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Ford Explorer (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)
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Ford Explorer (2017) vs Volvo XC70 (2015): 31 facts in comparison

1. height

861mm shorter.
1.78m
Volvo XC70 (2015): 917mm
917mm

2. Has four-wheel drive

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.
Ford Explorer (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)
52% have it

3. Has a rear-view camera

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.
Ford Explorer (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)
49% have it

4. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
70l
Chevrolet Suburban LT AWD (2015): 117l
70l

5. better fuel economy (city)

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.
13.84l/100 km
Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Active (2014): 3l/100 km
9.8l/100 km

6. Has a turbocharged engine

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.
Ford Explorer (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)
23% have it

7. width

127mm narrower.
2m
Suzuki Jimny (2014): 1.6m
1.88m

8. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
2313.5l
Ford Explorer (2017): 2313.5l
943l

9. higher maximum torque

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.
345Nm
Lamborghini Urus (2019): 850Nm
258Nm

10. longer wheelbase

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).
2.87m
Chevrolet Suburban LT AWD (2015): 3.3m
2.81m

11. smaller turn radius

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.
11.86m
Suzuki Jimny (2014): 9.8m
11.5m

12. Has in-car system

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.
Ford Explorer (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)
46% have it

13. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Ford Explorer (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)
85% have it

14. larger engine size

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.
3.5l
Cadillac Escalade (2015): 6.2l
2l

15. better fuel economy (highway)

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.
9.8l/100 km
Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Active (2014): 3.4l/100 km
7.6l/100 km

16. more headroom (rear)

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.
1.03m
Ford Explorer (2017): 1.03m
986mm

17. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

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.
Ford Explorer (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)
90% have it

18. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
1.05m
GMC Yukon SLE (2015): 1.09m
985mm

19. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
290hp
Faraday Future FF 91: 1050hp
240hp

20. Has front-wheel drive

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.
Ford Explorer (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)
37% have it

21. better fuel economy (combined)

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.
11.76l/100 km
Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 Active (2014): 3.3l/100 km
8.5l/100 km

22. Has height-adjustable seat belts

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.
Ford Explorer (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)
34% have it

23. Has smart key as standard

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.
Ford Explorer (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)
28% have it

24. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Ford Explorer (2017)
Volvo XC70 (2015)
72% have it

25. weight

294kg lighter.
2.02t
Mitsubishi ASX (2017): 1.32kg
1.72t

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