2023 Chevy Traverse vs. 2023 Ford Explorer

2023 Chevy Traverse Driving

2023 Chevrolet Traverse


2023 Ford Explorer
$34,520 MSRP*

Starting MSRP

$36,760 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 looking for a mid-size SUV that’s perfect for your family, the Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer is an excellent place to begin. In fact, both of these SUVs are the most popular from their respective brand. Each has its own unique perks that it brings to the table – but which is right for you? The following guide will help you decide which SUV is better suited for you and your family during your Washington commutes and longer family trips. We’ll compare all the most important specs to give you an inside look at each. When you’re ready, you can apply for financing online and put yourself on the fast track for low-interest financing!



Traverse or Explorer: Price and Warranty

In today’s economy, most people want to start with what’s easy on the wallet. Price isn’t everything; however, it is a significant factor, especially when such a large sum is at stake. It’s also important to take warranties into account, which also bring a substantial amount of value. Comparing the Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer, you’ll find the Traverse is slightly slower with a price tag of $34,520. The Explorer checks in at $36,760. Let’s take a look at the warranty coverages of each:

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

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: Engine Specs

Now for the category that literally powers each SUV – performance. Each vehicle wins its own category here, but the Traverse takes the tiebreaker with the more powerful engine. The Traverse has more horsepower, while the Explorer has more torque. However, as stated before, it’s worth noting the Explorer is equipped with a 4-cylinder, and the Traverse is a V6.

2023 Chevrolet Traverse

  • Engine: 3.6L V6
  • Transmission: 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Max. Horsepower: 310 hp
  • Max. Torque: 266 lb-ft of torque

2023 Ford Explorer

  • Engine: 2.3L 4-cylinder
  • Transmission: 10-speed automatic
  • Max.Horsepower: 300 hp
  • Max.Torque: 310 lb-ft

Traverse or Explorer: Dimensions

Any Cedar City car buyer must be concerned with space – otherwise, you probably wouldn’t be purchasing a larger vehicle. The dimensions of these two SUVs are extremely close. That said, you can fit one more passenger in the Chevrolet Traverse, and it beats out the Explorer in terms of cargo space by a little over 10 cubic feet. When it comes to head and leg room, the two are nearly identical.

2023 Chevy Traverse Dimensions:

  • Seating Capacity: 7-8 passengers
  • Max Cargo Capacity: 98.2 cubic feet
  • Leg Room (1st/2nd/3rd): 41.0 in. / 38.4 in. / 33.5 in.
  • Head Room (1st/2nd/3rd): 42.8 in. / 40.0 in. / 38.2 in.
  • Hip Room (1st/2nd/3rd): 58.1 in. / 56.9 in. / 48.5 in.
  • Shoulder Room (1st/2nd/3rd): 61.9 in. / 62.1 in. / 57.5 in.

2023 Ford Explorer Dimensions:

  • Seating Capacity: 7 passengers
  • Max Cargo Capacity: 87.8 cubic feet
  • Leg Room (1st/2nd/3rd): 43.0 in. / 39.0 in. / 32.2 in.
  • Head Room (1st/2nd/3rd): 40.7 in. / 40.5 in. / 38.9 in.
  • Hip Room (1st/2nd/3rd): 59.2 in. / 59.1 in. / 40.9 in.
  • Shoulder Room (1st/2nd/3rd): 61.8 in. / 61.9 in. / 54.6 in.

Take Home a Chevy Traverse From St. George!

Now that you have a better understanding of the particulars in the Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer comparison, it’s time to take a closer look. Head down to our St. George location and ask about a test drive. Our finance team can help you value your current vehicle if you’d like to trade, and we also provide a payment calculator to help you stay within your budget. For additional questions, contact us, and we’ll point you in the right direction.


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