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Compare 2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2020 Ford Explorer vs 2021 Subaru Ascent

2021 Chevrolet Traverse
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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 $48,366 $50,380
Explorer Limited RWD 21 28 $46,446 $48,380
Explorer Platinum 4WD 18 24 $55,920 $58,250
Explorer ST 4WD 18 24 $52,551 $54,740
Explorer XLT 4WD 20 27 $37,369 $38,925
Explorer XLT RWD 21 28 $35,449 $36,925
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8-Passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ascent 8-Passenger 21 27 $30,304 $32,295
Ascent Limited 7-Passenger 20 26 $36,964 $39,595
Ascent Limited 8-Passenger 20 26 $36,964 $39,595
Ascent Premium 7-Passenger 21 27 $32,579 $34,795
Ascent Premium 8-Passenger 21 27 $32,579 $34,795
Ascent Touring 7-Passenger 20 26 $42,290 $45,445
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$33,721
$30,304
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$34,765
$32,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$579 / month
$538 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
6.8
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is a big family mover with an update on the way next year. The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect. The 2021 Subaru Ascent scales the mountain of family needs for a three-row crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
- 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
- 40.9 45.9
Passenger Capacity
- 7 8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 61.9 60.3
Front Leg Room (in)
- 43 42.2
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.9 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 59.2 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.6 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
- 39 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
- 40.7 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 152.7 153.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 59.1 57.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 61.8 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
- 32.2 31.7
Second Head Room (in)
- 40.5 40
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
- 66.9 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.9 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 198.8 196.8
Liftover Height (in)
- 32.8 32
Height, Overall (in)
- 69.9 71.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 66.9 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
- 119.1 113.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 78.9 76
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 20.8 19.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 18.2 17.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 48.1 45.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 49.8 47.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 47.9 47.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 59 47.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 33.7 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 83.9 82.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 87.8 86.5
Brakes
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
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- - 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- - NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- - 13.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 19.2 19.3
Steering
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- - 38
Tires
Front Tire Size
- P255/65HR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
- Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA NA
Rear Tire Size
- P255/65HR18 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4345 4430
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Engine
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 310 @ 3500 277 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
- 99H NA
Displacement
- 2.3 L/140 2.4 L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 300 @ 5500 260 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 23 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 4.88 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.00 -
Trans Order Code
- 44T NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.77 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85 0.51
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.27 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.71 3.49 - 0.83
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.58 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.15 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00 0.65
Trans Type
- 10 8
Drivetrain
- Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.52 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA NA
Summary
Body Style
- Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
- Ford Explorer Subaru Ascent
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.7 7.8
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
-
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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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