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Chevy Traverse Vs Ford Explorer


Drivers searching for a midsize SUV capable of taking on the roads of Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Cranberry Township will love everything the 2020 Chevy Traverse and the Ford Explorer have to offer. Delivering bold styling, class-leading space, and some of the most innovative technologies on the market, the hardest question you’ll have to answer is this: Which SUV is better for me?

At Baierl Chevrolet, we’re committed to pairing you with the vehicle you’ll be driving for many years down the road. That’s why we’ve created this head-to-head comparison breaking down the key features between the Chevy Traverse vs. Ford Explorer, so you can determine which one better fits your lifestyle!


2020 CHEVY TRAVERSE

2020 CHEVY TRAVERSE VS FORD EXPLORER: SAFETY FEATURES

Both the 2020 Ford Explorer and the Chevy Traverse offer a range of safety and driver-assist technologies to support you along every drive. Each model comes with a standard rearview camera along with similar dynamic guidelines for easy backward maneuvering.

Read more about the Chevy Traverse safety features.

BIRD’S-EYE VIEWS

Additionally, drivers can select the HD Surround Vision option in the 2020 Chevy Traverse. This advanced system gives you a high-definition bird’s-eye view on your Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system display. The Ford Explorer offers a similar 360-degree camera that helps you take stock of the world around you as you drive.

REAR CAMERA MIRROR

The available Rear Camera Mirror in the Chevy Traverse enables you to use it as either a regular inside rearview mirror or to view a display from the rearview camera. The rearview camera display provides a wider lens visual with which to survey your surroundings.

The 2020 Ford Explorer does not offer an equivalent option to the Rear Camera Mirror found in the Chevy Traverse.


SEATING, STORAGE

CHEVROLET TRAVERSE VS FORD EXPLORER: SEATING, STORAGE, & CONVENIENCE

Designed to fit your active lifestyle, the 2020 Chevy Traverse interior provides comfortable seating for up to eight people when equipped with the available second-row bench seat. On the flip side, the 2020 Ford Explorer only offers seating for up to seven people.

The Chevy Traverse has a maximum passenger volume of 157.3 cubic feet, while the Ford Explorer has just 152.7 cubic feet. Front to back, feel free to stretch out in the roomy 2020 Chevy Traverse. When it comes to longer drives, the additional space is sure to make for a more relaxed and comfortable ride for everyone on board.


CARGO ROOM

With an incredible 98.2 cubic feet of available cargo space, the 2020 Chevy Traverse not only offers more seating but also an expansive cargo area. By comparison, the Ford Explorer lags not only in seating but also in cargo room as well. With just 87.8 cubic feet of available space, you’ll be missing out in the 2020 Ford Explorer.

Whether it comes to making room for an extra passenger or fitting in more luggage as you head out on your highly anticipated family vacation, the 2020 Chevy Traverse provides everything you need—and more.

POWER LIFTGATE

When it comes to convenient room and accessibility, the Ford Explorer does offer a power liftgate like the Chevy Traverse. This nifty feature lends a helping hand when your arms are full. Whether you’re coming out of the mall with shopping bags or find yourself holding a week’s worth of groceries, your intelligent SUV has you covered.

For both vehicles, you simply wave your foot underneath the tailgate to open the trunk.

HIDDEN COMPARTMENTS

In addition to the power liftgate, the Chevy Traverse also offers two hidden storage areas for added convenience. The available underfloor storage bin in the Chevy Traverse lets you organize larger items below deck.

For smaller valuables, the compartment located behind the Infotainment 3 system screen allows you to stow your belongings within reach while keeping them safely out of sight. In contrast, the 2020 Ford Explorer does not offer an underfloor storage bin or secret compartment behind the touchscreen display.


TECHNOLOGY

2020 CHEVY TRAVERSE VS FORD EXPLORER: TECHNOLOGY

Both the Chevy Traverse and the 2020 Ford Explorer offer remote access to your vehicle through their easy-to-use apps. For the Chevy Traverse, drivers can lock/unlock and start/stop their SUV through the myChevrolet mobile app. The Ford Explorer offers similar capabilities with the FordPass Connect™ app.

IN-VEHICLE APPS

Speaking of apps, the 2020 Chevy Traverse also offers a host of In-Vehicle app options drivers can browse through and install directly onto their Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system. The available apps include the following, among others:

  • Spotify
  • The Weather Channel
  • Pandora
  • USA Today

In the 2020 Chevy Traverse, your Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system screen provides the convenience of smartphone apps with the bonus of larger icons. Whether you want to quickly check the forecast, switch up the music, or tune in to the major news stories of the day, these In-Vehicle apps live right at your fingertips.


DEEP DIVE: MARKETPLACE APP

The available Marketplace app enables you and your copilot to complete transactions directly through your Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system screen. By connecting your merchant accounts to the app, you can view special discounts from your favorite vendors and find the closest one. From hotel rooms to gas stations and restaurants, the Marketplace app streamlines every on-the-go transaction.

The 2020 Ford Explorer does not offer the same In-Vehicle app integration options—nor does it offer a comparable feature to the Chevrolet Marketplace app available in the Chevy Traverse.


CHEVROLET TRAVERSE VS FORD EXPLORER: WHICH ONE?

While both SUVs offer drivers many outstanding qualities, the 2020 Chevy Traverse demonstrates more rearview safety options, cargo room, seating, and In-Vehicle app selections for unparalleled convenience while you’re out on the road. When it comes down to it, the Chevy Traverse provides the adaptability, space, and convenient technology needed to transform your daily drives into joy rides.

If you’re a driver living near Pittsburgh, Wexford, or Cranberry Township interested in taking a closer look at our full line of Chevy Traverse SUVs and trims, read the rest of our Traverse reviews. Then, stop by Baierl Chevrolet or schedule a test drive online today!


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