Compare 2013 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2013 Ford Explorer

2013 Chevrolet Traverse
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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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
$29,312

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$32,510
$31,100

Monthly Payment Estimate

$542 / month
$518 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
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. 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 17 mpg

Highway

23 mpg 23 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Third Shoulder Room (in)

57.60 50.800

Second Leg Room (in)

36.80 39.800

Front Head Room (in)

40.40 41.400

Passenger Volume (ft³)

150.8 151.700

Second Hip Room (in)

57.80 56.700

Front Shoulder Room (in)

61.50 61.300

Third Leg Room (in)

33.20 33.200

Second Head Room (in)

39.40 40.500

Passenger Capacity

8 7

Third Hip Room (in)

48.30 40.700

Second Shoulder Room (in)

61.00 61.000

Front Leg Room (in)

41.30 40.600

Third Head Room (in)

37.80 37.800

Front Hip Room (in)

58.00 57.300

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

67.10 67.000

Wheelbase (in)

118.90 112.600

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

NA - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

78.50 78.900

Track Width, Front (in)

67.30 67.000

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.20 7.600

Length, Overall (in)

203.70 197.100

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

NA - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

69.90 70.400

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

70.3 43.800

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 80.700

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

NA - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

24.4 21.000

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.8 x 1.1 - TBD -

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 - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.0 18.600

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.1 15.750

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.4 38.900

Steering Type

Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.89 - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/70R17 P245/65R17

Rear Tire Order Code

QPR - TBD -

Front Tire Size

P245/70R17 P245/65R17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

QPR - TBD -

Spare Tire Order Code

QD6 NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

520 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

780 300

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5200 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5200 2000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4844 4697

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

11.8 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

660 650

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

170 175

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

266 @ 3400 255 @ 4100

Engine Order Code

LLT 998

Displacement

3.6L/217 3.5L/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

281 @ 6300 290 @ 6500

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

23 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

16 17

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

19 19

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.842 1.840

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA 1.000

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.000 1.000

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.882 2.880

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.872 2.870

Trans Order Code

M7X 44J

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.16 3.650

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.414 1.410

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/manual shift

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA NA

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.742 0.740

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.484 4.480

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Traverse Ford Explorer

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA 0.866

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

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 - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Coil-Over Strut MacPherson strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.6 9.6

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

3 -

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

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