Compare the New Ford Explorer to the Competition

If you're looking for a well-equipped, stylish and fun to drive new large SUV that can fit the whole family or all your friends, check out our great selection of new Ford Explorer models at Bill Dobson Ford! Our Washington, IN Ford dealership proudly serves drivers from all around Vincennes, IN and beyond and with our great selection of new Ford Explorer models for sale, we're sure that we have a model here to fit the needs of everyone. The Explorer continues to be one of the most popular large SUVs on the road thanks to its terrific accommodations and amenities. Enjoy cutting-edge technology and safety features in every model to help you stay connected and drive with confidence. You can fit everything and everyone comfortably thanks to spacious seating for up to seven people and plenty of cargo space. With strong engine options and great capability, you can embark on any adventure and bring your camper or boat along with you.


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To help you understand what makes the new Ford Explorer such a popular large SUV, we're going to compare it to other vehicles in its class, including the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Chevrolet Traverse, providing you with a side-by-side look at what the Explorer offers and how it can accommodate your lifestyle and needs with ease.

Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot

  • The Explorer offers an easy-entry second-row that allows you to fold down the second-row of seating and grant easy access to the third-row with the touch of a button. The Pilot doesn't offer a comparable feature.
  • Under the hood, the Explorer comes equipped with a standard 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that delivers 300-horsepower, providing you with a fun and strong performance for all your travels in Evansville, IN. The Pilot comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280-horsepower.
  • The Explorer comes equipped with standard rear-wheel drive and the Pilot comes with standard front-wheel drive.

Ford Explorer vs. Toyota Highlander

  • The Explorer offers 300-hrosepower standard while the Highlander falls slightly short with 295 standard horsepower. However, the Explorer also offers 310 pounds-feet of torque, compared to 263 pounds-feet of torque in the Highlander.
  • The Explorer comes with standard rear-wheel drive, giving you a strong and enjoyable performance when you're driving around Lawrenceville, IL and beyond. The Highlander comes with standard front-wheel drive.
  • The Explorer allows you to fit more cargo than the Highlander does, offering 18.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row and 87.8 cubic feet when you fold the rear seats flat. The Highlander offers 16 cubic feet of space behind the third-row and up to 84.3 cubic feet when you fold down the rear seats.

Ford Explorer vs. Chevrolet Traverse

  • The Chevrolet Traverse comes with more standard horsepower than the Explorer does. However, the Explorer also delivers 310 pounds-feet of torque while the Traverse offers 266 pounds-feet, resulting in faster acceleration in the Explorer.
  • The new Ford Explorer comes equipped with your choice of a standard 8-inch or available 10-inch touchscreen display. The Traverse offers a standard 7-inch or available 8-inch touchscreen display.
  • All Ford Explorer models come with automatic emergency braking, allowing you to drive around Jasper, IN with more confidence knowing that your vehicle is looking out for you. The Traverse also offers automatic emergency braking, but it doesn't come standard on the base model.

Learn More About the New Ford Explorer Lineup at Bill Dobson Ford Today

If you want to learn more about which of our many new Ford SUVs are the best fit for you, we invite you to join us at Bill Dobson Ford to see our entire lineup in person and test drive a new Ford Explorer model of your choice around Washington, IN today!

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