Ford Explorer vs VW Touareg SUV models are what we compare. 2015 Ford Explorer will appear on the market over the next year, while the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg is already available in some markets.


2015 Ford Explorer will have a 3.5-liter V6 Duratec engine with 290 hp, while the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg have a 3.6-liter V6 with 280 hp. Both models will have the drive to all four wheels (Ford Explorer will have and front-wheel drive). Ford Explorer engine combined with a 6-speed, while the engine is VW Touareg combined with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Comparing the standard engines of these cars, we can conclude the following:

  • Engine Ford Explorer is stronger by 10 hp.
  • Volkswagen Touareg will have a slightly lower fuel consumption – 17/23/19 mpg compared to 16/22/18 mpg. Ford Exploler with front-wheel drive will have spending 17/24/20 mpg.
  • VW Touareg will be slightly faster – acceleration from 0 to 62 mph is achieved in 8.0 seconds, while the Ford Explorer takes 8.4 seconds (8.1 seconds with FWD).

In addition to the standard, the Ford Explorer will have a 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine of 365 hp and 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine with 240 hp. Volkswagen Touareg will be made ​​with the 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine of 240 hp. It also provides for the installation of hybrid engines in both cars.

Ford Explorer vs VW Touareg rear


Depending on the model, the Ford Explorer will have alloy wheels of 17, 18 or 20 inches, while the VW Touareg wheels have 18, 19 or 20 inch. Although smaller in all dimensions, VW Touareg will be heavier than the 115 to 154 lbs (52 to 70 kg). Also, VW Touareg will have a longer wheelbase by 1.3 inch (33 mm) – 113.9 inches (2893 mm) compared to 112.6 inches (2860 mm). Ford Explorer is longer by 8.3 inches (211 mm), wider by 2.5 inch (64 mm) and higher for 2.2 inch (56 mm).

Ford Explorer vs VW Touareg interior


Cab Ford Explorer with a lot more space both in front and in the rear. Ford Explorer will have space to accommodate eight passengers, while the VW Touareg designed for five passengers. Volkswagen Touareg will be made ​​in five trim levels, while the Ford Explorer will be available in four trim levels. Both cars will have an 8-inch touchscreen in the center console. Ford Explorer will have a 4.2-inch LCD screen on the dashboard. Both cars will have dual-zone automatic climate control (optional Ford Explorer offers three zone automatic climate control).

Ford Explorer vs VW Touareg will be available with significantly different prices. 2015 Volkswagen Touareg will be a lot more expensive. Price 2015 Ford Explorer will be $ 30.600 to $ 42,670, while a 2015 VW Touareg cost $ 44,500 to $ 61,500.



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