2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Chevrolet Traverse

If you’re looking for a high-quality, American-made SUV, you’re going to want a Ford or a Chevy. But if you want the absolute best SUV out there, you’re going to want the 2017 Ford Explorer, which we have right here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL. That’s because nobody does powerful, efficient, capable and dependable SUVs quite like Ford.

To prove that point, we’ve decided to compare the best SUV Ford has to offer with the best SUV Chevy has to offer. More specifically, we’re going to take a look at the 2017 Ford Explorer versus the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse. Both are made right here in the good ol’ USA, but when it comes down to it, you’ll see nothing can match up to the new Ford Explorer.

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2017 Ford Explorer VS 2017 Chevrolet Traverse
290 HP Horsepower 281 HP
255 lb-ft. Torque 266 lb-ft.
17 MPG City Gas Mileage 15 MPG
24 MPG Highway Gas Mileage 22 MPG

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The 2017 Ford Explorer and 2017 Chevrolet Traverse are pretty evenly matched in terms of power, though the 2017 Explorer does have a leg up in terms of horsepower, which is the most important factor when looking at an SUV’s powertrain features. In fact, the new Ford Explorer offers 290 horsepower, while the new Chevrolet Traverse offers only 281 horsepower. The 2017 Traverse does offer more torque than the new Explorer, though it’s not by much, and the 2017 Explorer’s horsepower offering more than makes up for it.

The 2017 Ford Explorer and 2017 Chevy Traverse are also pretty evenly matched in terms of gas mileage, though the new Ford Explorer once again comes out on top thanks to it getting 17 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway, while the new Chevy Traverse gets only 15 miles per gallon in the city and 22 miles per gallon on the highway.

For more on the 2017 Ford Explorer and everything it brings to the table, please reach out to our friendly Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.

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2017 Ford Explorer front interior passenger space
2017 Ford Explorer front side exterior
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