Compare 2014 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Chevrolet Traverse
2014 Ford Explorer
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $29,563 $30,795
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $31,483 $32,795
FWD 4-Door LT 17 24 $32,309 $34,010
AWD 4-Door LT 16 23 $34,209 $36,010
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $38,779 $41,255
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $40,659 $43,255
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,563
$28,288
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,795
$30,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$513 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse offers up all the practicality, space, and features that will make a big family happy--provided you prefer an understated style. The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.50 61.3
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 40.5
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 40.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.00 61
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
37.80 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
58.00 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.60 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
150.8 151.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 67
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 112.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.50 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 67
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.20 7.6
Length, Overall (in)
203.70 197.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
69.90 70.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
70.3 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.3 80.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 21
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 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 12.8
Brake Type
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 12.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/65TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QD6 NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/65TR17
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4646 4534
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 175
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLT 998-1
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
M7V 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Ford Explorer
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-Over Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.7 9.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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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