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2011 Chevrolet Traverse

2011 Ford Explorer

  2011 Chevrolet Traverse FWD 4-door LS Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Ford Explorer
Invoice $27,901 $26,886
16/24 17/25
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Bottom Line The 2011 Chevrolet Traverse isn’t fun to drive, but it’s one of the best large crossover wagons for transporting the family comfortably and safely. Read Full Review The 2011 Ford Explorer a formidable shot right at the heart of the crossover market--one that's sure to pull some of the remaining SUV loyalists off their very high horses. Read Full Review
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  • Passenger-friendly interior
  • Good feature set
  • Refined ride
  • Simple yet elegant
  • Solid build quality


  • High cargo floor
  • Laden driving feel
  • Hesitant transmission
  • Disappointing fuel economy


  • Fine blend of SUV and crossover styling
  • Tall, spacious cabin
  • Well-wired electric steering
  • MyFord Touch's tech revolution
  • Far more fuel-efficient than before


  • Not quite the off-roader it once was
  • MyFord Touch's learning curve and glitches
  • ....wait, we're thinking...
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