Comparison - Ford Explorer Platinum 2020 - vs - Audi Q7 55 TFSI Premium Plus 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
58,250
Updated: 
19 Sep 2019
$
63,800
Updated: 
02 Apr 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2021
Total Seating: 
6
7
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.80gals
22.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#727476
Star White Metallic Tri-coat
#FDFFFB
Blue Diamond Metallic
#264154
Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#4A1414
Lucid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
Silver Spruce Metallic
#B1BBB1
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0
Color: 
Carrara White
#FFFFFF
Navarra blue metallic
#313B78
Galaxy blue metallic
#2E5363
Florett silver metallic
#B2B2B2
Glacier white metallic
#E7E8EA
Samurai Gray metallic
#818588
Night black
#000000
Orca black metallic
#262626
Barrel brown metallic
#483A39
Vicuna beige metallic
#F5EEE8

Electric

Battery: 
48 Volt/9.6Ah lithium-ion battery
Top Speed: 
130mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
5.70s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Ford Explorer is fully redesigned for 2020.Part of the sixth Explorer generation introduced for 2020.The 2020 Ford Explorer comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 10-speed shiftable automatic.

Pros
Increased passenger space and cargo room
Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
Additional tech and driver assistance features

Cons
Maximum seating capacity is seven, and most are equipped to seat six
The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
Interior materials could be better in the higher trims
Not enough USB ports

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect.

Pros
Great ride and handling
Attractive profile, styling
Soft, nicely detailed cabin
Quiet interior

Cons
Cramped third row
Sluggish/drab infotainment
Hybrid emphasizes capability, not mpg

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Ford Explorer ranked #18 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 7.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 11 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Impressive standard safety and tech features
Broad, airy cabin
Lots of cargo space
Lineup of powerful, refined engines

Cons
Bland interior in lower trims
So-so upgraded infotainment system

By: 
usnews.com

Minor changes to trim-level content and optional features for 2021.

Pros
Exceptional interior materials and build quality
Excellent ride quality
Plenty of safety and infotainment tech features
Surprisingly agile handling

Cons
Offers less cargo space than most competitors
Cramped third-row seat
Infotainment system is distracting to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Audi Q7 fuses a high-class cabin and abundant tech features with a coddling ride, engaging handling, and energetic engines, but it falls short on cargo and third-row space. The Q7 does not have an overall score or ranking because it has not been scored for predicted reliability.

Pros
Powerful engines
Well-balanced ride and handling
Lots of high-tech features
Opulent cabin

Cons
Subpar cargo space
Tight third row

By: 
usnews.com

The 2021 Audi Q7 three-row SUV features more standard safety and convenience features, an excellent infotainment system, and a soft, luxurious ride.

Pros
Sophisticated interior
More standard safety tech
Improved touchscreens
Standard virtual cockpit
SQ7 performance model

Cons
New engine is less efficient
V-6 is about $6,000 more, depending on trim
Third row for children only
Third-row access should be easier

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
23.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
380ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
369ft-lbs
at 1 370rpm
Horsepower: 
365hp
at 5 500rpm
335hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
41.00Feet

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: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.80in
199.30in
Width: 
78.90in
77.50in
Height: 
70.20in
68.50in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
Front Track: 
66.90in
Rear Track: 
66.90in
Wheel Base: 
119.10in
117.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
38.20
38.80
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
38.80in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.80in
59.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.90in
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
87.80cu.ft
69.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5600lbs
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.20cu.ft
14.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4727.00lbs
5082.00lbs

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: 
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
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
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding center armrest
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
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
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete) yes
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
17 Total Speakers
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
730 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In.
20 In
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45

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 disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear 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: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 600A
Premium Technology Package
Black Optic Package
Premium Plus
Executive Package
Towing Package
Exterior Options: 
21" Premium Aluminum Wheels
Wheel Lock Kit
Roof Rack Crossbars
License Plate Bracket
Splash Guards
Matrix Design LED Headlights
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Audi Base Carrier Bars W/Storage Bag
Audi Black Rings And Badges Kit
Privacy Trunk Cover
Paint Protection
21" Audi Sport 5-Double-Spoke-Modular-Design Wheels
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
2nd Row Bench
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System
Rear Cargo Well Protector
Smokers Kit W/Element
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Beam-Rings Front And Rear Doors
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Black Cloth Headliner

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather
#000000
Light Sandstone, premium leather
#CACBB4
Color: 
Okapi brown, leather
#B29182
Metro gray, leather
#B7BCB6
Saiga Beige, leather
#D8BB9B
Black, leather
#222222