2018 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

Chevrolet Traverse

  • Standard Engine3.6L V6
  • Horsepower305 hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *18 / 27
  • Seats8

Chevrolet Tahoe

  • Standard Engine5.3L V8
  • Horsepower355 hp
  • MPG (city/hwy) *16 / 23
  • Seats8

Specs at a Glance


The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe has new competition in its sibling, the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. The Traverse has grown bigger and offers more space than ever before. Families will appreciate having such good choices in the same lineup.

For its bigger size, the Traverse gets a bigger engine. The V6 power outlay is 310 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque. A new turbo is speedy and fuel efficient. A turbo creates 255 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is mated to a nine-speed Hydra-Matic transmission. The Traverse is rated to tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Tahoe SUVs offer a potent V8 and a ten-speed automatic. It generates 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. Active grille shutters help reduce fuel use and improve aerodynamics. A locking rear differential is standard with rear-wheel drive. A Tahoe Premier edition has adaptive ride control, regulating the road response in milliseconds. The regular four-wheel drive has a single-speed transfer case, but the more advanced system adds a two-speed transfer case for venturing onto the trail. It can tow 8,600 pounds.


The Traverse has grown to full-size and now competing more with the Tahoe than ever before. The Traverse is now an inch longer. The wheelbase is four inches longer, allowing it to claim more space in the cabin. The SUV claims best-in-class space and seats seven or eight. To make the cabin more flexible, Traverse models have Smart-Slide second-row seats. On the other hand, the Tahoe is about two inches wider and four inches wider. There’s a bit more headroom in the Tahoe, but the Traverse now has the same second-row legroom as the Tahoe, and it has gained quite a few inches of legroom on the third row. The Tahoe seats 7, 8 or 9, depending on your choice of layouts. The hold is rated 15.3 cubic feet. A power-fold, third-row mechanism helps the owner claim 51 cu.ft. With the second row folded, space measures 94.7 cu.ft. The Traverse hold measures 23 cu.ft. that grows to 58 cu.ft. or 98.5 cu.ft. with seats folded.


The Tahoe comes in three trims while the Traverse now comes in six. This spreads out the amenities more in the Traverse, but there are many good values in either model at any trim level. You can get a hands-free power liftgate, push-button start, and automatic HVAC controls. A Chevy MyLink system includes a touchscreen, Bluetooth audio, and multiple USB ports. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standards which expand the system, allowing you to access dozens of apps. USB ports are on every row. A wireless charger and a rear entertainment center are available. Shoppers can get a surround camera, a blind spot monitor, and rain-sensitive wipers. A forward collision warning can be tied to an auto brake to slow the vehicle before a collision can occur.

The 2018 Chevy Traverse and Chevy Tahoe are waiting for you at Reliable Chevy. Discover which one is right for your family. Stop by our local dealership for a test drive today!

All prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.

* Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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