Greene Ford Compares 2014 Ford Explorer VS 2013 Land Rover Near Flowery Branch, GA

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2014 Ford Explorer

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2013 Land Rover

Safety Comparison

The middle row seatbelts optional on the Explorer XLT/Limited/Sport inflate when a collision is detected, helping to spread crash forces over a much larger area of the body and limiting head and neck movement. This can help prevent spinal and internal injuries. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer inflatable seatbelts.

The Explorer Limited/Sport offers an optional collision warning system, which detects an impending crash through forward mounted sensors and flashes a bright light and sounds a loud, distinctive tone to warn the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision. The system also pre-charges the brakes to begin deceleration more quickly. The Range Rover Evoque doesn't offer a collision warning system.

The Explorer Limited’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

To help make backing safer, the Explorer XLT/Limited/Sport’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Explorer’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

The Explorer offers optional SYNC ®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Explorer and the Range Rover Evoque have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available all wheel drive.

The Ford Explorer weighs 526 to 1066 pounds more than the Range Rover Evoque. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

For its top level performance in frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the Explorer as a “Top Pick,” a rating only granted to 161 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Range Rover Evoque has not been tested, yet.

Warranty Comparison

Ford’s powertrain warranty covers the Explorer 1 year and 10,000 miles longer than Land Rover covers the Range Rover Evoque. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 5 years or 60,000 miles. Coverage on the Range Rover Evoque ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are over 22 times as many Ford dealers as there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Explorer’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

The Explorer’s optional 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 20 lbs.-ft. more torque (270 vs. 250) than the Range Rover Evoque’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Explorer’s standard 3.5 DOHC V6 produces 50 more horsepower (290 vs. 240) and 5 lbs.-ft. more torque (255 vs. 250) than the Range Rover Evoque’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Explorer Sport’s standard 3.5 turbo V6 produces 125 more horsepower (365 vs. 240) and 100 lbs.-ft. more torque (350 vs. 250) than the Range Rover Evoque’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The Explorer has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Explorer’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Range Rover Evoque:

Explorer

Range Rover Evoque

Front Rotors

12.8 inches

11.8 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

11.9 inches

The Explorer’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Range Rover Evoque are solid, not vented.

The Explorer stops shorter than the Range Rover Evoque:

Explorer

Range Rover Evoque

60 to 0 MPH

119 feet

128 feet

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Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Explorer has larger standard tires than the Range Rover Evoque (245/65R17 vs. 235/55R19). The Explorer’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Range Rover Evoque (255/50R20 vs. 245/45R20).

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Explorer’s wheelbase is 7.8 inches longer than on the Range Rover Evoque (112.6 inches vs. 104.8 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Explorer is 3.1 inches wider in the front and 2.9 inches wider in the rear than on the Range Rover Evoque.

Chassis Comparison

The design of the Ford Explorer amounts to more than styling. The Explorer has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .35 Cd. That is lower than the Range Rover Evoque (.35 to .36). A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the Explorer get better fuel mileage.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Explorer Limited 4WD is quieter than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door:

Explorer

Range Rover Evoque

At idle

35 dB

40 dB

Full-Throttle

75 dB

77 dB

70 MPH Cruising

68 dB

72 dB

Passenger Space Comparison

The Explorer offers optional seating for 7 passengers; the Range Rover Evoque can only carry 5.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Explorer’s available middle row seats recline. The Range Rover Evoque’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Explorer’s cargo area provides more volume than the Range Rover Evoque Coupe.

Explorer

Range Rover Evoque

Third Seat Folded

43.8 cubic feet

n/a

Third Seat Removed

n/a

19.4 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

80.7 cubic feet

47.6 cubic feet

The Explorer’s cargo area provides more volume than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door.

Explorer

Range Rover Evoque

Third Seat Folded

43.8 cubic feet

n/a

Third Seat Removed

n/a

20.3 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

80.7 cubic feet

51 cubic feet

The Explorer’s cargo area is larger than the Range Rover Evoque’s in every dimension:

Explorer

Range Rover Evoque

Length to seat (3rd/2nd/1st)

19.7”/49”/79.8”

n.a./31.3”/62.2”

Max Width

48”

43”

Min Width

40”

39.2”

Height

45.5”

27.5”

A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the Explorer. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Explorer (except Base/XLT) offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The driver can also remotely turn on the heater or air conditioner. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Explorer XLT/Limited/Sport’s exterior keypad. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer an exterior keypad entry system.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Explorer has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer extendable visors.

Both the Explorer and the Range Rover Evoque offer available heated front seats. The Explorer Limited also offers optional heated second row seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Range Rover Evoque.

The Explorer Limited/Sport’s optional air conditioned front seats cool the driver and front passenger and help take the sting out of hot leather in Summer. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer air conditioned front seats.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Explorer Limited/Sport offers an optional Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

Optional SYNC AppLink for the Explorer allows the driver and passengers access to select programs on their smartphones, including playing internet radio stations and other online activities without taking their eyes off the road or their hands from the wheel. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer factory integrated smartphone program access.

The Explorer’s available GPS navigation system has a real-time traffic update feature that offers alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service available in a limited number of metro areas.) The Range Rover Evoque’s available navigation system doesn’t offer real-time traffic updates.

The Explorer (except Base/XLT) offers an optional 115 volt a/c outlet in the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters which can break or get misplaced. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Explorer owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Explorer will cost $770 to $3075 less than the Range Rover Evoque over a five-year period.

The Explorer will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The Intellichoice estimates that the Explorer will retain 41.96% to 44.22% of its original price after five years, while the Range Rover Evoque only retains 39.68% to 41.81%.

Intellichoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Ford Explorer will be $11676 to $11688 less than for the Range Rover Evoque.

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