2011 Ford Explorer Compared to the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse
The SUV is a vehicle that those with huge families want to have in order to transport everyone with ease. However, the older SUV's that people had to choose from were far from what they really wanted since they drove like trucks and were just on the bulk side. However, the new Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Traverse are two of the SUV's that are changing the SUV market for the better.
Performance wise those that are looking at the 2011 Ford Explorer are going to find that they are going to be more than satisfied. There are two options with the Ford Explorer. One is the regular 3.5 liter V6 engine that gives off around 290 horsepower. However, the version that has most people talking about is the 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder EcoBoost that is putting off around 237 horsepower. The reason for the interest is the fact that this is encouraging drivers to get even more gas mileage which is something most people want in a vehicle. Gas mileage wise the person can expect on average 17 miles per gallon in the city and 23 miles per gallon on the highway.
The Chevrolet Traverse is going to offer only one engine that is available to people. This is the 3.6 liter, V6 engine that produces around 281 horsepower. If choosing based on performance, then most people are going to like the offerings of the Ford Explorer much better. Gas mileage is around 17 miles per gallon in the city and around 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
The technology in the Ford Explorer is something that is going to have most people drooling as they take in what they are seeing. For one, the new MyFord touch is included in the vehicle. As well as some very neat systems, such as the Terrain Management System. This is going to allow the person to adjust the settings to the terrain that they are driving on in order to get better performance from the vehicle. Something that most people have never even dreamed of having in a SUV.
The Traverse on the other hand is not going to come near to having the same amount of technology that is put into the Explorer. In fact, the technology portion of the Traverse seems to be a bit forgotten as it is simply an SUV for people to drive. Those that are wanting cutting edge, are going to want to look at the Explorer. However, for those that are just wanting dependability, without all the bells and whistles, then the Traverse is going to be the choice to make.
Probably one of the biggest things that the Explorer has going for it is the safety ratings that the SUV has received. The SUV did get excellent ratings and even received an award for its safety features. These safety features include the standard equipment that most people are wanting. While also introducing inflatable rear seatbelts, trailer controls for when hauling things and the collision warning system.
The Traverse is including the normal safety standards that include anti lock brakes and airbags. Though it does not offer all the systems and technology as the Explorer, it is still one that interests most people.