Compare Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. Chevrolet Traverse vs. Toyota Highlander

Compare the Toyota Highlander Hybrid against the Chevrolet Traverse and Toyota Highlander. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Highlander Hybrid, Traverse and Highlander 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 Highlander Hybrid, Traverse and Highlander. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2010 Chevrolet Traverse 2010 Toyota Highlander
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4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr 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
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)


MSRP $34,900 $29,224 $25,855
Invoice $31,759 $27,763 $23,269
Avg. Paid $21,536 $15,585 $16,500

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 7.9 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.6 9.0 8.2
Performance 8.4 8.4 8.0
Interior 8.0 8.3 8.1
Cost to Own 8.8 8.9 8.9
Safety 8.9 9.4 9.2
Reliability 3.0 2.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Roomy cabin
  • Smooth ride
  • Roomy interior with comfortable third row
  • Lots of cargo space
  • Great safety scores
  • Excellent reliability and safety ratings
  • Smooth ride
  • Fuel-sipping base four-cylinder engine
  • Versatile interior
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Some subpar interior materials
  • Not as sporty as smaller competitors
  • Four-cylinder is underpowered
  • Minimal cargo space with all seats in use
  • Small third row

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric V6 3.3L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.6L/220 Gas I4 2.7L/163
MPG 27 City / 25 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 20 City / 27 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door


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

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard 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 Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4508 4790 3847

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard 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
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Optional Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional Standard Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
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 Optional Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 8 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 145.4 153.1 145.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 40.4 39.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.2 41.3 43.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.7 62.0 59.7
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 59.1 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.4 40.1
Second Leg Room (in) 38.4 36.8 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.3 61.3 59.5
Second Hip Room (in) 56.3 57.8 56.5
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 29.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 94.1 116.4 95.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 42.3 68.8 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 24.4 10.3


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

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
Dual Zone A/C Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional Standard Optional

Navigation & Communication

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


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



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard 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 Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 3.3L/- TBD - 3.6L/220 2.7L/163
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 209 @ 5600 281 @ 6300 187 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 212 @ 3600 266 @ 3400 186 @ 4100
Transmission CVT Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 39.0 40.4 38.7


Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 22.0 19.2


Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Dual-link Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil Springs


Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans 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.