Every automotive company that makes SUVs has been trying in vain for the last 25 years to knock the Ford Explorer off its best-selling throne. But we don’t think any of those automotive companies try as hard as Chevrolet to accomplish that goal. Given the longstanding rivalry between Ford and Chevrolet, it’s not hard to understand why Chevy would want to be the one to finally out-sell the new Ford Explorer. But as hard as they try, they still haven’t been able to create something as capable, powerful, efficient and popular as the Ford Explorer.
That’s especially true for the 2018 model year, as the new Ford Explorer has been fully augmented to offer more of what people love at an incredibly affordable price. That means the 2018 Explorer is primed and ready to once again outperform and outclass anything and everything Chevrolet has to offer. To show you what we mean, we put together this 2018 Ford Explorer versus 2018 Chevy Equinox head-to-head model comparison.
2018 Ford Explorer VS 2018 Chevy Equinox
290 HP & 255 lb-ft. Standard Horsepower & Torque 170 HP & 203 lb-ft.
365 HP & 350 lb-ft. Max Horsepower & Torque 252 HP & 260 lb-ft.
151.5 ft.3 Total Passenger Volume 103.2 ft.3
81.7 ft.3 Total Cargo Capacity 63.5 ft.3
Here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, we’ve found that there are two features people look for in a new SUV above anything else – power and interior space. And, as you can see in the table above, these are two areas in which the 2018 Ford Explorer truly shines – making the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox pale in comparison.
In terms of power, the standard engine of the new Ford Explorer lineup offers 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, while its most powerful engine offers 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Conversely, the standard engine of the new Chevrolet Equinox lineup offers only 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque, while its most powerful engine offers only 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.
The 2018 Ford Explorer lineup also provides far more passenger and cargo space than the 2018 Chevy Equinox lineup. More specifically, the new Ford Explorer lineup provides 151.5 cubic-feet of total passenger space and 81.7 cubic-feet of total cargo space, whereas the new Chevy Equinox provides only 103.2 cubic-feet of total passenger space and 63.5 cubic-feet of total cargo space.
For more on the 2018 Ford Explorer lineup, please contact our friendly Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.