2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Chevy Traverse
2020 Ford Explorer 2020 Chevy Traverse
  310 lb-ft 266 lb-ft
  10-speed shiftable automatic 9-speed shiftable automatic
MPG (City/Hwy)
  21/28 18/27

2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Chevy Traverse

Serving Havelock, NC

For local SUV shoppers who need three rows of seats coupled with serious power behind the wheel, it may be difficult to overlook the Ford Explorer. The 2020 Ford Explorer is a next-generation model that carries the model's rich tradition and defining characteristics. It presents these with a refreshed interior and exterior, new features, and other improvements. The 2020 Chevy Traverse is also a three-row SUV that is appealing to some local drivers. In 2018, the Traverse's current generation was released, and this generational advancement marks the Traverse's last major refresh. What are the other differences between the Explorer and the Traverse that you should be aware of?


The many differences between the 2020 Explorer and the Chevy Traverse are immediately noticeable from a quick visual comparison. The Explorer shows off flat angles that stretch confidently over the hood and roof. As the roof angles downward as the rear, the side doors' definition angles upward to create a stunning effect. Additional exterior features include several trim-specific grille designs, solid LED headlights, a front skid plate, a hands-free liftgate, a panoramic moonroof, and many other features. The 2020 Chevy Traverse displays its style differently through its extended profile with a flat roof, a strong angle through the front windshield, and moderate definition on the hood. Additional features include smooth side panels with modest sculpting, raised roof rails, fog lamps, and more.


Continued comparison between the 2020 Ford Explorer and the 2020 Chevy Traverse takes you into their roomy cabins. As three-row vehicles in the same class, you may find that they have some of the same features, such as a multi-zone automatic climate management system, an easy-access function to reach the third row, and fold-down seats in the back two rows. The 2020 Explorer also has a full-color 12.3-inch digital display cluster behind the steering wheel, mounted steering wheel functions, a push-button ignition, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a 10.1-inch digital display screen standing upright, heated seats in the first and second rows, a dual-pane panoramic moonroof and other gear. On the other hand, the Traverse for 2020 has a smaller central display screen, cruise control, a sound system, power windows, hidden storage spaces, and a few other items.


If you are interested in taking home the 2020 Ford Explorer, you will choose between two powertrains across the various trim levels. The higher-level engine is a 3.0-liter EcoBoost connected to an automatic transmission, and it will astound you with 400 horsepower. Its paired mechanical features could include an intelligent four-wheel drive drivetrain, a terrain management system, hill descent control, power steering, and other equipment. For 2020, the Chevy Traverse is available with one engine option across its trims. This 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter, V6 engine is linked to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Our Riverside Ford NC team wants to tell you more about the Explorer's exciting updates and features for the 2020 model year. When you are available to continue your model research, reach out to our associates at Riverside For NC to make test drive arrangements.

* EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.