Chevrolet Traverse vs. Ford Explorer

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

2021 Chevy Traverse vs. 2021 Ford Explorer

When thinking about a high-performing, spacious midsize SUV, you most likely think of the new Chevy Traverse or Ford Explorer, but which is right for you? Compare the 2021 Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer with us at Ken Garff Chevrolet and we’ll have you driving in a new SUV that best fits your driving needs and budget.

Traverse or Explorer: Prices & Warranty Coverage

The first aspect of any vehicle a new buyer is going to look at is the price. Which model, Chevy vs. Ford, is better for your budget and which has the better warranty coverage? The base-level 2021 Chevrolet Traverse L has a starting MSRP of $29,800. At the top of the trims is the High Country which has a starting MSRP of $50,900. The base trim of the 2021 Ford Explorer has a starting price of $32,225. This model’s top trim, the Platinum, has a base price of $54,480. Both of which are higher than the starting prices of the Chevy Traverse.

When looking at ford vs. Chevy warranty coverage, you’ll notice that while they offer similar levels of coverage, that the Chevy warranty goes a bit more above and beyond with their coverage. Take a look:

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

Traverse or Explorer: Performance Specs

Price aside, which SUV can offer you and your Eagle Mountain commutes the driving experience you want? Compare their engines, transmissions, and drivetrains below:

  • 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

In addition to a powerful performance and affordable price, you’ll want an SUV that offers plenty of interior space for your passengers and cargo. Here’s a quick breakdown of both SUVs’ dimensions:

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 a New Chevy Traverse at Ken Garff Chevrolet!

No matter if you’re interested in learning more about the new Chevy Traverse with our team or you have questions about our new vehicle specials, our team is here to help. Still doing your research? You can also compare how the Traverse stacks up against the GMC Acadia, learn about the Chevy Traverse towing capacity, and more.  We can also help you apply for financing online to get the process started!

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