Compare 2016 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2016 Dodge Durango vs 2016 Ford Explorer

2016 Chevrolet Traverse
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2016 Dodge Durango
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2016 Ford Explorer
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 15 22 $29,956 $31,205
AWD 4-Door LS 15 22 $31,876 $33,205
FWD 4-Door LT 15 22 $32,304 $34,005
AWD 4-Door LT 15 22 $34,204 $36,005
FWD 4-Door LTZ 15 22 $39,616 $42,145
AWD 4-Door LTZ 15 22 $41,496 $44,145
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2WD 4-Door SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SXT 19 27 $30,305 $30,495
AWD 4-Door SXT 18 25 $32,855 $33,095
2WD 4-Door Limited 19 27 $35,741 $36,995
AWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $38,239 $39,595
2WD 4-Door Citadel 19 27 $39,740 $41,295
2WD 4-Door Citadel Anodized Platinum 19 27 $39,740 $41,295
2WD 4-Door R/T 14 22 $40,391 $41,995
AWD 4-Door Citadel 18 25 $42,238 $43,895
AWD 4-Door Citadel Anodized Platinum 18 25 $42,238 $43,895
AWD 4-Door R/T 14 22 $42,889 $44,595
Select style
FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $29,964 $31,050
4WD 4-Door Base 16 23 $31,894 $33,050
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $31,897 $33,400
4WD 4-Door XLT 16 23 $33,807 $35,400
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $39,442 $41,300
4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $41,352 $43,300
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $41,543 $43,500
4WD 4-Door Platinum 16 22 $50,587 $52,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,556
$30,305
$29,964
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,700
$30,495
$31,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$478 / month
$508 / month
$518 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevy Traverse is a smooth and comfortable alternative to the minivan or full-size SUV. The 2016 Dodge Durango hits a sweet spot between crossovers and SUVs—if you're willing to overlook the thirst, that is. The 2016 Ford Explorer doesn't need to rely on hardcore off-road tools--not with its firm road manners, plush interiors, and choice of turbocharged power.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
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 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 39.9 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
150.8 - 151.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 56 56.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.50 58.5 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 31.5 32
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 39.8 40.6
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 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.20 8.1 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
203.70 - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - -
Height, Overall (in)
69.90 70.9 70
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 32.2 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 64.1 67
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 119.8 112.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.50 75.8 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 63.9 67
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.3 84.5 80.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - -
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 - - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - -
Brakes
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 12.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- 4-Wheel -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 24.6 18.6
Steering
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 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.1 39.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
QD6 NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/60TR18 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR TDC NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P265/60TR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPR TDC NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 6200 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 620 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
520 620 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5200 6200 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 6200 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4713 - 4443
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6500 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 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 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 160 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 650 540
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 650 -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 260 @ 4000 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLT ERC 998-1
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 290 @ 6400 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Engine Oil Cooler
- Regular Duty -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 - 3.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 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)
0.74 1.00 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.71 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 2.11 1.84
Trans Type
6 8 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.29 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 3.14 2.87
Trans Order Code
M7V DFL 44J
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- No -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Transfer Case Model
- None -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Trans PTO Access
- No -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Dodge Durango Ford Explorer
Body Code
- S -
Suspension
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 - - -
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
Axle Type - Rear
- Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.27 -
Axle Type - Front
- Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- 3.27 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.0 8.9
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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