2024 Audi Q4 e-tron vs. 2023 Ford Explorer Review

Picture of the 2024 Audi Q4 e-tron

2024 Audi
Q4 e-tron

MSRP*: $49,800 to $55,200
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Picture of the 2023 Ford Explorer

2023 Ford
Explorer

MSRP*: $36,760 to $56,525
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MPG - City Info not available 18 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 22 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 53.1 ft3 87.8 ft3
Engine
  • 201-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 295-hp, Electric Motor (Electric Fuel System)
  • 300-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 318-hp, 3.3-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 400-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 201 - 295 hp 300 - 400 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 5,000 - 5,600 lbs
Exterior Length 180.7 in 198.8 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 78.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.2 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 43.0 in
Rear 39.0 in
Head Room Front 38.5 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Audi Q4 e-tron, 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 Audi Q4 e-tron.

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 Q4 e-tron is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Explorer.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q4 e-tron 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 Q4 e-tron, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Explorer.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi Q4 e-tron has a lot less horsepower than the Ford Explorer.

Utility
The Audi Q4 e-tron has less seating than the Ford Explorer, making the Ford Explorer the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi Q4 e-tron has significantly less cargo capacity than the Ford Explorer.