Comparison - Nissan Qashqai Tekna 2018 - vs - Ford Explorer Platinum 2018

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Make: 
Average Price: 
£
25,895
Updated: 
29 Sep 2018
53,940
Updated: 
17 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.53gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
INK BLUE
#132E73
BRONZE
#64544B
STORM WHITE
#E9E8E5
BLADE SILVER
#A2A6A6
MAGNETIC RED
#A11E1F
NIGHTSHADE
#423E42
PEARL BLACK
#2A2A2A
GUN METALLIC
#7D807E
VIVID BLUE
#699DC6
FLAME RED
#DD0707
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 facelifted 2018 Qashqai gets a fresh look, more kit and new tech. It's a good thing, but is it a standout option in the small SUV segment?

Pros
Still looks smart
Above-average cabin practicality
Improved on-road refinement
Good cabin build quality
AEB now standard across the range

Cons
It's pretty expensive
Can feel underpowered
Key active safety reserved for top models
Ti, adaptive cruise not here until mid-2018
Tyre roar, busy ride on 19-inch wheels
Still no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Pros
Spacious interior for size
Addition of AEB
Good comfort equipment list

Cons
Aggressive tyre choice spoils ride
Space saver spare tyre
No Apple Carplay or Android Auto

By: 
motoring.com.au

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: 
Diesel
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Urban/Extra Urban Mpg UK(53.3/64.2)
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.60L
3.50L
Torque: 
236ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
350ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
128hp
at 4 000rpm
365hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.10Feet
39.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
no
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
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electric speed sensitive power steering
Lights On' warning buzzer
Multi function display
Full Link App interface
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: 
172.90in
198.30in
Width: 
71.10in
78.90in
Height: 
62.50in
71.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.40in
7.80in
Front Track: 
61.42in
67.00in
Rear Track: 
61.42in
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
104.17in
112.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.40
Rear Head Room: 
40.60
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
Rear leg room: 
39.50in
Front Hip Room: 
57.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.40cu.ft
81.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1607lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.19cu.ft
21.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
19.00degrees
15.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
28.50degrees
20.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
3518.00lbs
4458.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Glove box
interior lighting (front map light and two rear lights)
Advanced Drive Assist Display (ADAD)
nstant & Average Fuel economy meter (in drive computer), distance to empty, average speed
Headlight warning chime

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
power steering
Rear window demister
Rear view mirror with auto Anti-Dazzle
Front sun visors with vanity mirrors
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
hands-free entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Driver’s seat lumbar support
Leather accented^ seat trim
6-way power adjustable driver seat with slide/ reclining/height adjust & manual lumbar adjustment
Front passenger seat with manual slide/recline
Adjustable front headrests with 1-way adjustment
Front passenger assist grip
2 Cup holders - front centre console
Driver’s seat lumbar support
Driver and front passenger seat back pockets
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: 
Second row centre armrest
60/40 split second row seating
Adjustable rear headrests with 1-way adjustment
Rear passenger assist grip 2
2 rear centre armrest
4 Bottle holders in door
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: 
Independent Front Suspension
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
multi link Rear Suspension
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Ambient interior lighting
Configurable cargo system
Chrome inside door handles
Interior trim finish - premium Piano Black
12v power outlet x 2
Illuminated luggage area
Rear cargo area luggage hooks (4)
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: 
yes
yes
More Entertainment: 
Colour 7" QVGA Display
Satellite Navigation
Single CD player with MP3 capability
USB/iPod
Traffic Monitoring
NissanConnect
streaming audio
6 Speakers
Bluetooth® handsfree phone system
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: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED headlights
High beam assist
Door mirrors with power adjustment
Door mirrors with power folding
Heated outside door mirrors
Privacy glass (2nd row, and rear)
Rear spoiler
Mudflaps (Front and Rear)
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
20 in
Wheels more: 
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
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
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
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
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: 
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist (BA)
Active Trace Contro
Active Ride Control
Active Engine Brake
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Moving Object Detection (MOD)
Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Front and rear parking sensors
Driver and front passenger front-impact SRS airbags
Driver and front passenger side-impact SRS airbags
Intelligent Park Assist (IPA)
SRS curtain airbags extending to rear seats
Front seatbelts with load limiters and pretensioners
3 point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) front and rear seatbelts (all)
Driver and front passenger seatbelt height adjustment
front and Rear passenger seatbelt warning
Child restraint anchorage (RH/LH ISOFIX# + top tether and centre top tether)
Rear door child locks
Rain sensing, speed sensitive, variable intermittent front wipers
Rear Intermittent wiper
Follow me home headlights
Hazard warning lights
High mounted stop light in rear spoiler
Nissan Anti-Theft System (NATS) vehicle immobiliser
Front and rear crumple zones
Side intrusion bars
Energy-absorbing steering column
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: 
Equipment Group 600A
Exterior Options: 
Electric One Touch shade
Panoramic Glass roof
18" Two Tone Alloy wheels
Intelligent Cruise Control
Intelligent Lane Intervention
Lane Keep Assist
Roof Rack Crossbars
Running Boards
20" Premium Painted Machined Aluminum Wheels
Splash Guards
License Plate Bracket
Rear Bumper Protector
Wheel Lock Kit
Interior Options: 
Drive Assist Pack
Intelligent Cruise Control
Intelligent Lane Intervention
Lane Departure Warning
Traffic Jam Pilot
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: 
#3B3B3A
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
#9A9789