2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Chevy Traverse

Chances are you are here because you either already know what sport utility vehicles have to offer to drivers, or you want to switch up your current automobile and see why SUVs have become so popular. It is a tough world out there, and you know that you need an automobile that you can count on to get you through whatever life throws your way, be it on a daily basis or in those extreme circumstances. An SUV is a great choice for such a vehicle if your life includes large family outings or treks into the great outdoors. The added space and power make that style of automobile a go-to choice for many people. With such a vast amount of different SUVs available to the masses, which one is right for you? Let’s take a look at the 2017 Ford Explorer vs the 2017 Chevy Traverse. It’s one of the oldest debates in automotive history—Ford or Chevrolet? Both of these automakers are titans in the industry, without question, but when you put the 2017 Ford Explorer up against the 2017 Chevy Traverse, some key differences emerge.

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2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Chevy Traverse
3.5-liter V6 Base Engine 3.6-liter V6
290 HP Horsepower 281 HP
17/24 City/Hwy MPG Fuel Economy 15/22 City/Hwy MPG
Available Front 180-Degree Camera Not Available

2017 Ford Explorer horsepower and fuel economy

The first big difference you may see between these two vehicles is the horsepower. Underneath its hood, the 2017 Explorer packs an engine capable of delivering 290 horsepower. The 2017 Traverse falls shy of that with 281 horsepower. With more oomph at your disposal, you can feel more confident about each of your rides. And even though it packs a bigger punch in terms of horsepower, the Explorer does not use fuel less efficiently. On the contrary, the 2017 Explorer gets 17 city and 24 highway miles per gallon, whereas the 2017 Traverse gets 15 city and 22 highway miles per gallon. Better efficiency can mean fewer stops at the gas station and more time doing what you love.

The numbers speak for themselves. The 2017 Ford Explorer provides a more efficient and powerful ride than the 2017 Chevy Traverse. Contact us if you’d like to get behind the wheel of the Explorer today.

white 2017 Ford Explorer on a desert road
2017 Ford Explorer steering wheel and dashboard
2017 Ford Explorer interior front seating area
2017 Ford Explorer exterior rear riding into the mountainous landscape

orange 2017 Ford Escape parked on street
red 2017 Ford Expedition driving on desert highway