Comparison - Ford Explorer Platinum 2019 - vs - Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered 2020

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Make: 
Average Price: 
54,165
Updated: 
17 Feb 2018
$
69,500
Updated: 
27 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2020
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
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Blue Jeans Metallic
#486478
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C4C4C8
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#8E1C26
Shadow Black
#242424
Color: 
Crystal White Metallic
#F1EDEE
Osmium Grey Metallic
#5D5D60
Onyx Black Metallic
#000000
Black Stone
#000000
Bright Silver Metallic
#E2E2E2

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 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic,New high-performance Polestar Engineered variant.T8 hybrid model gets small increase in EV range.12.3-inch digital dash display is now standard.

Pros
Elegant interior and exterior styling
Spacious second- and third-row seating for a midsize SUV
Many standard safety technology features
Available as a plug-in hybrid

Cons
Not as fun to drive as most competitors
Not as quiet as other cabins in the segment
T8 Hybrid has touchy brakes that are hard to modulate

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Volvo XC60 ranked #6 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Volvo XC60 has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Posh interior with incredibly comfortable seats
Lots of standard driver assistance features
Good gas mileage
Smooth ride

Cons
Rivals are more agile and fun to drive

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Volvo XC60 is the full picture: advanced powertrains, gorgeous interior, subtle exterior.

Pros
New, affordable front-wheel drive offering
Gorgeous interior
Competent powertrains
Standard advanced safety features
Logical and sharp touchscreen

Cons
Can get pricey quickly
Not especially fuel efficient without a plug
Requires premium fuel
It’s not in our driveway now

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
350ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
365hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
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
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio 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
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Keyless Ignition
Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
Width: 
78.90in
78.70in
Height: 
71.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
Front Track: 
67.00in
Rear Track: 
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.40
38.00
Rear Head Room: 
40.60
38.00
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
41.50in
Rear leg room: 
39.50in
38.00in
Front Hip Room: 
57.30in
56.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
58.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.80in
55.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.00in
56.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
81.70cu.ft
63.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
21.00cu.ft
29.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
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: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
hands-free entry
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows

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
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Premium Leather/Cloth
Sport Front Seats
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver 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 With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

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
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
yes
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
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bowers & Wilkins Premium Brand Speakers
1400 Watts Stereo Output
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
1 Subwoofer(S)
19 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 in
21 X 8.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40

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
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
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Cornering Lights
Rear Folding Headrests
High Pressure Washers Headlamps

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 600A
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" 5-Y Spoke CNC Machined Black Alloy Wheels
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
Integrated Booster Seats
Integrated Booster Seats & Heated Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
#9A9789
Color: 
Charcoal, premium leather/cloth
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