If you live in Summerville, North Charleston, or Mount Pleasant, then you’re probably used to enjoying year-round fun. Although summer, fall, winter, and spring all present unique opportunities for outdoor recreation, they also present unique challenges. Can your SUV keep up? Can it take you to the source of adventure? Both the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder and 2017 Chevrolet Traverse can. That’s why our team at Charleston Nissan wrote the Nissan Pathfinder vs Chevrolet Traverse comparison. When you’re finished reading, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Charleston Nissan.
First, let’s see how the Nissan Pathfinder vs Chevrolet Traverse in terms of fuel economy. The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder is an extremely efficient SUV. It gets up to 20 MPG in the city and up to 27 MPG on the highway.* The Traverse isn’t quite as efficient. It offers an EPA-estimated rating of 22 highway MPG.
It’s time to look at performance. The 2017 Pathfinder comes equipped with an impressive standard engine: a 3.5L V6 model that delivers up to 284 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque. The 2017 Traverse’s standard engine only yields a maximum output of 281 lb-ft of torque.
You’re probably wondering, “Which SUV provides more space for all my family and friends?” With the Nissan Pathfinder, you’ll get plenty of front and rear passenger room. Consider the following measurements: 42.2 inches of front headroom, 42.3 inches of front legroom, 39.4 inches of second-row headroom, and 41.7 inches of second-row legroom. With the Chevrolet Traverse, you won’t get as much. Consider the following measurements: 40.4 inches of front headroom, 41.3 inches of front legroom, 39.4 inches of second-row headroom, and 36.8 inches of second-row legroom. Of course, these SUVs also give you that coveted third row of seats, so you can always bring an extra passenger or two along for the ride. Additionally, the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder lets you choose between 16 cubic feet, 47.8 cubic feet, and 79.8 cubic feet of cargo space, depending on which seating configuration you set up.
After completing a side-by-side analysis of the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder vs Chevrolet Traverse, it’s apparent that the Nissan Pathfinder is the superior SUV. If you live in Summerville, North Charleston, or Mount Pleasant, then Charleston Nissan is your ultimate resource for everything regarding the Pathfinder. Our team would be happy to answer any questions you might have, and to set you up with a test drive. Just call, chat with us online, or stop by our showroom today to speak with a member of our staff or to schedule your 2017 Nissan Pathfinder test drive.
*2017 EPA fuel economy estimates: 20 city/27 highway MPG (front-wheel drive), 19 city/26 highway MPG (4-wheel drive). Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.