Comparison - Chevrolet Suburban Premier 2020 - vs - Ford Explorer ST 2021

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Average Price: 
$
68,500
Updated: 
21 Aug 2019
$
52,605
Updated: 
25 Jan 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
7
6
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
31.00gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Blue Velvet Metallic
#26313D
Satin Steel Metallic
#9BA0AB
Pepperdust Metallic
#B2ABA5
Shadow Gray Metallic
#FAFAFA
Summit White
#FFFFFF
Siren Red Tintcoat
#750619
Silver Ice Metallic
#DADEDD
Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
#FFFFFF
Color: 
Carbonized Gray Metallic
#4F453E
Star white Metallic Tri-coat
#FDFFFB
Atlas Blue Metallic
#0741D6
Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#4A1414
Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Chevrolet Suburban ranked #3 in Large SUVs. Currently the Chevrolet Suburban has a score of 7.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 27 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Two potent V8 engine choices
Upscale interior
Cavernous cargo space
User-friendly features

Cons
So-so third-row space
Harsh ride over uneven pavement

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Suburban offers great tow capacity and a muscular optional V-8 to make it a comfortable beast of burden with room for a Little League team. It can be fitted with a package that gives it some decent off-road chops or dressed up almost like a luxury SUV—at which point it is priced like one. It's definitely not made for tight parking lots, however, nor for passing by gas stations.

Pros
Good tow capacity, muscular optional V-8, cavernous interior.

Cons
A handful to park, expensive to fuel, it's easy to balloon the sticker price.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Chevrolet Suburban comes with four wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. Performance package includes a 6.2-liter V8 plus extra technology features.Minor revisions to feature availability.

Pros
Seating for up to nine passengers
Sizable cargo capacity
Strong V8 engines tow and haul plenty of cargo

Cons
Maneuvering tight spaces is tricky due to its large size
Difficult to load items because of high cargo floor
Lazy throttle response makes the 5.3-liter V8 feel underpowered

By: 
edmunds.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: 
Flexible
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
8
v
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.30L
3.00L
Torque: 
383ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
415ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
355hp
at 5 600rpm
400hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
overhead valves (OHV)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
43.00Feet

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: 
Adjustable pedals
Power rear seat easy entry
Retained accessory power
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
12V and 110V rear and 12V cargo area power outlet(s)
Hands-Free Calling*
Roadside Assistance*
Concierge Service*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Sun Sensor
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
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: 
224.40in
199.30in
Width: 
80.50in
78.90in
Height: 
74.40in
70.20in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
8.30in
Front Track: 
68.70in
66.90in
Rear Track: 
67.00in
66.90in
Wheel Base: 
130.00in
119.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.80
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
40.50
Front Leg Room: 
45.30in
43.00in
Rear leg room: 
39.70in
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
60.80in
59.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
64.80in
61.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
60.30in
59.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
65.10in
61.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
121.70cu.ft
87.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8000lbs
5600lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
39.30cu.ft
18.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.50degrees
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.10degrees
21.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
5808.00lbs
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: 
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
leather
Bucket front seats
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
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 rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Multi-Level Heating
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
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Front independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Three zone climate control
Front and rear reading lights
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Heated steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
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: 
Bose premium brand speakers
10 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
1 subwoofer(s)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
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: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
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: 
20 x 9.0 in In.
20 In.
Wheels more: 
Polished Alloy Wheels
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
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: 
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: 
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
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
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: 
Interior Protection Package
Sun, Entertainment & Destinations Package
Max Trailering Package
Option Package Discount Not Desired
Theft Protection Package
RST Edition
6.2L Performance Package
Premier Plus Edition
Smoker's Package
ST High-Performance Pack
Equipment Group 401A
Premium Technology Package
ST Street Pack
Exterior Options: 
Power Retractable Assist Steps
Black Recovery Hooks
Grille Insert W/Chrome Horizontal Louver Insert
Polished Exhaust Tip
Black Roof Rack Cross Rails
20" X 9.0" Chrome Wheels
Black Assist Step Kit
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
Chrome Assist Step Kit
Front And Rear Black Bowtie Emblems
Black Illuminated Front Bowtie Emblem
Gold Illuminated Front Bowtie Emblem
22" 6-Spoke Black Wheels
22" 6-Spoke Chrome Wheels
22" X 9.0" 6-Spoke Chrome Multi-Featured Design Wheels
Wheel Locks
22" X 9.0" Bright Machined Aluminum Wheels W/Bright Silver Finish
22" 6-Spoke Premium Bright Silver Machined Wheels
Chrome Recovery Hooks
22" 5-Spoke Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels W/High-Gloss Black
Power Sunroof
Molded Splash Guards
Grille Insert
Front License Plate Mounting Package
22" Premium Painted Wheels W/Chrome Inserts
Wheel Lock Kit
Roof Rails
License Plate Bracket
Dual Panel Moonroof
Splash Guards
Roof-Rail Crossbars
Interior Options: 
Second Row Power Release 60/40 Split-Folding Bench Seats
Cargo Security Shade
Adaptive Cruise Control - Advanced
All-Weather Floor Mats
Hanging Tote Console Insert
Interior Protection Package
Reflective Window Shade
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Front Console Organizer
Rear Seat Entertainment System
All-Weather Rear Cargo Mat
Illuminated Door Sill Plates
Enhanced Driver Information Center
All-Weather Floor Liner
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: 
Cocoa/Dune, leather
#8C796A
Jet Black, leather
#000000
Cocoa/Mahogany, leather
#5E3C3B
Jet Black/Mahogany, leather
#000000
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#000000