Compare Subaru Tribeca vs. Toyota Highlander vs. Chevrolet Traverse

Compare the Subaru Tribeca against the Toyota Highlander and Chevrolet Traverse. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Tribeca, Highlander and Traverse stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Tribeca, Highlander and Traverse. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2010 Subaru Tribeca 2010 Toyota Highlander 2010 Chevrolet Traverse
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3.6R Premium
  • 3.6R Premium
  • 3.6R Limited
  • 3.6R Touring
FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr L4 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Base (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Sport (SE)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • FWD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Limited (SE)
Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • All-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT w/1LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT w/1LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT w/2LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT w/2LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • All-Wheel Drive LTZ


MSRP $30,495 $25,855 $29,224
Invoice $28,635 $23,269 $27,763
Avg. Paid $16,854 $16,500 $15,585

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.0 7.9
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.2 9.0
Performance 7.5 8.0 8.4
Interior 7.2 8.1 8.3
Cost to Own 8.8 8.9 8.9
Safety 9.4 9.2 9.4
Reliability 3.0 3.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

  • Great safety scores
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Excellent reliability and safety ratings
  • Smooth ride
  • Fuel-sipping base four-cylinder engine
  • Versatile interior
  • Smooth ride
  • Roomy interior with comfortable third row
  • Lots of cargo space
  • Great safety scores
  • Cramped third row
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Below-average reliability for the class
  • Four-cylinder is underpowered
  • Minimal cargo space with all seats in use
  • Small third row
  • Some subpar interior materials
  • Not as sporty as smaller competitors

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas 6-cyl 3.6L/221.5 Gas I4 2.7L/163 Gas V6 3.6L/220
MPG 16 City / 21 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door


Wheelbase(in) 108.2 109.8 118.9
Length, Overall (in) 191.5 188.4 205.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.9 75.2 78.4
Height, Overall (in) 66.4 68.1 70.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - 3847 4790

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Optional Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 7 5 8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 145.7 153.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.7 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.2 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.1 59.7 62.0
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 56.7 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 40.1 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 38.3 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.5 59.5 61.3
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 56.5 57.8
Third Leg Room (in) 30.9 29.9 33.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 74.4 95.4 116.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 37.6 42.3 68.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 8.3 10.3 24.4


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas 6-cyl Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.6L/221.5 2.7L/163 3.6L/220
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 256 @ 6000 187 @ 5800 281 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 247 @ 4400 186 @ 4100 266 @ 3400
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 37.4 38.7 40.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 27 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 19.2 22.0


Suspension Type - Front Strut Type Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper A-Arm


Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.