Ford Explorer vs Palisade vs Traverse

2021 Ford Explorer vs. Hyundai Palisade vs. Chevy Traverse

It's easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices available for the mid-size SUV. It seems like every brand has two or three models in this category. While you have plenty to choose from for a ride for your family, three stand out from the competition with the 2021 Ford Explorer, Hyundai Palisade and Chevy Traverse.

Making Life More Convenient

When you drive an SUV, you want it to make your busy life a little easier and safer. All these models are loaded with safety features when you get to the higher trim levels. However, the 2021 Ford Explorer adds a few extra things at the base trim, such as an anti-theft system and rear parking sensors. While the Chevy also includes rear parking sensors, only the Ford has a power liftgate for the base model to make loading and unloading groceries, sports gear and other items simpler. On chilly mornings, you'll appreciate the remote engine start, which is only with the Ford base trim.

Primed to Perform

Here is where you'll see the difference between the three models. The 2021 Ford Explorer has recently switched to rear-wheel drive from front-wheel to give you more stability out on the road. It's the only model to offer this platform. The Ford also comes with a powerful four-cylinder engine for better efficiency over the V6 of the other two models. As you run around town, you'll notice the savings at the pump with Ford at 21 MPH in city driving over 18 MPH for the Hyundai and 19 MPH with the Chevy. Chevy also comes in second to Ford for maximum towing capacity at this level with 5000 lbs. while the Explorer offers 5300 lbs.

Keeping You Entertained

Today's SUVs are loaded with technology for entertainment and information. All three of these models have their own multimedia system, but the 2021 Ford Explorer and the Hyundai Palisade include Wi-Fi hotspot for the base trim. Ford allows up to 10 devices to connect to keep every passenger happy. Both the Explorer and Traverse allow you to pair your phone with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay while Hyundai includes it as an option rather than standard. Ford expands your entertainment with SiriusXM satellite radio on the base, while the other two models don't offer it at this level. Ford and Hyundai also offer dual-zone climate control as a standard feature across all trims.

Premium Comfort

Relax inside these SUV models as you take your travels across country. Enjoy just a little more space in the 2021 Ford Explorer for front hip room and headroom in both the second and third rows. A power driver seat is only available on the base trim with the Ford. Feel safe in any of these vehicles with antilock brakes and electronic stability control. With the Explorer, you also get blind spot monitoring and cross-traffic alert on the base trim. Lane departure warning and lane keeping assist are standard across trims for both Ford and Chevy.

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