2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

White 2018 Ford Explorer, VS Icon, and Maroon 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

While SUVs are very popular with American consumers these days, the Ford Explorer helped start the SUV craze when it debuted nearly three decades ago. After all of these years, the Explorer is still going strong with its powerful engine options, off-road prowess, interior comfort, and technological sophistication. Take a look at this 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Chevrolet Traverse comparison to see how the new Explorer measures up against the SUV competition.

With the Explorer, you have a choice of three advanced engines. This includes the standard 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (290-hp; 255 lb-ft of torque) and available 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 (280-hp; 310 lb-ft of torque). For the pinnacle of Explorer power, the available 3.5L EcoBoost V6 delivers an impressive 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the highest output engine that the Traverse offers is the 2.0L Turbo, which generates 310 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Also, the Explorer gives you the ability to conquer the trails with its advanced off-road technologies, including the Intelligent 4WD System, Terrain Management System, Hill Descent Control, and Hill Start Assist.

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2018 Ford Explorer VS 2018 Chevrolet Traverse
3 Engine Options 2
365/350 Maximum Horsepower/Torque 310/295
Standard Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat No
109/100/81.3 cm Legroom (Front/2nd-row/3rd-row) 104/97.5/85.1 cm

Advantages of the 2018 Ford Explorer

Another strength of the 2018 Explorer is its comfortable and spacious interior. It offers plenty of room for all of the passengers, with 109/100/81.3 (front/2nd-row/3rd-row) centimetres of legroom, compared to 104/97.5/85.1 cm for the 2018 Traverse. Also, with a maximum cargo volume of 81.7 cu-ft (2,313 L), you'll have a great deal of room for loading up your gear in the Explorer. And with advanced multimedia technologies like the SYNC infotainment system and the Sony with Clear Phase and Live Acoustics audio system, you'll be well-connected and entertained on your adventures.

Do you live in the Calgary-area? Would you like to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Explorer? Come check out the latest incarnation of this iconic SUV at Marlborough Ford!


Blue 2018 Ford Explorer Driving by a Mountain Lake
Steering Wheel, Touchscreen, and Driver's Seat of 2018 Ford Explorer
Cargo Area of 2018 Ford Explorer
Rear View of White 2018 Ford Explorer