59points

Ford Explorer (2014)

81points

Ford Flex (2018)

Ford Explorer (2014)
Ford Flex (2018)
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33 facts in comparison

Ford Explorer (2014) vs Ford Flex (2018)

Ford Explorer (2014)
Ford Flex (2018)

Why is Ford Explorer (2014) better than Ford Flex (2018)?

  • 1Nm higher maximum torque
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    346Nmvs345Nm
  • 5.07% greater cargo volume
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    595lvs566.3l
  • 3hp more horsepower
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    290hpvs287hp
  • 0.5m smaller turn radius
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    11.9mvs12.4m
  • Has fully independent suspension
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  • 2 more cylinders
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    6vs4
  • 1.36t greater maximum trailer weight
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    2.27tvs907kg
  • 120mm shorter length
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    5.01mvs5126mm

Why is Ford Flex (2018) better than Ford Explorer (2014)?

  • 1.9l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
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    14.7l/100 kmvs16.6l/100 km
  • 61mm shorter
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    1.73mvs1788mm
  • 3.11% greater cargo volume (seats down)
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    2356lvs2285l
  • Has a rear-view camera
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  • 1.72l/100 km better fuel economy (combined)
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    12.38l/100 kmvs14.1l/100 km
  • 1.57l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
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    10.23l/100 kmvs11.8l/100 km
  • 76mm narrower
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    1.93mvs2004mm
  • 134.5mm longer wheelbase
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    2.99mvs2860mm

General info

1.turn radius

11.9m

12.4m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car, such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft, etc. Typically longer than the basic warranty, it lasts for a certain number of years.
3.Has front-wheel drive
Ford Explorer (2014)
Ford Flex (2018)
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.
4.Has fully independent suspension
Ford Explorer (2014)
Ford Flex (2018)
This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
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.
6.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Ford Explorer (2014)
Ford Flex (2018)
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

1.79m

1.73m

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
2.cargo volume

595l

566.3l

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

2m

1.93m

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.wheelbase

2.86m

2.99m

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).
More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

Engine

1.fuel economy (city)

16.6l/100 km

14.7l/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.
Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
A larger fuel tank is an advantage because you have to stop to refill less often.
4.horsepower

290hp

287hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
5.fuel economy (combined)

14.1l/100 km

12.38l/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 higher fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
6.fuel economy (highway)

11.8l/100 km

10.23l/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.

Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
Ford Explorer (2014)
Ford Flex (2018)
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.
2.Has in-car system
Ford Explorer (2014)
Ford Flex (2018)
An in-car system (e.g., Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) offers extra functionalities, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
3.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Ford Explorer (2014)
Ford Flex (2018)
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.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
5.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Ford Explorer (2014)
Ford Flex (2018)
ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

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