When you’re looking for a crossover to serve as your next family-hauler, you have a lot of choices. Two popular options in this category are the Chevy Traverse and the Ford Escape. Here are just some of the ways that the Chevy Traverseis the better buy.
More room for people and things
The perfect family-hauler has enough space to accommodate both passengers and possessions. The Chevy Traverse hits this mark, thanks to its three-rows of versatile seating. Its cabin can accommodate up to eight passengers with plenty of cargo space behind the third row. Recent model years also include a Smart Slide® second row seat that makes access to the third row quick and convenient.
As a compact crossover, the Ford Escape has less room to offer its passengers. Its cabin only seats five, and as of the 2020 model year it only offers 65.4 cubic feet of space as opposed to the maximum 98.2 cubic feet in the Chevy Traverse.
More infotainment goodies
The Chevy Traverse offers much more value than the Escape when it comes to technology and connectivity. Its cabin comes equipped with standard infotainment that includes both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. This means that no matter which trim of the Chevy Traverse you choose, you’ll be able to connect your smartphone to the in-cabin interface for easy access to personal media libraries, apps, and contacts. Your whole family can stay connected on each drive thanks to USB ports in every row and an available built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot.
It’s possible to get similar capabilities through the Ford Traverse SYNC® 3 infotainment system. However, the brand offers this feature only as an add-on that will cost you more money.
Stronger towing capacity
With a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds as of the 2020 model year, the Chevy Traverse has the power you need to bring along the right equipment for long road trips, camping adventures, and weekends to the lake — whether that’s a trailer or camper.
The Ford Escape is weaker when it comes to towing. It has a maximum towing capacity of just 3,500 pounds, so you’ll be more limited in what you can bring on your family’s getaways.
The best way to experience the advantages of the Chevy Traverse is to get behind the wheel of one here at Atzenhoffer in Victoria.