The Chevrolet Traverse vs Ford Explorer
When it comes to Midsize SUVs, the Chevrolet Traverse steals the show for being the most spacious, versatile option on the market today. Boasting eight seats with easy accessibility and generous leg room, this model easily beats out other similar vehicles such as the Ford Explorer Limited. The Chevrolet Traverse received higher safety ratings, comes equipped with more seating, and offers modern technology that the Explorer does not, making it the ultimate family vehicle.
Earning a 5/5-star safety rating isn’t common, but the Chevrolet Traverse pulled it off. Features such as traction and stability control, front-seat and full-length side curtain airbags, and antilock disc brakes are all standard safety features of the 2019 model that helped earn this impressive review, but it doesn’t stop there. A unique feature that help set this vehicle apart includes the center airbag between the two front seats that is designed to protect front seat occupants from one another during a collision.
Not only does the Chevrolet Traverse offer one whole extra seat than the Ford Explorer, it also offers more max cargo space. With eight seats and 116.3 cu.ft/cargo space compared to seven seats and 81.7 cu.ft/cargo space of the Ford Explorer, the Traverse allows your family to travel in comfort and ease. The Traverse is also capable of 5,200 lbs. of towing capability, compared to the 5,000 lbs. for the Ford Explorer, meaning you won’t have to sacrifice bringing your family boat along for the adventure.
Keeping your family engaged and connected during long trips can usually seem like a nightmare, but Chevrolet makes it a no-brainer. With 4G LTE Wi-Fi, you have access to strong signal for up to seven devices, allowing those back seat passengers to stay entertained on their devices while you focus on the road. The hands free MyLink feature also allows the driver to manage phone calls and access music all while maintaining focus on driving, which is just the icing on the cake when it comes to this incredible vehicle.