Compare the new Ford Explorer vs. the Competition

 

Midsize SUV Showdown: Find Out if the Ford Explorer is Right for You

 

Shopping for a family SUV may not provide the same thrill as shopping for a muscle car, but then again it's not as soul-crushing as searching for a minivan. Plus, thankfully, though some family-friendly crossover SUVs offer bland styling, unimpressive interiors, and a ride quality that's apathetic at best, the new Ford Explorer offers a sleek exterior, refined interior, and tons of wiggle room for everyone. And that's just the beginning of what's great about the Explorer. To really see how this new three-row SUV shines, allow us to compare it to the Chevrolet Traverse and the Honda Pilot, two off its most popular competitors here in the greater Vicksburg, MI area.

 

New Ford Explorer Model Highlights

 

  • Explorer seats up to seven passengers
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  • Available third-row PowerFold® seating makes accommodating more cargo a snap
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  • Explorer has over 21 cubic feet of cargo space - or 81.7 cubic feet with seating rows 2 & 3 folded
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  • Explorer features a standard 290-horsepower V6 engine but offers two other compelling options
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  • Explorer boasts a distinctive exterior with LED lighting, a bold grille, and streamlined design
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  • Explorer offers a roomy interior with soft-touch surfaces, premium materials, & upscale options
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  • Explorer offers available Ford SYNC® 3 with smartphone integration for a more connected drive
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  • Explorer can be equipped several advanced active safety features for extra peace-of-mind

 

Compare Ford Explorer vs. Chevy Traverse

 

Power

 

The Chevy Traverse offers a standard 310-horsepower engine. Though that gives it a 20-horsepower gain over the Ford Explorer in base models, both the Traverse and Explorer offer other engines. The Traverse's second engine is a 255-horsepower turbo-four. The Explorer's second engine, however, is a more powerful 280-horsepower turbo-four. What's more, the Explorer offers a third engine, too, with 365-horsepower.

 

Safety

 

The Ford Explorer offers a standard backup camera, plus MyKey technology that lets you set limits when others are behind-the-wheel. The Chevy Traverse also has a standard rearview camera and Teen Driver, a technology that functions similarly to Ford MyKey technology. Both SUVs offer active safety features like parking sensors, automatic rain-sensing wipers, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning.

 

Technology

 

In terms of infotainment technology, both the Ford Explorer and the Chevy Traverse can be equipped with touchscreen multimedia systems with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, satellite radio, HD radio, and much more.

 

Compare Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot

 

Power

 

The Honda Pilot offers one engine choice. A V6 that puts out 280-horsepower, the standard Pilot engine has enough oomph to get you from point A to point B, but the 290-horsepower standard Ford Explorer engine has a slight power advantage. What's more, choosing the Explorer gives you access to two additional engines for either more efficient performance or more aggressive performance, depending on your priority.

 

Safety

 

Thanks to the standard HondaSensing active safety suite, the Honda Pilot provides plenty of active safety features designed to keep you, your passengers, and others on the roads of Vicksburg safer and more secure. The Ford Explorer also offers many similar features as part of the available Safe and Smart suite of driver assist technologies.

 

Technology

 

The Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot are well-matched where infotainment tech is concerned. Both offer large touchscreen infotainment displays with Bluetooth streaming, USB connectivity, and smartphone integration technologies, not to mention other conveniences like automatic climate control, heated seats, upgraded audio options, remote start, and much more.

 

Experience the Ford Explorer In-Action Today here at DeNooyer Ford!

 

Ready to explore the Ford Explorer further to see how distinct it is compared to the competition? Contact us to learn more bout this new Ford SUV, or visit our new & used Ford dealership anytime to take a test-drive! We can't wait to have you!

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