Comparison - Lexus NX 300 F SPORT 2019 - vs - Ford Explorer Platinum 2019

General

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
40,125
Updated: 
29 Apr 2019
54,165
Updated: 
17 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ultra white
#FAFAFA
Nebula Gray pearl
#3F3E40
Silver Lining Metallic
#A8A8A9
Atomic Silver
#7B7B75
Obsidian
#050507
Matador Red Mica
#7F1F2A
Autumn Shimmer
#653627
Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0
#2646B3
Color: 
Blue Jeans Metallic
#486478
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C4C4C8
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#8E1C26
Shadow Black
#242424

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Lexus NX 300 is an aggressively styled compact crossover SUV that features generous rear-seat room and on-road comfort. It's available in a standard trim and an F Sport version. The NX 300 and NX 300 F Sport are available with either front- or all-wheel drive.The Lexus NX 300 is unchanged for 2019.

PROS
Generous backseat room
Available power-folding rear seat
Cabin is very quiet at highway speeds

CONS
Limited cargo volume
Remote Touch Interface can be distracting to use
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are not available

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Lexus NX ranked #12 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Lexus NX has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 37 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable, spacious seats
Above-average gas mileage

Cons
Subpar cargo capacity
Frustrating infotainment system
Less athletic than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Only a few changes mark the 2019 model year for the NX. Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa integration are now standard across the lineup. Lexus's Enform Remote app is now standard and can be used on smart watches; it includes Alexa and Google Assistant.

Pros
Edgy styling,
SUV-like driving position,
stylish and comfortable interior.

Cons
Irksome infotainment controls,
performance doesn't match looks,
hybrid performance is pokier still.

By: 
caranddriver.com

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

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 650rpm
350ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
235hp
at 4 800rpm
365hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
39.80Feet
39.80Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

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

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.70in
198.30in
Width: 
73.60in
78.90in
Height: 
64.80in
71.00in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
7.80in
Front Track: 
67.00in
Rear Track: 
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
104.70in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.20
41.40
Front Hip Room: 
55.10in
57.30in
Front Leg Room: 
42.80in
42.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.30in
61.50in
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
40.60
Rear Hip Room: 
53.90in
56.80in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
39.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.30in
61.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
54.60cu.ft
81.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.70cu.ft
21.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
16.80degrees
15.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.00degrees
20.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4050.00lbs
4458.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
hands-free entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
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

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
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Heated steering wheel
Front and rear air conditioning

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
8 Total Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5-In
20 in
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
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
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Cornering Lights
Emergency Service
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
LED Headlamp
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

Options

Packages: 
Cold Weather Package
F SPORT Comfort Package
Premium F SPORT Package
Navigation Package
Black Line Special Edition Package
Accessory Package
Equipment Group 600A
Exterior Options: 
Power Tilt And Slide Moonroof
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards
Power Rear Door W/Kick Sensor
Mudguards
Premium Paint
Roof Rack Cross Bars
F SPORT 19-In Split-Six-Spoke Forged Alloy Wheels
Paint Protection Film By 3M
18" F SPORT Wheels W/Summer Tires
Panoramic View Back Up Monitor
Door Edge Film By 3M
Power Back Door
Premium Triple-Beam LED Headlamps
Rear Bumper Protector
Body Side Moldings
Roof Rack Crossbars
Running Boards
20" Premium Painted Machined Aluminum Wheels
Splash Guards
License Plate Bracket
Rear Bumper Protector
Wheel Lock Kit
Interior Options: 
Electrochromic (Auto-Dimming) Inside Rear View Mirror W/Homelink Universal Transmitter
Carpet Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
Illuminated Door Sills
Key Gloves
Universal Tablet Holder
All-Weather Floor Liners W/Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Mats W/Cargo Mat
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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Artic White and Black, leatherette
#B5B4B0
Black, leatherette
#252525
Circuit Red, leatherette
#771721
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
#9A9789