Ford Explorer vs Chevy Traverse in Monroe, LA



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Ford Explorer vs Chevrolet Traverse

If you are in the market for a new SUV, the 2018 Ford Explorer is one of the best around. Ford has over a century of auto experience under their belt, and they have managed to get auto engineering down to a fine art. The 2018 Ford Explorer is both comfortable and capable, and can get both you and your family anywhere you want to go. With its three rows of seating, it can comfortably seat up to seven. While it does face a bit of competition from the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2018 Ford Explorer is the superior vehicle. Here are just a few ways the 2018 Ford Explorer pulls ahead of its rival:

Power and Performance

  • All-wheel drive is available on every trim level of the 2018 Ford Explorer, giving you enhanced control and capability both on and off the road. All-wheel drive is not available on the base trim level of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.
  • Drivers in search of some serious power on the road will love the 2018 Ford Explorer. It offers an available turbocharged 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine, which gives out an impressive 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The most powerful engine available to the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is a 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine, which only generates 305 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Ford gives you the power that you need.


  • The 2018 Ford Explorer and the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse both received a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as a five-star side crash rating. However, the 2018 Ford Explorer received a five-star frontal crash rating as well; the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse only received four stars.
  • The 2018 Ford Explorer offers available inflatable seatbelts for families with children. These seatbelts inflate when they detect a collision, which helps spread out the crash forcers over a wider area of the body. This can reduce the risk of internal and spinal injuries. Inflatable seatbelts are not offered on the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.

Comfort and Convenience

  • The 2018 Ford Explorer has more front head room and more front leg room than the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, delivering a better drive for taller drivers.
  • Passengers will prefer riding in the 2018 Ford Explorer as well, as it has more rear head room and rear leg room than the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.
  • The 2018 Ford Explorer is over five inches shorter in length than the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, giving a more maneuverable ride, and making it easier for you to fit it into a parking spot.


  • The 2018 Ford Explorer comes with a standard cap-less fueling system. You don't need to worry about screwing and unscrewing your fuel cap in your 2018 Ford Explorer, and its design even helps prevent fuel evaporation. The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has no cap-less option.
  • There are three available engine options for the 2018 Ford Explorer. The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse has only two available engines. Ford believes in giving you the power of choice.

Come See for Yourself

While Chevrolet makes a good vehicle, it just can't match the 2018 Ford Explorer. Come experience the 2018 Ford Explorer in person. After all, the best way to decide if the 2018 Ford Explorer is for you is by getting some firsthand experience out on the road. Give us a call today at (855) 817-8608 and we will help you schedule a test drive, or come set one up in person right here in Monroe, LA. At Hixson Ford Monroe, we are here to help drivers from all over the Rayville, West Monroe, and Bastrop areas. Let us know what we can do for you today; we can't wait to meet you.

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