Ford Explorer vs Chevrolet Traverse

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Hixson Ford of Alexandria

2506 MacArthur Dr
Directions Alexandria, LA 71301

  • Sales: 866-521-3850
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See How Ford Explorer Outclasses the Chevrolet Competition in Alexandria, LA

When it comes to three-row mid-size SUVs here in central Louisiana, you've got an orienteer's choice. That's especially the case in our busy Alexandria neighborhood. However, few automakers can match the tradition of built-tough craftsmanship and all-around capability of Ford Explorer. With exceptional performance, reliable safety features, long-haul fuel efficiency, and advanced technologies to keep it ahead of the pack, even robust rivals like Chevy Traverse have a hard time keeping up on the trail. Check out how the new Explorer fares against it here at Hixson Ford of Alexandria, and you'll see what we mean.

Ford Explorer vs Chevy Traverse

Our new Ford SUV sprints out the gate in a wide-ranging trim line from base and XLT to the luxuriously equipped Limited and Platinum, with a hard-charging Sport trim in the mix to boot. The new Traverse steps out in full L, LS, LT, RS, Premier, and High Country regalia. Take a closer look at each, however, and you'll see how well Explorer pulls ahead.

  • Under the hood, there's a choice among three engines. One's a highly economical 2.3-liter EcoBoost®, putting out a spirited 280 horsepower. The next is a balanced yet potent 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6, shelling 290. The last, and the line's crown, is a high-performance 365-horsepower, 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6, turbocharged for a powerful feel on the road. Chevy's SUV offers only one engine across its lineup, a 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6, except for in Traverse in RS, which offers a turbocharged 257-horsepower, 2.0-liter I4. The former's no match for our top-tier, and the latter is only available in the RS trim.
  • Count on traveling the extra mile. Explorer makes possible up to 19 mpg in a city like Leesville in FWD with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, according to EPA estimates. Traverse offers only an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city in front-wheel drive, and no estimates are available yet for its 2.0-liter turbo engine.
  • You can take up to 5,000 pounds in tow you when you properly equip Explorer with an optional Class III Trailer Tow Package. That's enough capacity for bringing along a small boat, personal watercraft, pair of snowmobiles or dirt bikes, or a second car on your Pineville trip. Traverse can lug only 1,500 pounds maximum.
  • Intelligent four-wheel drive (4WD), optional across the Explorer lineup, comes standard in Explorer Sport and Platinum. In Traverse, it's only available, no matter the trim.
  • A Terrain Management System makes crossing diverse landscapes and tacking through tougher weather a snap for Explorer, as the system offers tailored modes from normal and mud/rut to sand and snow/gravel/grass. No such system is offered in Chevy's SUV.
  • Driver-assistance options range from a BLIS® (blind-spot information system), cross-traffic alert, and a Lane-Keeping System to adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning and brake support. There's even an Enhanced Active Park Assist feature available, alongside an optional front 180-degree camera with split-view capability, not to mention available rain-sensing wipers and auto high-beam headlamps. Traverse is similarly equipped.
  • Explorer is a lap of luxury, featuring, in select trims, available multi-contour premium leather-trimmed front seats, providing micro-perforated insert and quilted bolstering options, and coming available heated and cooled. You can also find optional an Active Motion® lumbar support as well as upper-leg massage functionality and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel. Traverse only offers available leather seating optionally heated and ventilated for the driver and front passenger and heated in the rear.
  • Explorer is even the easy-to-access choice for managing cargo at your Marksville venue, making available a hands-free, foot-activated liftgate. In Traverse, one is only available as part of an investment in a Convenience and Driver Confidence Package.
  • Tech-wise, Explorer is also a savvy choice. It offers an available voice-activated SYNC® 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi with support for up to 10 devices, and an available 500-watt Sony Audio system, and SYNC® Connect tech works together with the FordPass App to make it easy to track your SUV's location, remotely start it, lock or unlock, check its status and fuel levels, schedule a startup, and more, all via your smartphone. Traverse offers 7- and 8-inch Chevrolet MyLink infotainment options, Apple and Android tech, available Bose audio, and similar abilities via the myChevrolet Mobile App, but its Wi-Fi supports only up to seven devices.

To see what else a new Ford Explorer can do for your adventures, give us a call at 877-820-4718 or stop by our 2506 MacArthur Drive showroom to schedule a test drive. We'll take you for a ride that bests the rest!

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