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Which is Better? The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse or 2019 Ford Explorer?

2019 Chevrolet Traverse 2019 Ford Explorer Versus

2019 Chevrolet Traverse


2019 Ford Explorer

20 city / 26 hwy

Fuel Economy

17 city / 24 hwy
310 hp


290 hp
266 lb-ft


255 lb-ft

Serving Chantilly, Washington D.C., and Alexandria

Choosing a new midsize crossover SUV to take home can be a stressful experience. After all, there are numerous options that seem similar on the surface. A closer look at the vehicles, however, may reveal that one model is clearly superior over the others. You understandably have narrowed down your options to the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse and the 2019 Ford Explorer. As leading contenders in your search, you need to analyze these options more closely before you make your buying decision. The Traverse’s current generation was launched in 2018, so you can reasonably anticipate a refreshed design and innovative features in the 2019 model. On the other hand, the 2019 Explorer is the last model for the current generation, and a major update has been announced for the 2020 model year. Before you make your selection, review these important factors in detail.


With a complete overhaul in the 2018 model, the current Traverse has a modern, sophisticated exterior that has numerous desirable features. Compared to the Explorer, it has larger dimensions in all areas. The body is mostly smooth, but a single character line runs along the length of the side panels and across the front end. The profile features a roofline with minimal slope, and this ensures ample passenger seating in the rear rows of the 2019 Chevy Traverse. When you compare this to the 2019 Ford Explorer, you will notice that the front end on the Explorer is more robust, and there is less contouring throughout the exterior. The grille has a sharper geometric design, and the headlights carry on this edgy design.


Today’s SUV shoppers understandably need to find a powerful vehicle that has responsive handling. While the 2019 Traverse and the 2019 Explorer have similar powertrains on the surface, your test drive will reveal that one has been designed with superior engineering. The 2019 Traverse is equipped with a 9-speed auto transmission as well as a V6, 3.6-liter gas engine. This is paired with auto start-stop, anti-locking brakes, front-wheel drive, an independent suspension system and several other features. The 2019 Explorer is loaded with an automatic transmission combined with a 3.5-liter, V6 engine. Its relevant performance features include front-wheel drive, electric power steering and hill start assistance.


Both of these stunning SUVs are available in multiple trims, and this gives you the convenience to select a vehicle that has the right features at a price that you can afford. Features vary significantly based on your preferred trim. Some of the features that you may benefit from in the 2019 Traverse include heated front seats, an 8-inch color display for the infotainment system, a surround-view camera, cruise control, a 4G LTE wireless hotspots, a three-zone climate control system and a few other features. The 2019 Explorer’s features include power door locks, a single-zone climate control system, cruise and sound controls on the steering wheel, a rearview mirror and more.

The 2019 Traverse and the 2019 Explorer are similar on the surface, but you can now see that they differ in important ways. To get a better idea about what to expect from the Traverse, head to our dealership to explore trim details and to test drive this beautiful SUV.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2019 Chevrolet Traverse LT Cloth 4dr SUV w/1LT for Sale in inventory


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