2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Chevrolet Traverse

North America’s SUV market is populated by models that are some of the strongest and most versatile that we’ve ever seen. Ford and Chevrolet are long-standing rivals, each always in competition with each other to innovate and improve their product offerings. The result is vehicles that are class-leaders across the board, exemplified nicely when looking at the all-new 2020 Explorer and Traverse - they both offer stellar interior space, tech capability, and willingness to get the job done right, but which of these two icons is better suited for your lifestyle?

The rivalry between Ford and Chevy has been going on for quite a while, and we’re very excited to bring you this comparison between the 2020 Ford Explorer and 2020 Chevrolet Traverse - join Sherwood Ford below as we show you what these two flagships can do!

2020 Ford Explorer


2020 Chevrolet Traverse


Starting Base Price


2.3L EcoBoost Inline 4 / up to 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque    

Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output

3.6L V6 / 310 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque

Class-Exclusive 10-speed Automatic 


9-speed Automatic 

Up to 5,300 / 1,815 pounds

Maximum Towing / Payload Capacities

Up to 5,000 / 1,798 pounds


2020 Ford Explorer at Sherwood Ford in Edmonton AB

As expected, the 2020 Explorer and Traverse models perform neck-and-neck in basically every regard, each providing built-in Wi-Fi and stellar All-Wheel Drive systems to supplement your journeys. Still, there are definite areas in which the Explorer holds an upper hand over its top competitor. For starters, it’s much more fuel efficient than the Traverse, able to achieve upwards of 8.7L / 100km on the highway and offer a maximum driving range up to 740 kilometres when equipped with the 2.3L Ecoboost. During the drive, you can trust in the Explorer to keep you safe in ways that most of its counterparts simply can’t, thanks to the following driver assistance technologies and innovations:

  • Terrain Management System
  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Rear View Camera
  • Many more!

The 2020 Explorer is available at our Edmonton area dealership, so we encourage you to contact our sales team today if you’d like any further information or schedule a test drive on this superstar SUV and its best features. We look forward to seeing you!

Silver 2020 Ford Explorer driving on mountainous road