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2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Chevy Traverse | An SUV Comparison

Are you on the hunt for a new SUV to elevate your daily driving experience? Two popular options for drivers in the Washougal, WA, area include the 2019 Ford Explorer and 2019 Chevy Traverse. Both are bold, capable, and adventure-ready vehicles, but which one is best suited for your driving needs and preferences? The product experts at Westlie Ford have compiled this comprehensive Ford Explorer vs. Chevy Traverse comparison guide highlighting important information regarding these two models.

For the purpose of this comparison, we’ll be taking a closer look at the 2019 Ford Explorer Sport, starting at $46,625 MSRP, and the 2019 Chevy Traverse Premier, which starts at $46,695 MSRP.

If you already have your heart set on the new Ford Explorer, be sure to browse through our vast 2019 Explorer inventory to view all available models for sale at our dealership. If you are in need of additional information, visit the Explorer hub research page. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give our team a call at (360) 602-2490 and we’ll gladly assist you.

2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Chevy Traverse: Engine Options & Towing Capabilities

The 2019 Ford Explorer Sport outperforms the Chevy Traverse Premier when it comes to horsepower and torque capabilities, providing a more exhilarating driving experience.

Key engine and performance details >>>

2019 Ford Escape Sport

2019 Ford Explorer Sport


Engine3.5L EcoBoost® V6
Horsepower365 HP
Torque350 lb.-ft.
Max. Towing Capacity5,000 lbs.
2019 Chevy Traverse Premier

2019 Chevy Traverse Premier


Engine3.6L V6
Horsepower310 HP
Torque266 lb.-ft.
Max. Towing Capacity5,000 lbs.
2019 Ford Explorer Inflatable Safety Belts

2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Chevy Traverse: Safety Features

Although both SUVs boast impressive safety features to keep you and your passengers safe and secure, the 2019 Ford Explorer Sport simply has the advancements you’re looking for. These include:

  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
  • Belt-Minder®
  • Front passenger knee airbag
  • LATCH System
  • Safety Canopy® System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • SecuriCode™ keyless entry pad
2019 Ford Explorer Cargo Space

2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Chevy Traverse: Interior Design & Cargo Space

Ride in luxury every time you get behind the wheel of the 2019 Ford Explorer. Unlike the 2019 Chevy Traverse, the Ford Explorer has a standard third-row seat that folds flat into the floor. This conveniently creates a very large cargo area. Interior cargo specs for the new Explorer are as follows:

21-cu.-ft.

Cargo volume behind 3rd-row

43.9-cu.-ft.

Cargo volume behind 2nd-row

81.7-cu.-ft.

Cargo volume behind 1st-row

2019 Ford Explorer Front Interior

You’ll find a wide assortment of refined interior features in the Explorer Sport, including:

  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Heated steering wheel
  • First-row center floor console with wrapped armrest and storage bin
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • MyKey® 
  • Overhead console with dome/map lights and sunglasses holder
  • Passenger-assist grab handles
  • Power door locks
  • Power windows, with 1-touch-up-and-down driver/passenger window

2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Chevy Traverse: Warranty

Whether you choose the 2019 Ford Explorer or Chevy Traverse, both manufacturers provide a 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.

Schedule a Test Drive

Does the new 2019 Ford Explorer sound like the perfect SUV to add to your daily drive? Schedule a test drive at our dealership in Washougal, WA, to experience this powerful vehicle on the road. If you have any questions, contact us online or give us a call at (360) 602-2490.

2019 Ford Explorer Driving City Street at Night