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2015 Audi Q5 vs. 2015 Ford Explorer Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Audi Q5, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Explorer offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi Q5, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Audi Q5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Explorer, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi Q5 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Ford Explorer, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Audi Q5 and the Ford Explorer have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q5 is much slimmer than the Ford Explorer, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi Q5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Explorer.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi Q5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Ford Explorer.

Handling
The Audi Q5 has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Explorer, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the Ford Explorer for pulling heavy loads. The Audi Q5 has a little less horsepower than the Ford Explorer.

Utility
The Audi Q5 has less seating than the Ford Explorer, making the Ford Explorer the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi Q5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Ford Explorer.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi Q5 than that of the Ford Explorer.

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2015 Audi
Q5

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MSRP*: $38,900 - $47,000

2015 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,700 - $43,100
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 18 - 24 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 26 - 31 22 - 24
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $36,178 - $43,710 $28,935 - $40,191

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