Ford Explorer vs Chevy Traverse

Compare the 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Chevy Traverse

The growing number of SUVs on the market means more options for families that need a lot of cabin space, but two mid-size SUV icons remain at the top of their class. The 2020 Ford Explorer, coming off a recent redesign, and the 2020 Chevy Traverse are three-row SUVs that make handling all on your family's schedule an easier task, but they differ in some key areas. If you're looking for a new SUV for your family, see how the 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Chevy Traverse compare when you read on!

Safety and Features

  • Safety is a priority of the families buying a 2020 three-row SUV, and the Ford Explorer has it standard. The 2020 Ford Explorer comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360 driver-assist technologies, which include everything from blind-spot monitoring to high-beam assist, and these same technologies aren't standard in the 2020 Chevy Traverse.
  • Bigger is often better, and the 2020 Ford Explorer shows that with a larger sunroof and a larger available infotainment system display than what the Chevy Traverse offers. The Ford Explorer also has more functions for that infotainment system, like Waze and Amazon Alexa compatibility, than the Chevy Traverse does.

Design and Capability

  • These are both large SUVs, but if you want all passengers to feel comfortable, the 2020 Ford Explorer spreads its space well. The Ford SUV has more legroom for passengers in the first two rows, with the Chevy Traverse having a slight advantage in the third row, and the Ford Explorer has more headroom in the rear two rows than the Chevy SUV.
  • Regarding engines, the Ford Explorer covers a wider range and possesses both the more powerful and the more efficient engine. The 2020 Ford Explorer ST has a 400-horsepower engine that can tow up to 5,600 pounds, which beats the 5,000-pound towing capacity of the 310-horsepower engine in the Chevy Traverse.
  • Want to save your family money while driving? The Ford Explorer Hybrid is a wonderful way to do so without losing the capability you need for towing and poor conditions. You won't find a Chevy Traverse hybrid available.


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  1. Capitol City Ford

    8623 East Washington Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46219

    • Sales: (317) 898-0700
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