Compare 2015 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2015 Ford Explorer

2015 Chevrolet Traverse
2015 Ford Explorer
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $29,755 $30,995
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $31,675 $32,995
FWD 4-Door LT 17 24 $32,105 $33,795
AWD 4-Door LT 16 23 $34,005 $35,795
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $39,418 $41,935
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $41,298 $43,935
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,935 $30,700
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,820 $32,700
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,773 $33,000
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,638 $35,000
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,622 $38,200
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,487 $40,200
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $40,191 $43,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,755
$28,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,995
$30,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$517 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
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 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
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.50 61.3
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 33.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 40.5
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 40.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.00 61
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 40.6
Third Head Room (in)
37.80 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
58.00 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.60 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 39.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
150.8 151.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.50 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 67
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.20 7.6
Length, Overall (in)
203.70 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
69.90 70.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 67
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 112.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
70.3 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 80.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 21
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
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 12.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 12.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 18.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 39.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QD6 NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4647 4432
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 X 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 175
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLT 998-1
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5 L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code
M7V 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Ford Explorer
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-Over Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.8
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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