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2014 Ford Explorer 2014 Chevrolet Traverse
 
FWD 4dr Base
  • FWD 4dr Base
  • 4WD 4dr Base
  • FWD 4dr XLT
  • 4WD 4dr XLT
  • FWD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Sport
FWD LS
  • FWD LS
  • AWD LS
  • FWD LT w/1LT
  • AWD LT w/1LT
  • FWD LT w/2LT
  • AWD LT w/2LT
  • FWD LTZ
  • AWD LTZ

Prices

MSRP $30,015 $30,795  
Invoice $28,288 $29,563
Avg. Paid $29,633 $30,939

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 7.9  
Critics' Rating 7.7 8.3
Performance 7.0 7.9
Interior 7.0 7.9
Safety 9.2 9.7
Reliability 2.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Upscale cabin
  • Great fuel economy with four-cylinder engine
  • Refined, comfortable ride
  • Easily maneuverable
  • Vast cargo area
 
Cons
  • Limited cargo space
  • Lackluster handling
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Transmission can be hesitant to downshift

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/213 Gas V6 3.6L/217
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility  

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.6 118.90  
Length, Overall (in) 197.1 203.70
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.9 78.50
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 69.90

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Privacy Glass Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Optional  
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4534 4646  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard  
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional  
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Back-Up Camera Standard  
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 8  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 151.7 150.8
Front Head Room (in) 41.4 40.40
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 41.30
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.3 61.50
Front Hip Room (in) 57.3 58.00
Second Head Room (in) 40.5 39.40
Second Leg Room (in) 39.8 36.80
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61 61.00
Second Hip Room (in) 56.7 57.80
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2 33.20
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 80.7 116.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 43.8 70.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 21 24.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard  
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard  
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard  
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Optional
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Optional
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5 L/213 3.6L/217
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 290 @ 6500 281 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 255 @ 4000 266 @ 3400
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 38.9 40.4

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard  
Gasoline Fuel Optional Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 22.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Coil-Over Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Linked H-Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard