Compare 2018 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Chevrolet Traverse
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2018 Ford Explorer
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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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
Select style
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
Select style
Altitude 4x2
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee Altitude 4x2 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
Grand Cherokee Altitude 4x4 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x2 19 26 $43,535 $45,295
Grand Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 18 25 $46,405 $48,295
Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x2 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x2 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
Grand Cherokee Laredo E 4x4 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x2 19 26 $37,211 $38,495
Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 18 25 $39,151 $40,495
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x2 19 26 $43,535 $45,295
Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 18 25 $46,405 $48,295
Grand Cherokee SRT 4x4 13 19 $64,935 $67,695
Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition 4x2 19 26 $37,211 $38,495
Grand Cherokee Sterling Edition 4x4 18 25 $39,151 $40,495
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x2 19 26 $48,836 $50,995
Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 18 25 $51,706 $53,995
Grand Cherokee Trackhawk 4x4 11 17 $81,959 $86,200
Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 25 $42,034 $43,595
Grand Cherokee Upland 4x4 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,970
$33,090
$30,745
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,600
$34,290
$30,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$877 / month
$572 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.7
7.7
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. Only poor crash test scores keep the Grand Cherokee down, as this talented family hauler offers luxury and utility and buyers can choose off-road capability, track talent, or even more luxury.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicles Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 37.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
58.1 57.3 57
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 50.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 39.5 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 41.4 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
NA 151.7 105.4
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 56.8 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.1 61.5 58.7
Third Leg Room (in)
33.5 32 -
Second Head Room (in)
39 40.6 39.2
Passenger Capacity
7 7 5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 40.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 61 58
Front Leg Room (in)
41 42.9 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.3 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
204.3 198.3 189.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 70 69.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - 32.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 67 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 112.8 114.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 78.9 76.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 67 63.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
98.2 80.7 68.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.0 21 36.3
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 36.3
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)
- TBD - 12.8 13
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)
- TBD - 12.8 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 18.6 24.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
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 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCD NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R20 P245/60HR18 P265/50SR20
Rear Tire Order Code
Q3N NA TLP-B
Front Tire Size
P255/55R20 P245/60HR18 P265/50SR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q3N NA TLP-B
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 4629 4513
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x- TBD - 18 X 7.5 20 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5 20 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 175 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540 650
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2800 255 @ 4000 260 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LFY 998-1 ERC
Displacement
3.6L/- TBD - 3.5 L/213 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 290 @ 6500 293 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.49 3.65 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.41 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.48 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.84 2.11
Trans Type
9 6 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - 0.84
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.88 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.87 3.14
Trans Order Code
M3V 44J DFT
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Ford Explorer Jeep Grand Cherokee
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front
NA Strut Short And Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Short And Long Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
NA Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 9.8 8.4
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
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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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