2012 Chevrolet
Impala LT
vs. 2012 Chevrolet
Traverse LS

2012 Chevrolet Impala LT

10.0

starting from

$27,995

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Impala LT

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Sporty performance
11.8 lb/hp
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Good highway fuel efficiency
29 mpg
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Power seats
Standard
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Average-sized back seats
48.2 ft3
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS

8.9

starting from

$30,240

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Traverse LS

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Good cargo space
116.4 ft3
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Rear air conditioning
Standard
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More passenger seats
8
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Average range in the city
374 miles
Luxury Features 7.8 vs 10.0
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Winner: Impala LT
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  • Almost the same
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Safety Features - vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Performance - vs -
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality - vs -
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Neither offers a navigation system
  • Neither offers power outlets
Entertainment System - vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Overall 8.9 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Impala LT's power seats; not available on the Traverse LS
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Cost

Chevrolet
Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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MSRP $30,240 vs $27,995 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 19 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Chevrolet
Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Unknown vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs OnStar

Performance

Chevrolet
Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Horsepower 281 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,500 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission The Traverse LS's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Unknown vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.6 lb/hp vs 11.8 lb/hp The Impala LT is a sporty car, while the Traverse LS is just average
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.4 ft vs Unknown

Practicality

Chevrolet
Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Passengers 8 vs 6 The Traverse LS can carry a soccer team, and the Impala LT has an OK number of seats
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Highway driving range 528 miles vs 493 miles The Traverse LS has good highway range and the Impala LT is reasonable
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Cargo space 116.4 ft3 vs 18.6 ft3 The Traverse LS has lots of cargo room, but the Impala LT has very little
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front seats 59.9 ft3 vs 56.6 ft3 Both average size front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers power outlets
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roof rails Optional vs Not Available Need to carry bulky cargo? Get the roof rails upgrade on the Traverse LS
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders Unknown vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Number of speakers Unknown vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Unknown vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Unknown vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Unknown vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Road Tests

Chevrolet
Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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0-60 mph 7.9 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 141 ft vs 135 ft The Impala LT's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Traverse LS is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.2 s s @ 87.0 mph mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.8 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Crash Test Ratings

Chevrolet
Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT Impala LT vs Malibu LT
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 2012 Ford Fusion SE Impala LT vs Fusion SE
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 2011 Toyota Corolla Impala LT vs Corolla
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 2011 Chrysler 200 LX Impala LT vs 200 LX
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Traverse LS vs Equinox LT
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 Ford Edge SEL Traverse LS vs Edge SEL
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 Buick Enclave CXL Traverse LS vs Enclave CXL
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ Traverse LT vs Tahoe LTZ
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 GMC Terrain SLE Traverse LS vs Terrain SLE

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