Chevy Traverse Vs Ford Explorer

If you’re looking for the new Traverse near Tampa, then you’ll want to head over to Cox Chevrolet in Bradenton, FL. The 2012 Chevrolet Traverse, of course, is a top choice for drivers who are looking for an SUV with excellent people-moving capabilities. It also gives you smooth handling, a tremendous amount of cargo space, and fantastic warranty. That said, it’s prudent to shop around, and the 2012 Ford Explorer has been getting a bit of attention as of late. So how do the two models stack up?

The Little Things Put the 2012 Traverse on Top

The 2012 Ford Explorer is no doubt a good vehicle, but discerning drivers in Tampa will find that Chevy’s family SUV is the better choice, in large part because of some of the little things that it does better. Here are just a few of the things that put the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse on top:

  • It starts with the vehicle’s dimensions, and the 2012 Traverse is capable of seating eight, while the 2012 Explorer can only seat seven. Throw in the fact that Chevy’s SUV has a greater maximum trailering capacity, and there’s a clear winner here.
  • Features and options of the Traverse that you find on the Explorer include daytime running lights, a trailer hitch receiver, and running boards.
  • The new Traverse features a larger fuel tank (22 gallons vs. 18.6 gallons), meaning that you won’t have to stop for fuel as often.
  • While both automakers provide a similar bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, Chevrolet offers superior powertrain coverage (5 years/100,000 miles vs. 5 years/60,000 miles), roadside assistance (5 years/100,000 miles vs. 5 years/60,000 miles), and rust coverage (3 years/36,000 miles vs. no coverage).

Visit Cox Chevrolet for the New Traverse

The 2012 Chevrolet Traverse is one of the premier vehicles for Tampa families, and you can take it for a test drive when you visit our dealership in Bradenton. Additionally, we have the rest of Chevy’s lineup of new cars, trucks, and SUVs in addition to a variety of pre-owned vehicles from a variety of automakers. We’re confident that you’ll be impressed with everything that we have to offer, and we look forward to helping you get behind the wheel of a vehicle that you’ll love.