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Drivers in Lewisville, Denton, and Grapevine searching for a 3-row SUV that delivers the power and space needed to match their active lives should take a close look at the 2019 Ford Explorer and Chevy Traverse.

Brimming with efficient performance and loaded with some of the most innovative tech on the market, the hardest decision you’ll have to make is which is the better choice for your family? To help answer that question, the team at Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Lewisville placed both SUVs into a head-to-head comparison. Continue reading to see the winner!

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Ford Explorer vs Chevy Traverse: Performance and Capability

Whether loading up the family for the big weekend tailgate or taking off on a solo adventure, the 2019 Explorer is built to move. Supplying smooth confidence, drivers can choose between either a sporty and efficient 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder or mighty V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower.

Those looking to add a little extra rev to their morning drive will love the Sport trim that comes standard with a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 that delivers a remarkable 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. All trims are paired with 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission for effortless maneuvering no matter the outside conditions.

By comparison, the Traverse features a 3.6L V6 engine which tops out at 310 horsepower, well below the Explorer’s max horsepower limit. It comes standard with a 9-speed automatic transmission and like the Explorer comes with either a front-wheel or all-wheel-drivetrain.

In terms of hitching up the trailer, when properly configured the 2019 Explorer can haul up to a remarkable 5,000 pounds. On the other hand, the Traverse again falls short offering only a 1,500-pound towing capacity.

Ford Explorer vs Chevy Traverse: Interior Space and Technology

Step inside either SUVs cabin to find there’s loads of room to comfortably fit everything you love. Each model provides a generous amount available cargo space along with enough head- and legroom to please even your tallest passengers.

In terms of staying connected, the 2019 Explorer features a long list of standard features including wireless charging, a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot along with some of the most advanced technology on the market including:

  • SYNC® 3 voice-activated infotainment display

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability
  • Voice-activated navigation system

Likewise, the Chevy Traverse supplies its own suite of innovative features to help take the edge off your daily commute including its own touchscreen display with Bluetooth® and an available Bose® audio system. Unfortunately, to access its more premium technology requires you to upgrade to its higher trim levels.

2019 Ford Explorer vs Chevy Traverse: Which SUV Takes the Top Spot?

While both offer a comfortable cabin space along with a solid performance package, it’s clear that in almost every category the Ford Explorer is the better overall choice for Lewisville, Denton, and Grapevine drivers.

To see for yourself, stop by Sam Pack’s Five Star Lewisville or go online to schedule a personal test drive today!