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

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AWD 4-Door High Country
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Traverse AWD 4-Door High Country 17 25 $50,943 $53,400
Traverse AWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 17 25 $33,580 $35,200
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT Cloth w/1LT 17 25 $37,683 $39,500
Traverse AWD 4-Door LT Leather 17 25 $39,495 $41,400
Traverse AWD 4-Door Premier 17 25 $46,459 $48,700
Traverse AWD 4-Door RS 17 25 $43,979 $46,100
Traverse FWD 4-Door High Country 18 27 $48,844 $51,200
Traverse FWD 4-Door L 18 27 $29,770 $29,800
Traverse FWD 4-Door LS w/1LS 18 27 $31,672 $33,200
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT Cloth w/1LT 18 27 $34,057 $35,700
Traverse FWD 4-Door LT Leather 18 27 $37,587 $39,400
Traverse FWD 4-Door Premier 18 27 $43,979 $46,100
Traverse FWD 4-Door RS 18 27 $41,976 $44,000
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 20 27 $33,878 $34,925
Explorer Base RWD 21 28 $31,938 $32,925
Explorer King Ranch 4WD 18 24 $52,416 $54,600
Explorer King Ranch RWD 18 24 $50,496 $52,600
Explorer Limited 4WD 20 27 $45,365 $47,255
Explorer Limited RWD 21 28 $43,445 $45,255
Explorer Platinum 4WD 23 26 $51,202 $53,335
Explorer Platinum RWD 18 24 $50,621 $52,730
Explorer ST 4WD 18 24 $47,040 $49,000
Explorer Timberline 4WD 20 27 $44,174 $46,015
Explorer XLT 4WD 20 27 $35,592 $37,075
Explorer XLT RWD 21 28 $33,672 $35,075
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AWD 4-Door AT4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Acadia AWD 4-Door AT4 19 26 $39,495 $41,400
Acadia AWD 4-Door Denali 19 26 $46,364 $48,600
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLE 22 27 $35,393 $37,100
Acadia AWD 4-Door SLT 22 27 $39,209 $41,100
Acadia FWD 4-Door Denali 19 27 $44,456 $46,600
Acadia FWD 4-Door SL 21 27 $29,770 $29,800
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLE 21 27 $32,340 $33,900
Acadia FWD 4-Door SLT 22 29 $37,301 $39,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$50,943
$33,878
$39,495
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,400
$34,925
$41,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$890 / month
$582 / month
$690 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.7
6.8
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is a big family mover with an update on the way next year. The 2021 Ford Explorer is recognizable, but new. It should be on every family SUV shopper’s list. The 2021 GMC Acadia shines most brightly in turbo-4 spec, but rival three-row crossovers put out more lumens.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicles Standard SUV 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 54.6 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 39 39.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.7 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
NA 152.7 143.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 59.1 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.1 61.8 59.4
Third Leg Room (in)
33.5 32.2 29.7
Second Head Room (in)
39 40.5 39.6
Passenger Capacity
7 7 6
Third Hip Room (in)
48.5 40.9 42.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 61.9 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41 43 41
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 38.9 37.2
Front Hip Room (in)
58.1 59.2 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.57 32.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 66.9 64.5
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 119.1 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 78.9 75.4
Track Width, Front (in)
67.3 66.9 64.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.51 8.2 7.20
Length, Overall (in)
204.3 198.8 193.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 70.2 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
56.77 49.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
57.8 47.9 41.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 59 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 32.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
89.75 83.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
98.2 87.8 79
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
24.77 20.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
23.0 18.2 12.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 48.1 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 13.6 12.6 x 1.9
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)
12.4 x - TBD - 12.6 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 17.9 22
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 - 38.7
Steering Type
Electric variable-effort Power Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R20 P255/65HR18 P255/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
Q3N NA 5GV
Front Tire Size
P255/55R20 P255/65HR18 P255/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R18 Compact T135/70R18
Front Tire Order Code
Q3N NA 5GV
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCD NA ZCD
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 530 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5300 - TBD -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5300 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 4345 4306
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - Compact 18 x 4.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x- TBD - 18 X 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - 155
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 2800 310 @ 3500 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
LFY 99H LGX
Displacement
3.6L/217 2.3 L/140 3.6L/222
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 6800 300 @ 5500 310 @ 6600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 23 21
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.85 0.75
Clutch Size (in)
NA - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 2.15 3.01
Trans Type
9 10 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.52 1.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 4.88 2.96
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.00 3.31
Trans Order Code
M3V 44T M3W
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 - 0.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.49 3.58 3.49
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.44 1.77 2.44
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.27 1.44
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 4.71 4.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Ford Explorer GMC Acadia
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-link independent Multi-Link Five-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
auxiliary spring aids Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 7.7 8.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - -
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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