2018 Chevy Traverse VS 2017 Chevy Tahoe


As you probably figured from the title, this is a clash between two three-row Chevy SUVs. These big boys have never been this much sought out for, or this easy to buy in a long time. Since the VW introduced the Atlas late last year, Chevy had to respond by enlarging its fleet with the introduction of the larger Traverse. The high card for the 2018 Chevy Traverse is the already-available three-rows like in Tahoe and Suburban. Although these cars are very different overall, some of their core features are similar enough. This list will prove it to you.

Bigger is always better!

Since the dimensions are crucial here, it is important to state that the 2018 Traverse measures in at 204.3 inches which is significantly longer than the vehicle it is supposed to replace and that was a general idea. This makes the new Traverse second in line behind the huge Suburban. Thanks to all of that the new Traverse is one astonishing vehicle. Check out all of its dimension stacked up against 2017 Chevy Tahoe.

2018 TRAVERSE                         2017 TAHOE
Length                 204.3 Inches                           203.9 Inches
Wheelbase            120.9 Inches                           116.0 Inches
Width                    78.6 Inches                             80.5 Inches
Height                   70.7 Inches                             74.4 Inches

The interior space

As you probably know, Chevy Tahoe is (or right about now, was) “notorious” for its interior dimensions and roominess, but the new kid on the block – the 2018 Traverse is somewhat bigger. Traverse offers more than 98.5 cubic feet of usable space when you have the second and third row of seats folded down. Below are the details.

2018 TRAVERSE                      2017 TAHOE
Headroom (front/2nd/3rd row)    41.3 / 40 / 38.2 Inches         42.8 / 38.7 / 38.1 Inches
Legroom (front/2nd/3rd row)      41 / 39 / 33.7 Inches            45.3 / 39 / 24.8 Inches
Cargo Volume                          23 / 58.1 / 98.5 Cubic Feet     15.3 / 51.7 / 94.7 Cubic Feet


Since Chevrolet made an all new SUV, they decided to replace, what is now ancient, 5.3-liter V8 with something that will offer a little more kick to it and they opted for two new ones that are more efficient units. The first one is the 305 HP V6 and the second one, a somewhat mellow engine, offers 255 HP and four cylinders. Both of these units give a lot of edge to the 2018 Traverse over its heavier, less efficient adversary the 2017 Chevy Tahoe. Check out the details below.

2018 TRAVERSE                         2017 TAHOE
Engine                               3.5-Liter V6
Turbocharged 2.0-Liter I4                  5.3-Liter V8
Power                               305 Horsepower
255 Horsepower                      355 Horsepower
Torque                              260 Pound-Feet
295 Pound-Feet                       383 Pound-Feet
Fuel Economy
18 City / 25 Highway                 16 City / 23 Highway
23 Highway
Towing Capacity               5,000 Pounds (V6)                      5,600 Pounds