Compare 2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2020 Ford Explorer

2021 Chevrolet Traverse
2020 Ford Explorer
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2021 Chevrolet Traverse
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 20 27 $33,721 $34,765
Explorer Base RWD 21 28 $31,781 $32,765
Explorer Limited 4WD 20 27 $48,125 $50,130
Explorer Limited RWD 21 28 $46,205 $48,130
Explorer Platinum 4WD 18 24 $55,920 $58,250
Explorer ST 4WD 18 24 $52,551 $54,740
Explorer XLT 4WD 20 27 $37,128 $38,675
Explorer XLT RWD 21 28 $35,208 $36,675
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Invoice Price
N/A
$33,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$34,765
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$579 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is a big family mover with a sharper look and better safety features. The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 20 mpg
Highway
- 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 59.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 39
Front Head Room (in)
- 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 152.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 59.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 61.8
Third Leg Room (in)
- 32.2
Second Head Room (in)
- 40.5
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.9
Passenger Capacity
- 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 61.9
Front Leg Room (in)
- 43
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
- 198.8
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.8
Height, Overall (in)
- 69.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
- 119.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 78.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- 66.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 49.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 47.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 59
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 33.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 83.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 87.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 20.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 18.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 48.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 19.2
Steering
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P255/65HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P255/65HR18
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4345
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 310 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
- 99H
Displacement
- 2.3 L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 300 @ 5500
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.77
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.27
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.58
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.15
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Trans Type
- 10
Drivetrain
- Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.52
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 4.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.00
Trans Order Code
- 44T
Summary
Body Style
- Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
- Ford Explorer
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.7
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