Compare 2013 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2013 Ford Explorer vs 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2013 Chevrolet Traverse
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2013 Ford Explorer
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2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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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
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4WD 4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo 16 23 $29,174 $29,695
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 16 23 $29,174 $29,695
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo Trailhawk 16 23 $29,174 $29,695
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $37,292 $39,595
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland 16 23 $41,296 $43,995
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland Summit 16 23 $41,296 $43,995
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT8 12 18 $57,229 $60,295
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT8 Alpine 12 18 $57,229 $60,295
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT8 Vapor 12 18 $57,229 $60,295
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 23 $27,229 $27,695
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo Altitude 17 23 $27,229 $27,695
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $34,952 $37,095
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland 17 23 $38,046 $40,495
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland Summit 17 23 $38,046 $40,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,209
$29,312
$29,174
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,510
$31,100
$29,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$518 / month
$495 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
8.4
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. The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee blurs the SUV-crossover line expertly; better transmissions are at the top of the wish list.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
- - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 56.700 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.50 61.300 58.7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 33.200 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 40.500 39.2
Passenger Capacity
8 7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 40.700 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.00 61.000 58.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 40.600 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.80 37.800 -
Front Hip Room (in)
58.00 57.300 57.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.60 50.800 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 39.800 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 41.400 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
150.8 151.700 105.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 67.000 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 112.600 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.50 78.900 76.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 67.000 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.20 7.600 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
203.70 197.100 189.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.90 70.400 69.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 32.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
70.3 43.800 35.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.3 80.700 68.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 21.000 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.8 - TBD - 12.6 x 0.55
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 - TBD - 12.9 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 18.600 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.750 18.9-15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.900 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 - TBD - 3.67
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR - TBD - TY8
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/65R17 P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPR - TBD - TY8
Spare Tire Order Code
QD6 NA TBK
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/65R17 P245/70R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
780 300 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 2000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4844 4697 4632
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - TBD - 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 650 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 175 160
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5L/213 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 290 @ 6500 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 255 @ 4100 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LLT 998 ERB
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.842 1.840 1.41
Trans Type
6 6 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.000 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.000 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 2.880 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.872 2.870 2.19
Trans Order Code
M7X 44J DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.650 3.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.414 1.410 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 0.740 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.484 4.480 3.59
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.259 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-Over Strut MacPherson strut Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.866 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 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 9.6
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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