The Ford Explorer Takes On The Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Pilot, and The Toyota Highlander as The Better SUV

For the Arundel families who are seeking a new and improved SUV model that delivers exceptional performance and versatility, finding a new Sports utility vehicle in Biddeford and Sandford can become time-consuming and stressful. Especially if you are comparing top competitor models like the Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Luckily for our customers, we save you time during your new SUV search and have conveniently laid out an upfront look of how choosing the Ford Explorer is the better option in the long run.

 Space and Comfort

Prospectors of the Ford Explorer will receive more room for their family and friends with the available third-row seating for up to seven passengers, whereas the Grand Cherokee only provides room for five. Also, your passengers will feel less cramped when choosing the Explorer because it offers a total of 151.7-cubic feet of passenger volume compared to the 105.4 cubic feet of room in the Grand Cherokee as well as the 142.2 cubic feet of passenger volume in the Toyota Highlander.

The increase of passenger space also means shoulder and legroom for your riders is optimized for comfort when choosing the Explorer. Pack in those large store purchases or the family gear with ample cargo space that offers 81.7 cubic feet of room. The Grand Cherokee only provides a total of 68.3 cubic feet. Compared to the interior offered by the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, the Explorer gives more premium leather interior trim options that boast plush levels of comfort.

Power and Durability

When stacking the new Ford Explorer up against the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, look forward to going the distance when it comes to engine power. The Ford Explorer provides a standard 290-horsepower 3.5-Liter V6 compared to the Honda Pilot model's standard 280-horsepower V6 engine. A 365-horsepower twin-turbo V6 is also an available engine option for the Explorer, which outdoes the Toyota Highlander model's standard 185-horsepower 2.7-Liter I4 engine and its available 3.5-Liter V6 option.

When it comes to towing ability, the Ford Explorer outdoes the Honda Pilot. If you're looking to tow the family camper or boat on the weekends to your favorite camping site outside of Arundel, the Ford Explorer holds a maximum towing capacity of 5,000-lbs. The Honda Pilot is only capable of towing up to 1,500-lbs which may not cut it for your family's recreational needs.

The Ford Explorer Offers Enhanced Safety

One thing the Ford Explorer has that is lacking in other SUV models is a safety package that gives the entire family peace of mind when traveling the roads and highways of Kennebunk and Wells, ME. The Ford Safe and Smart Package offers drivers safety options such as the:

  • Auto high-beam headlamps
  • Lane-Keeping System which alerts drivers if swaying or unintentional lane changing occurs
  • Rain-sensing Wipers
  • Adaptive Cruise Control and forward collision warning with brake support
  • Along with these amazing features, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has given the Ford Explorer a five-star overall safety rating. The Jeep Grand Cherokee received only four stars which may deter family drivers away for it's less than ample interior size and safety features.

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    Test Drive the New Ford Explorer in Arundel, ME Today!

    Experience for yourself just how capable and practical the Ford Explorer is for your family and schedule a test drive by calling our sales team at (844)338.8748. We'll get you behind the steering wheel of your prospected Ford Explorer trim level in no time and will gladly give you the rundown on the new and used SUVs options that are available to you. We'll see you in our Ford showroom soon!