2011 Porsche
Cayenne S Hybrid
vs. 2012 Chevrolet
Traverse LS

2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

9.6

starting from

$68,675

Reasons to buy the Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid

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Is a hybrid
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More airbags
6
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Supercharged engine improves performance
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Power outlets
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2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS

8.3

starting from

$30,240

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Traverse LS

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Has 2 rows of seats
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Good cargo space
116.4 ft3
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Very inexpensive
$30,240
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More passenger seats
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Luxury Features 6.6 vs 10.0
2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Winner: Cayenne S Hybrid
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Cayenne S Hybrid's standard sun roof
  • Leather comes standard on the Cayenne S Hybrid; the Traverse LS only offers cloth seats
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Cayenne S Hybrid's power seats; not available on the Traverse LS
Cost 10.0 vs 9.1
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Winner: Traverse LS
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  • The best price we've seen is $38,435 cheaper (2.3x less), $30,240 vs $68,675
Practicality - vs -
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  • Good highway range
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Safety Features - vs 10.0
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
Entertainment System - vs 10.0
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Overall 8.3 vs 9.6

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Porsche
Cayenne S Hybrid
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the Cayenne S Hybrid's standard sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Cayenne S Hybrid'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 Standard Leather comes standard on the Cayenne S Hybrid; the Traverse LS only offers cloth seats

Cost

Chevrolet
Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Porsche
Cayenne S Hybrid
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MSRP $30,240 vs $68,675 The Traverse LS has a reasonable price, while the Cayenne S Hybrid is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 20 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The Cayenne S Hybrid's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Traverse LS's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The Cayenne S Hybrid's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Traverse LS's is very short

Practicality

Chevrolet
Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Porsche
Cayenne S Hybrid
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Passengers 8 vs 5 The Traverse LS has lots of passenger seats, but the Cayenne S Hybrid has very few
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Highway driving range 528 miles vs 538 miles Good highway range
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Cargo space 116.4 ft3 vs 59.7 ft3 The Traverse LS has lots of cargo room and the Cayenne S Hybrid is pretty good
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front seats 59.9 ft3 vs Unknown
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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 Standard The Cayenne S Hybrid's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the Traverse LS
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roof rails Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Optional The Cayenne S Hybrid offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Traverse LS
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Cupholders Unknown vs 4
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

Chevrolet
Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Porsche
Cayenne S Hybrid
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0-60 mph 7.9 seconds vs 6.1 seconds The Cayenne S Hybrid has a good 0-60 time, but the Traverse LS is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 141 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 16.2 s @ 87 mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.8 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs 150 mph

Safety Features

Chevrolet
Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Porsche
Cayenne S Hybrid
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Unknown vs Yes
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Airbags 5 vs 6 The Cayenne S Hybrid has a good number of airbags, but the Traverse LS is just OK (missing Knee)
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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 None

Crash Test Ratings

Chevrolet
Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Porsche
Cayenne S Hybrid
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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

Performance

Chevrolet
Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Porsche
Cayenne S Hybrid
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Horsepower 281 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 380 HP @ 5,500 RPM The Cayenne S Hybrid is fairly powerful, but the Traverse LS is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 8 The Cayenne S Hybrid has an extraordinary amount of gears, and the Traverse LS is OK, too
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Unknown vs Not Available
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Air compressor None vs Supercharger The Cayenne S Hybrid's Supercharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.6 lb/hp vs 13.0 lb/hp The Cayenne S Hybrid is a sporty car, while the Traverse LS is just average
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Cayenne S Hybrid has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.4 ft vs 39.1 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Entertainment System

Chevrolet
Traverse LS
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS
2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Porsche
Cayenne S Hybrid
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Number of speakers Unknown vs 12
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Has speed sensitive volume Unknown vs No
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the Cayenne S Hybrid, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Unknown vs Yes
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Has subwoofer Unknown vs No
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entertainment system Not Available vs Optional It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Cayenne S Hybrid; but it's not available at all on the Traverse LS

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2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Traverse LS vs Equinox LT
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS 2011 GMC Terrain SLT Traverse LS vs Terrain SLT
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 2011 Buick Enclave CXL Traverse LTZ vs Enclave CXL
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2012 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 2012 Kia Sorento SX Traverse LTZ vs Sorento SX

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