2015 Ford Flex and 2015 Chevrolet Traverse are similar vehicles, but yet different. We decide to compere them for you, and make easier way for you to decide which one to by.
Since the 2008 generation of the Ford Flex was introduced there haven’t been major changes until now. New Ford Flex is completely redesigned especially outer part and it is more attractive than before. Changes are primarily focused on the outlook of the vehicle but under the hood it stayed pretty much the same. On the other side, 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is one of the favorite mid-size SUVs currently on the market. Space for passengers is absolutely huge and it is so quite during the driving. MyLink infotainment is quite effective but gas mileage is not breathtaking and the load floor is too high. Which car has proven better according to specifications you can see after reading this review.
Interior and Exterior
Chevrolet Traverse is comfortable, spacious and safe car designed primarily for bigger family. Since its original release in 2009 it has faced only few minor changes. Interior is not astonishing but there are certain differences. New wood is used and silver accents with a little refreshment of the exterior. More soft touch materials are something new, as well. Ford Flex, on the other side, has seven very comfortable seats with a possibility to fold backseats if necessary. It is perfectly designed for a family which often goes on trips and picnics. Exterior is changed, as you could see on the pictures, looking more elegant than previous models.
The 3.5 liter V-6 with a turbocharger will be part of the new Flex. It can develop 287 horsepower. However, it has one more option and it is EcoBoost V-6 with a maximum of 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. Standard Traverse has 3.6 liter V-6 with a direct injection developing 288 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque which is significantly less than the Flex’s EcoBoost V-6. It was expected more in this area from 2015 Chevrolet Traverse but the engineers let us down.
2015 Ford Flex VS 2015 Chevrolet Traverse Price
The 2015 Chevrolet Traverse is an eight-seat SUV which can be found at the price of $30,795. This price is only for the base model therefore additional features require additional expenses. It is believed that 2015 Ford Flex’s price will be almost the same with only few hundreds of dollars difference. The official price will be revealed until the fall 2014 when it should be released. All in all, we can conclude that Ford Flex offers more for the same price. Design is more modern and it is more powerful than Chevy’s SUV. However, engineers at Chevrolet invested big amount of money in safety which can’t be said for the Ford.
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