Comparison - Audi SQ7 TDI 2020 - vs - Ford Explorer Platinum 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
90,400
Updated: 
28 Aug 2019
$
58,250
Updated: 
19 Sep 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
7
6
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.50gals
21.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Barrel Brown Metallic
#483A39
Florett Silver Metallic
#B2B2B2
Night Black
#000000
Glacier White Metallic
#E7E8EA
Navarra Blue Metallic
#313B78
Orca Black Metallic
#262626
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
#546465
Matadoe Red Metallic
#803A3D
Color: 
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#727476
Star White Metallic Tri-coat
#FDFFFB
Blue Diamond Metallic
#264154
Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#4A1414
Lucid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
Silver Spruce Metallic
#B1BBB1
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Audi SQ7 is a seriously fast version of the seven-seat Q7 SUV but, while it has the pace to match some hot-hatches, it doesn’t feel all that dramatic to drive and it is very expensive.

Pros
Very practical interior
Decent standard kit
Faster than some sports cars

Cons
Diesel engine lacks drama
Alternatives are more fun to drive
Cheaper Q7 TDI makes more sense

By: 
carwow.co.uk

The SQ7 is a new addition to the Q7 lineup for 2020. It's been available in Europe for a few years, but only with a diesel engine, which we won't get in the U.S.The Audi Q7 will soon be available in high-performance form for the first time in the U.S. Called the SQ7, this variant of the mid-size luxury SUV comes with a significantly more powerful engine than the Q7 and also has a beefed-up suspension and slightly more aggressive looks. With 500 horsepower from its V-8 engine, it will compete with the BMW X5 M and Mercedes-AMG GLE-class.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The SQ7 is new for 2020.Kicks off the first SQ7 generation.

Pros
Twin-turbo 500-hp V8 moves the SQ7 with authority
Four-wheel steering keeps the big SUV feeling nimble
48-volt hybrid system provides added acceleration from a standstill

Cons
Cramped third-row seats
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Less cargo space than most competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

The Ford Explorer is fully redesigned for 2020.Part of the sixth Explorer generation introduced for 2020.The 2020 Ford Explorer comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 10-speed shiftable automatic.

Pros
Increased passenger space and cargo room
Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
Additional tech and driver assistance features

Cons
Maximum seating capacity is seven, and most are equipped to seat six
The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
Interior materials could be better in the higher trims
Not enough USB ports

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect.

Pros
Great ride and handling
Attractive profile, styling
Soft, nicely detailed cabin
Quiet interior

Cons
Cramped third row
Sluggish/drab infotainment
Hybrid emphasizes capability, not mpg

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Ford Explorer ranked #18 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 7.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 11 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Impressive standard safety and tech features
Broad, airy cabin
Lots of cargo space
Lineup of powerful, refined engines

Cons
Bland interior in lower trims
So-so upgraded infotainment system

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined - 17
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
568ft-lbs
380ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
500hp
365hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
41.70Feet

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: 
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cruise control with coast, resume and accelerator features
All-wheel steering
Parking system plus (front and rear acoustic sensors)9
Top view camera system with Virtual 360 view9
Heated three-spoke multifunction steering wheel with S badging and shift paddles
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
199.60in
198.80in
Width: 
77.60in
78.90in
Height: 
68.50in
70.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
Front Track: 
66.90in
Rear Track: 
66.90in
Wheel Base: 
119.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
38.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.80
38.20
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
43.00in
Rear leg room: 
38.80in
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.50in
61.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.50in
61.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
87.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
5600lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
5291.00lbs
4727.00lbs

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: 
Power tailgate
Power soft-closing doors
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Leather
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
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
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split tumble-folding 35/30/35 second-row seatbacks with fore/aft position and seatback angle adjustments
Power 50/50 split-folding third row
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control

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: 
Four-zone automatic climate control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
BLUETOOTH® wireless technology preparation with streaming audio for compatible devices
SiriusXM® with 90-day All Access trial subscription7
3D Premium Surround Sound System
Audi music interface with front and rear USB ports for data/charging
Audi smartphone interface with wireless Apple Carplay® and wired Google™ Android Auto™ for compatible devices6
Audi virtual cockpit (12.3" LCD digital instrument cluster with two visual modes: Sport and S Performance)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
19 Total Speakers
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete) yes

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Matrix-design LED headlights with high-beam assist
LED taillights with dynamic indicators
Auto-dimming, power-folding, heated exterior side mirrors with memory
Rear privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 in
20 In.
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21
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
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
solid rear 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: 
Audi active lane assist with Emergency assist9
Audi pre sense 360˚9
Audi adaptive cruise assist9 - with Traffic Jam assist9 - with Predictive Efficiency assist9
Traffic sign recognition9
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Prestige
Towing Package
Black Optic Package
Luxury Package
S Sport Package
Equipment Group 600A
Premium Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Audi Travel Space Base Carrier Bars W/Storage Bag
Privacy Trunk Cover
Laser Headlights Package
Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
21" All-Season Tires
21" Premium Aluminum Wheels
Wheel Lock Kit
Roof Rack Crossbars
License Plate Bracket
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi S Beam-Front And Rear Doors
Night Vision Assistant
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Cargo Net
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Package
All-Weather Floor Mats
2nd Row Bench
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System
Rear Cargo Well Protector
Smokers Kit W/Element

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Valcona, leather
#000000
Arras Red Valcona, leather
#935554
Rotor Gray Valcona, leather
#889093
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather
#000000
Light Sandstone, premium leather
#CACBB4