2020 Chevy Traverse vs. 2019 Toyota Highlander Differences near Schererville, IN

Because of the overwhelming number of SUV options, it can be difficult to pinpoint which one has the features that meet your requirements. Two models that stand out from the crowd are the 2020 Chevy Traverse and 2019 Toyota Highlander. For a closer look, our specialists have put together this comparison to help you identify similarities and differences in a few different categories.

Browse the Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Merrillville new vehicle inventory for available Traverse models and trims. To schedule a test drive or receive more information on the Traverse, contact our Chevy dealership near Schererville, IN, by sending us a message or calling (219) 947-4151 to speak with a product specialist directly.

We will be looking at the 2020 Chevy Traverse Premier, starting at $46,995 MSRP, and 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited, starting at $42,903 MSRP.


When it comes to performance, the Traverse and Highlander both offer dynamic power. However, the 2020 Chevy Traverse delivers the energetic performance your daily drive needs. To learn more, the table below has the performance specifications of the Traverse and Highlander for you to take a look at.

2020 Chevy Traverse

3.6L V6 engine


310 HP @ 6,800 RPM


266 lb.-ft. @ 2,800 RPM


Nine-speed automatic

Max. Towing

5,000 lbs.

Front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive

2019 Toyota Highlander

3.5L V6


295 HP @ 6,600 RPM


263 lb.-ft. @ 4,700 RPM


Eight-speed automatic

Max. Towing

5,000 lbs.

Rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive



Expect a ton of advanced technology features on both the 2020 Traverse and 2019 Highlander. Both vehicles come with a 4.2-in. color driver information center screen, Bluetooth® technology, and Apple CarPlay®. However, there are some tech options exclusive to the Chevy Traverse, including

  • Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium system with navigation and 8-in. HD color touchscreen
  • Android Auto™
  • Wireless charging
  • Bose® premium audio system


With protective airbag systems and a host of other safety features, the 2020 Chevy Traverse and 2019 Toyota Highlander provide the peace of mind you’re in need of. View additional key safety similarities and differences between the Traverse and Highlander:

  • Teen Driver technology is exclusive to the Traverse. This system helps you coach your new driver when you’re not in the vehicle with them.
  • While the Highlander has an emergency alert system, it does not come with OnStar® & Chevrolet Connected services like the Traverse does.
  • The Highlander comes with an excellent suite of driver assist features, but lacks some of the key features included with the Chevy Traverse like front pedestrian braking and rear park assist.
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