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2021 Ford Explorer vs 2021 Chevrolet Traverse | Phoenix, AZ

If you’re in the market for a family-friendly SUV, check out the Ford Explorer. The Explorer is America’s bestselling SUV of all time because it checks all the right boxes, and the latest version does so with a real gusto. Compared to other models, such as the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse, the Explorer has more powertrain options, improved capabilities, and a better interior design.

Engine options

The 2021 Explorer comes with four engine options, which is three more than you’ll find on the Traverse. The Explorer has a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine, two versions of the twin-turbo 3.0-liter EcoBoost® V6, and a 3.3-liter Hybrid. The Explorer delivers a lot more power, too, offering an impressive 400 horsepower when you opt for the high-performance Ford Explorer ST. What’s more, the Explorer can tow more than the Chevy Equinox, and it’s more efficient when you opt for the hybrid.

Interior dimensions

The Explorer is also an icon thanks to its family-friendly design. Both the Traverse and Explorer are great for large families, but only the Explorer comes with two inches more in front legroom, as well as more second-row legroom and third-row headroom. If you want added comfort, in other words, the Explorer provides the right amount of spaciousness.

Exclusive features

Why settle for less than the Explorer? In addition to better performance and interior dimensions, the Explorer also has a range of features you just can’t get elsewhere. For the 2021 model year, this includes Ford+Alexa and Waze through SYNC® AppLink®, which you won’t get with the Traverse. What’s more, with the FordPass Connect™ 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, up to 10 devices can use the internet at once compared to seven with the Chevrolet. Plus, the Explorer comes with more speakers on its premium audio system than the audio system in the Traverse, and only the Ford Explorer has an available ST trim level for those who want sporty appeal.

Which is the better choice among rugged three-row SUVs? It’s no contest: the 2021 Ford Explorer comes out on top. See what the new Explorer can do for you when you visit Sanderson Ford in Glendale, Arizona.
6400 N. 51st Ave.


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6400 N. 51st Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301
Phone: (623) 842-8685
Fax: (623) 842-8625
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