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2013 Chevrolet Traverse

2013 Ford Explorer

  2013 Chevrolet Traverse 2013 Ford Explorer Sport
Invoice $29,289 $27,427
16/24 16/24
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Bottom Line The 2013 Chevrolet Traverse hits a sweet spot for SUV replacers, with none of the flamboyance of a real SUV and more practical gas mileage and interior space. Read Full Review The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent. Read Full Review
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  • Softer-looking interior
  • Quiet, controlled ride
  • Improved infotainment


  • Drives heavy
  • Gas mileage needs improvement
  • High cargo floor


  • A crossover with some SUV style
  • Excellent head and shoulder room
  • Fun handling for a crossover starts with steering
  • MyFord Touch is truly innovative
  • Better gas mileage for most models


  • Not much dirt under its nails
  • A steep learning curve for MyFord Touch
  • Turbo four's an extra-cost option
  • Middle seat needs a lift
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