2021 Chevy Traverse vs. Tahoe

2021 Chevy Traverse vs. 2021 Chevy Tahoe
2021 Chevy Traverse


2021 Chevy Tahoe
$29,800 MSRP

Starting Price

$49,600 MSRP
310 hp 3.6L V6


355 hp 5.3L V8
18 MPG city/27 MPG highway

Fuel Economy

15 MPG city/20 MPG highway
8 passengers


9 passengers
98.2 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

122.9 cubic feet

The Chevy family of SUVs has always been extremely popular on Normal streets, in part because of their versatility and the variety of options available. How do you choose which is best for you: a Chevy Tahoe vs. Traverse? While these Chevy SUVs are in two different classes—the Traverse is a compact while the Tahoe is a full-size—they still have a great deal in common. It might be tough to choose, so Leman's Chevrolet City Llc is comparing the Chevy Tahoe vs. Traverse for you. Take a look at their similarities and differences.



Chevy Traverse vs. Tahoe: Price

Decatur shoppers will notice right off the bat that there’s a big difference between the starting prices in Chevy Tahoe vs. Traverse. Part of this is due to the difference in their class and the bases on which they’re built. As you read on, you’ll see how the larger number of options and increased size of the Chevy Tahoe accounts for its higher price point.

Chevy Traverse vs. Tahoe: Engine

When you choose a Chevy Traverse, you won’t have to worry about choosing an engine. Each Chevy Traverse trim level is equipped with the same V6 engine. With the Chevy Tahoe, however, you can go with the standard 5.3L V8 engine or two other options: a larger V8 and a diesel. Here are the specs for every Chevy Tahoe vs. Traverse engine:

Chevy Traverse Engine

  • 3.6L V6 engine (310 hp, 266 lb-ft of torque)
  • Standard 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Towing capacity of 5,000 pounds
  • 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway

Chevy Tahoe Engines

  • Standard 5.3L V8 engine (355 hp, 383 lb-ft of torque)
  • Available 6.2L V8 engine (420 hp, 460 lb-ft of torque)
  • Available 3.0L Duramax Turbo Diesel (277 hp, 460 lb-ft of torque)
  • Standard 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Towing capacity of 7,900 pounds
  • 15 mpg city and 20 mpg highway

Chevy Traverse vs. Tahoe: Dimensions

The Chevy Traverse is one of the larger compact SUVS in Springfield, with three rows of seating that can accommodate eight passengers. While the Chevy Tahoe can seat another passenger, it also has considerably more shoulder and hip room for each person, along with more cargo volume. If you’re hauling less cargo and fewer people, the Chevy Traverse is a better buy.

Chevy Traverse Dimensions

  • Front/Second/Third Row Head Room: 41.3 / 40.0 / 38.2 inches
  • Front/Second/Third Row Leg Room: 41.0 / 38.4 / 33.5 inches
  • Front/Second/Third Row Shoulder Room: 62.1 / 62.2 / 57.5 inches
  • Front/Second/Third Row Hip Room: 58.1 / 56.9 / 48.5 inches
  • Overall Length: 204.3 inches
  • Total Cargo Volume: 98.2 cubic feet
  • Seating Capacity: 8 passengers

Chevy Tahoe Dimensions

  • Front/Second/Third Row Head Room: 42.3 / 38.9 / 38.2 inches
  • Front/Second/Third Row Leg Room: 44.5 / 42.0 / 34.9 inches
  • Front/Second/Third Row Shoulder Room: 66.0 / 64.8 / 62.7 inches
  • Front/Second/Third Row Hip Room: 61.5 / 61.3 / 49.4 inches
  • Overall Length: 210.7 inches
  • Total Cargo Capacity: 122.9 cubic feet
  • Seating Capacity: Up to 9 passengers

Choose Your Next Chevy SUV at Leman's Chevrolet City Llc!

Now that you have the details about the differences in Chevy Tahoe vs. Traverse, compare these awesome SUVs in person! Just contact Leman's Chevrolet City Llc to arrange a test drive. Or, if you want to compare the two largest Chevy SUVs, take a look at our Chevy Tahoe vs. Suburban comparison.


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