2018 Range Rover Sport / 2018 Ford Explorer



2018 Range Rover Sport


2018 Ford Explorer


2018 Range Rover Sport / 2018 Ford Explorer

The 2018 Range Rover Sport is a fantastic crossover SUV. The Sport features plenty of power and excellent luxury features to separate itself from the rest of the field. Among these other crossover SUVs to be compared with is the 2018 Ford Explorer.

Range Rover Sport
Ford Explorer
Horsepower (HP)
Torque (lb-ft)
Navigation Standard?
Available AWD?

Engine Power & Fuel Economy

The 2018 Range Rover Sport comes with an option of two engines; one is a standard 3.0L, turbocharged V6 diesel engine with 254-hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. The Range Rover Sport also gets a respectable estimated 22 MPG city/28 MPG highway. The engine on the 2018 Ford Explorer is a 3.5L V6. This V6 gets 290-hp and has 255 lb-ft of torque, while getting an estimated 17 MPG city/24 MPG highway fuel economy.

Entertainment & Comfort Options

Standard features found on the 2018 Range Rover Sport include two-zone climate control, an enhanced 250W 8-speaker sound system, and the Touch Pro™ Duo system. Comparatively, the 2018 Ford Explorer has standard features such as the SYNC® system, a six-speaker sound system, and MyKey®. The entertainment and comfort options on both vehicles bring a unique driving experience to both drivers and passengers.

Safety Features

The 2018 Range Rover Sport had safety focus in mind during the design process of the vehicle. Some of the standard features include Hill Descent Control, front and rear parking aids, and Dynamic Stability Control. The Ford Explorer has standard safety features like AdvanceTrac®, traction control, and Belt-Minder®.

The base MSRP for the 2018 Range Rover Sport is listed at $66,750, while the 2018 Ford Explorer comes in at $32,140. Despite the smaller price tag, the Explorer fails to reach the same fuel efficiency that the Range Rover Sport achieves. This and the impressive extra standard features found on the Sport give the edge to the Sport in many areas.

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