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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Chevrolet Traverse and the Ford Explorer.
The Chevrolet Traverse requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Explorer, making it more convenient to drive.
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). The Chevrolet Traverse is somewhat more expensive 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. Both the Chevrolet Traverse and the Ford Explorer have similar Destination Charges.
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.
With somewhat higher torque, the Chevrolet Traverse transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Ford Explorer.
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.
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.
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.
The Chevrolet Traverse comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Explorer.
Compare the 2014 Chevrolet Traverse and the 2014 Ford Explorer.
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MSRP*: $30,795 - $43,255
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MSRP*: $30,015 - $41,675
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Up to $1,000|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 5.63%|
|City MPG:||16 - 17||16 - 17|
|Highway MPG:||23 - 24||22 - 24|
|Seating Capacity:||7 - 8||7 - 7|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$29,563 - $40,660||$28,288 - $38,862|
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