2017 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2017 Ford Explorer

2017 Chevy Traverse Black

Chevy Traverse

2017 Ford Explorer Blue

Ford Explorer

The 2017 Chevrolet Traverse and the 2017 Ford Explorer are both three-row crossover utility vehicles that provide plenty of versatility for families in the Chicagoland area. Either one might be a good pick for you and your needs, but they are significantly different. Find out how they match up here.

Price and Value

The Chevrolet Traverse starts at $28,700 MSRP. The Ford Explorer starts at $31,160 MSRP. That’s a sizable difference in price, so it’s worth keeping in mind when you compare features and specifications.

Powertrains and Efficiency

Both of these models offer powerful V6 engines. The Explorer makes 290 hp and the Traverse makes 288 hp. The Explorer will tow up to 5,000 pounds, while the Chevrolet Traverse offers up to 5,200 pounds when properly equipped.

Seating and Space

You’ll find that the 2017 Traverse will seat up to eight passengers. The Explorer will seat up to seven passengers. In addition to passenger space, the Chevrolet will actually fit more cargo. The Traverse has up to 24.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, while the Explorer has only 21 cubic feet. The Traverse also can fit up to 116.3 cubic feet of cargo maximum, with the seats out of the way, while the Explorer maxes out at 80.7 cubic feet.

Warranty Coverage

Both of these models come standard with extensive warranty coverage that lasts for 36-months or 36,000 miles. Both also come with powertrain coverage and roadside assistance for 36 months or 36,000 miles. The Chevrolet also comes standard with two years of included regularly scheduled maintenance; that’s a benefit you don’t get with the Ford!

Visit Chevrolet of Homewood Today to Drive the Traverse

Here at Chevrolet of Homewood, your leading Chicago Heights and Calumet City area Chevrolet dealer, we’re happy to bring you the latest Chevy Traverse. Come visit us today at 18066 S. Halsted St. in Homewood, IL if you want to learn more about the current Chevy Traverse, or any other model in the Chevrolet SUV lineup. We’re happy to let you take the Traverse for a test drive today!