2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Chevy Traverse

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When it comes to finding the right three-row crossover, there are plenty of options on the market, most of which offer generous capability, features, and interior space. The two models in this 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Chevy Traverse comparison are no exception. Each one offers plenty of seating. The 2018 Ford Explorer is slightly smaller. It offers seven-passenger seating (compared to eight-passenger seating on the 2018 Chevy Traverse) and slightly less interior cargo space, but it can make up for it in available features.

All trim levels of the 2018 Ford Explorer are available with all-wheel drive, which is not available on the base 2018 Chevy Traverse. The Ford three-row crossover also offers three different engine options, compared to just two on the Chevy model. The 2018 Ford Explorer also boasts the top engine option in this comparison: a 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 rated for 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

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2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Chevy Traverse
7 Standard Seating 8
Available (All Trims) 4x4 Drive Available (Limited Trims)
Ford SYNC Infotainment System Chevy MyLink

3.5-L V-6

2.3-L turbo four-cylinder

3.5-L turbo V-6

Engine Options

3.6-L V-6

2.0-L turbo four-cylinder

Safety and Convenience Features on the 2018 Ford Explorer

The 2018 Ford Explorer is available in Explorer, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum trim levels, each of which offers intriguing safety and convenience features. While the LS, LT, RS, Premier, Redline, and High Country models on the 2018 Chevy Traverse can also offer many attractive features, there are a few on the Ford crossover that specifically caught our eye.

Rear Parking Assist and a Surround Vision camera are available on the 2018 Chevy Traverse, but the Ford model takes it to the next step when it comes to easy parking. The 2018 Ford Explorer is available with a front 180-degree camera, parallel and perpendicular parking assist, Park Out Assist (which can help you leave a parking space) and side parking sensors. Both crossovers also offer smartphone app connectivity, but the 2018 Ford Explorer can be compatible with Alexa and Waze.

Would you like to learn more about the 2018 Ford Explorer at Kimber Creek Ford in Pine River MN? Contact a member of our dealership team today.


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2018 Ford Explorer steering wheel and infotainment system
rear cargo area of the 2018 Ford Explorer