Compare 2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 GMC Acadia

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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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AWD 4-Door AT4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door AT4 18 25 $40,258 $42,200
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 18 25 $46,078 $48,300
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE N/A N/A $34,534 $36,200
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT N/A N/A $39,781 $41,700
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 19 27 $44,170 $46,300
Acadia FWD 4-Door SL 21 27 $29,770 $29,800
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE 21 27 $32,245 $33,800
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT N/A N/A $37,873 $39,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$33,721
$40,258
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$34,765
$42,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$579 / month
$703 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
6.8
6.2
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. The 2020 GMC Acadia gains a turbo-4, but falls behind new three-row rivals.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
- 27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
- 32.2 NA
Second Head Room (in)
- 40.5 39.6
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.9 NA
Passenger Capacity
- 7 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 61.9 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
- 43 41
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.9 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
- 59.2 55.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.6 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
- 39 39.7
Front Head Room (in)
- 40.7 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 152.7 143.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 59.1 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 61.8 59.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
- 66.9 64.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.9 7.20
Length, Overall (in)
- 198.8 193.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.8 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
- 69.9 66.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 66.9 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
- 119.1 112.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 78.9 75.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 87.8 79
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 20.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 18.2 12.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 48.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 49.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 47.9 41.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 59 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 33.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 83.9 - TBD -
Brakes
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- - 12.6 x 1.9
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- - 12.4 x 0.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 19.2 22
Steering
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- - 38.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
- P255/65HR18 P255/65R17
Spare Tire Size
- Compact T135/70R18
Front Tire Order Code
- NA 5GV
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA ZCD
Rear Tire Size
- P255/65HR18 P255/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA 5GV
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA 400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA 400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA 4000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA 4000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4345 4306
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact 18 x 4.5
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 18 X 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 18 X 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 300 @ 5500 310 @ 6600
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas V6
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 310 @ 3500 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
- 99H LGX
Displacement
- 2.3 L/140 3.6L/223
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 23 21
Transmission
Drivetrain
- Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.52 1.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 4.88 2.96
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.00 3.31
Trans Order Code
- 44T M3W
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.77 2.44
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.27 1.44
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.71 4.69
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.58 3.49
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.15 3.01
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00 1.00
Trans Type
- 10 9
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - NA
Clutch Size (in)
- - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - NA
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.62
Summary
Body Style
- Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
- Ford Explorer GMC Acadia
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.7 7.2
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - 155
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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