Compare 2010 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2008 Ford Explorer

2010 Chevrolet Traverse
2008 Ford Explorer
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $27,762 $29,224
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $29,662 $31,224
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $30,157 $31,745
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $32,057 $33,745
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $32,608 $34,325
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $34,508 $36,325
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $36,085 $37,985
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $37,985 $39,985
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RWD 4-Door V6 XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $24,771 $26,495
RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 20 $25,958 $27,800
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $26,881 $28,815
RWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 14 20 $27,273 $29,245
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 19 $28,074 $30,125
RWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 20 $28,465 $30,555
4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
AWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
4WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
AWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $30,740 $33,055
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 20 $31,932 $34,365
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
AWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,762
$24,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,224
$26,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$487 / month
$442 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Strong, sturdy, and spacious, yet carlike in some ways, the 2010 Chevrolet Traverse offers a very appealing compromise. As the perennial best-selling truck-based SUV, the Ford Explorer is still the one to beat.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 59.0
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.7
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.4
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 55.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.4 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
67.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
205.0 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 72.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 31.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 193.4
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 44.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 8.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 35.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.8 45.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.4 85.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 44.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 x 0.8 11.85 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 12.01 x 0.43
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 22.5
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 36.8
Steering Type
Power Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 18.9
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- NA
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR T52
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
QPR T52
Spare Tire Order Code
NA T52
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 721
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 721
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 721
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4790 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 8500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2329
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3340
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2107
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2860
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1950
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/220 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 210 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
LLT - TBD -
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.54
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.29
Trans Order Code
MY9 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.22
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Ford Explorer
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32.0
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.55
Axle Type - Front
- Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3240
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 2200
Axle Type - Rear
- Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2470
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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