2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Chevy Traverse - Brandon Ford

2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Chevy Traverse

2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Chevy Traverse

Living an adventurous lifestyle demands a vehicle that can keep up with you, and finding the vehicle that fits you can be difficult. So, we compared two, ready-for-action SUVs: the 2018 Ford Explorer and the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. Which both of these vehicles have Four-Wheel Drive available, allowing them to go off-road when you want to. However, there are some distinct differences between the two SUVs.

For instance, the Explorer and Traverse offer different features, with some trim levels having more of certain types of features available. In fact, when the SUVs are at their highest trim levels, the 2018 Explorer Platinum offers more convenient and safety technologies compared to the 2018 Traverse High Country. And looking at the chart below, the Base trim of the Explorer and the LS trim of the Traverse still have noticeable differences in capabilities and features. While fuel efficiency is around the same for both of them, the Explorer has a maximum towing capacity of up to 3,000-pounds, whereas the towing capacity for the Traverse is still unknown.

2018 Ford Explorer Base 4x4


2018 Chevy Traverse LS AWD

18 / 25 MPG Fuel Economy (CTY/HWY) 17 / 25 MPG
3,000 pounds Max. Towing Capacity Not Available
Available Parking Assist Not Available
4 12-volt DC Power Outlets 1

2018 Ford Explorer available in Tampa, FL

Overall, despite the 2018 Chevy Traverse being a very capable SUV, the 2018 Ford Explorer offers more convenience and a more thrilling performance than the Traverse does. The features and technologies that the Explorer has available are very impressive and many drivers enjoy them. Some of the most noteworthy comfort features include the Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control, heated steering wheel, twin-panel moonroof and heated second-row seats.

Not to mention the available technologies that make driving safer, more enjoyable and more convenient. Some of the available technologies range from safety to entertainment to practicality, such as:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Forward and Reverse Sensing Systems
  • Premium Sound from Sony® with Clear Phase and Live Acoustics
  • Wi-Fi® Hotspot
  • And many more!

If you are interested in the 2018 Ford Explorer and would like more information, you can stop in or contact us at Brandon Ford and we'll be happy to answer any of your questions. You can also schedule a test drive online!

2018 Ford Explorer driving on a road

2018 Ford Explorer Trim Level Breakdown and Comparison

Seeing how it’s been the best-selling SUV in America for the last 25 years, you know people are excited about the new Ford Explorer each and every model year. Now, there are a lot of reasons for that excitement, but we think the Explorer’s varied model lineup is toward the top of that list, especially when talking about the 2018 Ford Explorer. That’s because the 2018 Ford Explorer lineup consists of five trim levels, each of which we’re going to breakdown and compare here in an effort to help you figure out which new Ford Explorer is right for you.

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