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2021 Chevy Traverse vs. 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Ford Explorer vs. 2021 Chevrolet Traverse
2021 Chevrolet Traverse

vs.

2021 Ford Explorer
$29,800

Starting MSRP

$32,225
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 Volume

87.8 cubic feet

 

If you are in the market for a reliable SUV, Ford vs. Chevy is always a popular match up for Richlands drivers. Midsize SUV shoppers often compare the Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer to see which model best suits their needs. While both definitely have its merits, only one of them can earn that coveted spot on your driveway. So, is the Traverse or Explorer more deserving of your hard-earned dollar? Marine Chevrolet compares the two more in-depth below. 

Traverse or Explorer: Pricing and Warranty 

Budget is often a top concern for many Camp Lejeune drivers, so you may be wondering whether the Traverse or Explorer is the more affordable of the two. The base-level 2021 Chevrolet Traverse L starts at $29,800 MSRP. The top-tier High Country starts at $50,900 MSRP. Camp Lejeune drivers interested in the Ford Explorer will have to stretch their budget a bit further, as the base model starts at $32,225. The range-topping Explorer Platinum is also significantly more expensive than the Traverse High Country. The Explorer Platinum has a base price of $54,480. 

Ford vs. Chevy: Warranty Coverage

Another area of concern is warranty coverage. When you compare Ford vs. Chevy in terms of warranty offerings, Chevy once again comes out on top. While the two brands share some similarities, you get more for your money with Chevy. 

2021 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 

2021 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 or Explorer: Powertrain and Performance

Compare the Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer when it comes to performance, and you will see that the Traverse once again offers several advantages over its rival. 

  • Engine: The Traverse is equipped with a 310-hp 3.6L V6 engine rated at 266 lb-ft of torque. Under the hood of the Explorer is 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 or Explorer: Interior and Exterior Dimensions

If you plan to do a lot of driving around Sneads Ferry in your new SUV, you want to be sure that all occupants have plenty of space to stretch out comfortably. You also want to be sure that there is ample space for cargo. When you choose the Traverse, you will have more room for both passengers and your belongings.

2021 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:

2021 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

Experience the Traverse in Person at Marine Chevrolet

After comparing the Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer, there’s no doubt you’re curious about taking a test drive. We invite you to Marine Chevrolet to see this new SUV for yourself. There’s so much more to love, from its sleek style and color options to its advanced technology and safety features. Contact us today for more information, and be sure to check out our new vehicle specials.

 

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