88points

Ford Explorer (2017)

70points

Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)

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Ford Explorer (2017) vs Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)

Ford Explorer (2017)
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)
Ford Explorer (2017)
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)

Why is Ford Explorer (2017) better than Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)?

  • 173mm shorter
    1.78mvs1951mm
  • 51mm narrower
    2mvs2055mm
  • Has a turbocharged engine
  • 9.66l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    13.84l/100 kmvs23.5l/100 km
  • 1.74m smaller turn radius
    11.86mvs13.6m
  • 9l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    9.8l/100 kmvs18.8l/100 km
  • Has in-car system
  • 8mm lower ground clearance
    198mmvs206mm

Why is Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014) better than Ford Explorer (2017)?

  • Has four-wheel drive
  • 37.14% larger fuel tank
    96lvs70l
  • 185Nm higher maximum torque
    530Nmvs345Nm
  • 1.57x larger engine size
    5.5lvs3.5l
  • Has stolen vehicle tracking system
  • 92hp more horsepower
    382hpvs290hp
  • 20.5mm more headroom (front)
    1.07mvs1051.5mm
  • 1yrs longer basic warranty (years)
    4yrsvs3yrs

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1.Has four-wheel drive
Ford Explorer (2017)
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

2. smaller turn radius

11.86m

13.6m

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.

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3.Has front-wheel drive
Ford Explorer (2017)
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)

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. 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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5.Has fully independent suspension
Ford Explorer (2017)
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)

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

6.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Ford Explorer (2017)
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)

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.

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Dimensions

1.height

1.78m

1.95m

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2.width

2m

2.06m

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3. greater cargo volume

2313.5l

1280l

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

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4. longer wheelbase

2.87m

2.85m

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).

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5. lower ground clearance

198mm

206mm

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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6. more headroom (front)

1.05m

1.07m

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

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Engine

1. larger fuel tank

70l

96l

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

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2.Has a turbocharged engine
Ford Explorer (2017)
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)

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.

3. better fuel economy (city)

13.84l/100 km

23.5l/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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4. higher maximum torque

345Nm

530Nm

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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5. better fuel economy (highway)

9.8l/100 km

18.8l/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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3.4l/100 km

6. larger engine size

3.5l

5.5l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

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Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
Ford Explorer (2017)
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)

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. more airbags

7

4

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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3.Has in-car system
Ford Explorer (2017)
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)

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 Explorer (2017)
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)

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

5.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Ford Explorer (2017)
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

6.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Ford Explorer (2017)
Mercedes-Benz G550 (2014)

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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