2020 Chevy Traverse vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Chevy Traverse vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Chevrolet Traverse.

vs.

2020 Ford Explorer

$29,800 MSRP

Price

$32,765 MSRP
72-month/100,000-mile

Corrosion Warranty

60-month/unlimited miles
310-hp 3.6L V6

Engine

300-hp 2.3L 4-cylinder
FWD

Standard Drivetrain

RWD
8

Seating Capacity

7
98.2 cubic feet

Max. Cargo Space

87.8 cubic feet

2020 Chevy Traverse vs. 2020 Ford Explorer 

If you’re shopping for a midsize SUV, you’ve likely crossed paths with the Chevy Traverse and the Ford Explorer. Both have plenty of admirable qualities, but only one can take up space in your garage or driveway. At McClinton Chevrolet, we’re convinced there’s much more for Vienna families to love inside the new Chevy Traverse. Compare the Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer below, and decide which SUV is best, based on price, warranty coverage, performance specs, and space. 

Traverse vs. Explorer: Prices & Warranty Coverage 

The first question you’re likely asking is, “Which is better for my budget?” The base-level 2020 Chevrolet Traverse L has a starting MSRP of $29,800. The top-tier High Country has a starting MSRP of $50,900. The 2020 Ford Explorer is notably more expensive, with the base model starting at $32,765. The range-topping Explorer Platinum is much pricier than the High Country, with a base price of $58,250. 

When you compare the Ford vs. Chevy warranty, you’ll notice that although they offer similar levels of coverage, Chevy goes a bit further. Compare their warranties below to see which offers greater peace of mind: 

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Warranty: 

  • Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 36-month/36,000-mile warranty 
  • Powertrain Warranty: 60-month/60,000-mile warranty 
  • Roadside Assistance: 60-month/60,000-mile warranty 
  • Corrosion Warranty: 72-month/100,000-mile warranty 

2020 Ford Explorer Warranty: 

  • Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 36-month/36,000-mile warranty 
  • Powertrain Warranty: 60-month/60,000-mile warranty 
  • Roadside Assistance: 60-month/60,000-mile warranty 
  • Corrosion Warranty: 60-month/unlimited miles warranty

Traverse vs. Explorer: Performance Specs

Which SUV lives up to your performance expectations? Compare their engines, transmissions, and drivetrains below: 

  • Engine: Under the hood of the Traverse, you’ll find a 310-hp 3.6L V6 engine rated at 266 lb-ft of torque. The Explorer comes with a 300-hp 2.3L 4-cylinder that generates 310 lb-ft of torque. 
  • Transmission: The Traverse comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission, while the Explorer comes with a 10-speed automatic. 
  • Drivetrain: The Traverse and Explorer come standard with FWD and RWD, respectively. AWD is available for both models. 

Traverse vs. Explorer: Dimensions

If you’re like most Belpre shoppers, you want an SUV that offers plenty of breathing room for you and your passengers. The Chevrolet Traverse is one such SUV. Here’s a quick breakdown of both SUVs’ dimensions: 

2020 Chevrolet Traverse Dimensions: 

  • Length: 204.3 inches 
  • Wheelbase: 120.9 inches 
  • Front/Rear Track: 67.3/67 inches 
  • Height: 70.7 inches 
  • Passenger Volume: 157 cubic feet 
  • Front Headroom: 41.3 inches 
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 62.2 inches
  • Max. Interior Cargo Volume: 98.2 cubic feet
  • Seating Capacity: 8 

2020 Ford Explorer Dimensions: 

  • Length: 198.8 inches 
  • Wheelbase: 119.1 inches 
  • Front/Rear Track: 66.9/66.9 inches 
  • Height: 69.9 inches 
  • Passenger Volume: 153 cubic feet 
  • Front Headroom: 40.7 inches
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 61.9 
  • Max. Interior Cargo Volume: 87.8 cubic feet 
  • Seating Capacity: 7

Test Drive a New Chevy Traverse at McClinton Chevrolet! 

When you compare the Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer, it’s easy to see that the Traverse is not only less expensive, but also offers greater horsepower and a more spacious interior. Ready to get behind the wheel of a new Chevy Traverse? Contact us online, or give us a call at 304-500-8157. While you’re here, don’t forget to browse our new vehicle specials for offers on a new Chevy SUV. 

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