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

Are you ready to upgrade to a new SUV, but are still unsure which model fills your needs? Let the Blue Springs Ford team kickstart your research. In the following 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Chevy Traverse comparison, we've looked at the similarities and differences between these two popular models.

In this head-to-head guide, we'll focus on the 2019 Ford Explorer Sport, starting at $46,625 MSRP, and the 2019 Chevy Traverse RS, starting at $43,100 MSRP. You can find more information about this Ford SUV on our Explorer model hub page. If you have further questions for the team at our Blue Springs, MO dealership, contact us online or call (877) 217-1150, and we'll be happy to help!

Ford Explorer vs. Chevy Traverse
Engine & Towing Capabilities

Both of these reliable SUVs are powered by powertrains offering up to 5,000 lbs. of towing capability. However, the adventure-ready 2019 Explorer Sport is paired with a 3.5L EcoBoost® engine that outpaces the Traverse's V6 configuration in both horsepower and torque. Performance specs for both engines are as follows:

Ford Explorer




2019 Ford Explorer Sport - Ruby Red


3.5L EcoBoost®


365 HP


350 lb.-ft.

Towing Capacity

Up to 5,000 lbs.

Chevy Traverse




2019 Chevy Traverse RS - Cajun Red


3.6L V6


310 HP


266 lb.-ft.

Towing Capacity

Up to 5,000 lbs.

2019 Ford Explorer interior seating sideview

Ford Explorer vs. Chevy Traverse
Interior & Cargo Space

From comfort appointments to tech upgrades, the interiors of the Explorer and the Traverse have what modern drivers and passengers are looking for. You'll find a touchscreen display, heated front seats, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and much more inside either of these family vehicles. However, the Chevy SUV doesn't go as far as the Explorer, which offers several exclusive features. In addition to 81.7 cu.-ft. of cargo volume, the 2019 Explorer includes:

  • 10-way power front seats with power lumbar
  • Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Hands-free foot-activated liftgate
  • Dual 4.2-in. configurable LCD screens
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Third-row PowerFold seat
  • Second-row heated outboard seats
  • Intelligent Access with push-button start
2019 Ford Explorer interior cargo space

Ford Explorer vs. Chevy Traverse

Don't leave you and your passengers' safety to chance. Along with all the essentials, the 2019 Explorer and Traverse are well-equipped with advanced safety systems that add peace of mind to the drive. The Ford Explorer's suite of safety tech includes:

  • Forward & reverse sensing system
  • Front 180-degree camera with split view and washer
  • Rear view camera with washer and backup assist grid lines
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with cross-traffic alert
2019 Ford Explorer safety belts

Ford Explorer vs. Chevy Traverse

When you purchase a new Ford car, truck, or SUV, rest assured that it will be covered for long after you drive it home. Your new Explorer will be backed by both traditional warranties as well as other benefits.


Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty


Limited Powertrain Warranty


Roadside Assistance


Corrosion Coverage

2019 Ford Explorer exterior kicking up dirt

Test Drive 2019 Ford Explorer Models in Blue Springs, MO

If you're ready to check out the 2019 Ford Explorer for yourself, schedule your visit to Blue Springs Ford today! Browse our extensive Explorer inventory, and then set up a test drive appointment of your favorite model with our online form. To speak with a Blue Springs Ford team member directly, please call (877) 217-1150.

Make an Inquiry

; ;