Comparison - Ford Explorer Platinum 2018 - vs - Nissan Rogue SL 2018

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Make: 
Average Price: 
53,940
Updated: 
17 Feb 2018
32,530
Updated: 
24 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
14.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Blue Jeans Metallic
#486478
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C4C4C8
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#8E1C26
Shadow Black
#242424
Color: 
Brilliant Silver
#BDBBBC
Caspian Blue
#385FA8
Glacier White
#F6F6EE
Gun Metallic
#5C5C5E
Magnetic Black
#000000
Midnight Jade
#4D4324
Monarch Orange
#E36A15
Palatial Ruby
#B90024

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

The 2018 Nissan Rogue may not be very exciting, but it checks all the right boxes—and then some—for most family needs.

Pros
Lots of standard safety tech
Can drive itself, at least a little
Great interior space utilization
Rides well
Optional hybrid

Cons
Light on power
Transmission drones on and on
Hardly fun to drive
Base model looks very basic
Hybrid’s not that thrifty

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Nissan Rogue ranked #10 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Nissan Rogue has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 44 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Upscale interior
Spacious, versatile cargo area
Top-tier gas mileage
Lots of advanced safety features, even in base model

Cons
Underpowered engine
Noisy transmission

By: 
usnews.com

For most uses — commuter, family and recreational — we'd recommend the SV trim with the optional Premium package. The latter adds useful features such as a surround-view camera system, navigation and a power liftgate. You also get some of the SL trim's more desirable items without the larger wheels that can detract from the ride quality.

PROS
Front seats are comfortable on long drives
Ride quality remains comfortable over varying terrain
Tech options and features are user-friendly
Cargo space is vast and versatile

CONS
Outward visibility is poor
Transmission responds slowly and with an annoying "surge" feeling
Acceleration is weak and listless

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
32.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
350ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
175ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
365hp
at 5 500rpm
170hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.80Feet
37.40Feet

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
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
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
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
184.50in
Width: 
78.90in
72.40in
Height: 
71.00in
68.40in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
8.20in
Front Track: 
67.00in
62.80in
Rear Track: 
67.00in
62.80in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in
106.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.40
41.60
Rear Head Room: 
40.60
38.50
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
43.00in
Rear leg room: 
39.50in
37.90in
Front Hip Room: 
57.30in
54.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
56.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.80in
52.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.00in
55.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
81.70cu.ft
70.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
1000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
21.00cu.ft
32.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.60degrees
17.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.90degrees
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4458.00lbs
3627.00lbs

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
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
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
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Fold flat passenger seat
Bucket front seats
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6-Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leather
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
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
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
Leather steering wheel
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Heated Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors

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
Bose premium brand stereo system
Bose premium brand speakers
9 total speakers
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
2 Subwoofer(S)
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 in
18 x 7.0-In.
Wheels more: 
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
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: 
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: 
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
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Rear height adjustable headrests
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
Emergency Braking Preparation
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
4-Wheel ABS
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 600A
Premium Package
Platinum Package
Platinum Reserve Interior
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack Crossbars
Running Boards
20" Premium Painted Machined Aluminum Wheels
Splash Guards
License Plate Bracket
Rear Bumper Protector
Wheel Lock Kit
Premium Paint
Chrome Rear Bumper Protector
Roof Rail Cross Bars
4-Piece Splash Guards
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
Retractable Cargo Cover
Illuminated Kick Plates
4-Piece Floormats And 2-Piece Cargo Area Protector And First-Aid Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
#9A9789
Color: 
Almond, cloth
#AD9A86
Charcoal, cloth
#1B2123