Comparison - Audi Q7 Prestige quattro 2018 - vs - Ford Explorer Platinum 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
68,700
Updated: 
01 Jun 2019
53,940
Updated: 
17 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.50gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Carrara White
#ffffff
Cobra Beige Metallic
#665e49
Glacier White Metallic
#c2c7cb
Orca Black Metallic
#262626
Night Black
#000000
Florett Silver Metallic
#b2b2b2
Galaxy Blue Metallic
#2e5363
Navarra Blue Metallic
#313b78
Samurai Gray Metallic
#818588
Color: 
Blue Jeans Metallic
#486478
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C4C4C8
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#8E1C26
Shadow Black
#242424

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

A reshuffling of features marks the 2019 model year for the Q7. All models now come with navigation, while mid-range Premium Plus trims now offer Audi's Virtual Cockpit digital gauge cluster, a 360-degree exterior camera system, LED head- and taillights, and a wireless smartphone charging pad as standard. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are now part of the Convenience package on all Q7 models. The optional 20-inch wheels now come with all-season run-flat tires and two new 21-inch wheel designs are now available.

PROS
Back-road athleticism,
beautiful and high-tech cabin,
three-row versatility.

CONS
Pricey with extras,
snug third row,
subtle styling gets lost in parking lots.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Audi Q7 delivers on the factors most important to large luxury SUV buyers: space, comfort, style, safety, and impressive technology.

Pros
Excellent build quality
Luscious interior appointments
Sublime ride
Tech superiority
Room for seven

Cons
Tight third row
Limited cargo space behind third row
Gets very pricey, very fast
Underpowered turbo-4
Best tech reserved for top trim

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Audi Q7 ranked #4 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Audi Q7 has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 18 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Lavish interior
Athletic handling
Impressive optional V6 engine
Comfortable, supportive seats

Cons
Limited third-row seating space

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Ford Explorer ranked #9 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 68 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo area behind third-row seat
Meaty twin-turbo V6 available
High predicted reliability rating

Cons
Seats aren't as comfy or roomy as some
Thirsty engines
Feels massive to drive

By: 
usnews.com

The Explorer receives only minor changes for 2018, with subtle styling tweaks at the front and rear, an integrated 4G LTE hotspot and revised feature availability.

PROS
Plenty of high-tech features that are easy to use
Optional turbocharged V6 engine delivers plentiful power
Cabin is quiet and comfortable on the highway
Cargo space is generous behind the third row

CONS
Legroom in the third row is subpar
Depending on trim level, feels big and ponderous from behind the wheel

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Ford Explorer has pulled off a graceful transition from clumsy off-roader to genteel family wagon.

Pros
A utility player, in the classic sense
Very good handling
Better fuel economy ratings
Improved infotainment, now with 4G LTE
Lovely Sport tuning

Cons
The EPA’s optimistic with those turbo ratings
Platinum content, platinum prices
Second-row seat needs padding, less tilt
Third-row seat needs more of everything

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
325ft-lbs
at 2 900rpm
350ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
329hp
at 5 500rpm
365hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.70Feet
39.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
no
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
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
driver assisted parking assist
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
driver assisted parking assist
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
adaptive cruise control
Adjustable pedals
Keyless Ignition
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
199.60in
198.30in
Width: 
77.50in
78.90in
Height: 
68.50in
71.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
Front Track: 
67.00in
Rear Track: 
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
117.90in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
41.40
Rear Head Room: 
38.80
40.60
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
42.90in
Rear leg room: 
38.80in
39.50in
Front Hip Room: 
57.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.50in
61.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.50in
61.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
69.90cu.ft
81.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.80cu.ft
21.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4927.00lbs
4458.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
descent control
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
hands-free entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
ventilated driver seat
ventilated passenger seat
leather
8 -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
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Massaging
passenger cooled seat
driver cooled seat
Rear Seats Features: 
power folding split-bench third row seats
rear ventilation ducts with fan control
reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback
folding center armrest
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Split-folding rear seatback
reclining rear seats
multi-level heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear 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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Heated steering wheel
Front and rear air conditioning

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
558 watts stereo output
memory card slot
19 total speakers
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Memory card slot
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Sony premium brand speakers
500 Watts Stereo Output
1 subwoofer(s)
12 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Sony premium brand stero system

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 9.0 In.
20 in
Wheels more: 
All season tires
painted alloy wheels
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
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 brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
rear 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: 
yes
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
blind spot warning accident avoidance system
pre-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
LED headlamp
Post-collision safety system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear Seatbelt Package
Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning w/Brake Support
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Dual front with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn signal mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Winter Wheel and Tire Package
Luxury Package
Adaptive Chassis Package
Prestige
Titanium-Black Optic Package
Cold Weather Package
Towing Package
Equipment Group 600A
Exterior Options: 
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Vehicle Jack
Running Boards
22" 5-V-Spoke-Design Titanium Wheels
Privacy Trunk Cover
Audi Travel Space Base Carrier Bars w/Storage Bag
21" 5-Spoke-Blade-Design Wheels
Seven Pin Connector for Towing Hitch
Exhaust Trims - Black
Paint Protection
Roof Rack Crossbars
Running Boards
20" Premium Painted Machined Aluminum Wheels
Splash Guards
License Plate Bracket
Rear Bumper Protector
Wheel Lock Kit
Interior Options: 
Murillo Brown Audi Design Selection
Audi Cargo Box
Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System
Night Vision Assistant
Cargo Net
RSE III - Rear Seat Entertainment
Audi Beam-Rings
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Audi Beam-Quattro
Black Alcantara Headliner
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Rear Seat Entertainment Preparation (For Audi RSE System)
Leather Care Kit
Black Cloth Headliner
2nd Row Bucket Seats w/Power-Assist Fold
Cargo Shade
Smokers Kit w/Element
Deep Tray-Style All-Weather Floor Mats
Rear Cargo Well Protector
DVD Headrests
2nd Row Console

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Cedar Brown, premium leather
#634945
Rock Gray, premium leather
#7f7f7f
Black, leather
#222222
Pistachio Beige, leather
#d2c3ae
Murrillo Brown, premium leather
#766f69
Nougat Brown, premium leather
#5d4539
Rock Gray, leather
#7f7f7f
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
#9A9789