2017 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2017 Ford Explorer

As more and more models are being added to lineups across the automotive industry, it’s becoming that much harder to find the vehicle that perfectly fits your needs. That’s especially true for the crossover and SUV segments. That’s where we come in. At Jack Burford Chevy in Richmond, KY, we strive to make sure you have a simple and hassle-free car-buying experience by giving you all the information you need to make an informed decision.

In this case, we’re putting the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse up against the 2017 Ford Explorer. Both have long been known as dependable and reliable vehicles, but only one can come out on top in a head-to-head match. The Ford Explorer has been the country’s best-selling SUV for 25 years now, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best option out there. In fact, as we take a closer look at the 2017 Traverse versus the 2017 Explorer, you’ll see exactly why the 2017 Chevy Traverse is the better buy.

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2017 Chevrolet Traverse VS 2017 Ford Explorer
$29,595 MSRP $32,105
24.4 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity (Seats in Place) 21.0 cu. ft.
116.3 cu. ft. Max Cargo Capacity 81.7 cu. ft.
5,200 lbs. Max Towing 5,000 lbs.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse: More Space, Better Towing and a Cheaper Price Tag

We’re guessing the first thing that pops out at you from the table above is the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP). That’s because price is one of the main factors people consider when shopping for a new vehicle. And the 2017 Chevy Traverse coming in $2,510 cheaper than the 2017 Explorer puts it in a great light for many people.

But buying a new vehicle isn’t just about the price. The 2017 Traverse holds other advantages over the Explorer as well. While its power numbers are slightly lower, with 281 horsepower to the Explorer’s 290 horsepower, the 2017 Chevy Traverse can actually tow 2,000 pounds more than the Explorer. And while the passenger space in both vehicles is quite similar, with the Traverse holding a slight advantage, the Traverse can carry much more cargo than the Explorer, as seen in the table above.

If you have any questions about what else the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse brings to the table, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable Jack Burford Chevy staff. They’re here to help in any and every way possible.

2017 Chevrolet Traverse front interior driver dash and display audio
2017 Chevrolet Traverse interior passenger space
2017 Chevrolet Traverse rear side exterior
2017 Chevrolet Traverse front exterior headlights

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