Comparison - Ford Explorer Platinum 2018 - vs - Chrysler 300 Touring 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
53,940
Updated: 
17 Feb 2018
$
31,495
Updated: 
08 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Blue Jeans Metallic
#486478
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C4C4C8
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#8E1C26
Shadow Black
#242424
Color: 
Velvet Red
#660318
Ocean Blue Metallic
#001B52
Billet Silver
#81807C
Granite Crystal
#333738
Green Metallic
#52643A
Bright White
#FFFFFF
Maximum Steel
#33333B
Gloss Black
#0E0A09

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

If it’s a certain retro appeal you’re after in a four-door sedan, few vehicles can compete with the moderately priced 2019 Chrysler 300.

Pros
Love American style? Look here
Throbby V-8
No-fuss V-6
High-quality high-end cabin
Still competes on in-car tech

Cons
Hellcat power absent
Somber base cabin
Slim rear-seat leg room

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Chrysler 300 might announce itself loudly, both through sharp exterior lines and the rumble of an available V8 engine. But one of its best qualities is how well it shuts out the noise and bumpy roads along the daily commute. The 300's appeal continues with its modern tech features.

Pros
Cabin is quiet, with an upscale look and feel
Available V8 engine suits the car's personality well
Touchscreen technology interface is easy to use

Cons
V8 engine is limited to two trim levels
Hard to see out the back because of small rear window and thick roof pillars

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.60L
Torque: 
350ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
260ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
Horsepower: 
365hp
at 5 500rpm
292hp
at 6 350rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
no
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
driver assisted parking assist
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
adaptive cruise control
Adjustable pedals
Keyless Ignition
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
198.60in
Width: 
78.90in
75.00in
Height: 
71.00in
59.20in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
4.80in
Front Track: 
67.00in
Rear Track: 
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in
120.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.40
38.60
Rear Head Room: 
40.60
37.90
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
41.80in
Rear leg room: 
39.50in
40.10in
Front Hip Room: 
57.30in
56.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
59.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.80in
56.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.00in
57.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
81.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
21.00cu.ft
16.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4458.00lbs
4267.00lbs

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: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
hands-free entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
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
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver 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
Rear Seats Features: 
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
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

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
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Heated steering wheel
Front and rear air conditioning
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
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
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

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 in
19 X 7.5 In
Wheels more: 
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

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 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
no
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: 
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
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Emergency Braking Preparation

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 600A
Driver Convenience Group
Touring L Quick Order Package 22F
Value Package
300 Premium Group
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack Crossbars
Running Boards
20" Premium Painted Machined Aluminum Wheels
Splash Guards
License Plate Bracket
Rear Bumper Protector
Wheel Lock Kit
P235/55R19 BSW All Season Tires
Dual-Pane Panoramic Sunroof
Interior Options: 
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
Cargo Net
MOPAR Wireless Phone-Charging Pad

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
#9A9789
Color: 
Black, cloth
#000000
Black/Linen, cloth
#D4CFCC