Does the 2016 Ford Explorer Have Enough Interior Space for Your Family?

January 13th, 2016 by

2016 Chevrolet Traverse

There are a number of families in the Florence and Cincinnati area taking a serious look at the 2016 Ford Explorer to fulfill their larger automotive needs. That’s not surprising, because as a large crossover SUV, it may seem like a premier candidate to handle your major people hauling needs while also providing the kind of room you want for cargo. It may come as a surprise, then, to find out that the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse actually better accommodates passengers and cargo alike.

Spread Out in the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

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The 2016 Ford Explorer might seem like the best option for you and your family, because it offers standard seating for up to seven passengers and three rows of seats. However, the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse also comes standard with three rows of seats, and it also gives you seating for up to eight passengers! In addition, the Chevrolet Traverse has a wheelbase of 118.9 inches. Compare that to the 112.8 inches in the Ford Explorer and it becomes clear who’s going to have more room to spread out.  

Pack More Inside the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

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The 2016 Ford Explorer provides generally good measurements for hauling cargo, but they fail to live up to the numbers on the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse. Behind the third row, you can expect 21.0 cubic feet, while folding flat the second and third rows opens it up to 81.7 cubic feet. The 2016 Chevrolet Traverse, on the other hand, provides best-in-class cargo dimensions. Behind the third row, you’ll have an impressive 24.4 cubic feet to work with. Utilize the second and third rows, and that number balloons to a whopping 116.3 cubic feet.

Tow More in the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse


In addition to all of that, the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse is capable of towing up to 5,200 pounds when properly equipped. Compare that to the 2016 Ford Explorer, which comes in under the Traverse with a max towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

Advanced Telematics System

Both of these vehicles come standard with advanced telematics systems, meaning their base trims come with turn-by-turn navigation systems and automatic crash notification. However, unlike the 2016 Ford Explorer’s telematics system, the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse’s standard OnStar telematics system also gets emergency roadside assistance, stolen vehicle notification, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi.

Choose the Chevy Traverse at Tom Gill Chevrolet

It’s always a good idea to do some research before you make a big auto purchase. Now that you’ve taken the first step, make it out to Tom Gill Chevrolet to test drive the 2016 Chevrolet Traverse. We’re your Cincinnati area Chevrolet dealer at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY. Feel free to contact us (855) 977-0189 during our regular sales hours, seven days a week!