Compare 2015 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2015 Ford Explorer vs 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2015 Chevrolet Traverse
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2015 Ford Explorer
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2015 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 $31,675 $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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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
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4WD 4-Door Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Altitude 17 24 $31,840 $31,995
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door High Altitude 17 24 $44,779 $46,595
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Laredo 17 24 $31,840 $31,995
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $37,776 $39,065
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Overland 17 24 $44,779 $46,595
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door SRT 13 19 $62,314 $64,895
Grand Cherokee 4WD 4-Door Summit 17 24 $49,801 $51,995
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Altitude 17 25 $29,855 $29,995
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door High Altitude 17 25 $41,904 $43,595
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Laredo 17 25 $29,855 $29,995
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $35,831 $37,065
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Overland 17 25 $41,904 $43,595
Grand Cherokee RWD 4-Door Summit 17 25 $46,926 $48,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,675
$30,820
$31,840
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,995
$32,700
$31,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$550 / month
$545 / month
$533 / 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 Ford Explorer has a historic name, but it's a much more comfortable, road-worthy vehicle than it ever was in the past. The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers an engine for everyone, and a feature list as extensive as those found in luxury sedans.
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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
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - -
Height, Overall (in)
69.90 71 69.3
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 8.3 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
203.70 - -
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 - -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/60HR18 P265/50TR20
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR NA TV9
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P245/60HR18 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)
520 200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 2000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4841 4610 4677
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 X 7.5 20 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 X 7.5 20 X 8
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.484 4.48 4.71
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 - -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.67
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
9.3 9.3 9.3 (Est)
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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