The 2015 Ford Explorer easily embodies everything that has always been great about the Explorer: uncompromising performance, tasteful looks, and ample features. But in order to understand what makes the newest Explorer such a standout, you really need to see how it compares with competing models. We've matched the Explorer head to head with the similarly-sized 2015 Chevrolet Traverse. Find out how both models fared, and if you're impressed by the Explorer, plan on taking a closer look at it here at Arlington Heights Ford, near Schaumburg.


2015 Ford Explorer Performance.png When you need to haul a heavy load or rumble over rough terrain, you want to know your vehicle has power to spare. The 2015 Ford Explorer delivers more of the horsepower and torque that you're looking for. The strongest engine available for the Explorer is a turbocharged 3.5L V6 that delivers 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. That is enough power to tow up to 5000 pounds.

The 2015 Chevy Traverse has only one engine option, a 3.6L V6 that delivers just 281 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque.


2015 Ford Explorer Efficiency.png Since the 2015 Chevy Traverse offers only one engine option, you have no way to prioritize fuel economy. You have already seen that the 2015 Ford Explorer can deliver power, but its numerous engine options make it easy to save on gas.

The most efficient engine with the Ford Explorer is a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder that delivers 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque while getting 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. Fuel economy in the 2015 Chevy Traverse tops out at 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.


2015 Ford Explorer Safety.png The 2015 Ford Explorer is available with a few exclusive safety features that extend a greater level of protection. With Ford MyKey, if your teenager borrows the car, you can set limits on how fast it can travel and how loud the stereo can go. Meanwhile, with curve control, sophisticated sensors monitor the speed of the Explorer as it enters a curve and automatically decelerates if it presents a safety hazard. You won't find these helpful features on the 2015 Chevy Traverse.


If you are looking for high-end features, expect the 2015 Ford Explorer to deliver ones that you simply can't find on the 2015 Chevy Traverse. Explorer exclusives include automatic high beam control, a dual-panel sunroof, and front sport seats with unique upholstery and stitching.

Go Everywhere in Your 2015 Ford Explorer

When you're looking for true utility and versatility, the 2015 Ford Explorer is the clear choice. Tour the interior and take it out for a test drive by visiting Arlington Heights Ford at 801 W. Dundee Rd. in Arlington Heights, IL. We are just 15 minutes north of Schaumburg and easy to reach by taking IL-53 N to IL-68 E. Our doors are open Monday through Saturday, and the new Explorer is on our lot right now, so plan a trip soon! 


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