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2018 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2018 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). Whether you pick the Chevrolet Traverse or the Ford Explorer, it's going to cost you about the same. 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.

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 the same turning radius as the Ford Explorer, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

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
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Traverse and the Ford Explorer. 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.

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2018 Chevrolet
Traverse

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MSRP*: $29,930 - $52,600

2018 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $32,140 - $53,940
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City MPG: 17 - 20 16 - 19
Highway MPG: 25 - 27 22 - 27
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 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*: $29,780 - $49,970 $31,015 - $51,512

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 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.