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2021 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Jaguar E-PACE Review

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2021 Ford
Explorer

MSRP*: $32,925 to $54,600
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2020 Jaguar
E-PACE

MSRP*: $39,950 to $52,950
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Invoice* $31,938 to $52,416 $37,553 to $49,773
MPG - City 18 - 23 MPG 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 28 MPG 27 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 87.8 ft3 52.7 ft3
Engine 3.3-liter V-6 (regular gas), Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 300 - 400 hp 246 - 296 hp
Towing Capacity 5,300 - 5,600 lbs 1,653 lbs
Exterior Length 198.8 in 173.0 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 74.7 in
Leg Room Front 43.0 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 40.1 in
Rear 35.1 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.5 in
Front 38.4 - 39.2 in
Rear 38.2 - 38.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Jaguar E-PACE. 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 Jaguar E-PACE.

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

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Explorer will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Jaguar E-PACE. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Explorer is much higher than that for the Jaguar E-PACE.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Jaguar E-PACE, 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 Jaguar E-PACE.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford Explorer is clearly the choice over the Jaguar E-PACE for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower than the Jaguar E-PACE.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Explorer transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Jaguar E-PACE.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Jaguar E-PACE, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Jaguar E-PACE.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Explorer is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Jaguar E-PACE.