Comparison - Ford Explorer Timberline 2021 - vs - Chevrolet Traverse High Country 2021

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Average Price: 
$
45,765
Updated: 
21 May 2021
$
53,100
Updated: 
15 Mar 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
6
7
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
4
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
#FDFFFB
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0
Forged Green Metallic
#374448
Carbonized Gray Metallic
#4F453E
Color: 
Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
#FFFFFF
Mosaic Black Metallic
#383435
Graphite Metallic
#292C31
Silver Ice Metallic
#DADEDD
Summit White
#FFFFFF
Cajun Red Tintcoat
#711F1F
Satin Steel Metallic
#9BA0AB
Black Cherry Metallic
#422022

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2021 New Sport Appearance package available on XLT trim.More affordable version of the Explorer ST debuts.Platinum trim is now available for the Hybrid model.New off-road-themed Timberline debuts midway through the model year.

Pros
Strong engines for quick acceleration
Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
Roomy cargo area

Cons
Too much wind noise at highway speeds
The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
Lackluster interior material quality

By: 
edmunds.com

Ford has made a few tweaks to its mid-size crossover for 2021, Off-road enthusiasts may find the new Timberline trim interesting; it features a lifted suspension, all-terrain tires, and more rugged exterior styling cues.

Pros
Smooth and controlled ride,
cargo friendly interior design,
comfortable front seats.

Cons
Third row space is tight,
plasticky interior bits,
most desirable models are pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Ford Explorer's #16 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 7.6 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good cargo capacity
Powerful engines
Plenty of features
Composed ride and handling

Cons
Low-rent interior
Second- and third-row seats less comfortable than in rivals
Upgraded infotainment system not much of an upgrade

By: 
usnews.com

The 2021 Chevrolet Traverse is a big family mover with a sharper look and better safety features.

PROS
Sharp looks
Standard active safety features
Comfortable ride
Spacious interior
Wireless smartphone software

CONS
Outdated AWD system
Middling fuel economy
Just one engine available

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Chevrolet has given its three-row Traverse a light refresh for the 2021 model year that includes revised exterior styling and a host of new standard driver-assistance features. Among them are automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high-beam headlamps. An 8.0-inch display inside the gauge cluster is now an available tech option, and new upholstery designs dress up the interior.

PROS
Spacious cabin,
peppy acceleration,
fuel efficient powertrain.

CONS
Big blind spots toward the rear,
plasticky interior parts,
most appealing options cost extra.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Traverse has no significant changes. Part of the second Traverse generation introduced for 2018.

PROS
Passenger room is generous in all three rows
Loads of space for any combination of passengers and cargo
Feature-rich infotainment system comes with standard Wi-Fi hotspot

CONS
Some safety features are only available on top trims
Quality of some interior panels and controls seems low-rent for this class

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.30L
3.60L
Torque: 
310ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
266ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
Horsepower: 
300hp
at 5 500rpm
310hp
at 6 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Rear Parking Sensors
Leather Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.80in
204.30in
Width: 
78.90in
78.60in
Height: 
69.90in
70.70in
Wheel Base: 
119.10in
120.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
40.50
39.00
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
38.40in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
58.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.80in
62.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.10in
56.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.90in
62.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
87.80cu.ft
98.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5300lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.20cu.ft
23.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.00degrees

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Power Folding Bench Third Row Seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Three Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 In.
20 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Front ventilated discs Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Emergency Braking Preparation
Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 800A
Smoker's Package
"Hit The Road" Package
Floor Liner Package
Cargo Package
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/DVD Player
Interior Protection Package
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/Out DVD Player
Exterior Options: 
Outfitters Cargo - MegaWarrior
Roof-Rail Crossbars
Outfitters Bike - Front Loader
Outfitters Cargo - Skybox
Splash Guards
Dual Panel Moonroof
Wheel Lock Kit
License Plate Bracket
Bright Roof Rack Cross Rails
Front And Rear Black Bowtie Emblems
Bright Wheel Locks
Keyless Entry Keypad
Black Lug Nut And Wheel Lock Kit
Painted Body Color Front And Rear Splash Guards
Molded Assist Steps
Front License Plate Bracket Mounting Package
Interior Options: 
Cargo Mat
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System
Universal Tablet Holder
Protective Seat Cover
Illuminated Front Door Sill Plates
Cargo Area Organizer
Horizontal Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Cypress, leatherette
#556C75
Color: 
Jet Black, leather
#000000
Jet Black/Loft Brown, leather
#532A0E