2019 CHEVY TRAVERSE VS. 2019 FORD EXPLORER | AN SUV COMPARISON

 

 

With so many options, finding a new midsize SUV can be tough. To help speed your research process along, the specialists at Dralle Chevrolet Buick have stacked up two of the top choices against each other with our Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer page.

In this SUV comparison, we'll be comparing the 2019 Chevy Traverse LT Cloth, starting at $35,300 MSRP, and the 2019 Ford Explorer XLT, starting at $34,400 MSRP. After reading, you can reach out to our Chevy dealership in Peotone, IL by calling (708) 258-5209 or using our contact form.

PERFORMANCE/TOWING

While both of these SUVs feature V6 engines, they do not deliver the same driving experience. The 3.6L under the hood of the 2019 Traverse is more dynamic, and outperforms the Explorer in both power and efficiency. Specs for these reliable SUVs' powertrains are below. 

Chevy Traverse LT Cloth Model Ford Explorer XLT 
3.6L V6Engine3.5L Ti-VCT V6
310 HPHorsepower290 HP
266 lb.-ft.Torque255 lb.-ft.
18 city / 27 highwayFuel Economy17 city / 24 highway
Up to 5,000 lbs.Towing CapacityUp to 5,000 lbs.

 

 

SAFETY

You want your new family SUV to take safety seriously, and the Traverse and Explorer back up drivers with several safety features. While both include all the basics and upgrades like rear vision cameras, the 2019 Traverse packs responsive features that can't be found in the Ford SUV, including:

  • Teen driver technology
  • OnStar® and Chevrolet Connected Services capable
  • Rear seat reminder
 

TECHNOLOGY

For the most advanced technology, the clear choice is the 2019 Traverse. The Ford Explorer has capable upgrades included, but it can't stack up to the Traverse's tech package. Additional features added in the Chevy Traverse include the following:

  • 7-in. Chevrolet Infotainment System color touchscreen
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot

 

INTERIOR/CARGO

Both of these vehicles have room for anything your family may need, but which interior will you prefer? The choice between the Traverse and Explorer will depend on personal preferences, but the exceptional amenities of the 2019 Traverse will surely impress. Upgrades exclusive to the Traverse LT Cloth include:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Available heated front seats

TEST DRIVE 2019 CHEVY TRAVERSE MODELS IN PEOTONE, IL

If you're ready to get the sleek, stylish 2019 Chevy Traverse out on the road, schedule your test drive today! Find the Chevy SUV for you in our Traverse inventory, then use our online form to schedule your visit to our dealership in Peotone, IL. To speak directly with a Dralle representative, call (708) 258-5209.