Hixson Ford of Leesville.

11981 Lake Charles Highway
Directions Leesville, LA 71446

  • Sales: 855-519-9970
  • Service: 855.519.9968
  • Parts: 855-519-9967

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Compare the Ford Explorer and Chevy Traverse near Leesville

Searching for a family-friendly SUV with all the bells and whistles in or around the Many, LA area? Don't search high and low for the right vehicle when you could instead find what you're looking for right around the corner, here at Hixson Ford of Leesville! Here at our new and used Ford dealership, we're committed to carrying a wide selection of the most popular new Ford models - like the Ford Explorer! This three-row SUV has it all, from a potent engine to enough room for the whole family and everything they bring with them, to a copious amount of the latest infotainment and safety technologies. How does it compare to the competition, though? Quite favorably, as it turns out.


If performance is important to you, then you'll likely prefer the Ford Explorer over the Chevrolet Traverse. That's because the least powerful engine in the Explorer lineup boasts a standard 280-horspower. The least powerful engine in the Traverse lineup, by contrast, offers 257-horsepower. Plus, you can option your Explorer with either a turbo-four cylinder for added efficiency or a twin-turbo V6 for added power. A larger V6 is also available in the Traverse lineup.

Space and Style

Both the Chevrolet Traverse and Ford Explorer offer new SUV-buyers near DeRidder different features and benefits. The Chevrolet Traverse is angular in its aesthetics, while the Ford Explorer, by contrast, appears sleeker and more rounded in its styling. Inside, you'll find plenty of space for 7+ passengers in both of these SUVs, in addition to a wide range of comfort and convenience features.

Safety Features

The Ford Explorer is among the safest three-row SUVs on the road today, boasting a standard backup camera and standard Ford MyKey Technology, which lets you set limits when other drivers are behind-the-wheel). The Chevy Traverse also offers a similar system, called Teen Driver. What's more, each of these SUVs can be equipped with a wide range of active safety features, including (but not limited to):

  • Rear parking sensors
  • Forward collision alert
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

Technology and Amenities

The Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Traverse are both adept at keeping all passengers entertained via extensively-equipped infotainment systems. The Ford Explorer, for example, comes standard with a touchscreen infotainment system boasting Ford SYNC® smartphone integration, Bluetooth, and more. SYNC® 3 is also available, which upgrades the infotainment experience in the Explorer even more. The Traverse also boasts Bluetooth, USB connectivity, and smartphone integration.

Learn More: Contact Us Today!

Interested in learning more about the Ford Explorer? Want to see, firsthand, whether or not this could be the perfect new midsize SUV for your individual needs or the needs of your family? Contact us today, either online or by phone at (855) 519-9970. Alternatively, feel free to visit us today, at 11981 Lake Charles Highway in Leesville, LA! At Hixson Ford of Leesville, serving Fort Polk and beyond, we're here to help you however possible as you hunt for the ideal SUV!