Comparison - Audi Q3 45 TFSI e 2021 - vs - Ford Explorer ST 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
54,450
Australian dollar
Updated: 
15 Jan 2021
$
52,605
Updated: 
25 Jan 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
6
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ibis white
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Mythos black, metallic
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Pulse orange
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Turbo blue
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Daytona grey, pearl effect
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Tango red, metallic
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Navarra blue, metallic
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Color: 
Carbonized Gray Metallic
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Star white Metallic Tri-coat
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Atlas Blue Metallic
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Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
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Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
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Agate Black Metallic
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Iconic Silver Metallic
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Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

A very competitive posh crossover, but it fumbles some of Audi's traditional strengths.

Pros
Lots of equipment and tech,
practical,
striking to look at

Cons
The powertrains,
HMI and materials aren't as polished as Audi's norm

By: 
topgear.com

Ford has made a few tweaks to its mid-size crossover for 2021, such as making heated seats standard on the XLT, offering a heated steering wheel as an optional feature on that model, and including an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat on the Limited, ST, and Platinum models. A Sport Appearance package is now available on the XLT trim, and it includes 20-inch aluminum wheels that are coated in Carbonized Gray paint.

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 is recognizable, but new. It should be on every family SUV shopper’s list.

Pros
Wide range of powertrains
Good looks
Great active safety tech
Available hybrid
Quiet interio

Cons
Hybrid isn’t refined
Not a great value
Cramped third row
Clunky second row

By: 
thecarconnection.com

New Sport Appearance package available on XLT trim.Minor changes to standard and optional feature availability.

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
Torque: 
236ft-lbs
at 3 940rpm
415ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
177hp
at 6 000rpm
400hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
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: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cruise control with speed limiter
Parking system plus with front and rear sensors
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
176.50in
199.30in
Width: 
79.60in
78.90in
Height: 
63.60in
70.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.30in
Front Track: 
62.30in
66.90in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
66.90in
Wheel Base: 
105.50in
119.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.40
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.40
40.50
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
59.30in
59.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.60in
61.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.70in
59.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
61.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
87.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5600lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4701.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
keyless entry and start
Electric rear tailgate with programmable opening height and gesture control for hands free opening and closing
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Standard front seats with manual adjustment
Electric seat for driver including adjustment of the seat height, fore/aft position
Seat angle and backrest angle; front passenger seat manually adjustable.
4-way electric lumbar support for driver and front passenger
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
40:20:40 split folding and rear centre armrest
cup holder
Folding center armrest
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
2-zone climate control
separately adjustable temperature and air distribution settings for front left and right-hand sides; includes air vents in the rear
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Audi virtual cockpit plus – fully digital configurable instrument cluster with 12.3 inch high resolution colour display
2 USB interfaces in front with charging and data transfer functionality. Also includes 2 USB interfaces in the rear with charging function5
6 speaker
Bang & Olufsen 3D Sound System
MMI navigation plus
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Adaptive LED headlights
Privacy glass – dark tinted rear and rear side windows
Exterior mirrors; electrically adjustable with integrated LED indicators
Front spoiler, rear diffuser, side blades and frame of side air inlets in selenite silver, matt
Roof rails in anodised aluminium
Body-color door handles with black insert
Liftgate Appliqué - black
Black mesh insert with chrome bars
EXPLORER badge on hood
Rain-Sensing Wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
20 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

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
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Lane departure warning – with lane keeping assist
High beam assist
Hill descent control
Hill hold assist
Tyre pressure loss indicator
Seat belts with pre-tensioners for front and rear
Audi pre-sense front with Autonomous Emergency Braking
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Smoker's Package
ST High-Performance Pack
Equipment Group 401A
Premium Technology Package
ST Street Pack
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Lock Kit
Roof Rails
License Plate Bracket
Dual Panel Moonroof
Splash Guards
Roof-Rail Crossbars
Interior Options: 
2nd Row Bench
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System
Cargo Area Management System
All-Weather Floor Mats W/Carpet Mats
Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leather
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