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Comparing the Family-Friendly Chevrolet Traverse to the Competition

At Marhofer Chevrolet, we know you have a lot of options available to you when shopping for a family-friendly, SUV-style vehicle in the Cuyahoga Falls area. But, with our collection of Chevrolet brand SUVs and crossovers, we definitely have a high-quality, perfectly designed model to satisfy everyone.

One of our favorite, three-row vehicles for families in the greater Cleveland area is the Chevy Traverse. This luxurious SUV can seat up to eight people, and it has more cargo space than you'll know how to fill up. Plus, it comes in several trim levels and a couple of great engine options.

As great as the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is, we know there are similarly-sized family vehicles clambering for your attention. Here, we've pit our Traverse against competing models from other carmakers, to illustrate all the ways we think the Chevy is the better choice for Hudson, OH families.


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The Chevy Traverse vs. the Ford Explorer

  • Engine power. The standard engine for the Chevy Traverse is a 310-horsepower V6, while the standard engine for the Explorer is a less-powerful, 290-horsepower V6. However, the Ford Explorer does have an optional engine that's more powerful than the Chevy. But, that option, a 365-horsepower V6 is only available on the Explorer's top trims, for top dollar.
  • Size and space. The Chevy Traverse has a wider wheelbase than the Ford Explorer, so it handles bumpy roads and changing road conditions better. It also measures six inches longer, meaning there's more room inside the vehicle. In fact, the Traverse can accommodate more people than the Ford Explorer. Seating capacity for the Traverse is eight, while the Explorer can only carry a maximum of seven people.
  • Cargo space. The Chevy Traverse is unmatched when it comes to storing cargo in the rear. Even with three spacious rows of seating, the Traverse can hold 23 cubic feet of gear. The Ford Explorer holds a little less, coming in at only 21 cubic feet.

The Chevy Traverse vs. the Toyota Highlander

  • Space and storage. The Toyota Highlander is a smaller vehicle than the Chevy Traverse. The Toyota measures 192.5 inches long, while the Chevy is more than 204 inches long. But, the Highlander still tries to squeeze in a third row of seating in its smaller frame. This means that third row comfort and legroom is compromised, as is space in the cargo hold. In fact, the two don't even compare when it comes to storing gear, with the Highlander only carrying 13.8 cubic feet, compared to the Chevy's 23 cubic feet.
  • Power and performance. Like the Chevy Traverse, the Toyota Highlander has two powertrains available. However, neither Highlander option is as powerful as the standard engine for the Chevy Traverse, which is a 310-horsepower V6. Comparatively, the Toyota has either a four-cylinder with 185 horsepower, or a V6 with 295 horsepower.
  • Tech features. Both the Chevy and Toyota SUV crossovers come with nice features drivers in the Kent, OH area want. But, the Chevy offers more standard technology than the Highlander. Some features, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, an emergency communications system, and a Teen Driver System of parental controls, are either not available at all on the Highlander, or else only available on the topmost trims.



 

Shopping for a New Chevy Traverse near Akron

You don't have to take our word for it, of course. You can stop by and visit us here at Marhofer Chevrolet, convenient to the Stow area, and test drive the Chevrolet Traverse for yourself. Let our sales experts show you everything that makes the Traverse a great family vehicle, and all the ways it puts the competition to shame.