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Compare 2014 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2014 Ford Explorer vs 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2014 Chevrolet Traverse
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2014 Ford Explorer
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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Select style
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
Select style
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
Select style
4WD 4-Door Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Altitude 17 24 $31,046 $31,495
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo 17 24 $31,046 $31,495
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $36,856 $38,495
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland 17 24 $43,940 $46,195
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT8 13 19 $61,191 $64,380
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Summit 17 24 $48,540 $51,195
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Altitude 17 25 $29,081 $29,495
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 25 $29,081 $29,495
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,931 $36,495
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland 17 25 $41,095 $43,195
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Summit 17 25 $45,695 $48,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,483
$30,173
$31,046
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,795
$32,015
$31,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$547 / month
$534 / month
$525 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
8.4
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 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage. The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee adds great turbodiesel fuel economy to a resume already blushing with talent.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 56.7 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.50 61.3 58.7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 33.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 40.5 39.2
Passenger Capacity
8 7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 40.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.00 61 58
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 40.6 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.80 37.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
58.00 57.3 57
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.60 50.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 39.8 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 41.4 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
150.8 151.7 105.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 67 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 112.6 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.50 78.9 76.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 67 63.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.20 7.6 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
203.70 197.1 189.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - -
Height, Overall (in)
69.90 71 69.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - 32.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
70.3 43.8 36.3
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 80.7 68.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 21 36.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - -
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 12.8 12.6
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 12.8 12.9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 18.6 24.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.9 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR NA TV9
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/65TR17 P265/50TR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPR NA TV9
Spare Tire Order Code
QD6 NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/65TR17 P265/50TR20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 200 620
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
780 200 620
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 2000 6200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 2000 6200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000 6200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4844 4697 4677
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 X 7.5 20 X 8
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 7.5 20 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 650 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 175 160
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5 L/213 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 290 @ 6500 290 @ 6400
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 255 @ 4000 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LLT 998-1 ERB
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.842 1.84 2.11
Trans Type
6 6 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 2.88 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.872 2.87 3.14
Trans Order Code
M7X 44J DFL
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.65 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.414 1.41 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.484 4.48 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
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 Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-Over Strut Strut Short And Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut Short And Long Arm
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012) - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.7 9.5 9.7
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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