2020 Audi SQ5 vs. 2021 Ford Explorer | NewCars.com

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2020 Audi SQ5 vs. 2021 Ford Explorer Review

New 2020 Audi SQ5

2020 Audi
SQ5

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New 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*
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$52,900
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$32,225 to $54,480
Invoice* $49,728 $31,258 to $52,301
MPG - City 18 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy 23 24 - 28
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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 SQ5, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Explorer offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi SQ5, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
With the Ford Explorer, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Audi SQ5, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 SQ5 is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Explorer. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi SQ5 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford Explorer.

Dimensions
Since the Audi SQ5 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 SQ5, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Explorer.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Audi SQ5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Ford Explorer.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Ford Explorer is clearly the choice over the Audi SQ5 for pulling heavy loads. The Audi SQ5 has a little more horsepower than the Ford Explorer.

Utility
The Audi SQ5 has less seating than the Ford Explorer, making the Ford Explorer the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi SQ5 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Ford Explorer.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi SQ5 than that of the Ford Explorer.