Compare 2010 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2008 Ford Explorer

2010 Chevrolet Traverse
2008 Ford Explorer
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $29,662 $31,224
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $32,057 $33,745
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $34,508 $36,325
Traverse AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $37,985 $39,985
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $27,762 $29,224
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $30,157 $31,745
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $32,608 $34,325
Traverse FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $36,085 $37,985
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4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $26,881 $28,815
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 19 $28,074 $30,125
Explorer AWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
Explorer AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
Explorer AWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
Explorer AWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
Explorer RWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 14 20 $27,273 $29,245
Explorer RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $30,740 $33,055
Explorer RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $24,771 $26,495
Explorer RWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 20 $28,465 $30,555
Explorer RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 20 $31,932 $34,365
Explorer RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 20 $25,958 $27,800
Explorer Sport Trac AWD 4-Door V6 Adrenaline 13 19 $27,903 $30,015
Explorer Sport Trac AWD 4-Door V8 Adrenaline 13 19 $29,092 $31,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,662
$29,384
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,224
$31,565
Monthly Payment Estimate
$520 / month
$526 / 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
16 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 72.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
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 -
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 35.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 44.9
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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
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
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
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 22.5
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 -
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
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 18.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TC2
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR TC2
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
QPR TC2
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 709
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 709
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 709
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5066 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2140
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2960
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 8500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2466
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6180
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3400
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
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
Fuel System
Direct Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
LLT - TBD -
Displacement
3.6L/220 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 210 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 13
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.48
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.22
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.54
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
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
MH6 - 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 Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- BW-4411
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Ford Explorer
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
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 -
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 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2470
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.55
Axle Type - Front
- Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3240
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.55
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 2200
Axle Type - Rear
- Ford SLA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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