2017 Ford Explorer
2017 Chevrolet Tahoe
Finding the right SUV to get you and your crew where you need to go is easy with options like the 2017 Chevy Tahoe. But if you want all the best features from vehicles like the Tahoe in an affordable and maneuverable package, there is no better choice than the 2017 Ford Explorer for your Peotone and Bradley, IL commute. See how the two measure up in our side-by-side comparison, then learn why Terry's Ford should be your first choice when you're ready to finance your new SUV.
For drivability, the Ford easily surpasses the Chevy – especially in crowded urban settings – thanks to the wheelbase of just 112.8-inches and compact exterior length of just 198.3-inches. The Tahoe's larger wheelbase of 116.0-inches and a length of 204.0-inches makes the SUV difficult to move around busy towns, especially those with parking spaces designed for city-friendly compact cars. The Tahoe is also 4.4-inches taller than the Ford Explorer a fact that can make it nearly impossible to park the SUV in low-roofed parking structures, an important convenience when looking for a safe place to leave the SUV when shopping or dining.
Buying a large SUV need not break the bank. The 2017 Ford Explorer has a with a base price of just $31,660 MSRP. The Chevy Tahoe is much more expensive with a starting cost of $47,215 MSRP. The Premier 4WD trim has a starting at $66,435 MSRP more than double the cost of the Explorer base. The Ford has a lower cost to own, too, in part thanks to the more fuel-efficient 3.5L V6 engine that delivers an EPA-estimated fuel economy of as much as 24 mpg/highway. The Chevrolet Tahoe's only engine option is a 5.3L V8 that can only offer as much as 22 mpg/highway efficiency. With the rising cost of fuel, that difference could cost hundreds over the course of a year.
The 2017 Ford Explorer defeated the 2017 Chevy Tahoe in our side-by-side comparison. See how well it does on your Peotone or Bradley, IL test drive. Contact Terry's Ford of Peotone at (888) 832-3250 or visit our showroom at 363 N Harlem Ave in Peotone learn more.