2016 Volvo XC90 vs. 2016 Ford Explorer Review

Comparison Review

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Volvo XC90, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Explorer will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Volvo XC90.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volvo XC90 as you will with the Ford Explorer, 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 Volvo XC90 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. The Volvo XC90 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Ford Explorer.

The Volvo XC90 is about the same width as the Ford Explorer. When looking at overall length, the Volvo XC90 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Ford Explorer.

With somewhat higher torque, the Volvo XC90 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Ford Explorer.

When considering towing capacity, the Volvo XC90 is clearly the choice over the Ford Explorer for pulling heavy loads. The Volvo XC90 has a little more horsepower than the Ford Explorer.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Volvo XC90 and the Ford Explorer. The Volvo XC90 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Ford Explorer.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Volvo XC90 than that of the Ford Explorer.

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2016 Volvo

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MSRP*: $49,800 - $55,400

2016 Ford

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MSRP*: $31,050 - $52,970
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 25 22 - 24
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $46,812 - $52,076 $29,266 - $49,395

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