Compare 2013 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2013 Dodge Durango vs 2013 Ford Explorer

2013 Chevrolet Traverse
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2013 Dodge Durango
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2013 Ford Explorer
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $31,209 $32,510
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $33,938 $35,725
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $36,651 $38,580
Traverse AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $40,020 $42,575
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $29,289 $30,510
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $32,038 $33,725
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $34,751 $36,580
Traverse FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $38,140 $40,575
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2WD 4-Door Citadel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango 2WD 4-Door Citadel 16 23 $37,631 $39,995
Durango 2WD 4-Door Crew 16 23 $33,263 $35,195
Durango 2WD 4-Door R/T 14 20 $34,446 $36,495
Durango 2WD 4-Door SXT 16 23 $28,349 $29,795
Durango AWD 4-Door Citadel 16 23 $39,838 $42,345
Durango AWD 4-Door Crew 16 23 $35,470 $37,545
Durango AWD 4-Door R/T 13 20 $37,017 $39,245
Durango AWD 4-Door SXT 16 23 $30,556 $32,145
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,027 $40,780
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,209
$37,631
$29,312
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,510
$39,995
$31,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$667 / month
$518 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
8.8
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. A composed family hauler most of the time, the 2013 Dodge Durango isn't afraid of getting its hands dirty when it needs to. The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
8 7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 42.8 40.700
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.00 50.4 61.000
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 40.3 40.600
Third Head Room (in)
37.80 37.8 37.800
Front Hip Room (in)
58.00 57.0 57.300
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.60 50.4 50.800
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 38.6 39.800
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 39.9 41.400
Passenger Volume (ft³)
150.8 133.9 151.700
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 42.8 56.700
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.50 58.5 61.300
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 31.5 33.200
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 39.8 40.500
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 63.9 67.000
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.20 8.1 7.600
Length, Overall (in)
203.70 199.8 197.100
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.90 71.6 70.400
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 64.1 67.000
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 119.8 112.600
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.50 75.8 78.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.3 84.5 80.700
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 17.2 21.000
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
70.3 47.7 43.800
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.8 13.0 x 0.87 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 13.8 x 1.26 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 24.6 18.600
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.1 38.900
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 3.67 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 19.0 15.750
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPR TV9 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
QD6 TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/50R20 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR TV9 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/50R20 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 6200 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
780 930 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4844 4905 4697
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 X 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 X 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 14.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 750 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 180 175
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic fuel injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 260 @ 4800 255 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
LLT ERB 998
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 290 @ 6400 290 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16 17
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 3.16 2.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.872 2.19 2.870
Trans Order Code
M7X DGJ 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.09 3.650
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.414 1.00 1.410
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 NA 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.484 3.59 4.480
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.842 1.41 1.840
Trans Type
6 5 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - 1.000
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.83 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Dodge Durango Ford Explorer
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-Over Strut Short-Long Arm MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD - 0.866
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 1.259
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 9.6 9.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3 (2012) -
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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