Compare 2017 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2017 Ford Explorer

2017 Chevrolet Traverse
2017 Ford Explorer
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 15 22 $28,556 $28,700
AWD 4-Door LS 15 22 $31,635 $33,300
FWD 4-Door LT 15 22 $32,395 $34,100
AWD 4-Door LT 15 22 $34,295 $36,100
FWD 4-Door Premier 15 22 $39,942 $42,045
AWD 4-Door Premier 15 22 $41,842 $44,045
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FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Base 17 24 $30,553 $31,660
FWD XLT 17 24 $32,255 $33,775
4WD Base 16 23 $32,626 $33,810
4WD XLT 16 23 $34,308 $35,925
FWD Limited 19 27 $39,800 $41,675
4WD Limited 18 25 $41,853 $43,825
4WD Sport 16 22 $43,315 $45,355
4WD Platinum 16 22 $50,839 $53,235
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,556
$30,553
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,700
$31,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$478 / month
$528 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
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 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 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
150.8 151.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.80 56.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.50 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.20 32
Second Head Room (in)
39.40 40.6
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 42.9
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 39.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.10 67
Wheelbase (in)
118.90 112.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.50 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.30 67
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.20 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
203.70 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
69.90 70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
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)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 21
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 12.8
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 39.2
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 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
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)
4713 4443
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 X 7.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 175
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5 L/213
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Ford Explorer
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)
- TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.8
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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