2019 Ford Explorer vs. Chevrolet Traverse | Sanderson Ford | Phoenix, AZ
The 2019 FordExplorer is a standout utility vehicle whether you’re looking for a comfortable daily commuter or a rough and rugged companion for your weekend adventuring. If you’re considering the Chevrolet Traverse, you may first want to consider everything that the Explorer simply does better.
The 2019 Ford Explorer features three powertrains, including a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine that produces 365 horsepower — best in its class. The 2019 Chevrolet Traverse’s 3.6-liter V6 pales by comparison, delivering just 310 horsepower.
If you’re looking for something that balances performance and fuel economy a bit better, the Explorer still maintains the edge. The Ford Explorer’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine produces 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque while returning an impressive 27 mpg on the highway.* That’s more efficient and more powerful than the Traverse’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which produces 257 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque while returning 26 mpg on the highway.*
The 2019 Explorer Sport and Platinum both feature Intelligent 4WD and Ford’s cutting Terrain Management System™. This cutting-edge technology allows you to adjust your driving mode to accommodate four different kinds of terrain, including snow, sand, and grass. Every Explorer features class-exclusive Curve Control, which automatically slows your approach by up to 10 mph when you are heading into a curve to ensure better stability.
Don’t let the Explorer’s rugged exterior and powerful performance fool you: This brawny brute has plenty in the way of brains. The Explorer is available with SYNC® 3, which offers an intuitive user interface that makes connecting your smartphone faster and easier. Speaking of smartphones, the Explorer is offered with FordPass™ Connect with Wi-Fi hotspot, which enables you to connect up to 10 devices to high-speed internet, ensuring that you’ll never have to worry about losing touch. The 2019 Ford Explorer also offers Ford+Alexa, which allows you to access more than 30,000 Alexa skills, do your shopping through Amazon Prime, and control your connected smart-home devices.
From top to bottom, the 2019 Ford Explorer is an impressive specimen to look at. It’s even better once you get behind the wheel and get a sense of everything it can do for yourself. Stop into Sanderson Ford and give the new Explorer a spin.
*Use for comparison only. EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary.