Comparison - Audi e-tron Sportback Prestige 2021 - vs - Ford Explorer Timberline 2021

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
82,300
Updated: 
25 Nov 2019
$
45,765
Updated: 
21 May 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
6
Transmission: 
1-speed Direct Drive
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Siam Beige metallic
#A1A1A1
Brilliant Black
#000000
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
#546465
Catalunya Red metallic
#E8453C
Mythos Black metallic
#000000
Antigua Blue Metallic
#3C7EB2
Glacier white metalllic
#E7E8EA
Florett Silver metallic
#B2B2B2
Navarra Blue Metallic
#404A8F
Plasma Blue Metallic
#405060
Color: 
Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
#FDFFFB
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0
Forged Green Metallic
#374448
Carbonized Gray Metallic
#4F453E

Electric

Motors: 
Twin electric motor
Full Charge Range: 
218mi
Full Charge Time: 
0-80% on DC 150 kW in about 30 minutes, 0-100% on AC 9.6 kW in about 10.5 hours.
Top Speed: 
124mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
5.50s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2021, Audi introduces a more affordable base model that features the Premium designation. Available on both the regular and Sportback e-tron, it costs about $9000 less than the mid-level Premium Plus. It can also be equipped with the Convenience Plus package, which includes driver assists such as adaptive cruise control. Audi also improves the e-tron's available battery capacity and efficiency. The regular e-tron now has an estimated driving range of 222 miles—18 more than its predecessor.

Pros
Whisper-quiet operation,
luxurious state-of-the-art cabin,
tows up to 4000 pounds.

Cons
Other luxury EVs have more range,
not very engaging behind the wheel,
none of the flashiness exhibited by rivals

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Doesn’t look like an electric car,
interior design,
efficiency modes

Cons
Doesn’t look like an electric car,
electric mirrors an acquired taste

By: 
topgear.com

For 2021 New entry-level Premium trim.Launch Edition model no longer available.

Pros
Smooth and decisive acceleration
Well-executed driver assistance systems
Healthy list of standard safety and luxury features

Cons
Complex touchscreen interface
EPA-estimated range is merely adequate compared to others
More expensive and less practical than the standard e-tron

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2021 New Sport Appearance package available on XLT trim.More affordable version of the Explorer ST debuts.Platinum trim is now available for the Hybrid model.New off-road-themed Timberline debuts midway through the model year.

Pros
Strong engines for quick acceleration
Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
Roomy cargo area

Cons
Too much wind noise at highway speeds
The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
Lackluster interior material quality

By: 
edmunds.com

Ford has made a few tweaks to its mid-size crossover for 2021, Off-road enthusiasts may find the new Timberline trim interesting; it features a lifted suspension, all-terrain tires, and more rugged exterior styling cues.

Pros
Smooth and controlled ride,
cargo friendly interior design,
comfortable front seats.

Cons
Third row space is tight,
plasticky interior bits,
most desirable models are pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Ford Explorer's #16 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 7.6 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good cargo capacity
Powerful engines
Plenty of features
Composed ride and handling

Cons
Low-rent interior
Second- and third-row seats less comfortable than in rivals
Upgraded infotainment system not much of an upgrade

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Electric
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Electric
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.30L
Torque: 
490ft-lbs
310ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
402hp
300hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Adaptive Cruise Control
Electromechanical progressive steering system
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Rear Parking Sensors
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
193.00in
198.80in
Width: 
76.20in
78.90in
Height: 
65.00in
69.90in
Front Track: 
64.70in
Wheel Base: 
115.00in
119.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.10
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
37.90
40.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
43.00in
Rear leg room: 
39.10in
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.60in
61.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.20in
61.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
54.50cu.ft
87.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4000lbs
5300lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
27.20cu.ft
18.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
5754.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
no
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
14 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
14 -Way Power Driver Seat
Massaging
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Folding center armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Audi adaptive air suspension, comfort
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Audi adaptive air suspension, comfort
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
16 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
705 Watts Stereo Output
Memory Card Slot
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Power panoramic sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In.
18 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Emergency Braking Preparation
Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Black Optic Package
Prestige
Equipment Group 800A
Smoker's Package
Exterior Options: 
E-Tron Graphics In White
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Digital Matrix LED Headlight
E-Tron Graphics In Black
Outfitters Cargo - MegaWarrior
Roof-Rail Crossbars
Outfitters Bike - Front Loader
Outfitters Cargo - Skybox
Splash Guards
Dual Panel Moonroof
Wheel Lock Kit
License Plate Bracket
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Audi "E-Tron" Beam For Front And Rear Doors
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Kit
Cargo Mat
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Valcona, Premium leather
#212121
Okapi Brown Valcona, Premium leather
#8F796E
Pearl Beige, Premium leather
#C7C1B5
Color: 
Deep Cypress, leatherette
#556C75