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2017 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2017 Ford Explorer Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Chevrolet Traverse, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Explorer will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Traverse.

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 somewhat higher torque, the Chevrolet Traverse transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Ford Explorer.

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse has a larger turning radius than the Ford Explorer, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Chevrolet Traverse will do just as well as the Ford Explorer, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Chevrolet Traverse has a little less 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. With the Chevrolet Traverse, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Ford Explorer.

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

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2017 Chevrolet
Traverse

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MSRP*: $28,700 - $44,045

2017 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $31,660 - $53,235
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City MPG: 15 16 - 19
Highway MPG: 22 22 - 27
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $28,557 - $41,843 $30,553 - $50,839

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.