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Silver 2022 Toyota Highlander vs. Burgundy 2022 Chevy Traverse on Long Island, NY.

2022 Toyota Highlander Vs. 2022 Chevy Traverse: Which One Is Right for Me?

Posted at Fri, Dec 3, 2021 9:00 AM

People who are looking to buy a 2002 mid-size crossover SUV have a lot of requirements that need to be met, such as ample space for cargo and passengers, plenty of options for convenience and comfort, and proven, reliable safety features – just to name a few. There are plenty of SUVs that check off some of the boxes, but when it comes to finding one that has everything, there are two that stand out: The 2022 Toyota Highlander and the 2022 Chevy Traverse. Both of these SUVs have plenty to offer, but which one is right for you? To help you figure that out, we have written up a short and comprehensive comparison guide that shows exactly how the latest version of the Highlander stacks up to – and surpasses – the competition.

Cargo and Passenger Room

One of the biggest draws of the SUV class is the room they have not only for hauling around groceries, sports equipment, or work supplies, but passengers as well. Both the 2022 Highlander and the 2022 Traverse are more than adequate in that department, but in terms of being able to stretch out comfortably, the Highlander is better. With the Highlander you will be getting more legroom in the front (1-inch), rear (2.6 inches), and more hip room. For increased comfort during long commutes or road trips, the Highlander’s middle and third row seats recline, whereas the third-row seats in the Traverse do not. For those who are often transporting a lot of people, it is important to note that the Highlander can seat 8 while the Traverse can only seat 7.

Fuel Economy

With prices of fuel being what they are, many consumers are looking to buy a vehicle that won’t hit them hard in the wallet every time they fuel up. The 2022 Chevy Traverse will get you 18 mpg (miles per gallon) in the city, 27 miles per gallon on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. In comparison, the 2022 Highlander will give you 21 mpg in the city, 29 mpg highway driving, and 24 mpg combined. Not only does the Highlander do better in terms of fuel economy, it also comes in with lower emissions than the Traverse: 7.4 tons per year as opposed to 8.4 tons per year.

Safety Features

Safety is obviously an important part of any vehicle, and both of these SUVs are well-equipped. However, the Highlander has a few key features that the Traverse does not:

  • Standard secondary collision brake that activates in the event of a collision in order to prevent secondary collisions.
  • Whiplash Lessening Injury Seats system, which works by providing vehicle occupants with extra cushioning during a rear-end accident in order to prevent injuries to the spine and neck.
  • Driver alert monitor, which can detect inattentiveness in a driver and then provide an audio warning and suggest taking a break.
  • Standard automated braking, which utilizes rear sensors to automatically apply the brakes to stop a rear collision.

Comfort and Convenience

The Highlander and the Traverse are both fully equipped with features to make driving both more comfortable and convenient; however, once again the Highlander has some things that the Traverse lacks. In the Highlander you will find a standard HUD (heads up display) that projects navigation instructions, warnings, and speed in such a way that the driver can view the information without removing their eyes from the road ahead.

To aid in vision when cornering, there is an adaptive headlight feature on the Platinum trim of the Highlander that illuminates around corners by interpreting steering wheel angle and vehicle speed.

To increase comfort for middle row passengers, the Highlander has a center folding armrest that comes standard in the middle row. This not only allows for more comfortable sitting during long rides, but also provides a helpful boundary between children in the middle row.

Which One Is Right for Me?

While the 2022 Chevy Traverse is an okay option, the 2022 Highlander quite simply has more to offer. Whether it is in terms of interior passenger and cargo room, fuel economy, or safety, the Highlander is by far the better choice. For more information regarding the 2022 Toyota Highlander and all buying and leasing options, please do not hesitate to contact us here at Westbury Toyota.

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