Compare 2017 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2017 Dodge Durango vs 2017 Ford Explorer

2017 Chevrolet Traverse
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2017 Dodge Durango
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2017 Ford Explorer
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS 15 22 $31,635 $33,300
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 15 22 $34,295 $36,100
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 15 22 $36,717 $38,650
Traverse AWD 4-Door Premier 15 22 $41,842 $44,045
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 15 22 $29,735 $31,300
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS w/1SM 15 22 $28,556 $28,700
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 15 22 $32,395 $34,100
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 15 22 $34,817 $36,650
Traverse FWD 4-Door Premier 15 22 $39,942 $42,045
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Citadel AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Durango Citadel AWD 18 25 $42,361 $43,995
Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum AWD 18 25 $42,361 $43,995
Durango Citadel Anodized Platinum RWD 19 26 $39,873 $41,395
Durango Citadel RWD 19 26 $39,873 $41,395
Durango GT AWD 18 25 $38,734 $40,095
Durango GT RWD 19 26 $36,246 $37,495
Durango R/T AWD 14 22 $43,012 $44,695
Durango R/T RWD 14 22 $40,524 $42,095
Durango SXT AWD 18 25 $32,410 $32,595
Durango SXT RWD 19 26 $29,870 $29,995
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 16 23 $32,626 $33,810
Explorer Base FWD 17 24 $30,553 $31,660
Explorer Limited 4WD 18 25 $41,853 $43,825
Explorer Limited FWD 19 27 $39,800 $41,675
Explorer Platinum 4WD 16 22 $50,839 $53,235
Explorer Sport 4WD 16 22 $43,315 $45,355
Explorer XLT 4WD 16 23 $34,308 $35,925
Explorer XLT FWD 17 24 $32,255 $33,775

Pricing

Invoice Price

$31,635
$42,361
$32,626

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$33,300
$43,995
$33,810

Monthly Payment Estimate

$555 / month
$733 / month
$564 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.5
6.7
6.7

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse has aged gracefully; it's still one of GM's best minivan replacements. The 2017 Dodge Durango tows like an SUV, drives like a crossover—but crash test scores are a dull spot. The 2017 Ford Explorer adds a sport appearance package and Sync 3, both of which are important to today's SUV buyers.

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Fuel Economy

City

15 mpg 18 mpg 16 mpg

Highway

22 mpg 25 mpg 23 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle - Standard SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

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

Third Head Room (in)

37.80 37.8 37.8

Front Hip Room (in)

58.00 57 57.3

Exterior Dimensions

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)

- TBD - - -

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 8.1 8.3

Length, Overall (in)

203.70 201.2 198.3

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - -

Height, Overall (in)

69.90 70.9 70

Cargo Area Dimensions

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 - - -

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 - - -

Brakes

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

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

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

- 4-Wheel -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22.0 24.6 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 37.1 38.9

Steering Type

Pwr Rack-&-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.89 - -

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/70R17 P265/50TR20 P245/60HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

QPR TKJ NA

Front Tire Size

P245/70R17 P265/50TR20 P245/60HR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

QPR TKJ NA

Spare Tire Order Code

QD6 NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

520 500 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

520 620 200

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5200 5000 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5200 6200 2000

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

- 6200 2000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4956 5097 4629

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

- 6500 -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 20 X 8 18 X 7.5

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

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

11.8 - -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

660 650 540

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

170 180 175

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

- 650 -

Engine

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 295 @ 6400 290 @ 6500

Engine Type

Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

Engine Oil Cooler

- Regular Duty -

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

22 25 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

15 18 16

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

17 21 19

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

N/A - -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 2.11 1.84

Trans Type

6 8 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Four 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

M7X DFL 44J

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.16 - 3.65

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

Trans PTO Access

- No -

Transfer Case Power Take Off

- No -

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.84 -

Transfer Case Model

- None -

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Chevrolet Traverse Dodge Durango Ford Explorer

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility

Body Code

- S -

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - - -

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

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - -

Suspension Type - Front

Coil-Over Strut Short And Long Arm Strut

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

10.4 8.4 9.3

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- TBD - - -

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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