Compare 2015 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2015 Dodge Durango vs 2015 Ford Explorer

2015 Chevrolet Traverse
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2015 Dodge Durango
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2015 Ford Explorer
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $31,675 $32,995
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $34,005 $35,795
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $36,380 $38,295
Traverse AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $41,298 $43,935
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $29,755 $30,995
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $32,105 $33,795
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $34,480 $36,295
Traverse FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $39,418 $41,935
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2WD 4-Door Citadel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango 2WD 4-Door Citadel 18 25 $39,710 $41,295
Durango 2WD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $35,711 $36,995
Durango 2WD 4-Door R/T 14 23 $38,780 $40,295
Durango 2WD 4-Door SXT 18 25 $30,275 $30,495
Durango AWD 4-Door Citadel 17 24 $42,203 $43,895
Durango AWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $38,204 $39,595
Durango AWD 4-Door R/T 14 22 $41,273 $42,895
Durango AWD 4-Door SXT 17 24 $32,820 $33,095
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,820 $32,700
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,487 $40,200
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $40,191 $43,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,638 $35,000
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,935 $30,700
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,622 $38,200
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,773 $33,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,675
$39,710
$30,820
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,995
$41,295
$32,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$550 / month
$688 / month
$545 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Chevy Traverse may look a little sedate, but it offers plenty of comfort and practicality for the whole family. The 2015 Dodge Durango hits the sweet spot between crossover and SUV. The 2015 Ford Explorer has a historic name, but it's a much more comfortable, road-worthy vehicle than it ever was in the past.
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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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
203.70 - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - -
Height, Overall (in)
69.90 71.6 71
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 - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - - -
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 - - -
Brakes
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
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
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 24.6 18.6
Steering
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 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/50TR20 P245/60HR18
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 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR TV9 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 500 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 5000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 500 200
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4841 - 4610
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6500 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 20 X 8 18 X 7.5
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 295 @ 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
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25 23
Transmission
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
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 PTO Access
- No -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Transfer Case Model
- None -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Dodge Durango Ford Explorer
Body Code
- S -
Suspension
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 - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs - Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - -
Axle Type - Front
- Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.45 -
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.45 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.8 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - -
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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