Compare 2014 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2014 Dodge Durango vs 2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Chevrolet Traverse
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2014 Dodge Durango
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2014 Ford Explorer
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $31,483 $32,795
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $34,209 $36,010
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $36,921 $38,865
Traverse AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $40,659 $43,255
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $29,563 $30,795
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $32,309 $34,010
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $35,021 $36,865
Traverse FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $38,779 $41,255
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2WD 4-Door Citadel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango 2WD 4-Door Citadel 18 25 $39,026 $40,995
Durango 2WD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $34,886 $36,495
Durango 2WD 4-Door R/T 14 23 $37,462 $39,295
Durango 2WD 4-Door SXT 18 25 $29,506 $29,995
Durango AWD 4-Door Citadel 17 24 $41,304 $43,395
Durango AWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $37,164 $38,895
Durango AWD 4-Door R/T 14 22 $39,740 $41,695
Durango AWD 4-Door SXT 17 24 $31,832 $32,395
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,483
$39,026
$30,173
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,795
$40,995
$32,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$547 / month
$683 / month
$534 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Chevrolet Traverse offers up all the practicality, space, and features that will make a big family happy--provided you prefer an understated style. The 2014 Dodge Durango is a great family hauler, and a top-notch utility infielder when you need extra brawn—made better this year with some important upgrades. The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 39.9 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
150.8 - 151.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 56 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.50 58.5 61.3
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 31.5 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 39.8 40.5
Passenger Capacity
8 7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 42.8 40.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.00 58.3 61
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 40.3 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
37.80 37.8 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
58.00 57 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.60 50.4 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 38.6 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 32.2 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 64.1 67
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 119.8 112.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.50 75.8 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 63.9 67
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.20 8.2 7.6
Length, Overall (in)
203.70 - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - -
Height, Overall (in)
69.90 71.6 71
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
70.3 47.7 43.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.3 84.5 80.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 17.2 21
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 13.8 12.8
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 13 12.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 24.6 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.1 38.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR TV9 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/50TR20 P245/65TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPR TV9 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QD6 NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/50TR20 P245/65TR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
780 500 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 5000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4844 - 4697
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6500 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 X 8 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 X 8 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 700 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 180 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 700 -
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 290 @ 6400 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 260 @ 4800 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLT ERB 998-1
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.842 2.11 1.84
Trans Type
6 8 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 3.29 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.872 3.14 2.87
Trans Order Code
M7X DFL 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 - 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.414 1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.484 4.71 4.48
Transfer Case Model
- None -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Trans PTO Access
- No -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Dodge Durango Ford Explorer
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Body Code
- S -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs - Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs - Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-Over Strut Short And Long Arm Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.45 -
Axle Type - Front
- Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.45 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.7 9.0 9.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
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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