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The Ford Explorer vs. the Chevrolet Traverse

When it comes to three-row SUVs, there are plenty of different options that the market has to offer. Two popular choices include the Ford Explorer and the Chevrolet Traverse. While each option has its perks, the Ford Explorer ultimately comes out on top. Here’s what you should know about each vehicle to help you make an informed decision.

Engine Choices

The engine is the driving force behind any high-quality vehicle. This is one area of your vehicle that you don’t want to cut corners. The standard version of the Ford Explorer comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, putting out roughly 290 horsepower. However, the Ford Explorer also comes with optional engines that include a 280-horsepower, turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine as well as a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter four-cylinder and a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter v6 engine that produces 365 horsepower. Regardless of the level of power you want in your engine, the Ford Explorer has you covered and then some.

On the other hand, the Chevrolet Traverse has 4-cylinder turbo that is only offered with front-wheel drive. The Traverse can tow up to 5,000 pounds while the Explorer can tow up to 5,600 pounds.

Technology Features

Today’s vehicles need to feature advanced technology in order to stay competitive in the market. The Ford Explorer offers many different unique technologies that work together to provide the driver with an unforgettable experience behind the wheel. Features include rain-sensing wipers, auto high-beam headlamps, a lane-keeping system that helps alert you if you swerve out of your lane, and adaptive cruise control. Plus, the features of Amazon’s Alexa are incorporated into the 10.1-inch infotainment display as well.

The technology features in the Chevy Traverse are standard, coming with an 8-inch infotainment display as well as a MyLink radio and CD player. Additional features are available but come with a different package and heftier price tag.

Interior Room

Family vehicles require a lot of interior space in order to be comfortable and functional. If you’re looking for a vehicle that offers more legroom in the second and third rows, the Explorer is the better choice.

Did you know that the Ford Explorer is the country’s best-selling three-row SUV? Make no mistake that the Explorer edges out its competition in nearly every category. Contact our team at Hawk Ford St. Charles if you’re interested in scheduling a test drive!