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post #161 of 177 (permalink) Old 03-18-2019, 04:57 AM
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Asian brands compared huh? I believe Ford was targeting German brands, so why don't you go fetch a fair comparison there.
That German brand would be VW and its Atlas SUV.
The loaded top trim Atlas V6 SEL Premium with 4MOTION costs $48,395.

The Lincoln Aviator takes care of the rest of the German luxury brands.

Here's something interesting, a 2020 Ford Explorer XLT AWD with Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist + and the 202A Package costs about as much as the 365hp 2019 Explorer Sport.

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post #162 of 177 (permalink) Old 03-18-2019, 08:17 PM
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https://www.motortrend.com/news/2020...cool-features/

"S-Class-level tech in a three-row Ford SUV"

Link above details 6 cool features, some of which not available in S-Class.
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https://www.autoblog.com/2019/01/14/...e-durango-srt/


Explorer ST is a bargain compared to Durango SRT

Although ST has less power, it's 2 extra gears, lower CG and 800 lb weight advantage should guarantee better performance.
Oh, and getting anything better than 13 mpg, is a huge advantage as well.
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post #164 of 177 (permalink) Old 03-18-2019, 08:39 PM
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I have been in sedan leases for 4 years now and can't wait to get back into an SUV. So my choice, currently, will be either the Explorer hybrid or Bronco. I will await to see all the Bronco specs and final design. Very different vehicles in some ways, but identical in others, specifically the utility aspect and mild towing. I have been without a fishing boat for too long. What I love about the Explorer is the over 500 mile range, which means my average fuel will say something close to 25-26mpg, instead of 18.5mpg in my last one.
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I have been in sedan leases for 4 years now and can't wait to get back into an SUV. So my choice, currently, will be either the Explorer hybrid or Bronco. I will await to see all the Bronco specs and final design. Very different vehicles in some ways, but identical in others, specifically the utility aspect and mild towing. I have been without a fishing boat for too long. What I love about the Explorer is the over 500 mile range, which means my average fuel will say something close to 25-26mpg, instead of 18.5mpg in my last one.
The projected range for the 2020 Explorer could have to do with the larger fuel tank, going from 18.6 to 19.6 or 21.8. But the 2020 Explorer really is nice looking except for those giant lights in the back.
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https://www.motortrend.com/news/2020...cool-features/

"S-Class-level tech in a three-row Ford SUV"

Link above details 6 cool features, some of which not available in S-Class.
"Top-dog Explorers come with eight-way adjustable heated and cooled seats that offer five massage programs."

Yeah if you are paying $60k for an Explorer it better have good seats....the jury is still out about the rest of it - how's the quality of plastics compared to Audi, BMW, Lexus, Volvo, Mercedes $60k offerings?....etc etc....like I said, competition just got a lot harder, let's wait and see what the reviews will bring us.
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I have been in sedan leases for 4 years now and can't wait to get back into an SUV. So my choice, currently, will be either the Explorer hybrid or Bronco. I will await to see all the Bronco specs and final design. Very different vehicles in some ways, but identical in others, specifically the utility aspect and mild towing. I have been without a fishing boat for too long. What I love about the Explorer is the over 500 mile range, which means my average fuel will say something close to 25-26mpg, instead of 18.5mpg in my last one.
Good for you...I ain't spending anything over $45k for a new SUV, so I am shopping around the Asian competition for the first time ever, I might be the future happy owner of a Honda or Hyundai.
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The projected range for the 2020 Explorer could have to do with the larger fuel tank, going from 18.6 to 19.6 or 21.8. But the 2020 Explorer really is nice looking except for those giant lights in the back.
500 miles vs about 380 miles per tankful is achieved mostly with the more efficient hybrid powertrain that also combines more power and towing. 1 or two extra gallons won't come close to making that up.
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The projected range for the 2020 Explorer could have to do with the larger fuel tank, going from 18.6 to 19.6 or 21.8. But the 2020 Explorer really is nice looking except for those giant lights in the back.
500 miles vs about 380 miles per tankful is achieved mostly with the more efficient hybrid powertrain that also combines more power and towing. 1 or two extra gallons won't come close to making that up.
All speculation so far...
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post #170 of 177 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 10:24 PM
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Well look, the huge price increase on Expedition and Navigator did not hurt sales much,

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/m/15fc...dition%2C.html

Ford Motor Co. is planning to boost production of the Louisville-made Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator this summer as consumer demand for the vehicles has grown. The company will add 550 jobs at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville to accommodate the production increase.........




Go Ford!!!!
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