2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Chevy Suburban

2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Chevy Suburban

When you achieve a 25-year streak as the best-selling SUV in America, you know your competition is going to be gunning for you like never before. And when you add that extra competition to a rivalry that’s as heated as the Ford versus Chevy rivalry already is, well, then you’ve got a truly special competition on your hands.

All of that is exactly why we decided to create this 2018 Ford Explorer versus 2018 Chevy Suburban head-to-head model comparison. If there’s a new Chevrolet SUV that can finally knock the new Ford Explorer off its pedestal, certainly it’s Chevy’s resident behemoth, right? Well, you’ll have to read on to find out, but we will give you this hint – the new Ford Explorer lineup looks primed and ready to extend its streak at least one more year.

2018 Ford Explorer


2018 Chevy Suburban

$31,990 Starting Price $51,445
3 Engine Options 1
19/27 MPG Max City/Highway Gas Mileage 16/23 MPG
151.5 ft.3 Total Passenger Space 120.8 ft.3

2018 Ford Explorer: More Engine Choices, More Passenger Space, Better Gas Mileage and a Lower Starting Price than the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban

There are so many adjectives that are routinely used to describe the 2018 Ford Explorer lineup – words like powerful, capable, dependable, spacious, functional, comfortable and efficient – that one very important adjective is sometimes left off the list. And that adjective is affordable. As you can see in the table above, the new Ford Explorer is far more affordable than the new Chevrolet Suburban. More specifically, the 2018 Ford Explorer has a starting price that’s almost $20,000 less than the starting price for the 2018 Chevrolet Suburban.

Not only is the 2018 Ford Explorer more affordable than the 2018 Chevy Suburban, it also offers far more value for your dollar. That’s because, along with that lower price tag, the new Ford Explorer gives you more engine choices (3 to 1), more passenger space (151.5 cubic-feet to 120.8 cubic-feet), and better city and highway gas mileage (19/27 MPG to 16/23 MPG) than the new Chevy Suburban.

If you’d like to learn more about the 2018 Ford Explorer lineup and everything it brings to the table, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable Akins Ford staff near Atlanta, GA.

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