Comparison - Chevrolet Tahoe Premier 2018 - vs - Ford Explorer Platinum 2018

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Average Price: 
65,130
Updated: 
27 Jan 2018
53,940
Updated: 
17 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
8
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.00gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brownstone Metallic
#616157
Champagne Silver Metallic
#E9E3D7
Sable Metallic
#746D7F
Summit White
#FFFFFF
Slate Gray Metallic
#62748C
Siren Red Tintcoat
#750619
Silver Ice Metallic
#DADEDD
Tungsten Metallic
#393339
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: 

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe ranked #2 in Large SUVs. Currently the Chevrolet Tahoe has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Cushioned, quiet ride
Upscale interior
Numerous safety features
Intuitive infotainment system

Cons
Small third row
Less cargo room than rivals; a high load cargo floor

By: 
usnews.com

Aside from some minor changes to features bundled in certain options packages, the most notable change is the addition of the RST Performance Edition. This package adds a more potent 6.2-liter V8 and a 10-speed automatic transmission, both of which are new to the Tahoe lineup.

Pros
Seating for up to nine people
Impressive towing capacity from the standard V8 engine
Quiet and nicely trimmed cabin

Cons
Sluggish engine and brake responses
High trunk floor reduces cargo space and makes loading items difficult
Maneuvering in tight spaces is a challenge

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe lineup grows in all the right ways for 2018.

Pros
Strong V-8s
Wide range of options and trims
Terrific infotainment
Comfortable interior
Traditional feel

Cons
Traditional feel
No diesel or hybrid
Perhaps too big
Do you really need an SUV?

By: 
thecarconnection.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: 
Flexible
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
8
v
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
5.30L
3.50L
Torque: 
383ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
350ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
355hp
at 5 600rpm
365hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
overhead valves (OHV)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
39.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
no
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
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Adjustable pedals
Retained accessory power
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
12V rear and 12V cargo area power outlet(s)
Hands-Free Calling*
Roadside Assistance*
Concierge Service*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
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: 
204.00in
198.30in
Width: 
80.50in
78.90in
Height: 
74.40in
71.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
7.80in
Front Track: 
68.70in
67.00in
Rear Track: 
68.70in
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
116.00in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.80
41.40
Rear Head Room: 
38.70
40.60
Front Leg Room: 
45.30in
42.90in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
39.50in
Front Hip Room: 
60.80in
57.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
64.80in
61.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
60.30in
56.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
65.10in
61.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
94.70cu.ft
81.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8400lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.30cu.ft
21.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.50degrees
15.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.20degrees
20.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
5602.00lbs
4458.00lbs

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: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
hands-free entry

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
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: 
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
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: 
Front independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Three Zone Climate Control
Heated steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
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: 
Element antenna
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
Memory card slot
USB connection
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Surround Audio (Discrete)
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: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
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: 
Polished Alloy Wheels
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
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: 
Front ventilated 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: 
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: 
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Turn signal mirrors
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system
Emergency Service
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
4-Wheel ABS
2 Front Headrests
2 Rear Headrests
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: 
Sun, Entertainment & Destinations Package
Theft Protection Package
RST Edition
Max Trailering Package
RST 6.2L Peformance Edition
Interior Protection Package
Option Package Discount Not Desired
Equipment Group 600A
Exterior Options: 
Power Retractable Assist Steps
Front License Plate Mounting Package
Black Recovery Hooks
Wheel Lock Kit
Front & Rear Molded Splash Guards
Chrome Recovery Hooks
22" 5-Spoke Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels w/High-Gloss Black
22" 6-Spoke Black Wheels
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
22" 6-Spoke Chrome Wheels
Grille Insert W/Chrome Horizontal Louver Insert
Front and Rear Black Bowtie Emblems
Power Sunroof
Polished Exhaust Tips
22" Premium Painted Wheels w/Chrome Inserts
Front Illuminated Door Sill Plates
20" Chrome Wheels
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels W/Chrome Inserts
Body-Color Custom Molded Splash Guards
Black Roof Rack Cross Rails
Molded Splash Guards
Black Assist Step Kit
Chrome Assist Step Kit
Grille Insert
Gold Illuminated Front Bowtie Emblem
Black Illuminated Front Bowtie Emblem
22" 6-Spoke Premium Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels
22" X 9.0" Ultra Bright Machined Aluminum Wheels W/Bright Silver Finish
20" X 9.0" Chrome Wheels
Roof Rack Crossbars
Running Boards
20" Premium Painted Machined Aluminum Wheels
Splash Guards
License Plate Bracket
Rear Bumper Protector
Wheel Lock Kit
Interior Options: 
Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System
Illuminated Door Sill Plates
Cargo Security Shade
Adaptive Cruise Control
Rear Seat Entertainment System
Reflective Window Shade
Second Row Power Release 60/40 Split-Folding Bench Seats
Front Floor Console Organizer
Dual Headphones
All-Weather Floor Mats
All-Weather Rear Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Liner
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Hanging Tote Console Insert
Front Console Organizer
Enhanced Driver Information Center
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: 
Cocoa/Dune, cloth
#948477
Jet Black, cloth
#1B1B1B
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
#9A9789