Will he be able to compete with other three-row crossovers such as the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot and Subaru Ascent?
Ford Explorer new (fourth) generation, whose official premiere will take place at the motor show in Detroit, will be rear-wheel drive, will have a more spacious interior and a higher price. Will he be able to compete with other three-row crossovers such as the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot and Subaru Ascent?
The new Ford Explorer will get in the base engine is a 2.3 liter I4 turbo 300 HP In Durango in the base 3.6-liter V6 engine rated at 293 HP, Pilot – a 3.5-liter engine V6 power of 280 HP and Ascent – 2.4 l H4 motor with a turbocharged 260 HP Torque is greatest in the Explorer, and the lowest – in the Pilot, informs Rus.Media.
In the Explorer engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the Durango – with 8-step “automatic”, Pilot -, 6 – or 9-step “automatic” and in Ascent – s continuously variable transmission.
Only in the Subaru Ascent in the basic configuration is all-wheel drive. In the other three crossovers it is only available as an option for extra money.
Top Explorer 3.0 l twin-turbo V6 engine rated at 365 K. C. In Durango there is a version with a 5.7 l V8 engine with a capacity of 360 “horses”. Of the two engines spend less fuel would probably be the one that will get Explorer, because he has a smaller working volume. But while this can not be judged, because the new Explorer was not even subjected to the relevant tests.
The boot capacity the largest in the Explorer, and the lowest in the Pilot. In the other two crossovers, the trunks of nearly equal size.
As for the price, the most expensive of the four is the Ford Explorer of the new generation. Its base price is announced at 32 765 dollars. Honda Pilot costs 31 $ 450, Subaru Ascent – 31 $ 995, and Dodge Durango – 29 $ 995.
The new Explorer will be more expensive than its main competitors, but it has a spacious interior and some other benefits. Is that enough to ensure that motorists have “forgotten” about the difference in price will become clear after we start selling it in the spring of 2019.