The 2020 Ford Explorervs Chevrolet Traverse

Compare the 2020 Ford Explorer to the 2020 Chevy Traverse at Saratoga Ford

When it comes to the comfort of your family, you want an SUV that can do a little bit of everything. With plenty of seating, comfort, and convenience backed by a robust powertrain setup and capability to match your needs, it's easy to see why the 2020 Ford Explorer is a popular three-row SUV option. Even when compared to excellent SUV options like the Chevy Traverse, you will still see why the Explorer blows the competition out of the water. Check out how the two compare down below!

2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Chevy Traverse: A Comparison

2020 Ford Explorer2020 Chevy Traverse
Transmission10-speed shiftable automatic9-speed shiftable automatic
Fuel Capacity19.2 gal.19.0 gal.
Front Leg Room43.0 in.41.0 in.
Exterior Colors52


With three engine options, the Ford Explorer can match the needs of your daily drive. Its standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost delivers 310 pound-feet of torque, which the Chevy Traverse can't match with only 266 pound-feet. When equipping the Explorer's twin-turbo V6 engine, it easily outpaces the Traverse's performance.


Looking to be more efficient in your travels? The Ford Explorer offers a 3.3-liter Hybrid engine that combines gas-power with a rechargeable battery pack. The Traverse lineup doesn't offer a similar feature.


Inside, both models offer three-rows of seating and seven spots for passengers to enjoy comfortably. However, the Ford Explorer values comfort a bit more, with increased legroom over the Traverse in the front two rows and more headroom in the rear rows than the Chevy SUV can offer.

Cabin amenities is one of the pluses of owning a high-class SUV like the Ford Explorer or Chevy Traverse. While both models offer an arsenal of features to make your life a little easier, the Ford Explorer takes comfort and convenience a step further with options like standard lumbar power seats, power-adjustable front-row seats, and privacy glass - you won't find these features standard on the Chevy Traverse. The Explorer SUV also offers available massage functions, a feature missing from the Traverse lineup.

Ford Co-Pilot360™

The 2020 Ford Explorer comes standard with the Ford Co-Pilot360™, which employs a suite of safety features designed to guide drivers confidently through heavy traffic and tricky road conditions. It is standard with a Blind Spot Information System, Lane-Keeping System, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Auto High-Beam Headlamps - the Chevy Traverse does not offer these features standard to its lineup, meaning you will need to pay more to unlock them.

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