2016 Ford Explorer vs 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

2016 Ford Explorer 

In today's market, there are buyers in Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, and beyond who are looking for a large utility vehicle to help them tote lots of cargo and passengers from place to place. The 2016 Ford Explorer returns this year with a new EcoBoost engine, revised suspension tuning, and a more opulent cabin than ever. All of this helps it compare favorably to the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, a fact that plays out when you consider them next to one another.

Starting Price

Starting with the price tag, the 2016 Ford Explorer seems like the smarter choice.

  • 2016 Ford Explorer: MSRP from $30,700

  • 2016 Chevrolet Traverse: MSRP from $31,205

Maximum Power

There are a lot of drivers looking for high-end performance from their SUV. While both of these models are offered with all-wheel drive, the 2016 Ford Explorer offers more power under the hood.

  • 2016 Ford Explorer Specs: The Explorer is with a trio of powertrains, including an available turbocharged V6 engine that pumps out a robust 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the new EcoBoost engine gets a capable 270 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.

  • 2016 Chevrolet Traverse Specs: This model only comes with one available engine, a 3.6L V6 that makes 281 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque.

Better Fuel Economy

While sport utility vehicle and strong fuel economy may not be phrases often uttered in the same breath, the designers of the 2016 Ford Explorer are here to prove otherwise. The all-new EcoBoost turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine on the Explorer gets up to 28 mpg highway and 19 mpg city, numbers that look downright foreign to the large three-row crossover SUV segment. Fuel economy on the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse's only available engine tops out at an uninspired 24 mpg highway and 17 mpg city.

Parking Assistance

Both of these models get features like a rearview camera and rear parking sensors, but only the 2016 Ford Explorer comes with an available park assist feature that scans parking spaces and assists drivers in backing the vehicle into perpendicular and parallel parking spots. The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse doesn't offer such advanced driver assist features.

Buy the 2016 Ford Explorer at Arlington Heights Ford

If you live in Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, or the surrounding areas and you're thinking about getting your hands on the 2016 Ford Explorer, then head to Arlington Heights Ford at 801 W. Dundee Rd. in Arlington Heights, IL for a great deal and competitive financing. Contact Arlington Heights Ford to set up a test drive today, or simply stop in and check out our impressive selection for yourself.

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