2018 Ford Explorer v. 2018 Toyota RAV4

Those in the market for a new SUV are most likely choosing between the 2018 Ford Explorer Sport and the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure. These are a couple of the top SUV models on the market today, both of which boast excellent drivability and comfort. The team here at Tri-County Ford is always looking to help our customers through each and every step of the car purchasing process, since we know all too well how difficult it is to buy a new vehicle. The research phase is a key part of this process, so Tri-County Ford has done what we can to help you through this stage. Tri-County Ford has pitted the 2018 Ford Explorer Sport toe-to-toe with the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure to determine which features and performance statistics fit your lifestyle the best. Get your family into the cabin of your new SUV from Tri-County Ford.


When it comes to features that improve drivability, it seems that the 2018 Ford Explorer Sport holds the advantage. The 2018 Ford Explorer Sport brings you parking assistance standard, but you have to pay extra to get this feature for your 2018 RAV4 Adventure. Satellite radio also comes standard in the Explorer Sport, while this is merely an optional addition for the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure. Looking for a keyless ignition? Then go with the 2018 Ford Explorer Sport, as it comes standard. This feature is optional for the RAV4. The Explorer is also bigger than the RAV4, boasting a width of 78.8 inches, while the RAV4 is only 72.6 wide. The height of the Explorer is 71 inches while the length is 198.3 inches. The height of the RAV4 is 67.5 inches and the length is 183.5 inches.

If you check out the performance of each vehicle, you'll notice that the 2018 Ford Explorer Sport surpasses the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure. Under the hood of the Explorer, you'll find a 2.5L V6 engine while the RAV4 Adventure is outfitted with a 2.5I Inline-4 engine. The drivetrain of the 2018 Ford Explorer Sport is all-wheel drive while the RAV4's drivetrain is front-wheel drive. If you are looking for power out of your SUV, know that the 2018 Ford Explorer Sport boasts 365 horsepower at 5,550 RPM, while it takes 6,000 RPM to get the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure up to 176 horsepower. The Explorer brings you 350 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 RPM, while the RAV4 brings you 172 lb.-ft. of torque at a whopping 4,100 RPM. The Explorer also holds more fuel, 18.6 gallons as compared to 15.9 gallons in the RAV4.


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