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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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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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
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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 SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

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

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

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - 32.4

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

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

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.8 x 1.1 12.8 12.9

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

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 Size

P245/70R17 P245/65TR17 P265/50TR20

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

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

520 200 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

780 200 620

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5200 2000 5000

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

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

266 @ 3400 255 @ 4000 260 @ 4800

Engine Order Code

LLT 998-1 ERB

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

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

23 23 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

16 17 17

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

19 19 19

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA - -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.842 1.84 2.11

Trans Type

6 6 8

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA - -

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive

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

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA - -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs Strut Short And Long Arm

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

Emissions

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

9.7 9.5 9.7

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

3 (2012) - -

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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