Compare the Chevrolet Traverse to the Volvo XC90

2017 Chevy Traverse 2017 Volvo XC90
MSRP: $28,700 MSRP: $45,750
MPG: Up To 15 City / 22 Highway MPG: Up to 22 City / 26 Highway
0-60: 6.8 seconds 0-60: 6.5 sec

3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain


4 yr/50,000 mi basic, 4 yr/50,000 mi powertrain

Fuel Economy

While the fuel economies of the 2017 Chevy Traverse and the Volvo XC90 look quite similar, there are a few details that distinguish them. Firstly, if you drive 50% in the city, 50% on the highway, and an average of 20,000 miles annually, the 2017 Chevy Traverse will save you $76 more in gas than the Volvo XC90 each year. That means that for the life of the Traverse’s excellent 5-year/100,000-mile PowerTrain Limited Warranty, you will save $382 in gas over the Volvo XC90.

Furthermore, the 2017 Chevy Traverse’s 0.9 gallon greater fuel tank capacity means you’ll make 3 fewer trips to fill up your tank each year than the Volvo. This illustrates Chevy’s belief that you should spend less money and time at the pump and more time enjoying your vehicle on the open road.


Vehicle Safety Rating

It is difficult to compare the 2017 Chevy Traverse and the Volvo XC90 in vehicle safety because the XC90 has not even been rated in its Front-Crash and Side-Crash safety tests. Though both vehicles scored 4-Stars in their Rollover tests, the 2017 Chevy Traverse has the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations excellent 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Score to ensure you and your family’s safety.


Warranty Coverage

As is typical for all Chevy and Volvo cars, both the Traverse and the XC90 feature Bumper-to-Bumper Limited warranties, however Volvo’s warranty outlasts Chevy’s by 1 year and 14,000 miles. But when it comes down to the PowerTrain Limited warranties, the Chevy Traverse goes that extra mile… 50,000 extra miles, in fact! That’s right, the Chevy Traverse’s 5-year/100,000-mile PowerTrain warranty is there to take you further than the Volvo XC90 by 50,000 miles and an extra year.

In addition, the Chevy Traverse and the Volvo XC90 both feature Roadside Assistance Programs. These programs feature the following services:

<> > Lockout Service – you will be assisted when you accidentally lock your keys inside the vehicle.

<> > Flat Tire Change – a spare will be installed for you.

<> > Fuel Delivery – If you run out of gas, $5 worth of fuel will be brought to you to get you back on the road.

<> > Emergency Towing – your car will be towed to your nearest dealer.

<> > Jump-Starts – you will be assisted if you need your car jump-started.

Though both vehicles come with the Roadside Assistance Program, the Chevy Traverse’s lasts one year longer. Conversely, the Volvo’s Maintenance warranty lasts one year longer than the Chevy’s. While both vehicles offer great warranty coverage, the 2017 Traverse coverage is superior, and it exemplifies Chevy’s dedication to you.



Considering the its far superior fuel economy and crash safety rating combined with fantastic warranty coverage, the 2017 Chevy Traverse is a better choice in vehicle quality, efficiency, and reliability than the Volvo XC90. All these factors make the 2017 Chevy Traverse the smarter pick for St. Louis car buyers.

And where better to shop for your Chevy Traverse than at one of the three George Weber Chevrolet locations near you!? There is a reason Weber Chevrolet has been the favored choice of St. Louisans for 114 years. So swing by and let us show you our large inventory of Chevy Traverses and other great vehicles!

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