2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs Toyota 4Runner

May 29th, 2020 by

2020 Chevrolet Traverse vs Toyota 4Runner

The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse offers few minor changes for 2020, but it keeps everything that makes it a solid SUV in its class. Let’s compare it to the Toyota 4Runner to help you make your choice. Burlington Chevrolet is here to help. Come take a ride and your choice will be clear.

Design and Power

The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse is tough to beat with its power and roomy interior. It seats eight people in its lower trims, which have a second-row bench seat. Higher trims offer second-row captain’s chairs and seat seven. The Traverse provides a comfortable, cushioned ride and offers plenty of space for passengers and cargo, with easy access to get in and out of each row. It features a 310-horsepower V6 engine on all models with a nine-speed automatic transmission, providing enough power for everyday driving needs. You’ll get plenty of cargo space with 23 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 98.2 cubic feet of cargo space when the second and third row seats are folded down. When properly equipped, the Traverse can tow up to 5000 pounds.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse on the Road

The 2020 Toyota 4Runner has standard seating for five people; but you can opt for a third row to give you two extra seats. That option will make it a little tight for passengers though. The front and second row seating are comfortable with a good amount of headroom. The 4Runner offers 47.2 cubic feet behind the second-row seats and it expands to nearly 90 cubic feet when you fold down the seats. Models with the optional third-row will only get 9 cubic feet of cargo room. Under the 4Runner’s hood is a bit disappointing. It features a 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces only 270 horsepower. When the 4Runner is properly equipped, it can tow up to 5000 pounds. The 4Runner is available in seven trims: SR5, SR5 Premium, TRD Off-Road, TRD Off-Road Premium, TRD Pro, Limited, and Nightshade Special Edition.

Safety and Tech Features

Standard features in the Traverse include Chevrolet’s user-friendly Infotainment 3 system with a 7-inch touch screen, six USB ports, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Standard safety features include a rearview camera, rear-seat reminder, Teen Driver system and a reminder to buckle up before driving. Available active safety features include adaptive cruise control, a surround-view parking camera system, a rear camera mirror, forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, rear parking sensors, and rear cross traffic alert.

The 4Runner now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with its 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system. Amazon Alexa, an eight-speaker stereo, HD Radio, Bluetooth, and voice recognition also come standard. Driver assistance features include a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high-beam headlights.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Technology

Price and Fuel Economy

The starting base price for the Traverse L is $29,800 and ranges to $50,900 for the Traverse High Country, with added pricing for all-wheel drive. It estimates 18/27 mpg city and highway.

The Toyota 4Runner Starts at $36,020, which is one of the highest starting retail prices for a midsize SUV. It ranges in price to $49,765 for the 4Runner TRD Pro. It estimates 17/21 mpg in the city and on the highway, which is among the worst ratings in the midsize SUV class.

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Interior


The 2020 Chevrolet Traverse is a solid SUV with plenty of cargo and passenger space for your travel and gear. With an affordable price tag, this SUV offers the full package. Come see for yourself at Burlington Chevrolet.