Compare 2016 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2016 Ford Flex

2016 Chevrolet Traverse
2016 Ford Flex
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS 15 22 $31,876 $33,205
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 15 22 $34,204 $36,005
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 15 22 $36,579 $38,505
Traverse AWD 4-Door LTZ 15 22 $41,496 $44,145
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 15 22 $29,956 $31,205
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS w/1SM 15 22 $28,556 $28,700
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 15 22 $32,304 $34,005
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 15 22 $34,679 $36,505
Traverse FWD 4-Door LTZ 15 22 $39,616 $42,145
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 22 $38,067 $39,860
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 15 21 $40,788 $42,710
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 16 23 $36,204 $37,910
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 16 23 $28,670 $29,710
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 22 $32,814 $34,360
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 16 23 $30,951 $32,410
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,876
$38,067
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,205
$39,860
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$664 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevy Traverse is a smooth and comfortable alternative to the minivan or full-size SUV. The 2016 Ford Flex remains a singularly boxy and handsome SUV, with excellent interior room and safety scores.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 41.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
150.8 155.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.50 58.4
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 40.5
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.30 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.00 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 40.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.80 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
58.00 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.60 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.80 44.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.50 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.20 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
203.70 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
69.90 68
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
70.3 43.2
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 83.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 20
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 12.8
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 13
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 18.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.89 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/55HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QD6 NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/55HR19
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)
4956 4637
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 287 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLT 998
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All 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
M7X 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.65
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Ford Flex
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
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
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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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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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