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Ford Explorer vs. Chevrolet Traverse Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

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Ford Explorer vs. Chevrolet Traverse Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $46,630

Chevrolet Traverse 2LT   
Difference: $2,010

Lowest Total Invoice: $43,978

Chevrolet Traverse 2LT   
Difference: $2,487

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelExplorerTraverseTraverse
TrimLimited2LTPremier
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $41,675 $36,650 $42,045
Base Invoice $39,800 $34,818 $39,943
BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear-Seatbelt Pkg. 650    
Cargo mat 100 75 75
Cargo cover 130 140 140
All-weather floor mats 120 150 150
Running boards 595   585
Second-row buckets 695    
Roof rack crossbars 140    
3.5L V6 0    
Panoramic sunroof 1,595    
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,995    
Entertainment system, ceiling mounted   1,395 1,395
Leather and Driver Confidence Package   2,350  
Navigation system   495  
Graphite Special Edition   2,345  
Sunroof   1,400 1,400
Roof rack   340 340
Illuminated door sill trim plates   395 395
BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear-Seatbelt Pkg. 619    
Cargo mat 95 68 68
Cargo cover 124 127 127
All-weather floor mats 114 136 136
Running boards 565   533
Second-row buckets 660    
Roof rack crossbars 133    
3.5L V6 0    
Panoramic sunroof 1,515    
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,895    
Entertainment system, ceiling mounted   1,269 1,269
Leather and Driver Confidence Package   2,139  
Navigation system   450  
Graphite Special Edition   2,134  
Sunroof   1,274 1,274
Roof rack   309 309
Illuminated door sill trim plates   359 359
Options (change) 6,020 9,085 4,480
Options (change) 5,720 8,265 4,075
Destination 945 895 895
Total Price $48,640 $46,630 $47,420
Total Invoice $46,465 $43,978 $44,913

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV has a 288-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Traverse are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Ford Explorer Limited trim is $41,675. The features would cost an additional $6,020. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $48,640.

The base sticker price of the Chevrolet Traverse 2LT trim is $36,650. The features would cost an additional $9,085. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $46,630.

The base sticker price of the Chevrolet Traverse Premier trim is $42,045. The features would cost an additional $4,480. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $47,420.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Traverse trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Chevrolet Traverse 2LT appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Chevrolet Traverse 4dr SUV has a 288-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Traverse are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Ford Explorer Limited trim is $39,800. The features would cost an additional $5,720. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $46,465.

The invoice of the Chevrolet Traverse 2LT trim is $34,818. The features would cost an additional $8,265. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $43,978.

The invoice of the Chevrolet Traverse Premier trim is $39,943. The features would cost an additional $4,075. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $44,913.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Traverse trims is 3. Based on this adjustment, the Chevrolet Traverse 2LT appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Chevrolet Traverse

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Explorer Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,085
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $470
Model Year201720172017
ModelExplorerTraverseTraverse
TrimLimited2LTPremier
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine290hp V6288hp V6288hp V6
TransmissionT6T6T6
DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)17/24 MPG15/22 MPG15/22 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)390, 12?, 10?, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20255/55-20255/55-20
Total Price$48,640$46,630$47,420
Adjustments for Features-3,0950-475
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$45,545$46,630$46,945
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$315
Total Invoice$46,465$43,978$44,913
Adjustments for Features-2,9570-450
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$43,508$43,978$44,463
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$485

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Chevrolet Traverse

Model Year201720172017
ModelExplorerTraverseTraverse
TrimLimited2LTPremier
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100$1100
FWD$0$0$0
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100  
Heated steering wheel$100 $100
Keyless entry keypad$50  
Power-adjustable pedals$125  
Proximity key$250  
Remote app $25$25
Remote window/roof operation$15  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual $250$250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25  
Curve control$50  
Driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact airbag $150$150
Forward collision warning  $200
Inflatable rear seat belts$200  
Knee airbag, passenger$100  
Lane departure warning system  $200
Obstacle detection, front$200  
Safety key$5  
Wide-view front camera$150  
Cargo Management 
Class III trailer hitch $250 
Overhead sunglass holder$25  
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity $50$50
Android Auto support$0  
Apple CarPlay support$0  
DVD-compatible player $0$0
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens$1200  
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted $1000$1000
HD radio$50  
Siri Eyes Free support $0$0
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $325$325
Traffic + travel information$25  
Traffic information $25$25
Wi-Fi hotspot $50$50
Exterior 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50 $50
Glass roof panel(s) $300$300
Panoramic sunroof$1200  
Sunroof $900$900
Wheel-lip moldings$75  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Interior ambient lighting$150  
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250  
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750  
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25$25
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300 $300
Door sill trim plates$100  
Folding third row seats $600$600
Heated second row seats$200  
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200$200
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats $75$75
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power release, second row seats$100  
Power-stowing third row seats$1000  
Tailgating position, third row seats$50  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350  
Machined alloy wheels $350$350
Total Value of Features$8,895$5,800$6,275
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,095$0$475
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,9570-450

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Chevrolet Traverse

Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerTraverse
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.6 in118.9 in
Length198.3 in203.7 in
Width78.9 in78.5 in
Height70.0 in69.9 in
Curb Weight4,457 lb.4,646 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.22.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in40.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.5 in61.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.3 in58.0 in
Row 1 Legroom40.6 in41.3 in
Row 2 Headroom40.6 in39.4 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.0 in61.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.8 in57.8 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 in36.8 in
Row 3 Headroom37.8 in37.8 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room50.8 in57.6 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.7 in48.3 in
Row 3 Legroom33.3 in33.2 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
21.0 ft324.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft370.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
81.7 ft3116.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Limited

BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear-Seatbelt Pkg.
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Inflatable rear seat belts200No
Total Requested37565%
Total Not Requested20035%

Option Package Details
Chevrolet Traverse 2LT

Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Speed limit information0No
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Cargo cover
FeatureValueRequested?
Cargo cover75Yes
Cargo net40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Sunroof
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
Glass roof panel(s)300No
Total Requested90075%
Total Not Requested30025%
Entertainment system, ceiling mounted
FeatureValueRequested?
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted1000Yes
AC power outlet100Yes
Surround sound250Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
A/V input jacks25No
Total Requested135098%
Total Not Requested252%
Leather and Driver Confidence Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Power-folding mirrors50Yes
Mirror tilt-down in reverse25No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Total Requested192599%
Total Not Requested251%
Graphite Special Edition
FeatureValueRequested?
Second-row buckets500Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125No
Running boards350Yes
Class III trailer hitch250No
255/55HR20 tires400No
3.6L V6
DOHC-4v
288 hp@6300
270 lb-ft@3400
1000Yes
Total Requested185070%
Total Not Requested77530%

Option Package Details
Chevrolet Traverse Premier

Cargo cover
FeatureValueRequested?
Cargo cover75Yes
Cargo net40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Sunroof
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
Glass roof panel(s)300No
Total Requested90075%
Total Not Requested30025%
Entertainment system, ceiling mounted
FeatureValueRequested?
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted1000Yes
AC power outlet100Yes
Surround sound250Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
A/V input jacks25No
Total Requested135098%
Total Not Requested252%

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