Can the 2021 Ford Explorer hold steady in the face of a worthy competitor like the 2021 Chevy Traverse? With this comparison, we'll prove how the Explorer provides more to Dickson City, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, drivers. Gibbons Ford instructs drivers like you on the differences between these two vehicles, so let's get started.

Ford Explorer vs Chevy Traverse Interior

If you're looking for plush interior features, the Explorer gives them to you. Available Multicontour seats come equipped with Active Motion®, which supplies you with five diverse massage themes for you to relish.

When it's hot out, the first-row dwellers in the Explorer can use the optional ventilated seats to get a respite from the heat. The Ford even includes a standard tri-zone electronic automatic temperature control system.

Except for the tri-zone automatic climate control system, which comes standard, you will not experience the relaxation and refreshment in the Chevy.

Scan the chart to see how space differs between the SUVs.

Dimensions 1st/2nd Row

Ford Explorer

Chevy Traverse

Hip Room

59.2/59.1 in.

58.1/56.9 in.


43/39 in.

41/38.4 in.

More headroom comes in the second and third rows of the Ford, measuring 40.5 and 38.9 inches, respectively. With the Chevy, they reach 40 inches in the middle and 38.2 in the back.

Ford Explorer vs Chevy Traverse Technology

Larger, available screens make it easy to get your information and see it clearly in the Explorer. The upgraded 12.3-inch digital cluster shows your SUV operations while the optional 10.1-inch Portrait Touchscreen lets you see the route you need to travel and use your smartphone apps.

The Traverse provides two screens to detail operations and put your apps at your fingertips. Unfortunately, the premium level screens do not dominate the Ford offerings. The available Driver Information Center spans only 4.2 inches while the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 Premium System with Navigation comes with an 8-inch touchscreen.

Ford Explorer vs Chevy Traverse Safety

While you're afforded much of the safety you need, the main difference arises between what systems come standard. Automatic Emergency Braking, the Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, and the Lane-Keeping System all come standard in the Ford. These will prevent you from getting into an accident with several warnings.

None of the comparable safety systems in the Chevy like Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert come standard. Only certain trims provide these to you when many other SUVs build them right into your car.

Ford Explorer vs Chevy Traverse Performance

The performance of the two vehicles says it all. The Ford derives its power from one of three engines, including the standard 2.3L EcoBoost®, available 3.0L EcoBoost® V6, and the optional 3.3L V6 hybrid.

Each engine gets shifting grace from the 10-speed automatic transmission. Plus, by adding the Terrain Management System™, you get seven driving modes like Normal, Trail, Deep Snow/Sand, Slippery, Sport, Tow/Haul, and Eco to customize the ride.

Under the hood of the Chevy, you'll find one 3.6L V6 engine that works with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Their Driver Mode Selector offers only four modes, including Front-Wheel Drive, All-Wheel Drive, Off-Road, and Tow/Haul.

Which Holds Steady? 2021 Ford Explorer vs 2021 Chevy Traverse

From this comparison, you've learned how the 2021 Ford Explorer holds steady against its competitor, the 2021 Chevy Traverse. Get more of what you want for Dickson City, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, PA, travels with this dynamic SUV. To schedule a test drive, contact Gibbons Ford.

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