Compare 2018 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2018 Ford Explorer

2018 Chevrolet Traverse
2018 Ford Explorer
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AWD 4-Door High Country w/2LZ
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door High Country w/2LZ 17 25 $49,970 $52,600
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 17 25 $32,870 $34,600
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT Cloth w/1LT 17 25 $36,955 $38,900
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT Leather w/3LT 17 25 $41,515 $43,700
Traverse AWD 4-Door Premier w/1LZ 17 25 $45,505 $47,900
Traverse FWD 4-Door L w/1L0 18 27 $29,780 $29,930
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 18 27 $30,970 $32,600
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT Cloth w/1LT 18 27 $33,345 $35,100
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT Leather w/3LT 18 27 $39,615 $41,700
Traverse FWD 4-Door Premier w/1LZ 18 27 $42,750 $45,000
Traverse FWD 4-Door RS w/2LT 20 26 $40,470 $42,600
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 16 22 $33,090 $34,290
Explorer Base FWD 17 24 $31,015 $32,140
Explorer Limited 4WD 18 25 $42,249 $44,240
Explorer Limited FWD 19 27 $40,196 $42,090
Explorer Platinum 4WD 16 22 $51,512 $53,940
Explorer Sport 4WD 16 22 $43,883 $45,950
Explorer XLT 4WD 16 22 $34,690 $36,325
Explorer XLT FWD 17 24 $32,637 $34,175
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,970
$33,090
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,600
$34,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$877 / month
$572 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
A new powertrain and crisp (but conservative) styling mean the Traverse is once again a contender in the three-row crossover race. The 2018 Ford Explorer has pulled off a graceful transition from clumsy off-roader to genteel family wagon.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicles Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 37.8
Front Hip Room (in)
58.1 57.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
NA 151.7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 56.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.1 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.5 32
Second Head Room (in)
39 40.6
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 40.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 61
Front Leg Room (in)
41 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 70
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 67
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 112.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 67
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
204.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.0 21
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
57.8 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)
98.2 80.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 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)
- TBD - 12.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 18.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 38.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCD NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R20 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
Q3N NA
Front Tire Size
P255/55R20 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q3N NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 4629
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x- TBD - 18 X 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 175
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2800 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LFY 998-1
Displacement
3.6L/- TBD - 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.84
Trans Type
9 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.87
Trans Order Code
M3V 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.49 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Ford Explorer
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
NA Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
NA Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 9.8
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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