2016 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2016 Nissan Pathfinder

It used to be the case that shoppers looking for a large vehicle to take care of their hauling needs only had two major choices: a full-size, truck-based SUV and a minivan. Now, there’s the large crossover SUV segment, with models like the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse and the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder.

While both of these vehicles provide more room and power than smaller crossovers and sedans, there are important differences to consider before making your pick. See how they compare, and if you think the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse better suits your needs, then check it out at Tom Gill Chevrolet, your Cincinnati-area Chevrolet dealer in Florence, KY.

A Look at Both Cars



Both of these vehicles come available with all-wheel drive, but the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse has greater performance capabilities than the competition. Every version of the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse comes with a 3.6L V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. On most versions, that’s good for an output of 281 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. However, those who opt for the available LTZ trim will get a performance boost to 288 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. A properly equipped version is able to tow up to 5200 pounds.

All versions of the Pathfinder vehicle come with a 3.5L V6 and a continuously variable transmission, providing for an output of just 260 hp, 240 lb-ft of torque, and a maximum towing capacity of 5000 pounds.


Standard features on the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse that you won’t find on the base trim of the 2016 Nissan Pathfinder includes Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, and a 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen interface. Additionally, the Chevrolet Traverse comes standard with an OnStar telematics system with emergency roadside assistance, automatic crash notification, navigation, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi. While you can get a more expensive version of the Nissan Pathfinder with telematics, it still won’t have an Internet hotspot.

Passenger and Cargo Space

Whether you’re looking to fit more people inside or need more room for cargo, the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is the clear choice. For those who need the maximum amount of room for passengers, the Chevrolet Traverse is available with seating for up to eight people. In terms of cargo space, there’s 24.4 cubic feet behind the rear seat and a maximum of 116.3 cubic feet when you fold flat the second and third rows.

Pathfinder only provides seating for up to seven passengers. Additionally, there’s only 16.0 cubic feet behind the rear seat, and its maximum cargo volume measures 79.8 cubic feet.

Step Inside the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse at Tom Gill Chevrolet

You can find the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse today at Tom Gill Chevrolet, located in the Cincinnati area at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY. We’re open every day of the week, and our sales team is always happy to take your calls so feel free to contact us for any reason!