2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Chevrolet Traverse
2020 Ford Explorer 2020 Chevrolet Traverse
MPG (City/Hwy)
  21/28* 18/27*
  10-Speed Shiftable Automatic 9-Speed Shiftable Automatic
Front Leg Room
  43 in. 41 in.

2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

Serving Fort Mill, SC

Which three-row SUV model will meet every expectation and need that you have for your next vehicle? The Ford Explorer has a long-standing tradition of impressing its drivers and passengers with its overall excellence. The 2020 Explorer introduces its sixth generation, and this generation shows off substantial improvements under the hood and throughout the exterior and interior. The Chevy Traverse entered the market almost two decades after the Explorer, and this three-row SUV introduced its current generation in 2018. How do the 2020 Explorer and the 2020 Traverse compare?


The differences between the Explorer and the Traverse start on the exterior. The Explorer is visually strong with long, flat surfaces that angle prominently down the roof and hood. The side doors have a scoop that angles upward slightly as the roof trends downward. This gorgeous effect is combined with lower-body molding, a front skid plate, beefy LED headlights, and a trim-specific grille design to create a stand-out appearance. The Traverse has an elongated profile that begins with a prominent nose and linear definition across the grille. The smooth hood transitions smoothly into the front windshield, which has a sharp angle. The roof is flat, and some trims have raised roof rails. The smooth panels have a subtle definition at their upper and lower perimeters along the Traverse's sides.


As a next-generation model, the 2020 Ford Explorer expresses its modern appeal throughout its spacious cabin. Numerous equipment differences are present across the extensive trim line. Some of the Explorer trims are outfitted with a dual-pane moonroof, leather seats with heat across two rows, a 10.1-inch display screen with a portrait stance, Apple CarPlay with Android Auto, a push-button starter, a 12.3-inch cluster with a full-color display and more. The Chevy Traverse for 2020 has a sliding function for the second row and a folding function for the third row. Depending on the trim selected, you could take advantage of hidden storage areas, a hands-free liftgate, a sound system, a multi-zone climate management system, a heated steering wheel, and a few other items.


The 2020 Explorer is available with two powertrain possibilities. The top engine available is a 400-horsepower, 3.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Hill descent control, an auto transmission, a terrain management system, and an intelligent four-wheel drive drivetrain are standard in some or all trim levels. The 2020 Chevy Traverse's trims are offered with one powertrain. This is a V6, 3.6-liter gas engine. With a nine-speed auto transmission, the 2020 Traverse provides you with 310 horsepower.

The 2020 Ford Explorer has exciting differences for you to get familiar with across its trim line. Our Fort Mill Ford sales associates are happy to assist with your trim research and take you on a test drive during your next visit. Schedule an Explorer test drive appointment with us today.

* EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary.