Compare 2013 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2013 Ford Flex

2013 Chevrolet Traverse
2013 Ford Flex
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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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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 23 $38,373 $41,150
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,863 $43,820
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $36,554 $39,200
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $29,123 $30,900
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 23 $32,872 $35,250
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $31,052 $33,300

Pricing

Invoice Price

$31,209
$38,373

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$32,510
$41,150

Monthly Payment Estimate

$542 / month
$686 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
9.2

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. With an unmistakable design, strong performance, and a roomy, comfortable interior, the 2013 Ford Flex proves that three-row crossovers don't have to be boring.

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Fuel Economy

City

16 mpg 16 mpg

Highway

23 mpg 23 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Third Shoulder Room (in)

57.60 50.800

Second Leg Room (in)

36.80 44.300

Front Head Room (in)

40.40 41.800

Passenger Volume (ft³)

150.8 155.8

Second Hip Room (in)

57.80 55.000

Front Shoulder Room (in)

61.50 58.400

Third Leg Room (in)

33.20 33.300

Second Head Room (in)

39.40 40.500

Passenger Capacity

8 7

Third Hip Room (in)

48.30 41.100

Second Shoulder Room (in)

61.00 58.100

Front Leg Room (in)

41.30 40.800

Third Head Room (in)

37.80 38.700

Front Hip Room (in)

58.00 55.500

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

67.10 65.400

Wheelbase (in)

118.90 117.900

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

NA - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

78.50 75.900

Track Width, Front (in)

67.30 65.400

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.20 - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

203.70 201.800

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

NA - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

69.90 68.000

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

70.3 43.200

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 83.200

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

NA - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

24.4 20.000

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.8 x 1.1 12.800 x - 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 13.000 x - 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 N/A

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.1 17.000

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

40.4 40.700

Steering Type

Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.89 - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/70R17 P235/55R19

Rear Tire Order Code

QPR N/A

Front Tire Size

P245/70R17 P235/55R19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

QPR N/A

Spare Tire Order Code

QD6 N/A

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4844 4643

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel - TBD -

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 19 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 19 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Steel Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

11.8 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

660 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

170 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

266 @ 3400 254 @ 4500

Engine Order Code

LLT 998

Displacement

3.6L/217 3.5L/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

281 @ 6300 287 @ 6250

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 16

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

19 18

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.842 1.840

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All 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

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA - TBD -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.742 0.740

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.484 4.480

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Traverse Ford Flex

Body Style

Sport Utility 4 Door

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 - N/A

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 - N/A

Suspension Type - Front

Coil-Over Strut MacPherson strut

Emissions

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

9.6 10.2

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

--

Overall Side Crash Rating

--

Side Barrier Rating

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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

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Rollover Rating

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