Comparison - Chevrolet Traverse High Country 2021 - vs - Kia Telluride SX Nightfall Edition 2021

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Average Price: 
$
53,100
Updated: 
15 Mar 2020
$
44,090
Updated: 
20 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
#FFFFFF
Mosaic Black Metallic
#383435
Graphite Metallic
#292C31
Silver Ice Metallic
#DADEDD
Summit White
#FFFFFF
Cajun Red Tintcoat
#711F1F
Satin Steel Metallic
#9BA0AB
Black Cherry Metallic
#422022
Color: 
Dark Moss
#656450
Snow White Pearl
#DDE3E8
Everlasting Silver
#919DA9
Gravity Gray
#46474D
Ebony Black
#0E0D0D
Black Copper
#5B4F4F
Sangria
#4F151D
Glacial White Pearl
#D7D9DB
Wolf Gray
#9095A1

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is a big family mover with a sharper look and better safety features.

PROS
Sharp looks
Standard active safety features
Comfortable ride
Spacious interior
Wireless smartphone software

CONS
Outdated AWD system
Middling fuel economy
Just one engine available

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Chevrolet has given its three-row Traverse a light refresh for the 2021 model year that includes revised exterior styling and a host of new standard driver-assistance features. Among them are automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high-beam headlamps. An 8.0-inch display inside the gauge cluster is now an available tech option, and new upholstery designs dress up the interior.

PROS
Spacious cabin,
peppy acceleration,
fuel efficient powertrain.

CONS
Big blind spots toward the rear,
plasticky interior parts,
most appealing options cost extra.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Traverse has no significant changes. Part of the second Traverse generation introduced for 2018.

PROS
Passenger room is generous in all three rows
Loads of space for any combination of passengers and cargo
Feature-rich infotainment system comes with standard Wi-Fi hotspot

CONS
Some safety features are only available on top trims
Quality of some interior panels and controls seems low-rent for this class

By: 
edmunds.com

Available on the mid- and upper-level EX and SX Telluride trims, the Nightfall Edition package gives the SUV altogether darker vibe in keeping with the industry's various blacked-out "night edition" models. The Telluride's roof rails, skid plates, front bumper air ducts, and logos have all been painted black. A black-painted grille features an eye-catching pattern unique to the Nightfall Edition, and Kia tops it all off with unique 20-inch black wheels and LED headlamps and fog lamps with black inner bezels.
Even though every Nightfall Edition wears the darkened exterior trim, customers can order it with paint in shades of white, silver, gray, dark red, or dark green.

By: 
motortrend.com

The 2021 Kia Telluride earns our Best Car To Buy nod with its excellent features, warranty, space, and style.

Pros
Spacious, airy interior
Chic looks
Standard safety gear
Comfortable

Cons
So-so mpg
Turbo rivals are quicker
May be too big for some

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Attractive styling
Cavernous interior
Comfort in all three rows
Plenty of power
Quiet ride
Solid value

Cons
Head-up display disappears with polarized sunglasses
No automatic parking feature
No power third-row seats
Unimpressive audio systems
No rear entertainment option
Over-aggressive lane keep assist

By: 
cars.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.80L
Torque: 
266ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
262ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
Horsepower: 
310hp
at 6 800rpm
291hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
38.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
204.30in
196.90in
Width: 
78.60in
78.30in
Height: 
70.70in
69.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
Wheel Base: 
120.90in
114.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
39.50
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
38.80
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
38.40in
42.40in
Front Hip Room: 
58.10in
58.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
62.10in
61.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.90in
58.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
62.20in
59.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
98.20cu.ft
87.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
23.00cu.ft
21.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4482.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
10-Way Power Adjustable Driver's Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Power Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Folding center armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Three Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Stereo System
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In.
20 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated discs Brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
"Hit The Road" Package
Floor Liner Package
Cargo Package
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/DVD Player
Interior Protection Package
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/Out DVD Player
Towing Package
SX Prestige Package
Nightfall Edition Package
Exterior Options: 
Bright Roof Rack Cross Rails
Front And Rear Black Bowtie Emblems
Bright Wheel Locks
Keyless Entry Keypad
Black Lug Nut And Wheel Lock Kit
Painted Body Color Front And Rear Splash Guards
Molded Assist Steps
Front License Plate Bracket Mounting Package
Cross Bars
Side Steps
Mudguard Kit
Tow Hitch W/Harness
Wheel Locks
Rear Bumper Protector
Front Alloy Skid Plate
Interior Options: 
Universal Tablet Holder
Protective Seat Cover
Illuminated Front Door Sill Plates
Cargo Area Organizer
Horizontal Cargo Net
SX Dune Brown Nappa Leather Seats
Rear Seat Entertainment System
Multicolored Interior Light Kit
Illuminated Scuff Plates
Cargo Mat W/Seatback Protection
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Cover
Folding Cargo Tray
Cargo Net
SX Butterscotch Leather Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black, leather
#000000
Jet Black/Loft Brown, leather
#532A0E
Color: 
Black Nappa, premium leather
#141414
Gray, leather
#BEBCBB
Espresso Brown, leather
#5E443F
Gray Nappa, premium leather
#BEBCBB
Butterscotch, leather
#B28A6A
Black, Leather
#141414
Dune Brown Nappa, premium leather
#644E3B