2017 Ford Explorer vs. 2017 Chevy Traverse

The 2017 Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Traverse are family-friendly SUVs with tons of cargo space and plenty of power for your next weekend adventure. Whether you're hitting the trail or dropping your kids off at school, the Traverse and Explorer provide smooth, capable performances to get you where you're going quickly and efficiently.

Many drivers across Wayne, Clifton, and Montclair have a hard time deciding between the Ford Explorer and Chevy Traverse. To make that decision easier, Wayne Ford compared their key features side-by-side in the following post. 

Traverse vs. Explorer Performance

Whether you're braving the highway or off-road terrain, the Chevy Traverse and Ford Explorer deliver athletic handling and powerful performances. Each accelerate with gusto while maintaining an efficient gas mileage, helping you get the most out of every mile no matter how your journey unfolds. 

  • Efficiency & Gas Mileage - In terms of fuel economy, the Chevy Traverse's EPA-estimated 15 city/22 highway mpg lags behind competitors. The Explorer pulls ahead with an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway mpg and can help you save more at the gas pump.
  • Hauling Power - Maybe you need an SUV to tow your boat to the lake. Perhaps you have a small trailer great for weekend camping trips. To help transport your weekend toys, the 2017 Ford Explorer and Chevy Traverse provide up to 5,000 pounds of towing when properly equipped.
  • Ford Explorer vs. Chevy Traverse Performances -  The Chevy Traverse gets its power from a 3.6L V6 engine. With its cylinder head and aluminum engine block, the Traverse delivers up to 288 horsepower. While this may be sufficient for some people, other drivers may gravitate towards the 2017 Explorer, which offers three engines in its lineup and a best-in-class 365 horsepower.

Comparing Crossover Interiors

When you climb inside a Ford Explorer or 2017 Chevy Traverse, you'll find a spacious cabin with tons of room for kids and cargo. Elegant touches like leather upholstery create an upscale and luxurious vibe, ensuring each passenger rides in comfort and style.

  • Stretching Space - Tall drivers and passengers may be more comfortable in a 2017 Ford Explorer, which provides 42.9 inches of legroom up front and 39.5 inches in the second row. The Traverse provides 41.3 and 36.8 inches, respectively.
  • Innovative Technology Features - In addition to their spacious interiors , the Chevy Traverse and Ford Explorer offer infotainment features to keep you connected throughout the ride. SYNC® 3 brings a multi-color touchscreen interface, voice control, music streaming, and more directly to the Ford Explorer's dashboard. The Traverse is available with Chevy MyLinkTM, which offers comparable capabilities to SYNC® 3. 

Test Drive Your 2017 Ford Explorer Today

The 2017 Chevy Traverse is a well-rounded crossover, but the 2017 Ford Explorer offers more horsepower and a stronger gas mileage, which we think make it a stronger option for Montclair, Wayne, and Clifton drivers.

If you're in the market for a family-friendly SUV, the Ford Explorer may be the right choice for you. Wayne Ford has a full inventory of Explorers for you to consider, so stop by our showroom to test drive one today!

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