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GENERAL INFORMATIONTraverse BaseExplorer Base
MSRP$28,700$31,050
ClassMid-Size SUVMid-Size SUV
Rating9 of 108 of 10
Standard Standard Optional Optional
ENGINESTraverse BaseExplorer Base
2.3-liter I4 turbo (280 hp)Not AvailableOptional
Mileage City/Hwy [mpg]---19 / 27
3.5-liter V6 (290 hp)Not AvailableStandard
Mileage City/Hwy [mpg]---17 / 24
3.6-liter V6 (281 hp)StandardNot Available
Mileage City/Hwy [mpg]17 / 24---
TRANSMISSIONS
6-speed automaticStandardStandard
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONSTraverse BaseExplorer Base
Length [in.]203.7198.3
Width [in.]78.578.9
Height [in.]69.970.0
Wheelbase [in.]118.9112.8
Front Track [in.]67.367.0
Rear Track [in.]67.167.0
EXTERIOR FEATURES
4 doorsStandardStandard
Power Door MirrorsStandardStandard
Folding Door MirrorsStandardStandard
Rear LiftgateStandardStandard
Rear-window WiperStandardStandard
INTERIOR DIMENSIONSTraverse BaseExplorer Base
Passenger Vol. [cu-ft.]150.8150.3
Seating Cap.87
Head Room Front [in.]40.441.4
Head Room Rear [in.]39.440.6
Head Room Third [in.]37.837.8
Leg Room Front [in.]41.342.9
Leg Room Rear [in.]36.839.5
Leg Room Third [in.]33.233.3
Shoulder Room Front [in.]61.561.5
Shoulder Room Rear [in.]61.061.0
Shoulder Room Third [in.]57.650.8
Hip Room Front [in.]58.057.3
Hip Room Rear [in.]57.856.8
Hip Room Third [in.]48.340.7
Cargo Capacity [cu-ft.]24.421.0
INTERIOR FEATURES
Air ConditioningStandardStandard
Rear Air ConditioningStandardStandard
Cruise ControlStandardStandard
CupholdersStandardStandard
Power WindowsStandardStandard
Rear Window DefoggerStandardStandard
Remote Keyless EntryStandardStandard
TachometerStandardStandard
Trip ComputerStandardStandard
Vehicle Information SystemStandardStandard
Cloth Seat-UpholsteryStandardStandard
Bucket Driver's SeatStandardStandard
Manual Driver AdjustmentsStandardNot Available
Bucket Passenger SeatStandardStandard
Manual Passenger AdjustmentsStandardStandard
6-way Front SeatStandardNot Available
8-way Front SeatNot AvailableStandard
4-way Passenger SeatStandardStandard
Rear Bench SeatStandardStandard
Split-Folding Rear SeatStandardStandard
Third Row Bench SeatStandardStandard
Split-Folding Third Row SeatStandardStandard
RadioStandardStandard
CD-PlayerStandardStandard
Satellite-radio capabilityNot AvailableStandard
Internet AccessStandardNot Available
Wireless ConnectivityStandardStandard
6 SpeakersStandardStandard
SAFETY FEATURESTraverse BaseExplorer Base
Anti-lock BrakesStandardStandard
Brake AssistStandardStandard
Stability Control (ESC)StandardStandard
Anti-roll ControlStandardStandard
Front AirbagsStandardStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandardStandard
Side-Curtain AirbagsStandardStandard
Knee AirbagNot AvailableStandard
Traction ControlStandardStandard
Tire-pressure MonitorStandardStandard
Emergency Communication SystemStandardStandard
TECHNICAL FEATURES
DrivelineFWDFWD
LedheadlightsNot AvailableStandard
Day-time Running-lightsStandardStandard
Parking AssistStandardStandard
Security SystemStandardNot Available
Theft DeterrentStandardStandard
Tire-pressure MonitorStandardStandard
TrackerStandardNot Available
WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES
Weight [lbs.]4,7134,409
GVWR [lbs.]6,4116,160
Towing Capacity [lbs.]5,2005,000
Fuel Capacity [gal.]22.018.6
STEERING
Power SteeringStandardStandard
Tilting Steering-WheelStandardStandard
Telescoping Steering-WheelStandardStandard
SUSPENSION
Front MacPherson StrutsStandardStandard
Rear Multi-LinkStandardStandard
TIRES
Front P245/60 HR18Not AvailableStandard
Front P245/70 SR17StandardNot Available
Rear P245/60 HR18Not AvailableStandard
Rear P245/70 SR17StandardNot Available
BRAKES
Front Vented Disc BrakesStandardStandard
Rear Vented Disc BrakesStandardStandard