2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS

2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Competitors

$32k full-size SUV, designed & built in U.S.A. 16 city / 23 hwy 352-506 mile range, gas engine
281 hp 219 cu. in. V6 4 stars ABS, child door locks

The 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS is mostly gets compared to other minivan and SUVs and truck and SUVs. The 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS's top rivals come from Jeep (such as the Compass Limited and the Grand Cherokee Limited) and Dodge (such as the Nitro Shock and the Journey Mainstreet)

compared to minivan and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Traverse LS compared to other minivan and SUV competitors include: it has much more cargo space (116.4 ft3 vs 68.7 ft3), less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change (4 stars vs 3 stars), has much more seats (8 vs 5), gets slightly more from a tank of gas in the city (352 miles vs 316 miles) and gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (506 miles vs 429 miles).

However, on average it has 2 rows of seats (2 vs 3), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), has slightly less spacious back seats (41.8 ft3 vs 49.1 ft3), less safe in head-on collisions for the driver (4 stars vs 5 stars) and significantly wider turning radius (40.4 ft vs 36.7 ft).

2011 Jeep Compass Limited

2011 Jeep Compass Limited
$26,745

Significant advantages of the Compass Limited (vs the Traverse LS)

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Power outlets comes standard
  • Significantly better city mileage: 21 mpg vs 16 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Compass Limited (vs the Traverse LS)

  • Much less cargo room: 53.6 ft3 vs 116.4 ft3
  • Significantly fewer airbags: 4 vs 5
  • Much more cramped front seats: 52.2 ft3 vs 59.9 ft3

common strengths of the Compass Limited and Traverse LS

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Power steering availability
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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
$40,040

Significant advantages of the Grand Cherokee Limited (vs the Traverse LS)

  • Power outlets comes standard
  • Significantly tighter turning radius: 37.1 ft vs 40.4 ft
  • Significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph: 128 ft vs 141 ft

Significant disadvantages of the Grand Cherokee Limited (vs the Traverse LS)

  • Much less cargo room: 68.7 ft3 vs 116.4 ft3
  • Fewer seats: 5 vs 8
  • Much more cramped front seats: 54.6 ft3 vs 59.9 ft3

common strengths of the Grand Cherokee Limited and Traverse LS

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Good highway range: 541 miles vs 506 miles
  • Power steering availability
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2011 Dodge Nitro Shock

2011 Dodge Nitro Shock
$27,995

Significant advantages of the Nitro Shock (vs the Traverse LS)

  • Power outlets comes standard
  • Much tighter turning radius: 36.3 ft vs 40.4 ft
  • Significantly roomier back seats: 52.5 ft3 vs 41.8 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Nitro Shock (vs the Traverse LS)

  • Much less cargo room: 75.6 ft3 vs 116.4 ft3
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • Significantly fewer airbags: 4 vs 5

common strengths of the Nitro Shock and Traverse LS

  • Power steering availability
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2011 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition

2011 Jeep Liberty Limited Edition
$27,445

Significant advantages of the Liberty Limited Edition (vs the Traverse LS)

  • Power outlets comes standard
  • Much tighter turning radius: 35.5 ft vs 40.4 ft
  • Significantly roomier back seats: 51.1 ft3 vs 41.8 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Liberty Limited Edition (vs the Traverse LS)

  • Much less cargo room: 60.9 ft3 vs 116.4 ft3
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • Fewer seats: 5 vs 8

common strengths of the Liberty Limited Edition and Traverse LS

  • Power steering availability
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2010 Jeep Commander Sport

2010 Jeep Commander Sport
$32,355

Significant advantages of the Commander Sport (vs the Traverse LS)

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Power outlets comes standard
  • Significantly roomier back seats: 49.3 ft3 vs 41.8 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Commander Sport (vs the Traverse LS)

  • Much less cargo room: 68.5 ft3 vs 116.4 ft3
  • Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change: 3 stars vs 4 stars
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 422 miles vs 506 miles

common strengths of the Commander Sport and Traverse LS

  • People mover: 7 vs 8
  • Both have spacious front seats: 59.9 ft3 vs 59.9 ft3
  • Power steering availability
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2011 Hyundai Veracruz

2011 Hyundai Veracruz
$29,140

Significant advantages of the Veracruz (vs the Traverse LS)

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Power outlets comes standard
  • Much longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 3 year

Significant disadvantages of the Veracruz (vs the Traverse LS)

  • Much less cargo room: 86.8 ft3 vs 116.4 ft3
  • Only has all-wheel drive: front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Fewer seats: 7 vs 8

common strengths of the Veracruz and Traverse LS

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • People mover: 7 vs 8
  • Both have spacious front seats: 60.2 ft3 vs 59.9 ft3
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compared to truck and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Traverse LS compared to other truck and SUV competitors include: it is slightly more fuel efficient in the city (16 mpg vs 14 mpg), is much more fuel efficient on the highway (23 mpg vs 19 mpg), has much more seats (8 vs 3), has significantly more airbags (5 vs 2) and has much more cargo space (116.4 ft3 vs 37.1 ft3).

However, on average it slightly less ground clearance (7.2" vs 9"), costs more ($32,240 vs $26,045), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (352 miles vs 448 miles), has slightly less spacious back seats (41.8 ft3 vs 46.5 ft3) and doesn't have power outlets (not available vs standard).

2010 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab ST

2010 Dodge Dakota Crew Cab ST
$26,045

Significant advantages of the Dakota Crew Cab ST (vs the Traverse LS)

  • Power outlets comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Dakota Crew Cab ST (vs the Traverse LS)

  • Significantly less powerful: 210 HP @ 5,200 RPM vs 281 HP @ 6,300 RPM
  • Much less cargo room: 37.1 ft3 vs 116.4 ft3
  • Rear air conditioning not available

common strengths of the Dakota Crew Cab ST and Traverse LS

  • Great protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Great protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Inexpensive: $26,045 vs $32,240
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2011 Ram 1500 Regular Cab SLT

2011 Ram 1500 Regular Cab SLT
$26,705

Significant advantages of the 1500 Regular Cab SLT (vs the Traverse LS)

  • Power outlets comes standard
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 448 miles vs 352 miles
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 608 miles vs 506 miles

Significant disadvantages of the 1500 Regular Cab SLT (vs the Traverse LS)

  • Rear air conditioning not available
  • Fewer seats: 3 vs 8
  • Much worse highway mileage: 19 mpg vs 23 mpg

common strengths of the 1500 Regular Cab SLT and Traverse LS

  • Great protection, only 5% chance of serious chest injuries in a crash: 5 stars vs 5 stars
  • Inexpensive: $26,705 vs $32,240
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
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