Monday, July 2, 2012

2012 Chevrolet Traverse vs Ford Explorer

2012 Chevrolet Tarverse vs Ford Explorer Safety: For improved safety, the front shoulder belts of the Chevrolet Traverse are height-adjustable, and the middle and rear seat shoulder belts have child comfort guides to move the belt to properly fit children. The Ford Explorer doesn’t offer comfort guides on its middle or rear seat belts. The Chevrolet Traverse has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. The Explorer doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights. The Traverse has a standard “limp home system” to keep drivers from being stranded if most or all of the engine’s coolant is lost. The engine will run on only half of its cylinders reduce its power and light a warning lamp on the dashboard so the driver can get to a service station for repairs. The Explorer doesn’t offer a lost coolant limp home mode, so a coolant leak could strand you or seriously damage the truck’s engine. Being stranded on the side of the road can also be a safety hazard—putting you in greater danger of a collision while stranded. 2012 Chevrolet Traverse Engine And Performance: The Traverse LS and LT’s standard 3.6L DOHC V6 produces 41 more horsepower than the Explorer’s optional 2.0L turbo engine. Moreover, the Traverse’s 3.6L DOHC V6 also produces 11 lbs.-ft. more torque than the Explorer’s standard 3.5 DOHC V6. The Traverse’s 3.6 DOHC V6 also produces 15 lbs.-ft. more torque than the Explorer’s standard 3.5 DOHC V6. The Travers delivers up to 5,200 pounds of towing capacity. The Explorer delivers 200 pounds less for its towing capacity. The Traverse includes 3.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Explorer—giving the Traverse a larger driving range than the Explorer. 2012 Chevrolet Traverse Suspension and Handling: For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Traverse’s wheelbase is 6.3 inches longer than on the Explorer (118.9 inches vs. 112.6 inches). The Chevrolet Traverse’s wheels have 6 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Ford Explorer only has 5 wheel lugs per wheel. Interior: The Traverse has standard seating for 8 passengers; the Explorer can only carry up to 7. The Traverse also has more front legroom, more front hip room, more front shoulder room; more rear hip room, more rear shoulder room, more third row hip room and finally more third row shoulder room than the Explorer. So it’s clear that the Traverse grants passengers a more comfortable spacious ride experience than the Explorer. The Traverse’s cargo area provides more volume than the Explorer. The Traverse offers over 20 more cubic feet of storage room when its third seat is folded than the Explorer offers with its third seat folded. When the Traverse’s second seat is folded it offers nearly 40 more cubic feet of storage capacity than the Explorer when its second seat is folded! 2012 Chevrolet Traverse Convenience: The Traverse has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. When the ignition turns off, the headlights turn off after a delay timed to allow you to securely get to your front door. The Explorer only offers a similar automatic headlight feature on its most expensive model. The Traverse LTZ automatically tilts both rearview mirrors when put in reverse to give a better view when backing up—making it easier to parallel park and safer to back up generally. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The Explorer’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust when backing up. The Traverse offers optional automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors that automatically darken when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding the driver. The Explorer has an automatic rear view mirror, but fails to provide diming side mirrors. Awards: The Chevrolet Traverse has won awards from Consumer Reports and has received the “Best Bet” award from Car Book. The Explorer hasn’t been recognized by either of these publications. Warranty: In the end, you know that you are guaranteed nothing short of total excellence with the Chevy Traverse because it’s backed by the full confidence of Chevrolet’s industry-leading powertrain warranty—which covers the Traverse 40,000 miles longer than Ford covers the Explorer! The Traverse’s corrosion warranty is also 1 year longer than the Explorer’s. Clearly, if Ford was as confident in its Explorer as Chevrolet is in its Traverse, then Ford would offer an equivalent guarantee—but Ford doesn’t. At Art Gamblin Motors, we are so pleased to know that the Chevy Traverse offers the greatest performance, versatility, handling and safety of any vehicle in its segment. Because of this, we are confident that you will find that the Traverse meets and even exceeds your expectations and needs. So we invite you to come test drive a new Chevrolet Traverse with us here in Enumclaw Washington and experience the Traverse’s high level of performance and value for yourself. You will surely appreciate our welcoming pressure-free environment staffed by friendly expert sales associates. Most importantly though, we have been family owned and operated for over 40 years, which is why we treat all our customers as family. Come in and see why Art Gamblin Motors is a superior place to buy a vehicle, and you will understand why we are the top online rated Chevrolet dealer in the state!

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