Compare the Ford Explorerto the Chevy Traverse and Kia Telluride

There's no better companion for your travels than an SUV. With the family accommodations of a sedan combined with the rugged versatility of a truck, along with expansive cargo space, it's a do-it-all kind of vehicle that you need for your life on the go.

At Ciocca Ford of Quakertown, we know a thing or two about how impressive a good SUV can be. One of our favorite family-friendly SUV options is, without a doubt, the new Ford Explorer. Powerful and capable, you'll find the interior accommodates you, your family, and all your gear when you want to travel far and wide for your next vacation. Even when compared to popular options like the Chevy Traverse and Kia Telluride, the Ford Explorer continues to impress. See how it matches up to some popular competitors down below and let us know what model is right for you!

Ford Explorer vs. Chevy Traverse

Performance: When it comes to power under the hood, there isn't a huge contest between the two SUVs. The Chevy Traverse equips a standard 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers up to 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. But that's all the engine you get for the lineup. On the other hand, the standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine in the Ford Explorer offers slightly less horsepower at 300 but increases its torque output to 310 pound-feet. And the lineup isn't even close to done, with a 3.3-liter Hybrid and a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter EcoBoost® V6 that pumps out up to 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque.

Combined with Intelligent 4WD and a 10-speed automatic transmission, there's nothing the Explorer can't handle. The Chevy Traverse is suitable for most journeys, but the lineup only offers a nine-speed automatic and all-wheel drive - off-road capability and adventure is more the Explorer's game to play.

Technology: Both SUVs offer an array of innovative and exciting technology geared to make your drive even easier. However, upgrades in the Ford Explorer make it the preferred option for drivers who embrace a more modern feel to their drive. The Explorer offers options like a 10.1-inch capacitive portrait touchscreen, along with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, as well as a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel cluster for convenient information access. Find your way with the voice-activated Alexa Built-In feature and safely back into a parking spot with the help of Active Park Assist 2.0. While the Traverse offers plenty of helpful options, you won't find the same options available that come with the Explorer lineup.

Ford Explorer vs. Kia Telluride

Performance: The Telluride offers plenty of power with its 3.8-liter Lambda V6, hitting upwards of 291 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque - this engine capability should be enough for some drivers. If you're like our team, however, you want something with a bit more muscle. The Ford Explorer's base EcoBoost® engine outputs up to 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, easily outperforming Kia's lone engine. And Ford isn't done! It also offers two more engine options, while the Telluride will limit you to just one.

Fuel Efficiency: Even with a stronger engine, the Ford Explorer is still the better option if you're looking to avoid more stops at the gas pump. The rear-wheel drive Explorer delivers an EPA-estimated 27/29 mpg city/highway, courtesy of its EcoBoost® engine. Even with two-wheel drive, the Telluride will require you to stop more often, only managing an estimated fuel economy of 20/26 mpg city/highway. Equipping all-wheel drive lowers those numbers even further, putting the Telluride at only 19 mpg in the city. When you want to ensure an efficient drive, the Ford Explorer is the three-row SUV you need.

Try Out the New Ford Explorer Today!

Are you ready to test drive the new Explorer? Give the team at Ciocca Ford of Quakertown today, and we'll put you in the driver's seat to explore all that it has to offer. Even when matched up to impressive competition like the Kia Telluride or Chevy Traverse, the Ford Explorer still stands proud and on top! Let us show you what the Ford lineup has to offer!

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