2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2017 Chevrolet Traverse

When shopping for a sports utility vehicle, Chevrolet might be a brand that comes to mind since the company has a number of interesting offerings in this niche. Though most of the current Chevrolet SUV models are appealing in their own way, you would be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t also consider the Hyundai Santa Fe. When compared to the Chevrolet, the Hyundai blows the Chevrolet Traverse out of the water in more ways than one, making it the sensible option when choosing between the two.

Design & Style

The current Chevrolet Traverse is quite bland, and most people would definitely not give it a second glance. It barely has any styling cues, and the front end has nothing to write home about. The interior sort of compromises for this, since it is well laid out and has relatively good build quality.

The Hyundai Santa Fe is the complete opposite of this. The Hyundai’s styling is as good as it gets, and it has a look that will definitely stand the test of time. In addition to that, the Hyundai’s interior is also roomy and luxurious, and the fact that it’s also very ergonomic and has intuitively placed controls makes it a better place to be in.

Technology & Safety

The Chevrolet Traverse has a number of tech features available including cruise control and a proximity key. It also has basic safety systems such as multiple airbags, ABS and traction control in addition to more advanced ones such as lane change assist.

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is in a completely different league offering tons more than what the Traverse has to offer. Extra tech features include Apple Play Car support in addition to Android Auto, a hands-free smart trunk and a high end 9-speaker audio system. For safety, the Hyundai is designed with a driver’s knee airbag, lane change assist, dynamic bending light to light up corners at night and rear parking sensors.


The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse base model ships with a 3.6-liter 6-cylinder engine generating 281 horsepower at 6,300 rpm.

The base 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, on the other hand, ships with a a 3.3-liter 6-cylinder engine generating 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque at 5,200 rpm. This gives it better performance compared to the Chevrolet Traverse.

The Bottom Line

The current iteration of the Chevrolet Traverse is quite bland, and you would be better off with the Hyundai in both the short and long term. It’s crystal clear that the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is head above shoulders better than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Ready to Schedule a Hyundai Santa Fe Test Drive Today?

Springfield Hyundai lets you try out the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe to see how it performs in reality. You can do this by dropping by at our dealership and giving the car a test drive. Alternatively, you can also call to book a test drive at your own convenience. Either way, we would be happy to give you an opportunity to try out this excellent vehicle!

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Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA


Phone: 877-428-7515

754 Baltimore Pike Springfield, PA
39.918676 -75.331753
Springfield Hyundai 39.918676, -75.331753.