If you’re looking for additional reasons to test drive the 2015 Ford Explorer in Spring, Planet Ford is here to help! Shopping for your next SUV can be a daunting and draining process but our comparison of the Ford Explorer and Chevrolet Equinox will help you see why Explorer stands out from the competition!
- Safety-Whether you’re driving around by yourself or transporting friends and family, safety features allow you to drive around town worry-free. The Explorer XLT/Limited/Sport offers optional middle row seat belts that inflate during an accident to prevent injuries. The optional driver alert monitor can detect an inattentive driver and sound a warning to make sure you are always focused on the road. The Explorer also outperforms the Equinox in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s front crash test and side impact tests.
- Engine-The Explorer will give you more power than the Equinox when you hit the accelerator. The Explorer 3.5 DOHC V6 engine produces 290 horsepower but the Traverse LS/LT 3.6 DOHC V6 engine produces only 281 horsepower. Popular Mechanics tested the Ford Explorer V6 and Chevrolet Traverse LTZ and the Explorer was faster.
- Passenger/Cargo Space-A cramped backseat is no fun for passengers but luckily the Explorer offers a roomy interior that all occupants will enjoy. The Explorer has more headroom and legroom than the Traverse so you and your passengers can get comfortable on the way to your destination. The Explorer’s third row seat folds flat to offer extra cargo space but that Traverse doesn’t offer this configuration. Choose the Explorer Limited/Sport model and you can lower the second and third row seats with the touch of a button.
After examining some of its features more closely, it’s easy to see why the Ford Explorer in Spring stands out from the competition. Visit Planet Ford today to take the Ford Explorer for a spin and see what it can do on the road!