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Dare to Compare the Ford Explorer​ in Pittsburgh, PA

The Ford Explorer has no peer when it comes to design, comfort and technology. Capable of handling whatever comes its way, the Explorer can withstand any terrain.​ 

Overall, it stands far above the rest of the field as the king of SUVs.

But don't just take our word for it. Below, we analyze some of the most important specifications among the Explorer and its top rivals. As you can see, no other vehicle is comparable.

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Engine 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 N/A 2.7L DOHC I-4 N/A 3.0L EcoDiesel V6
Horsepower 280 @ 5500 ​  185 @ 5800 ​  240 @ 3600
Torque (lb.-ft.) 310 @ 3000 ​  184 @ 4200 ​  420 @ 2000
EPA-estimated (city/hwy) mpg 19/27 ​  20/25 ​  22/30
Engine 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 3.6L DOHC V6 3.5L DOHC V6 3.5L SOHC V6 3.6L DOHC V6
Horsepower 290 @ 6500 281/288 @ 6300 270 @ 6200 280 @ 6000 295 @ 6400
Torque (lb.-ft.) 255 @ 4000 266/270 @ 3400 248 @ 4700 262 @ 4700 260 @ 4800
EPA-estimated (city/hwy) mpg 17/24 (FWD)
16/23 (4WD)
17/24 (FWD)
16/23 (AWD)
19/25 (2WD)
18/24 (4WD)
19/27 (2WD; A6)
20/27 (2WD; A9)
18/26 (4WD; A6)
19/26 (4WD; A9)
19/26 (2WD)
18/25 (4WD)
Engine 3.5L EcoBoost V6 N/A N/A N/A 5.7L OHV V8
Horsepower 365 @ 5500 ​  ​  ​  360 @ 5150
Torque (lb.-ft.) 350 @ 3500 ​  ​  ​  390 @ 4250
EPA-estimated (city/hwy) mpg 16/22 ​  ​  ​  14/22
Max. Trailer Towing (lbs.) 5000 5200 5000 3500 (2WD)
5000 (4WD)
7400 (2WD)
7200 (4WD)
Head Room (1st/2nd/3rd row in in.) 41.4/40.6/37.8 40.4/39.4/37.8 40.7/39.9/35.9
39.5/39.6/35.9
(with moonroof)
40.1/40.2/38.9
39.5/39.9/38.9
(with moonroof)
39.9/39.2/N/A
Shoulder Room (1st/2nd/3rd row in in.) 61.5/61.0/50.8 61.5/61.0/57.6 59.3/59.0/55.0
(XLE and Limited)
62.0/62.0/57.6 58.7/58.0/N/A
Hip Room (1st/2nd/3rd row in in.) 57.3/56.8/40.7 58.0/57.8/48.3 57.2/57.1/45.6 59.1/57.3/44.6 57.0/56.2/N/A
Leg Room (1st/2nd/3rd row in in.) 42.9/39.5/33.3 41.3/36.8/33.2 44.2/38.4/27.7 40.9/38.4/31.9 40.3/38.6/N/A
Max. Cargo Volume (cu. ft. seats folded) 81.7
43.9
21.0
116.3
70.3
24.4
83.7 (max.)
42.3
13.8
109.2
55.9
18.5
68.3
36.3
N/A
Front and rear 180-degree cameras with washer Available N/A N/A Available (rear only) N/A
Hands-free, foot-activated liftgate Available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Enhanced Active Park Assist Available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Inflatable outboard rear safety belts Available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lane-Keeping System Available Available (Warning only) Available (Warning only) Available N/A
Multicountour front seats with Active Motion Available N/A N/A N/A N/A
PowerFold 3rd-row seat Available N/A N/A N/A N/A
SecuriCodeTM invisible keypad Available N/A N/A N/A N/A
Seating capacity 7 8 8 8 5
Terrain Management SystemTM (TMS) Standard with 4WD N/A N/A Standard with AWD Standard with 4WD
Trailer sway control Standard Standard N/A N/A Standard
Individual TPMS Standard Standard N/A Standard Standard
We've got to be honest, what more could you be looking for when it comes to a new SUV? ​ With a wide range of engine choices, technology options, and amazing standard safety features, how could you possibly say no to the Ford Explorer? ​ Visit Shults Ford today to take this amazing SUV for a test-drive!



*All specifications based on 2017 Fusion model, 2016 competitor models

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