPA-estimated fuel economy. Traverse four-wheel drive can’t compare. „„ PASSENGER-FRIENDLY INTERIOR Highlander and Traverse both have comfortable interiors, but Highlander pulls ahead with versatility and roominess advantages. ƒƒ Center Stow™ second-row seat and Center Stow™ console Provides added interior versatility. ƒƒ Passenger space advantages Highlander offers more first- and second- row head room and leg room than Traverse. ƒƒ Luxurious seating Highlander SE includes the luxury of leather- trimmed seating. Traverse LT2 uses cloth. ƒƒ Standard moonroof Enjoy pleasant weather with Highlander SE’s standard moonroof. It’s an extra-cost option on Traverse. „„ MORE COMPACT AND MANEUVERABLE Not only is Highlander more compact, it also has a tighter turning circle for greater maneuverability in tight quarters. ƒƒ Smaller package for easier parking Highlander is lower, narrower and over a foot shorter than Traverse. ƒƒ Greater maneuverability Highlander has a tighter turning circle. „„ sAFETY Highlander’s long list of standard safety features outpaces Traverse. ƒƒ Comprehensive safety features Highlander includes active front headrests and a driver’s knee airbag, both not available on Traverse. Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 Highlander shown
  2. 2. corolla advantages 20I2 HIGHLANDER vs. 20I1 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE 2 Offered in four model grades, Traverse is available in two- or four-wheel drive. All grades are powered by a 3.6-liter V6, though the top LTZ trim gets a more powerful version that pushes horsepower from 281 to 288. An extensive options list allows Traverse customers to equip the vehicle to suit their needs. Here’s a look at some of the major features of the Traverse range: LS Engine 3.6-liter 24-valve DOHC VVT V6 Transmission 6-speed automatic Driveline Two-wheel drive Four-wheel drive Standard Features 8-passenger seating Driver and front-passenger dual-stage airbags Front seat side airbags Side curtain airbags Front seatbelt pretensioners Tilt/telescoping steering column 60/40 split-folding 2nd-row bench seat 60/40 split-folding 3rd-row bench seat Air conditioning AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers Cruise control Keyless entry OnStar® 17-inch steel wheels Compare to Highlander V6 grade Chevrolet Traverse at a Glance LT1 The LT1 differs from the LS by adding: Standard Features Body-color side moldings Compass Trip computer Leather-wrapped steering wheel Rear electronic parking aid Power 8-way-adjustable driver’s seat Driver power lumbar support 18-inch alloy wheels Power sideview mirrors with turn indicators Compare to Highlander grade Highlander SE LT2 The LT2 differs from the LT1 by adding: Standard Features 7-passenger seating Power liftgate Bose audio system with 10 speakers 2nd-row audio controls USB auxiliary input 3-zone automatic climate control 2nd-row reclining bucket seats Electrochromic rearview mirror Compare to Highlander SE LTZ The LTZ differs from the LT2 by adding: Standard Features Bluetooth connectivity Driver’s memory seat Remote engine start Universal garage-door opener Leather-trimmed seating Power 4-way-adjustable front-passenger seat Front- and rear-door storage 20-inch alloy wheels Electrochromic driver’s sideview mirror Compare to Highlander Limited Chevrolet Traverse LS Chevrolet Traverse LS
  3. 3. 20I2 HIGHLANDER vs. 20I1 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE 3 Both vehicles have advanced V6 engines with similar horsepower output. But combine Highlander’s power with its lighter weight, and the Toyota pulls ahead of the Chevy with a significantly better power-to-weight ratio. „„ power and economy Highlander Advantages A Closer Look Highlander SE V6 4WD Traverse LT2 4WD Engine size (liters) 3.5 3.6 Valves/valvetrain 24/DOHC Dual Independent VVT-i 24/DOHC VVT Horsepower @ rpm 270@6200 281@6300 Torque @ rpm (lb.-ft.) 248@4700 266@3400 Curb weight (lbs.) 4266 5066 Power-to-weight ratio (lbs. per hp) 15.8:1 18.0:1 „„ PASSENGER-FRIENDLY INTERIOR Center Stow™ second row seat and center stow console Highlander’s interior is unusually versatile. One of the more convenient features is the Center Stow second- row seat and Center Stow console. The Center Stow seat can be positioned between the two outboard seats to provide seating for a center passenger. When just two passengers are riding in the second row the Center Stow seat can be easily removed and replaced with a versatile and convenient center console. When not in use, the seat or the console can be stored in a special compartment located in the rear of the front console. Traverse doesn’t offer a comparable feature. Superior power-to-weight ratio Better EPA-estimated city fuel economy Dual Independent VVT-i helps give Highlander an edge in EPA-estimated city fuel economy. Highlander V6 4WD Traverse 4WD EPA est. fuel economy, city (mpg)1 17 16 Available Highlander Hybrid When fuel economy is key, Traverse can’t match Highlander Hybrid. The four-wheel-drive Highlander Hybrid is rated at an EPA-estimated 28/28 mpg city/highway1 . Traverse four-wheel drive trails with just 16/23 mpg. Passenger space advantages Highlander’s roomy interior offers great comfort in all three rows. Besides offering more head room in the second row, Highlander offers significantly more first- and second-row leg room than Traverse. Highlander SE Traverse Toyota Advantage Head room, 2nd row (in.) 40.1 39.4 0.7 Leg room, 1st /2nd row (in.) 43.2/38.3 41.3/36.8 1.9/1.5 Highlander Center Stow™ Second-Row Seat Luxurious seating Highlander SE boasts luxurious leather-trimmed seating as standard. But it doesn’t stop there, because the front seats are also heated. These luxury appointments are extra-cost on Traverse LT2. Highlander SE Traverse LT2 Leather-trimmed seating Standard Available Heated front seats Standard Available Standard moonroof What could be better than opening up the tilt/slide moonroof on a warm summer night’s drive? Highlander SE comes with that ability, standard. On Traverse LT2, it’s available only at additional cost. Highlander SE Traverse LT2 Moonroof Standard Available
  4. 4. „„ MORE COMPACT AND MANEUVERABLE A smaller package for easier parking Traverse is wider, taller and much longer than Highlander. That means it may have a harder time negotiating crowded parking lots and small garages. Highlander owners have fewer parking hassles. „„ safety Comprehensive standard safety features Both SUVs are well-equipped with safety features. But with its standard Star Safety System, driver’s knee airbag and front active headrests, Highlander not only matches Traverse feature-for-feature, it provides an extra measure of confidence.3 Highlander Traverse Driver’s knee airbag Standard Not Available Side and side curtain airbags Standard Standard Front active headrests Standard Not Available Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Standard Not Available Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Standard Standard Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) Standard Standard Traction Control (TRAC) Standard Standard Highlander 4WD Traverse 4WD Toyota Advantage Height (in.) 69.3 70.4 1.1 Length (in.) 188.4 205.0 16.6 Width (in.) 75.2 78.4 3.2 Better maneuverability Not only is Highlander more compact, it also has a tighter turning circle for greater maneuverability in tight quarters. Photo not intended to replicate actual inflated airbags 20I2 HIGHLANDER vs. 20I1 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE 4 Highlander Advantages A Closer Look Highlander Highlander 4WD Traverse 4WD Toyota Advantage Turning circle (ft.) 38.7 40.4 1.7
  5. 5. 20I2 HIGHLANDER vs. 20I1 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE 5 Highlander Hybrid Advantages A Closer Look Of course, Highlander with Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive (HSD) gets great fuel economy. Another benefit of HSD is reduced emissions and a smaller carbon footprint, reflected in its superior emissions rating. „„ hybrid efficiency Highlander is unique among this class of vehicles for having such a wide range of powertrains, including 4- and 6-cylinder gas engines and a model with Hybrid Synergy Drive. The Highlander Hybrid is an intriguing option for shoppers and families who want it all: They can get room, versatility, convenience and luxury combined with exceptional fuel-economy and reduced emissions. Here’s a look at how Highlander Hybrid compares to the competition. Impressive fuel economy Highlander Hybrid is EPA-rated at 28 mpg city and 28 mpg highway1 , significantly above Traverse’s ratings. With gas prices as unpredictable as they are, this could be a significant advantage. Highlander Hybrid 4WD Traverse 4WD Toyota Advantage EPA est. fuel economy, city (mpg) 28 16 12 EPA est. fuel economy, hwy (mpg) 28 23 5 Lower emissions Because Highlander Hybrid burns less fuel, it has fewer emissions. In fact, not only does Highlander Hybrid outperform Traverse on EPA tests, it’s so good it even outperforms some 4-cylinder subcompact vehicles. Highlander Hybrid Traverse Toyota Advantage EPA Green- house Gas Score 7 3 4 EPA Air Pollution Score 7 5 2 (Scores range 1–10, 10 being best) It may surprise you to learn that Highlander Hybrid is better equipped to tow larger loads than Traverse. So not only is the Toyota more efficient, it’s also more capable2 . That’s a true win-win for the owner. „„ better for towing Higher tow capacity Highlander Hybrid has a standard tow capacity almost twice that of Traverse. Chevrolet offers extra-cost tow enhancements, but Toyota gives you extra capacity at no additional cost. Highlander Hybrid Traverse Toyota Advantage Standard tow capacity (lbs.) 3500 2000 1500 Standard tow prep Highlander Hybrid is so complete it doesn’t need a separate tow-prep package. On Traverse, it’s an extra charge. Highlander Hybrid Traverse Tow prep Standard Available Wiring harness Standard Available The driver and front-seat passenger in Highlander Hybrid enjoy more fully featured seating than what’s found in Traverse. That may make for more comfortable days on the road. „„ extra passenger comfort Seating adjustments The driver’s seat in Highlander Hybrid boasts 10-way adjustability, which is more than what Traverse includes. And the front-passenger seat in Highlander Hybrid includes a power recline function not found in Traverse. Highlander Hybrid Traverse LTZ Driver’s seat 10-way adjustable 8-way adjustable Front-passenger seat Power recline Manual recline
  6. 6. Highlander’s second-row seat adjusts fore and aft and has a smooth, carpeted floor. Traverse’s adjustable second-row seating is marred by hard floor areas with a series of large open tracks that can collect dirt and debris. Highlander vs. Traverse Highlander offers features you won’t find on Traverse, like standard alloy wheels. Traverse LS comes with steel wheels. Highlander’s Center Stow™ Second Row Seat and Center Stow Console provides versatility you won’t find in Traverse. With the center seat in place, there’s three passenger seating in the second row. The Center Stow Console can be removed from storage and positioned between the two outboard second-row seats. The seat section can then be tucked away neatly for storage. Traverse has only a conventional seat with flip-down center armrest. Highlander Highlander’s second-row seat base measures 14 inches high at its front edge, providing good thigh support and a comfortable leg angle. Traverse measures only about 12 inches in the same dimension. That can make for less comfortable seating. vs. Traverse Highlander vs. Traverse Highlander vs. Traverse 20I2 HIGHLANDER vs. 20I1 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE 6 Highlander Walkaround Compare Highlander SE to Traverse LT2
  7. 7. 1 2011 EPA mpg estimates. Actual mileage will vary. 2 Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any weight ratings and follow all instructions in your Owner’s Manual. The maximum you can tow depends on the total weight of any cargo, occupants and available equipment. 3 All the airbag (AB) systems are Supplemental Restraint Systems. All ABs (if installed) are designed to inflate only under certain conditions and in certain types of severe collisions: frontal and knee ABs typically inflate in frontal collisions; side and side curtain ABs in side collisions; Roll-Sensing Curtain ABs at a severe tilt degree, roll or lateral G-force. In all other accidents, the ABs will not inflate. To decrease the risk of injury from an inflating AB, always wear seatbelts, sit upright in the middle of the seat as far back as possible and do not lean against the door. Do not put objects in front of an AB or around the seatback. Do not use a rearward-facing child seat in any front passenger seat. The force of an inflating AB may cause serious injury or death. See your Owner’s Manual for further information/warnings. Competitive Comparison reflects most current information available for stated model year vehicle. Competitive vehicle data sourced from Polk Price & Specifications Professional and from competitor Web sites May 2010. All information is believed to be correct at date of printing and is subject to change without notice. ©2011 TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. COPYING OR ANY OTHER REPRODUCTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A. IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., by the publication and/or dissemination of this publication does not create any warranties, either expressed or implied, as to Toyota products.The information contained herein was up-to- date at the time of publication, but may subsequently be changed or added to without notice and without incurring any obligation. Reliance on this information creates no liability for Toyota. This publication is produced for use as an information sales aid. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., its employees, representatives, and/or agents shall not be held liable for any omission of data or inclusion of erroneous data even where said omission is alleged to have been relied upon by a buyer ofToyota Products. Log onto www.Toyota-eShowroom.com, then click “Resources.”  Select Edge Series. View and/or print this document—as well as any Edge or Hot Sheet from the University of Toyota. For more information about Highlander, check out the Highlander sections in eSource and Pocket Source. For hands-on feature comparisons, be sure to watch the Edge Live videos on eShowroom. Check out Toyota-eShowroom for access to this Edge Competitive Comparison series and more... 366AD-10263-11 

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