Ford Explorer vs. Chevy Traverse

October 25th, 2018 by

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The Ford Explorer and Chevy Traverse are both capable 3-row SUVs with performance features like available AWD and V8 power. They fit into different budgets and satisfy different needs, though, and used Chevy benefits are different than used Ford benefits. That’s why it’s worth taking the time to compare the Explorer and Traverse before you choose your next used SUV near Mesa at Cactus Jack’s, serving drivers throughout greater Phoenix.

Passenger & Cargo Space

Both of these SUVs offers seating across three rows, but recent renditions of the Ford Explorer come with 6-7 passenger seating, while recent Chevy Traverse models are offered in 7-8 passenger configurations. Additionally, the Traverse generally features more room for cargo.

Performance Specs

Recent versions of the Explorer and Traverse are both offered with AWD and towing capacities of up to 5,000 pounds. However, the Ford Explorer is offered with more standard V6 power than the Chevy Traverse, as well as significantly more optional V8 power. Additionally, recent Ford Explorer SUVs are also offered with better available fuel economy than the Chevy Traverse.


The Ford Explorer usually has a starting price than the Chevy Traverse, even on used models. However, it’s important to consider that both of these 3-row SUVs come priced to sell at Cactus Jack’s.

Advanced Features

Over the last several model years, both of these SUVs have been offered with a tremendous range of high-tech infotainment and safety features. Here’s a look at them both.

Ford Explorer

Chevy Traverse

SYNC® 3 Infotainment System Chevy MyLink
Available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio Available
Available Rear Seat Entertainment System Available
10-speaker Sony® audio system Premium Audio System 12-speaker Bose® audio system
Available Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Available

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Interested in checking out other Ford vs. Chevy vehicle comparison? Or maybe you’re interested in comparing the Chevy Cruze with the Chevy Malibu? Come by one of our dealerships in greater Phoenix to take different Ford and Chevy models for a test drive today! Then work with our team to figure out an affordable financing plan with online payments available!