Compare 2013 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2013 Ford Flex

2013 Chevrolet Traverse
2013 Ford Flex
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $29,289 $30,510
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $31,209 $32,510
FWD 4-Door LT 17 24 $32,038 $33,725
AWD 4-Door LT 16 23 $33,938 $35,725
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $38,140 $40,575
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $40,020 $42,575
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $29,123 $30,900
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $31,052 $33,300
4-Door AWD SEL 16 23 $32,872 $35,250
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $36,554 $39,200
4-Door AWD Limited 16 23 $38,373 $41,150
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,863 $43,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,289
$29,123
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,510
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.2
TCC’s 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. With an unmistakable design, strong performance, and a roomy, comfortable interior, the 2013 Ford Flex proves that three-row crossovers don't have to be boring.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.50 58.400
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 33.300
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 40.500
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 41.100
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.00 58.100
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 40.800
Third Head Room (in)
37.80 38.700
Front Hip Room (in)
58.00 55.500
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.60 50.800
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 44.300
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 41.800
Passenger Volume (ft³)
150.8 155.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 55.000
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.50 75.900
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 65.400
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.20 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
203.70 201.800
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.90 68.000
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 65.400
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 117.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
70.3 43.200
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)
116.3 83.200
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 20.000
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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)
13.0 x 0.8 13.000 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr 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 12.800 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 18.600
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.000
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 40.700
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPR N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
QD6 N/A
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
780 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4646 4471
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 287 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 254 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LLT 998
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.870
Trans Order Code
M7V 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.390
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.410
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.480
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.840
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Ford Flex
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.259
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-Over Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.866
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.6
Crash Test Ratings
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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