2016 Ford Explorer vs. 2015 Ford Flex Review

Comparison Review

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Flex than in the Ford Explorer, due to its greater head- and legroom. 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 Ford Flex.

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

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 is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Flex. 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 Flex.

Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Ford Flex, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Ford Explorer takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Ford Flex.

With similar torque, the Ford Explorer and the Ford Flex are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

If you've got something you need to pull, the Ford Explorer will do just as well as the Ford Flex, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Ford Explorer and the Ford Flex.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Explorer and the Ford Flex. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford Explorer as you will in the Ford Flex.

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

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2016 Ford

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MSRP*: $31,050 - $52,970

2015 Ford

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MSRP*: $29,100 - $42,400
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 17 16 - 18
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 23 - 25
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $29,266 - $49,395 $27,427 - $39,538

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.