Drivers from Chicago and Kankakee have so many great Ford models to choose from, it can often be difficult to know which one fits your needs best. Such is the case with the 2015 Ford Expedition and the 2015 Ford Explorer. Both are strong vehicles, but which is right for you?
The 2015 Ford Expedition is a full-size truck-based SUV which seats up to 8 passengers within an incredibly expansive cabin. This is a vehicle which caters for a large number of people, a huge amount of cargo, and superior towing capacities. Essentially, this is a heavy-duty model with impressive capability that comes standard.
For example, the 2015 Expedition can generate up to an authoritative best-in-class 420 lb-ft of torque. This means that you’ll be able to tow up to a best-in-class 9,200 lbs. This makes the Expedition a perfect vehicle for larger families who like to haul their outdoor toys out to the backcountry. The 2015 Explorer might make the same journey, but with only 5000 lbs of towing, it won’t be able to take as much.
Shoppers from Chicago and Kankakee will be please to know the Expedition also leads the way in terms of interior space, especially when you look at cargo carrying potential. With all seats folded, you’ll be able to play around with 108.3 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Explorer can only provide 80.7 cubic feet – noticeably less.
The 2015 Ford Explorer is not built on a trick chassis, and so is not technically an SUV. However, you’ll still receive a strong looking vehicle with a high-ride, and a cabin with plenty of premium features. This makes the Explorer a savvy choice for city or suburban based drivers like our customers from Kankakee, and it’s an easier vehicle to handle since it drives more like a car than a truck.
Because the Explorer focuses far less on power than the Expedition, drivers will be able to select from three engines instead of one. The same 3.5L V6 EcoBoost which powers the Expedition is available, but, since drivers will tend to prioritize fuel economy over raw force, a 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost is also available. This engine can still produce 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, but refines that output to attain a best-in-class mileage rating of 28 MPG on the highway.
Whether the 2015 Ford Expedition or the 2015 Explorer wins out is completely down to your own requirements. The Expedition has pulling power and more space, while the Explorer enjoys better gas efficiency and an easier drive. All you need to do is ask yourself which you’ll find more useful day to day.
So, if you’re a Chicagoland driver who needs room for 8 with room to spare for cargo, and frequently see yourself needing to tow, then pick the 2015 Expedition. For a sleeker vehicle which is easier in the city, choose the 2015 Explorer.
Whether you want a 2015 Ford Expedition or a 2015 Ford Explorer, you’ll find your perfect vehicle at Terry’s Ford of Peotone. We can’t wait for our Kankakee and Chicago customers to visit us for a test-drive!