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2017 Ford Explorer vs. 2017 Ford Escape Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Ford Escape. The Ford Explorer offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Escape, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Ford Explorer requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Escape, 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 Ford Explorer will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Ford Escape, 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. The Ford Explorer will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Ford Escape.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Ford Escape, 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 Ford Escape.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford Explorer does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Ford Escape.

Handling
The Ford Explorer has the same turning radius as the Ford Escape, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Explorer will do just as well as the Ford Escape, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower than the Ford Escape.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Ford Escape, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Ford Explorer has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Ford Escape.

Warranty
The Ford Explorer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Escape.

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2017 Ford
Explorer

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

2017 Ford
Escape

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MSRP*: $23,600 - $30,850
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 19 21 - 23
Highway MPG: 22 - 27 28 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $30,070 - $50,839 $22,774 - $29,463

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.