Comparison - Mitsubishi Pajero GLS 2017 - vs - Ford Explorer Sport 2017

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Average Price: 
42,528
Converted from AUD
Updated: 
29 Dec 2016
45,355
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
5-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
23.25gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black / White
#283033
Deep Blue
#35507F
Red / White
#E43038
Storm Grey
#86878B
Himalayan White
#DCDBE0
Iceberg Silver
#A6AFBE
Clove Brown
#807474
Golden Beige
#868070
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: 

Available with plenty of features and three distinctly different engines, the 2017 Ford Explorer has a lot to offer if you're shopping for a three-row crossover SUV. Its outstanding quietness and quality cabin trimmings elevate this practical do-all crossover to the front of the segment.

A household name among American carbuyers, the Ford Explorer has evolved from its long-ago roots as a body-on-frame SUV into the comprehensively modern three-row crossover it is today. Depending on trim level and options (and how deep your pockets are), it can be downright luxurious. Our preference for the Sport arises from the "drives big" nature of other non-Sport trim levels — though comfortable, the soft suspension and numb steering of non-Sport models make their driving experience oddly ponderous.

Aside from that, though, there is an awful lot to credit to the Explorer. You can configure an Explorer that keeps things relatively basic, or you can go all-in on luxury. Versatility is a strong suit, too. You have your choice of three engines. You can get it with a second-row bench or captain's chairs and option the second and/or third row with power-folding functionality. Lots of cargo space is standard.

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
Depending on trim level, feels big and ponderous from behind the wheel
Legroom in the second and third rows is subpar

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Ford Explorer adds a sport appearance package and Sync 3, both of which are important to today's SUV buyers.

The 2017 Ford Explorer gets a sport appearance package on lower trims, which is what Explorer buyers are looking for nowadays.

The Ford Explorer's wide offering of powertrains is an asset, we like every step along the way.

The Explorer has a good mix of comfortable seating, versatility, and space for families.

The Explorer scores well on federal tests, but IIHS tests are a different story.

A Sport Appearance Package is here now for buyers who want their 2017 Ford Explorers to look the part.

The 2017 Ford Explorer returns decent economy for a three-row hauler—mostly.

Pros
A nicely executed do-it-all
Excellent ride and handling for an SUV
Fuel-efficient—on paper
Sync 3 is better ...
Sport appearance package is much appreciated

Cons
but Sync 3 still has issues
Real-world mileage question
Platinum prices are in line with luxury vehicles

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Ford Explorer will feature a new XLT Sport Appearance package, as well as interior enhancements. A hands-free liftgate will be standard on Sport models, while Sync 3 will be offered on the XLT and come standard on the Limited, Sport, and Platinum models.

The 2017 Ford Explorer SUV offers three-row seating, can hold up to seven passengers, and is offered in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations.

The 2017 Ford Explorer comes standard with LED low-beam headlights on every trim.

The Ford Explorer was refreshed for 2016, sporting a new look and upgrades to the engine and feature content. The 2017 Explorer doesn’t change much, but adds a new sport package to the XLT trim, as well as additional safety features.

Pros
New XLT Sport Appearance package
Well-appointed Platinum trim

Cons
Cramped third-row seating
Slow acceleration on lower trim models

By: 
motortrend.com

With the exception of a new Sport Appearance package for the XLT trim, the 2017 Ford Explorer SUV carries over unchanged.

When it comes to horsepower, Ford’s 7-passenger Explorer SUV for 2017 delivers at every level. From the standard 290-horsepower V6 to the fuel-efficient 280-horsepower turbo 4-cylinder available in the base,...

XLT and Limited trims, Ford places choice front and center. Need more “oomph”? Try out the Sport and Platinum trim’s 365-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6. Capable for sure, the Explorer delivers excellent passing and pulling power and its heavily weighted steering and taut suspension give this big SUV impressive cornering ability, although its high beltline and massive front bumper make maneuvers in tight quarters a bit harrowing. Ford has done an excellent job keeping road, engine and wind noise out of the cabin, and all but the rearmost occupants felt the seating was both comfortable and supportive. The Explorer’s adaptive cruise control works well, but we wish it offered fully autonomous braking like the Honda Pilot, not just collision warning.

Pros
If you’re looking for a family SUV with advanced electronics and safety features, plus a wide range of engines and option choices, Ford’s midsize SUV for 2017 is hard to beat. The Explorer’s advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system makes it more off-road capable than a Honda Pilot or Mazda CX-9.

Cons
If you’re looking for something that’s easy to maneuver and park, and you don’t need a 3rd-row seat, a smaller SUV like the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano or Jeep Grand Cherokee makes a better choice. The Jeep also bests the Explorer both off-road and in towing (7,800 pounds vs. 5,000).

By: 
kbb.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.13mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
cyl
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.20L
3.50L
Torque: 
325ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
350ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
189hp
at 3 800rpm
365hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
40.00Feet

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: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio controls, Phone controls, cruise control switches
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Central door locking with keyless entry
Power door mirrors
Door mirrors with power fold control
Speed sensitive variable intermittent windscreen wipers
Automatic rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper and washer
Automatic dusk sensing headlamps
Accessory power socket
Room lamp
Front map lamps
Rear passenger reading lamps
Cargo area lamp
Interior lamp with time delay
Ignition key cylinder illumination
Puddle lights
Door courtesy lamps
Digital Clock
Coat hook
Sunvisors with illuminated mirrors
Sunvisors with ticket holders
Sunvisor extensions
High contrast instrument meter
Tachometer
Trip meter
Headlamps on warning
Door ajar warning
Low fuel warning
Remote fuel filler release
Tailgate inside grip
Jack and tool set
4WD indicator lamp
Automatic transmission position indicator
Destination Download*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Adjustable pedals

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.91in
198.30in
Width: 
73.82in
78.90in
Height: 
74.80in
71.00in
Ground Clearance: 
9.25in
7.80in
Front Track: 
61.81in
Rear Track: 
61.81in
Wheel Base: 
109.45in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.60
41.40
Rear Head Room: 
40.03
40.60
Front Leg Room: 
41.20in
42.90in
Rear leg room: 
35.70in
39.50in
Front Hip Room: 
54.80in
57.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.30in
61.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
44.48in
56.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.12in
61.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
63.10cu.ft
81.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
38.10cu.ft
21.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
36.60degrees
15.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
20.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4971.00lbs
4901.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
iPod control
average fuel consumption

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket
Slide and recline adjustment
Driver height adjustment
Driver lumbar adjustment
Height adjustable headrests
Power driver seat
Power passenger seat
Heated seats
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
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear seat heater ducts
Recline and tumble fold up function
Centre armrest with cupholders
Height adjustable headrests x3
60:40 split folding function
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independant - double wishbone coil spring & stabiliser bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Independant - multi-link coil spring and stabiliser bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Rear air conditioning ducts
Rear seat heater ducts
Pollen filter
Electric sunroof with slide and tilt
Side and rear window demisters
Driver foot rest
Driver assist grip
Passenger assist grips
Rear air conditioning
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Heated steering wheel
Front and rear air conditioning

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
yes
More Entertainment: 
Rockford Acoustic Design premium audio
6 speakers (includes 2 tweeters)
Antenna integrated in glass
USB Input
Bluetooth phone connectivity & audio streaming with voice control
Display Audio with 6.1" full colour touch screen
Mitsubishi Multi Communication System featuring 7" touch screen display with 3D navigation mapping and SD Card input
Rockford Acoustic Design premium audio
HDMI Input
iPod control
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Memory card slot
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Sony premium brand speakers
390 watts stero output
1 subwoofer(s)
12 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Sony premium brand stero system

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Antenna integrated in glass
Rear roof spoiler
Chrome door mirrors
Door mirrors with integrated turn indicator
Chrome door handles
Body colour bumper
High mount stop lamp
Chrome grille
Chrome fog lamp bezel (front)
Side steps
Rear step bumper
Privacy glass
Door lower moulding
Chrome side protection moulding
High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps
Halogen headlamps
Headlamp washers
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5
20 in
Wheels more: 
12-spoke alloy wheels
Secure sports spare wheel cover
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Null spare wheel
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
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
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear 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: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
no
yes
More Safety Features: 
Curtain SRS airbags
Active Traction Control (ATC)
Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body
3 point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) seatbelts (all seating positions)
Auto Locking Retractor (ALR) seatbelts on outboard 2nd row seats
Turn lamp in exterior rear view mirror
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Automatic High Beam
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Multi mode Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
3 point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) seatbelts (all seating positions)
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

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 401A
Equipment Group 400A
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack Crossbars
Running Boards
P265/45ZR20 Summer Only Tires
Splash Guards
Dual Panel Moonroof
License Plate Bracket
Rear Bumper Protector
Wheel Lock Kit
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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
#9A9789
Fourth generation: The fourth generation was introduced at the Paris Motor Show on September 30, 2006 , a makeover of the existing vehicle, which has been around since 1999). New interior and exterior styling were accompanied by enhanced safety with dual-stage SRS front airbags as well as new side-impact and curtain airbags. The Super-Select 4WD II system was retained, complemented by an improved Active Stability & Traction Control (ASTC) system and electronic brakeforce distribution. With skid plates, heavy weight components and 8.7 inches of ground clearance the vehicle retains its reputation as one of the toughest and most capable 4x4s. The engines were upgraded with the 3.2 L diesel gaining Common Rail technology, a DPF for cleaner emissions and producing 125 kW (167 hp/170 PS) and the 3.8 L V6 gaining MIVEC variable valve timing to boost power to 184 kW (247 hp/250 PS). Both engines meet new Euro IV emissions standards. The 3.0 L V6 is retained for the Japanese and GCC markets. From 2009, the 3.0L V6 engine was dropped in the GCC markets, and was replaced by a 3.5L V6 engine, rated for 141 kW (189 hp/192 ps) and 306 Nm torque. Further enhancements to the 3.2L Turbo Diesel in the 2011 model year saw the power and torque increased to 147 kW/197 hp/200 PS and 441Nm respectively. Engine meet new Euro V emissions standards. The 3.8L petrol engine remained at 184 kW and 329Nm (using 95RON fuel). There is also a panelled Van version available in markets where such a model can be registered at a lower tax rate. For the 2010 model year the Pajero gained a Rockford acoustic soundsystem and two interior color options, black and beige, in some markets. For 2012, this model has been minimally restyled and given an improved monocoque body and suspension. For the 2015 model year Pajero has received an updated front fascia with a revised grille, LED daytime running lights and a new spare tire cover. The interior design of the model is also slightly updated and it includes the metallic trim, the new piano black accents for the VR II, the wood grain trim for the Exceed and Super Exceed and the additional sound deadening material. The engines will be carried over and they will include the 3.0L V6 petrol and the 3.2L four-cylinder turbo diesel. Source: wikipedia