|2018 Chevrolet Traverse||vs.||2017 Chevrolet Tahoe|
|3.6L V6 Engine||Engine||5.3L EcoTech3 V8 Engine|
|9-speed Automatic Transmission||Transmission||6-speed Automatic Transmission|
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When it comes to the right-sized ride for your family, you have some remarkable options at your Chevy dealership. The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse holds its own against the 2017 Chevy Tahoe. Still, the decision comes down to which is right for you.
The Tahoe is decidedly the bigger of these SUV siblings, and it seats eight. You can get seven-seat and nine-seat editions as well. Seating seven or eight, the new Traverse is large in its own right. The cabin is now best-in-class for passenger space. Wiggle room is better even on the third row where passengers enjoy best-in-class legroom. The Traverse also picked up more cargo space, always a plus for families.
The 2017 Tahoe got a new Premier trim for premium SUV shoppers. In all, it has three trims and several subtrims. The 2018 Traverse now has six trims and several subtrims. It picks up a handsome top-tier High Country edition and a sporty mid-tier RS edition.
The larger Tahoe needs it’s bigger engine. The 5.3-liter V8 kicks out 355 horses and 383 lb.-ft. To keep this package efficient, Chevrolet added active grille shutters. The rear-wheel drive models have a locking rear differential for better traction regardless of conditions. Adaptive ride control, a Tahoe Premier standard, reads the road and adjusts in milliseconds. Four-wheel drive is also offered, as it is on the Traverse. A single-speed transfer case is standard unless you opt for the Tahoe’s advanced system. This comes with trailer brake control and a two-speed transfer case. Tow ratings are rated at 8,600 pounds.
The standard Traverse V6, on the other hand, generates 310 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. A new turbo generates 255 horsepower, but it kicks torque up to 295 lb.-ft. Coordinating the action, a nine-speed Hydra-Matic transmission ensures better drivability. A new traction control dial helps the driver handle tough situations. The maximum tow rating is 5,000 pounds.
The features list is very similar on the two vehicles, although the Traverse spreads out amenities across more trims. Power chairs with climate controls are offered. Power can also adjust the pedals and the steering wheel. Push button start, a hands-free power liftgate, and programmable thermostat add to the modern vibe. The versatile seating is even more flexible on the new Traverse with Smart Slide second-row seats. The Tahoe has a power-fold mechanism for its third row. MyLink touchscreens make it easy to control Bluetooth streaming audio choices. Both SUVs offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to maximize your experience. Multiple USB ports are spread throughout the cabin to serve kids and teens. A rear entertainment center and a wireless charger are on the menu. Both SUVs also have an exclusive exit alert. This warns parents to check the back rows for babies or toddlers. For parents of teens, there is a young driver monitoring system. Safety alerts and a special autobrake can stop accidents before they start. A surround camera and blind spot monitor help the driver watch for dangers. Exterior aids also assist by automating the windshield wipers or whisking moisture from the side mirrors.
The 2018 Traverse is available now along with the 2017 Tahoe. Compare them in person with a test drive at Mountain View Chevrolet.Schedule Test Drive
MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.
All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.