2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Chevy Traverse 

2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Chevy Traverse

After a complete redesign, the all-new 2020 Ford Explorer launches back into the market with a series of enhancements that place it in an incredibly attractive position in the market. See how America’s best-selling SUV holds its ground when compare the new 2020 Explorer midsize SUV with a familiar market rival – the 2020 Chevrolet Traverse.

In terms of engine power, both lineups offer a no shortage of horses. The 2020 Ford Explorer surges forward with up to 300 horsepower, but the 2020 Chevy Traverse manages to take the lead at 310 horsepower. Don’t write the Explorer off just yet, because that 10-hp lead might be the Traverse’s only bragging point. In fact, the Explorer comes back with 44 lb-ft more torque than the competing Traverse lineup (310 lb-ft vs 266 lb-ft).

2020 Ford Explorer 


2020 Chevrolet Traverse 

$32,765  Starting MSRP  $29,800 
21 city / 28 highway  Fuel Economy  18 city / 27 highway 
300 hp / 310 lb-ft  Horsepower / Torque  310 hp / 266 lb-ft 
5,600 lbs.  Maximum Tow Rating   1,500 lbs. 

Main Differences Between the 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Chevy Traverse Lineups 

If you want to talk efficiency, the Explorer dumps less cash at the pump than the Traverse. In fact, the 2020 Ford Explorer reaches up to 21 mpg city, 28 mpg highway effortlessly. The 2020 Chevy Traverse caps its numbers at 18 mpg city, 27 mpg highway. But hold up – the Explorer doesn’t stop there! Making its 2020 debut, the first-ever Explorer Hybrid goes the distance with 27 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and a range of up to 500 miles on one tank.

When it comes to capability, the Explorer puts the Traverse lineup to shame. Depending on engine and drivetrain, the 2020 Ford Explorer ranges somewhere from 5,000 to 5,600 lbs. in towing capacity. In comparison, the 1,500 lb. to 5,000 lb. range of the 2020 Chevy Traverse is laughable.

The Explorer’s fresh redesign also places it on the cutting edge for tech innovations with a massive 10.1-inch central touchscreen, a 12.3-inch all-digital display, a new seven-mode Terrain Management System, Active Park Assist and the 980-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system. Drivers interested in experiencing the 2020 Ford Explorer can get up close and personal with a large selection of models at Akins Ford in Atlanta, GA.