The Ford Explorer Distances itself from its Midsize SUV Class

When you are at the top of your game, change may be the last thing you expect. But the Ford Explorer isn't satisfied simply reaching the mountain top. The Ford Explorer strives to remain there by bringing a fresh new take on this classic crossover. Team Ford Lincoln knows Las Vegas residents have plenty of fine midsize SUVs to choose from when they want a spacious interior, dependable versatility, and powerful ability. But we believe the Ford Explorer could be the total package.

Among this class, the new Ford Explorer is one of the most versatile, exceptional options on the market as it goes a step further than competitors like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander, which we'll prove to car shoppers from Pahrump to Moapa if they keep reading below!


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The Ford Explorer vs. The Jeep Grand Cherokee

  • Drivers looking for a passenger and cargo carrier will find that the Ford Explorer has a much larger cabin with a third row of seats and greater max cargo space than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which only has two rows and seating for five.
  • North Las Vegas car shoppers probably know of the Jeep Grand Cherokee's reputation as an off-road-ready SUV, but the Ford Explorer is no slouch, which its name proves. It is available with Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™, and the 365-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine is a triumph of engineering. The Explorer is more capable of towing your toys, as well. It can haul up to 8,000 pounds when properly equipped, compared to the 7,200 pounds towing capacity of the Grand Cherokee.
  • The Ford Explorer scored extremely well in the NHTSA safety tests with five-star ratings in most categories and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Safety Rating, which is a metric the Jeep Grand Cherokee only earned four stars in. The Ford Explorer loads up on the standard driver-assist features, while the Grand Cherokee leaves many features available for costly upgrades.

The Ford Explorer vs. The Honda Pilot

  • Versatility is a key trait of the Ford Explorer, which has a more spacious cabin than the Honda Pilot. This room shows in the amount of legroom, which the Explorer has more of for each of the three rows, and the cargo area behind the third row, which is larger than the Honda Pilot's. The E-Z Entry Second Row of the Explorer makes getting in and out even easier.
  • The Ford Explorer now brings your four potent engine options while the Honda Pilot only has one, a 280 horsepower V6 engine. That base does not come close to the 300-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder of the Ford Explorer. It falls well short of the available 400 horsepower from the Twin-turbocharged V6 of the Explorer.

  • Both models offer driver-assist services like adaptive cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, and blind-spot monitoring, but the Ford Explorer also uses the sensors of these in the Enhanced Active Park Assist system for an easier time getting in and out of parking spots, which the Honda Pilot can't do for you.

The Ford Explorer vs. The Toyota Highlander

  • The spacious cabin of the Ford Explorer is again one of the main advantages it holds over other SUVs as it has more cubic feet of passenger room than the Toyota Highlander, including over four more inches of legroom for the third row and more headroom in each of the three rows, and over seven more cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row than the Highlander.
  • Whether looking at the engines that come standard or the available engines, the Ford Explorer comes out on top in regard to capability as its standard V6 engine, with 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, is similar to the most powerful engine of the Highlander and much more rugged than the 195-horsepower engine that comes standard in the Highlander.
  • No matter where you look, the Ford Explorer has smarter tech than the Toyota Highlander as it offers everything from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for entertainment purposes to Enhanced Active Park Assist and a hands-free rear liftgate for convenience, none of which the Highlander offers.

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This piece highlights some of the reasons you may enjoy the Ford Explorer more than mid-size SUV competitors, but if you think another Ford model is right for you, we have a diverse selection of new and used SUVs, so be sure to check out our inventory online or in-person today!