Comparison - Ford Explorer Platinum 2019 - vs - Chevrolet Suburban Premier 2019

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Average Price: 
54,165
Updated: 
17 Feb 2018
$
68,500
Updated: 
03 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
7
8
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: 
18.60gals
31.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Blue Jeans Metallic
#486478
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C4C4C8
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#8E1C26
Shadow Black
#242424
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

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 2019 Chevrolet Suburban ranked #3 in Large SUVs. Currently the Chevrolet Suburban has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 24 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Serene ride
Spacious, opulent cabin
Massive cargo space

Cons
Hard to maneuver in small areas

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Chevrolet Suburban is a superlative highway hauler, capable of lugging nine passengers, their gear, and an 8,300-pound trailer. You won’t find that capability in a crossover.

Pros
Car-like interior
New 6.2-liter V-8
Beast mode towing
Huge inside

Cons
Also huge outside
Truck-like ride quality
Far from cheap
High cargo floor

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Chevrolet Suburban comes with four wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.New RST Performance Edition package with 6.2-liter V8.New optional 10-speed automatic transmission.

Pros
Seating for up to nine passengers
Cargo capacity is generous
Strong V8 engine can tow and haul plenty of cargo

Cons
Maneuvering in tight spaces is challenging
High cargo floor means more effort to load objects
Lazy gas pedal response makes engine feel weaker than rated

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Flexible
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)

Engine and Performance

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

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
224.40in
Width: 
78.90in
80.50in
Height: 
71.00in
74.40in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
7.90in
Front Track: 
67.00in
68.70in
Rear Track: 
67.00in
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in
130.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.40
42.80
Rear Head Room: 
40.60
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
45.30in
Rear leg room: 
39.50in
39.70in
Front Hip Room: 
57.30in
60.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
64.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.80in
60.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.00in
65.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
81.70cu.ft
121.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
8000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
21.00cu.ft
39.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.60degrees
15.50degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.90degrees
21.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
4458.00lbs
5808.00lbs

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
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated mirrors
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
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
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 rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Front 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
Three zone climate control
Front and rear reading lights
Leather steering wheel
Heated steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity 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
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
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB connection

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 rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 in
20 x 9.0 in In.
Wheels more: 
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Polished Alloy Wheels
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
275.00millimeters
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
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
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
2 Front Headrests
Turn signal mirrors
4-Wheel ABS
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
2 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 600A
Interior Protection Package
Sun, Entertainment & Destinations Package
Max Trailering Package
Option Package Discount Not Desired
Theft Protection Package
RST Edition
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack Crossbars
Running Boards
20" Premium Painted Machined Aluminum Wheels
Splash Guards
License Plate Bracket
Rear Bumper Protector
Wheel Lock Kit
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels w/Black Inserts
22" 6-Spoke Chrome Wheels
Black Recovery Hooks
License Plate Front Mounting Package
Front Illuminated Door Sill Plates
22" 5-Spoke Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels W/High-Gloss Black
22" 6-Spoke Premium Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels
22" 6-Spoke Black Wheels
Power Retractable Assist Steps w/Chrome Accent Strip
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
Wheel Lock Kit
Grille Insert
Chrome Recovery Hooks
Front & Rear Molded Splash Guards
Polished Exhaust Tips
Front and Rear Black Bowtie Emblems
20" Chrome Wheels
Power Retractable Assist Steps
22" Polished Aluminum Wheels w/Chrome Inserts
Power Sunroof
Black Assist Step Kit
Black Illuminated Front Bowtie Emblem
Chrome Assist Step Kit
Black Roof Rack Cross Rails
Gold Illuminated Front Bowtie Emblem
22" X 9.0" 6-Spoke Chrome Multi-Featured Design Wheels
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels W/Chrome Inserts
22" Premium Painted Wheels W/Chrome Inserts
Luggage Rack Side Rails (Fleet)
Molded Splash Guards
Body Color Custom Molded Splash Guards
22" X 9.0" Ultra Bright Machined Aluminum Wheels W/Bright Silver Finish
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
Rear Seat Entertainment System w/Blu Ray
Adaptive Cruise Control
Cargo Security Shade
Front Console Organizer
Reflective Window Shade
Cargo Net
Front, Rear & Third Row All-Weather Mats
Front Floor Console Organizer
Second Row Power Release 60/40 Split-Folding Bench Seats
Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System
Illuminated Door Sill Plates
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
All-Weather Floor Mats
Hanging Tote Console Insert
All-Weather Rear Cargo Mat
Enhanced Driver Information Center

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
#9A9789
Color: 
Cocoa/Dune, leather
#8C796A
Jet Black, leather
#000000
Cocoa/Mahogany, leather
#5E3C3B
Jet Black/Mahogany, leather
#000000