7-Passenger Vehicle Comparison: Chevy Traverse v. Chrysler Pacifica
On the market for a seven-passenger vehicle? Chances are you were considering an SUV, but there’s a chance the Chrysler Pacifica will be everything you want in your next vehicle and then some. Sure, the Chrysler Pacifica may be a “minivan,” but it is so much more than that and when it is compared to most SUVs, it is better in terms of convenience features, fuel economy, price, and cargo space. Check out how the Chrysler Pacifica stacks up against the Chevy Traverse, which is a popular seven-passenger SUV.
For starters, the Chrysler Pacifica is equipped with Chrysler’s award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Together, the engine and transmission generates 287 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque and help the Pacifica to average 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, making it one of the most fuel efficient minivans in the minivan and SUV segment. The Pacifica also has a standard towing capacity of 3,600 pounds.
The Chevy Traverse is equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine and the engine is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Traverse produces 288 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque and it has a fuel economy of 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg when on the highway, which is significantly less than the Chrysler Pacifica. The Chevy Traverse has a standard towing capacity of 2,000 pounds, but it is available with a trailer tow package that can boost the vehicle’s towing capacity to 5,200 pounds, but that comes with a much higher price tag.
The Chrysler Pacifica was built for convenience and all Pacifica trims are equipped with tons of nice features. The Pacifica come standard with a touchscreen, a rearview camera and automatic sliding doors. But one of the Pacifica’s most convenient features is the innovative Stow ‘n Go storage seating system. The Stow ‘n Go seating system makes it possible for users to easily reconfigure the vehicle’s second- and third-row seats and create 140.5 cubic feet of flat space for cargo. When that flat storage space is needed, the seats can be easily folded into built-in floor storage compartments, but when the seats are needed, the built-in floor storage compartments that would store the seats, can be used to store other items.
The Chevy Traverse falls behind when it comes to convenience. The Traverse is equipped with a touchscreen and a backup camera, but that is about the only similarity. As an SUV with regular hinged doors, the doors can not be automatically opened, which makes it much easier for small children to get their fingers stuck. The Traverse doesn’t come with the convenient Stow ‘n Go seating, so users have to remove all of the vehicle’s seats for a big open flat back space, but even with seat removal, there is just 116 cubic feet of storage space for cargo.
The Chrysler Pacifica has a starting price of $28,995 and the Chevy Traverse has a starting price of $29,595. The Traverse’s price does not include the towing package which increases the vehicle’s towing capacity to 5,200 pounds and its fuel economy will also make the vehicle cost more than the Chrysler Pacifica over time.
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