2021 Chevy Traverse vs. 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Chevy Traverse vs. 2021 Ford Explorer
2021 Chevrolet Traverse

vs

2021 Ford Explorer
$29,800

Starting MSRP

$32,675
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

 

Ford vs. Chevy is a rivalry that’s been around almost as long as cars have been on Hartselle streets. And for good reason—both brands offer drivers dependable, smart vehicles at great prices. That goes for their midsize SUVs, which is why so many drivers find themselves comparing the 2021 Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer. The team at Mitch Smith Chevrolet, Inc. thinks you’ll love the Chevy Traverse when you consider Traverse or Ford for your Hanceville driving needs.

Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer: Performance Specs

When you drive a midsize SUV like the Traverse or Explorer, you want to make sure you have enough power to make driving easy on Decatur streets, while also getting the kind of fuel economy that keeps your budget happy. Compare the Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer performance specs: 

Engine

  • The Chevy Traverse can generate up to 310 hp with its 3.6L V6 engine, along with 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. 
  • 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. 

Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer: Prices & Warranty Coverage 

One of the primary questions when people compare a Ford vs. Chevy isn’t just the upfront price, but also the cost of ownership over the years. Upfront, the Chevy Traverse costs considerably less with a starting MSRP of $29,800. The top-tier High Country has a starting MSRP of $50,900. The 2021 Ford Explorer base model starts at $32,675. The range-topping Explorer Platinum is much pricier than the High Country, with a base price of $52,480. 

When it comes to the long-term costs of a Traverse vs. Explorer, you’ll find similar warranty coverage, although the Traverse has more corrosion coverage, which is great in the Cullman climate. 

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

Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer: Dimensions

When drivers choose a midsize SUV, size is an important factor in Ford vs. Chevy. The Chevy offers more seating and space than the Ford Explorer: 

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

Explore the 2021 Chevy Traverse at Mitch Smith Chevrolet, Inc.

If you’re choosing between the Traverse or Explorer, we think the Traverse clearly offers higher value. Contact Mitch Smith Chevrolet, Inc. when you’re ready to start the buying process! Browse our 2021 Chevy Traverse inventory to find the one that’s right for you.

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