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Land Rover Range Rover vs. Ford Explorer

When we compare the Land Rover Range Rover to the Ford Explorer, the Land Rover Range Rover has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Ford Explorer has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Land Rover Range Rover versus the Ford Explorer, the Ford Explorer is a better car than the Land Rover Range Rover.

Land Rover Range Rover versus Ford Explorer Pricing

A used 2023 Land Rover Range Rover ranges from $139,999 to $243,818 while a used 2023 Ford Explorer is priced between $38,934 to $62,485. For a new model, the Land Rover Range Rover's price is between $111,574 and $180,814, with the Ford Explorer priced between $41,634 and $62,024.

Land Rover Range Rover versus Ford Explorer Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Land Rover Range Rover is 7.8 out of 10 while the Ford Explorer's quality rating is 8.5 out of 10. This results in the Land Rover Range Rover being ranked 8 out of 18 Best Luxury Large SUVs and the Ford Explorer being ranked 5 out of 25 Best Midsize SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Land Rover Range Rover’s base engine makes 395 horsepower, and the Ford Explorer base engine makes 300 horsepower. The Range Rover is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 619 miles. The Explorer is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 501 miles. The Range Rover uses premium unleaded, and the Explorer uses regular unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Land Rover Range Rover has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Ford Explorer.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Ford Explorer has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.

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2023 Land Rover Range Rover

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2023 Ford Explorer

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$111,574 - $180,814

Used Asking Price:

$139,999 - $243,818

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$41,634 - $62,024

Used Asking Price:

$38,934 - $62,485

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

7.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.5 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

7.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

Most Reliable Luxury Large SUVs

7 / 18
8 / 18

Most Reliable Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows

10 / 25

Luxury Large SUVs with Best Resale Value

10 / 18
14 / 25

Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows with Best Resale Value

16 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 25
5 / 31
5 / 25
5 / 15
6 / 61
6 / 25
7 / 61
7 / 61
7 / 31
7 / 28
7 / 25
7 / 21
9 / 31

Midsize SUVs with Best Resale Value

9 / 25
13 / 31

SUVs with 3 Rows with Best Resale Value

15 / 31

Crossover SUVs with Best Resale Value

41 / 61
43 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Ford Explorer is one of the defining vehicles of its segment. This three-row SUV is big, tough, and versatile. Ford redesigned its Explorer for 2020, switching it back to a rear-wheel-drive-based vehicle with a more rugged foundation.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Passenger Space
  • Advanced 4X4 all-wheel-drive system available
  • Class-leading engines on many trims, including a hybrid

  • Older models lack some basic advanced safety systems common for their model years
  • No 8-passenger seating option for 2021

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Flex Fuel, Gasoline

Trim Levels

P400 SE, P400 SE LWB, P530 Autobiography, P530 Autobiography LWB, P530 First Edition, P530 First Edition LWB, P530 SE, P530 SE LWB, P530 SV, P530 SV LWB

Trim Levels

Base, King Ranch, Limited, Platinum, Police Interceptor Utility, ST, ST-Line, Timberline, XLT

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

395 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

406 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.075 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

300 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

310 foot-lbs @ 3500 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.069 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

18 / 26 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

428 / 619 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 28 / 24

Range (city/hwy):

376 / 501 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Standard

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

39.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

Not yet available

Rear Head Room:

39.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

Not yet available

Cargo Space:

40.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

83.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

43 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

61.9 inches

Cargo Space:

18.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

87.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

170.9 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5240 lbs

Width:

87 inches

Height:

73.6 inches

Length:

198.9 inches

Wheelbase:

118 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.6 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4345 lbs

Width:

89.3 inches

Height:

69.9 inches

Length:

198.8 inches

Wheelbase:

119.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

21.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

275/50R21

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

255/65R18