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2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2021 Ford Explorer Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Traverse

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2021 Ford
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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $53,400
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$32,675 to $54,350
Invoice* $29,770 to $50,944 $31,695 to $52,176
MPG - City 17 - 18 18 - 23
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 24 - 28
Engine(s) V-6 3.3-liter V-6 (regular gas), Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Chevrolet Traverse than the Ford Explorer. The Ford Explorer offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Traverse, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Traverse as you will with the Ford Explorer, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Traverse will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Ford Explorer. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Chevrolet Traverse will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Ford Explorer.

Dimensions
The Chevrolet Traverse is about the same width as the Ford Explorer. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Chevrolet Traverse, which is slightly longer than the Ford Explorer.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Chevrolet Traverse doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Ford Explorer.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Ford Explorer is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Traverse for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Traverse has a little more horsepower than the Ford Explorer.

Utility
The Chevrolet Traverse offers greater seating capacity than the Ford Explorer, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Chevrolet Traverse has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Ford Explorer.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Traverse comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Explorer.