88points

Ford Expedition (2018)

78points

Volvo XC90 (2015)

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Ford Expedition (2018) vs Volvo XC90 (2015)

Ford Expedition (2018)
Volvo XC90 (2015)
Ford Expedition (2018)
Volvo XC90 (2015)
88
points
78
points

Why is Ford Expedition (2018) better than Volvo XC90 (2015)?

  • 1.16l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    13.84l/100 kmvs15l/100 km
  • Has Bluetooth
  • 0.44l/100 km better fuel economy (combined)
    11.76l/100 kmvs12.2l/100 km
  • Has smart key as standard
  • Has air suspension
  • Has Stop-Start system
  • Has rear-wheel drive

Why is Volvo XC90 (2015) better than Ford Expedition (2018)?

  • 157.5mm shorter
    1.78mvs1940.5mm
  • 1 more airbags
    8vs7
  • 94.5mm narrower
    1.94mvs2029.5mm
  • Has front-wheel drive
  • 0.4l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    9.4l/100 kmvs9.8l/100 km
  • 30.9mm lower ground clearance
    218mmvs248.9mm
  • 60.6mm more headroom (rear)
    1.01mvs947.4mm
  • 1yrs longer basic warranty (years)
    4yrsvs3yrs

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1. longer drivetrain warranty (years)

5yrs

4yrs

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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12yrs

2.Has front-wheel drive
Ford Expedition (2018)
Volvo XC90 (2015)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

3.Has fully independent suspension
Ford Expedition (2018)
Volvo XC90 (2015)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

4.Has air suspension
Ford Expedition (2018)
Volvo XC90 (2015)

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

5. longer basic warranty (years)

3yrs

4yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Unlimited yrs

6.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Ford Expedition (2018)
Volvo XC90 (2015)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

Dimensions

1.height

1.94m

1.78m

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917mm

2. greater cargo volume (seats down)

2962l

2639l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.

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Toyota Sienna SE (2014)

4247l

3.width

2.03m

1.94m

Best

Peugeot 208 Allure (2014)

1m

4. longer wheelbase

3.11m

2.86m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

Best

Toyota Tundra SR5 (2014)

3.7m

5. greater cargo volume

591.8l

249l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

Best

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)

3448l

6. lower ground clearance

248.9mm

218mm

The ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the car and the road surface. A shorter ground clearance lowers a vehicle’s center of gravity - increasing its handling ability and reducing the chance of a rollover. However, a higher ground clearance allows you to go over more uneven terrain.

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Renault Scenic 1.5 dCi 110 (2014)

59mm

Engine

1. larger fuel tank

88l

80l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

Best

Ford Super Duty F-250 XL (2015)

132l

2. better fuel economy (city)

13.84l/100 km

15l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Active (2014)

3l/100 km

3. higher maximum torque

637Nm

236Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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Lamborghini Urus (2019)

850Nm

4.Has a turbocharged engine
Ford Expedition (2018)
Volvo XC90 (2015)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

5. better fuel economy (combined)

11.76l/100 km

12.2l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Active (2014)

3.3l/100 km

6. better fuel economy (highway)

9.8l/100 km

9.4l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Active (2014)

3.4l/100 km

Features

1. more airbags

7

8

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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Ford Edge (2017)

14

2.Has a rear-view camera
Ford Expedition (2018)
Volvo XC90 (2015)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

3.Has in-car system
Ford Expedition (2018)
Volvo XC90 (2015)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

4.Has Bluetooth
Ford Expedition (2018)
Volvo XC90 (2015)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

5.Has smart key as standard
Ford Expedition (2018)
Volvo XC90 (2015)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

6.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Ford Expedition (2018)
Volvo XC90 (2015)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

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