Comparison - Ford Explorer King Ranch 2021 - vs - Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Exceed S 2021

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Average Price: 
$
54,350
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
‎£
Updated: 
23 Mar 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
6
5
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
4
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
20.20gals
11.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Forged Green Metallic
#374448
Stone Gray Metallic
#827C76
Infinite Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#53646C
Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
#FDFFFB
Atlas Blue Metallic
#0741D6
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28

Electric

Battery: 
13.8kWh
Full Charge Range: 
28mi
Full Charge Time: 
Rapid charging time (to 80% - approx) - 25 minutes
Top Speed: 
106mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
10.50s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Ford Explorer's #16 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 7.6 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good cargo capacity
Powerful engines
Plenty of features
Composed ride and handling

Cons
Low-rent interior
Second- and third-row seats less comfortable than in rivals
Upgraded infotainment system not much of an upgrade

By: 
usnews.com

For 2021 New Sport Appearance package available on XLT trim.More affordable version of the Explorer ST debuts..Platinum trim is now available for the Hybrid model.New off-road-themed Timberline debuts midway through the model year.

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

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.A high-end King Ranch trim joins the lineup and features unique mahogany-colored leather upholstery.

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 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finishes near the bottom of our hybrid and electric SUV rankings. It’s outdated and less comfortable than rivals, and in a real “you had one job” scenario, its fuel economy ratings aren’t even that impressive.

Pros
Decent cargo capacity
Excellent warranty

Cons
Looks and feels antiquated in almost every aspect
Low-rent interior
Below-average fuel economy ratings compared to other PHEVs
Disappointing powertrain, handling, and ride quality

By: 
usnews.com

Mitsubishi has already revealed the next-generation Outlander, but it has still introduced several significant changes to the outgoing one for the 2021 model year. Most notably, the Outlander lineup is now only available with a plug-in-hybrid powertrain. Gone are the base four-cylinder engine and available V-6. A third row of seats is also gone because it's not compatible with the location of the PHEV's battery pack. The latter now has a larger capacity than before and offers more all-electric driving range (24 miles versus 22), and the PHEV's top speed increases from 79 to 83 mph during all-electric operation. The plug-in's old 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is replaced with a more powerful 2.4-liter version. And now with a bigger rear-mounted electric motor, the PHEV's combined horsepower increases by 31 to 221 horses total.

Pros
Plug-in-hybrid powertrain feels responsive,
adjustable regenerative-braking settings,
substantial cargo space.

Cons
No longer offers a third row,
considerably more expensive than before,
other plug-in hybrids are much more efficient.

By: 
caranddriver.com

For 2021 New battery pack offers more electric range than last year's model.Updated software reduces vibrations and noise from the engine.Limited Edition trim introduced with more standard features.

Pros
Generous list of standard features
Plug-in hybrid powertrain provides about 24 miles of all-electric range
Standard all-wheel drive for enhanced traction on slippery surfaces

Cons
Poor cabin quality with lots of creaks and rattles
Weak acceleration and vague steering make for a bad driving experience
It doesn't offer a third row like the regular Mitsubishi Outlander
Small gas tank limits overall range

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.40L
Torque: 
380ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
155ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
Horsepower: 
365hp
at 5 500rpm
133hp
at 4 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.00Feet

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: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Adaptive Cruise Control
Automatic Parking Assist
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Adaptive cruise control
Heated steering wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.80in
184.80in
Width: 
78.90in
70.90in
Height: 
69.90in
67.30in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
7.30in
Front Track: 
60.60in
Rear Track: 
60.60in
Wheel Base: 
119.10in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
40.60
Rear Head Room: 
40.50
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
37.90in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
52.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.80in
56.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.10in
51.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.90in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
87.80cu.ft
66.60cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5600lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.20cu.ft
30.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.00degrees
22.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
4222.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Electric, heated & folding mirrors with indicators

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height adjustable front headrests
Driver’s power lumbar adjustment
8 way powered drivers seat
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Front seat heaters
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
60/40 split rear seats
Height adjustable rear headrests

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Zone Front Climate Control
Front sunvisors with extended vanity mirrors
Sunglasses holder

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
980 Watts Stereo Output
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
6 speakers
360° parking camera
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
Bluetooth with music streaming
Tom Tom navigation

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Silver roof rails
Extended roof spoiler
Side and rear window privacy glass
Automatic rain sensors
Front variable wipers with washer
Intermittent rear wiper with washer
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In.
18"
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Tyre inflation kit
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
70
Diameter: 
R18

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 Disc Brakes
Ventilated disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Solid Disc
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: 
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Emergency Braking Preparation
Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Blind Spot Warning
Brake Assist (BA)
Forward Collision Mitigation System with pedestrian detection
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) body safety system
Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System
Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS)
Lane Departure Warning

Options

Packages: 
Smoker's Package
Equipment Group 701A
Premium Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Outfitters Cargo - MegaWarrior
Outfitters Bike - Front Loader
Outfitters Cargo - Skybox
Dual Panel Moonroof
Roof-Rail Crossbars
Splash Guards
Wheel Lock Kit
License Plate Bracket
Interior Options: 
2nd Row Bench
All-Weather Floor Mats W/Carpet Mats
Cargo Mat
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Mesa/Norias, Premium leather
#3E362D