Exploring the 2021 Chevy Traverse vs. 2021 Ford Explorer

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2021 Chevrolet Traverse


2021 Ford Explorer

Starting MSRP


Corrosion Warranty

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


300-hp 2.3L 4-cylinder

Standard Drivetrain


Seating Capacity

98.2 cubic feet

Max. Cargo Volume

87.8 cubic feet

If you’re shopping for a midsize SUV for the entire family, two names have likely crossed paths with you on multiple occasions. Ford vs. Chevy: it’s one of the iconic duos in terms of quality, power, and comfort— and now their SUVs are meeting head-to-head. Both the Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer have plenty of admirable qualities, but only one can take up space in your garage. Mauer Chevrolet has gathered a comprehensive guide on the difference between these two vehicles, so you can decide whether it’s going to be the Traverse or Explorer that you take home to Eagan. Compare the Chevy Traverse vs Ford Explorer for yourself below, and decide which SUV is the best one for you, then contact us to schedule a test drive of the Traverse, so you can experience the difference it makes around Woodbury.



Traverse vs. Explorer: Prices 

Many St. Paul drivers are going to be shopping based on their budget, and want to make sure they’re staying within range. So when it comes down to Ford vs. Chevy, where do they compare? The Chevrolet Traverse L, the base level model, has an MSRP Of $29,800, and goes all the way up to the High Country with an MSRP of $50,900. Compare this to the more expensive Ford Explorer, which starts at an MSRP of $32,675 and reaches a maximum of $52,480 when you select its Explorer Platinum. When you compare the Ford vs. Chevy warranty, you’ll notice that although they offer similar levels of coverage, Chevy goes a bit further, however. Some of the coverage that you can expect includes: 


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


Performance of the Traverse vs. Explorer

If you need performance and power, then you’re going to want to see the difference that the two engines offer. Here is the breakdown of the engine qualities, transmissions, and the drivetrains available. 

  • 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

Like many shoppers that are coming into Mauer Chevrolet, when you think of an SUV, you think cargo space and passenger space. And you get those in spades no matter if you’re selecting the Traverse or Explorer. Both vehicles give ample room, but the Chevy Traverse brings with it more cargo space, seating for more passengers, and more room throughout for you and your passengers. 


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: 8 


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


Take Home a Chevy Traverse Today from Mauer Chevrolet

While it’s true you’re getting a great deal, whether you take home a Traverse or Explorer, but when you take home the Traverse you’re getting more space, better technology, and you’re saving yourself even more. Let our finance department help you to make owning a Traverse a reality, so that you can take the entire family out on every weekend trip. 


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