2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Chevy Traverse
 21 mpg city/28 mpg highway Fuel Economy 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway
 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque Max Output 305 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque
 5,600 pounds Towing Capacity 5,000 pounds
 Yes Hybrid Powertrain No
 43 inches front/39 inches rear Legroom 41 inches front/38.4 inches rear

In the market for a three-row SUV to transport your family around Waterloo? Consider the 2020 Ford Explorer or 2020 Chevy Traverse. Both are strong models, but allow Auffenberg Ford Belleville to spell out their differences to help with your decision! That's because comparing the 2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Chevy Traverse proves the Ford SUV is more efficient, provides stronger performance, and tows more on the Columbia roads. Learn more in the comparison guide below!

Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer: Performance

Performance is a top consideration for Mascoutah drivers, which is why it's important to compare the Traverse vs. Explorer in terms of their engine offerings. Whereas the new Traverse has only one powertrain in its lineup, the new Explorer provides three options. What's more, the Traverse's engine barely outperforms the introductory Explorer engine by a mere 5 hp, and it doesn't match up when it comes to torque.

Ford Explorer

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder rated at 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 rated at 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.3L V6 Hybrid rated at 318 hp and 322 lb-ft of torque

Chevy Traverse

  • 3.6L V6 engine rated at 305 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque

Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer: Towing

The Ford Explorer comes standard with rear-wheel drive, which enhances towing capabilities significantly. In fact, in a Chevrolet Traverse vs. Ford Explorer comparison, the Explorer tows up to 600 more pounds than the competition.

  • Ford Explorer: Towing capacity between 5,000 and 5,600 pounds, depending on the powertrain and setup
  • Chevy Traverse: Towing capacity up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped 

Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer: Efficiency

Not only is the Ford Explorer a stronger performer, but it is also more efficient than the Chevy Traverse on the roads in and around Columbia. The Explorer achieves an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, whereas the Traverse musters an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. That's not to mention the fact that the Explorer boasts a hybrid powertrain within its lineup, while the Traverse does not.

Test Drive the Ford Explorer at Auffenberg Ford Belleville

The Ford Explorer can be yours to lease or finance today at Auffenberg Ford Belleville! Get in touch to schedule a test drive near Mascoutah, and take the time to compare the Explorer to the Ford Bronco before you visit. We can't wait to put you behind the wheel of a Ford SUV that you love!