Ford Explorer vs the Competition


The Ford Explorer vs. The Competition

Here at Liccardi Ford, we know that our Ford Explorer is a superior choice among SUVs, but for everyone else, we're ready to prove it. So, we've compared our Ford Explorer to four of its competition-The Chevy Traverse, The GMC Acadia, The Hyundai Santa Fe, and The Toyota Highlander-in matters such as performance, interior quality, and safety. We do this not only to help prove what we say but to also help you save time in your search for that super SUV for your lifestyle.


The Ford Explorer vs. The Chevy Traverse

2018 Chevy Traverse SUV

  • Under the hood, the Ford Explorer
  • Inside, the Ford Explorer only seats seven in three rows of seats compared to the Chevy Traverse's eight seats, creating more space per each seat.
  • The Ford Explorer's interior is also elevated above that of its competition thanks to its SYNC®-backed infotainment system.
  • Safety-wise, the Ford Explorer packs more airbags than the Chevy Traverse, and comes standard with an engine immobilizer on the base model.
  • Unlike the Chevy Traverse, the Ford Explorer earns a five-star overall frontal crash test safety rating.

The Ford Explorer vs. The GMC Acadia

2018 GMC Acadia SUV

  • In matters of performance, the Ford Explorer's 3.5-liter V6 packs more basic horsepower and more torque than the GMC Acadia's 2.5-liter I4 engine.
  • Inside, the GMC Acadia seats eight passengers while the Ford Explorer seats seven. But the Ford Explorer offers more interior space as well as more cargo space.
  • The Ford Explorer's interior is also boosted by its SYNC®-backed infotainment system.
  • Unlike the GMC Acadia, the Ford Explorer comes standard with an engine immobilizer on the base model.
  • The Ford Explorer earns a better overall crash test safety rating than the GMC Acadia.

The Ford Explorer vs. The Hyundai Santa Fe

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV

  • In matters of cost, the Ford Explorer has a lower starting price than the Hyundai Santa Fe.
  • Regarding the interior, the Ford Explorer offers more passenger space than the Hyundai Santa Fe, as well as more cargo space.
  • Performance-wise, the Ford Explorer packs a bigger V6 engine that delivers more basic torque than the Hyundai Santa Fe.
  • Unlike the Hyundai Santa Fe, the Ford Explorer features an infotainment system with SYNC®.
  • Safety-wise, the Ford Explorer beats the Hyundai Santa Fe by earning a higher overall frontal crash test safety rating.

The Ford Explorer vs. The Toyota Highlander

2018 Toyota Highlander SUV

  • Cost-wise, the Ford Explorer offers a better roadside assistance program than the Toyota Highlander.
  • Performance-wise, the Ford Explorer packs a bigger base engine that unleashes far more basic horsepower and torque compared to the Toyota Highlander.
  • Unlike the Toyota Highlander, the Ford Explorer is available with all-wheel drive on the base model.
  • Inside, the Ford Explorer boasts more passenger space than the Toyota Highlander.
  • Safety-wise, the Ford Explorer boasts a higher overall front crash test safety rating than the Toyota Highlander.
 

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Experience the Explorer Superiority at our Dealership Today

Now, we also know that even though you can learn about the style specs and features that make the Ford Explorer the superior SUV option, the only way you can discover its superior driving experience and know whether or not it's the superior vehicle for you is by getting behind the wheel and experiencing all it has to offer for yourself. So, test drive the Ford Explorer at our dealership today. We proudly serve the drivers of Watchung, as well as the drivers of Edison, Piscataway Township, and Westfield, NJ. If you have any more questions regarding our current inventory of Ford Explorer models, please feel free to contact us directly either by email or over the phone for more information.

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