I get this a lot too. Friends of ours bought a Dodge Caravan and it is amazing to see how much bulkier the Traverse is than the Caravan. Seeing them individually you think the caravan is bigger, but the Traverse is taller, longer and wider. It is very deceiving.odypilots said:Regarding size, I guess it would have to be bigger than I'm thinking to separate it from the Edge. I get remarks from people that the Traverse is bigger than they thought once they get close to it, so maybe the Explorer IS comparable to the Traverse.