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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FWD 4-Door L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door L 18 27 $29,780 $29,930
FWD 4-Door LS 18 27 $30,970 $32,600
AWD 4-Door LS 17 25 $32,870 $34,600
FWD 4-Door LT Cloth 18 27 $33,345 $35,100
AWD 4-Door LT Cloth 17 25 $36,955 $38,900
FWD 4-Door LT Leather 18 27 $39,615 $41,700
FWD 4-Door RS 20 26 $40,470 $42,600
AWD 4-Door LT Leather 17 25 $41,515 $43,700
FWD 4-Door Premier 18 27 $42,750 $45,000
AWD 4-Door Premier 17 25 $45,505 $47,900
AWD 4-Door High Country 17 25 $49,970 $52,600
Select style
FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Base 17 24 $31,015 $32,140
FWD XLT 17 24 $32,637 $34,175
4WD Base 16 22 $33,090 $34,290
4WD XLT 16 22 $34,690 $36,325
FWD Limited 19 27 $40,196 $42,090
4WD Limited 18 25 $42,249 $44,240
4WD Sport 16 22 $43,883 $45,950
4WD Platinum 16 22 $51,512 $53,940
Select style
4x2 Altitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4x2 Altitude 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
4x2 Laredo 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
4x2 Laredo E 19 26 $30,745 $30,895
4x4 Altitude 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
4x4 Laredo 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
4x4 Laredo E 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
4x4 Upland 18 25 $33,009 $33,195
4x2 Limited 19 26 $37,211 $38,495
4x2 Sterling Edition 19 26 $37,211 $38,495
4x4 Limited 18 25 $39,151 $40,495
4x4 Sterling Edition 18 25 $39,151 $40,495
4x4 Trailhawk 18 25 $42,034 $43,595
4x2 High Altitude 19 26 $43,535 $45,295
4x2 Overland 19 26 $43,535 $45,295
4x4 High Altitude 18 25 $46,405 $48,295
4x4 Overland 18 25 $46,405 $48,295
4x2 Summit 19 26 $48,836 $50,995
4x4 Summit 18 25 $51,706 $53,995
4x4 SRT 13 19 $64,935 $67,695
4x4 Trackhawk 11 17 $81,959 $86,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,780
$31,015
$30,745
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,930
$32,140
$30,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$536 / 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
18 mpg 17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicles Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
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)
40 40.6 39.2
Passenger Capacity
8 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
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)
41.3 41.4 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
NA 151.7 105.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 7.8 8.6
Length, Overall (in)
204.3 - -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - - -
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 - - -
Brakes
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)
- 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.4 18.6 24.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.2 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QO5 NA TLP-B
Front Tire Size
P255/65R18 P245/60HR18 P265/50SR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QO5 NA TLP-B
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCD NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65R18 P245/60HR18 P265/50SR20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
NA 4443 4513
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5 20 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5 20 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 175 160
Engine
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
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24 26
Transmission
Trans Type
9 6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front 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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.49 3.39 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
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 - 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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 8.8 8.4
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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