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2017 Ford Explorer vs. 2016 Audi Q5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Audi Q5. The Ford Explorer will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Explorer as you will with the Audi Q5, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Explorer will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Audi Q5. 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 Ford Explorer and the Audi Q5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Audi Q5, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Explorer, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Audi Q5.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Explorer doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Audi Q5.

Handling
The Ford Explorer has a larger turning radius than the Audi Q5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Audi Q5 is clearly the choice over the Ford Explorer for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower than the Audi Q5.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Audi Q5, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Audi Q5.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Explorer is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Audi Q5.

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2017 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $31,160 - $53,235

2016 Audi
Q5

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MSRP*: $40,900 - $48,100
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 19 18 - 24
Highway MPG: 22 - 27 26 - 31
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $30,070 - $50,839 $38,038 - $44,734

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.