Comparing the Toyota Highlander to the Competition in Redwood City, CA

Whether you're a solo driver who demands more interior space to stretch out and store your stuff, or you're a family driver that has a family always on the go, the 2017 Toyota Highlander mid-size crossover SUV is sure to please just about anyone that climbs inside. Of course, there's a lot of competition between mid-size crossovers, so we've compared the Highlander against a main rival in the information below. We welcome all Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, San Mateo, and Burlingame drives to take a look below to see the Highlander compared to the Chevrolet Traverse and learn how being a Toyota faithful will serve you well.

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The 2017 Toyota Highlander vs. the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse

  • The Toyota Highlander's standard engine provides better EPA-estimated fuel economy than the Chevrolet Traverse's standard engine, both on the highway as well as in the city.
  • The Highlander's standard alloy wheels are more stylish than the Traverse's standard steel wheels.
  • You'll be pleased to discover that the Highlander provides more head and leg room in both the front and rear seats, sure to provide plenty of space for even your tallest passengers.
  • The Highlander also provides 8 inches of ground clearance, making it more capable of tackling obstacles than the Traverse's 7.2 inches of ground clearance.
  • According to, the Highlander scored higher Average Consumer Ratings than the Traverse in the categories of Safety, Technology, and Value. It's worth noting that the Highlander earned a 5-star rating for Safety.
  • Boasting 8 exterior and 2 interior color options, the base Highlander easily outclasses the base Traverse's 2 exterior and 1 interior color option.
  • At the highest trim levels - the Highlander Limited Platinum AWD and the Traverse Premier AWD - the Highlander boasts higher EPA-estimated city and highway fuel economy, more horsepower, a more engaging 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission compared to the Traverse's 6-speed, standard features the Traverse doesn't offer such as HD Radio and a premium sound system among others, more front and rear leg room, a higher ground clearance, the same superior Average Consumer Ratings from, a considerably more affordable 5-Year Ownership Cost estimation according to as well, and more interior color options. The Highlander clearly reigns as the correct choice.