2021 Ford Explorer vs 2021 Chevrolet Traverse 

2021 Ford Explorer vs 2021 Chevrolet Traverse


The heart of the automotive industry, Detroit is the breeding ground for great vehicles. Some of the industry’s fiercest rivalries have been waged between Motor City automakers. The 2021 Ford Explorer and 2021 Chevrolet Traverse are more than just another set of Motown rivals. They’re versatile SUVs tailor-made for active American families.

The comparison table below highlights some of the most dramatic differences that separate the 2021 Ford Explorer from the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse. You can sample a full range of models from the Ford Explorer lineup near Atlanta, GA (along with more than 1,000 other reliable Ford models) when you visit the Akins Ford dealership.

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2021 Ford Explorer vs 2021 Chevrolet Traverse
2.3-liter turbo I4 Engine Base Engine 3.6-liter V6 Engine
300 - 400 horsepower Engine Horsepower 310 horsepower
21 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy Fuel Economy 18 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
43 in / 39 in / 32.3 in  Legroom Measurments
(First- / Second- / Third-Row) 
41 in / 38.4 in / 33.5 in

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The comparison table shows the 2021 Ford Explorer has more powerful engines, superior fuel economy figures, and better passenger space dimensions compared to the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse. After all, eight million satisfied SUV shoppers can’t be wrong. The Explorer also offers more load-bearing potential with a towing capacity of up to 5,600 lbs. when properly equipped. The Chevrolet Traverse was due for a redesign this year, but complications related to the pandemic have forced Chevy to carry over this model year unchanged. Last year’s redesign has left the 2021 Ford Explorer looking practically brand new with fresh feature offerings and technology.

Features on board include the standard SYNC® 4 system, an available 10.1-inch LCD Capacitive Portrait Touchscreen, and the available 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display. What you get may depend on which trim level you choose, but all versions of the 2021 Ford Explorer remain committed to passenger safety with a standard automatic emergency braking function, auto high-beam headlamps, a blind spot information system, lane keeping system, and much more.


Interested in the 2021 Ford Explorer in Atlanta, GA? You can test drive the Explorer and shop from a growing selection of models when you visit the team at Akins Ford.


2021 Ford Explorer in residential driveway
2021 Ford Explorer dashboard and steering wheel
2021 Ford Explorer interior front seats
2021 Ford Explorer with open cargo hatch