Comparison - Volvo XC40 T5 2019 - vs - Ford Explorer Platinum 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
37,700
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
$
58,250
Updated: 
19 Sep 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
5
6
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-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: 
14.20gals
21.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Stone
#111111
Ice White
#D9DADA
Amazon Blue
#5D8BA5
Fusion Red Metallic
#B90505
Bright Silver Metallic
#B1B1B3
Onyx Black Metallic
#222B30
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

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Volvo XC40 ranked #1 in Luxury Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Volvo XC40 has a score of 9.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 15 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engine
Smooth ride and nimble handling
Posh interior
Lengthy features list

Cons
Below-average cargo capacity

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Volvo XC40 is a compact luxury crossover with seating for five. Two trim levels are available: the Momentum and the R-Design. Every XC40 comes loaded with luxury and safety features, including LED headlights, leather upholstery, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, lane keeping assist, and forward collision warning and mitigation. Upgrading to the R-Design doesn't cost much more and adds exterior styling enhancements (a black roof and black window surrounds, among others), larger wheels and more luxury features. Each is also available with several available features packages and stand-alone options.

PROS
Pleasing interior layout with premium materials
Clever small-item storage and cargo solutions
Plenty of standard and available safety features

CONS
Cargo area is small for the class
Steep learning curve for touchscreen interface
Rear bench seat isn't comfortable for tall passengers

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Volvo XC40 upends tradition—and traditional style—in mostly acceptable ways, and kicks off the car-subscription era with a stylish bang.

Pros
Clever interior features
Competent turbo-4 in T5 trims
Smooth 8-speed automatic
World-beating subscription model
Smart 9.0-inch touchscreen as standard

Cons
Exterior can get funky—and not the good kind
Frustrating shift knob
A Swedish car with extra-cost heated seats?
Rear bench is best for two
Will a Netflix car for broadcast buyers work?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
380ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
248hp
at 5 500rpm
365hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
174.20in
198.80in
Width: 
75.20in
78.90in
Height: 
65.30in
70.20in
Ground Clearance: 
8.30in
8.20in
Front Track: 
63.00in
66.90in
Rear Track: 
64.00in
66.90in
Wheel Base: 
106.40in
119.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.00
38.90
Front Hip Room: 
54.70in
59.20in
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
43.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
61.80in
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
38.20
Rear Hip Room: 
54.60in
59.10in
Rear leg room: 
36.10in
39.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.30in
61.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
47.20cu.ft
87.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
5600lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.70cu.ft
18.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.70degrees
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
30.40degrees
22.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3629.00lbs
4727.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
no
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
Hands-Free Entry
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8-Way Power Passenger Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control

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: 
Cooled Storage Compartment
Leather Steering Wheel
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: 
8 Total Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
250 Watts Stereo Output
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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 7.5-In.
20 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All-Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
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: 
Front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear 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: 
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
LED Headlamp
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Folding Headrests
Cornering Lights
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
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

Options

Packages: 
Premium Package
Vision Package
Advanced Package
Equipment Group 600A
Premium Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Panoramic Roof
20" 5-Double Spoke Matte Black Diamond Cut Wheels
21" Premium Aluminum Wheels
Wheel Lock Kit
Roof Rack Crossbars
License Plate Bracket
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Heated Front Seats & Steering Wheel
Harman Kardon Premium Sound
Lava Floor Carpet, Tunnel Console & Door Panels
All-Weather Floor Mats
2nd Row Bench
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System
Rear Cargo Well Protector
Smokers Kit W/Element

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Charcoal
#272727
Color: 
Ebony, premium leather
#000000
Light Sandstone, premium leather
#CACBB4