2014 Ford Explorer vs. 2014 Chevy Equinox

2014 Ford Explorer

If you are searching through the sea of compact crossovers for a refined cabin loaded with high-tech features, then look no further than the 2014 Ford Explorer at your local Yorkville and Plainfield area Ford dealership, River View Ford in Oswego. Well recognized for its class-leading mpg and top crash test scores, the 2014 Explorer stands out in the crossover competition, toppling contenders such as the 2014 Chevy Equinox. Just take a look below to see how they match-up!

  • Fuel Economy: The Explorer and its powerful V6 arrive with a standard cap-less fueling system, which is unavailable on the Equinox, and grants drivers an EPA estimated 17 mpg in the city. The Equinox AWD V6 delivers 16 mpg, a slight disadvantage that will start to add up over time.
  • Interior Space: A slide inside the Explorer will reveal optional seating for up to 7 passengers verses the 5 inside the Equinox, and a roomy interior grants passengers 151.7 cu-ft of space in the Explorer over the 99.7 cu-ft in the Equinox.
  • Tech Features: The Explorer is home to high-tech features such as one touch window control, an exterior keypad, rear air conditioning vents, and speed-sensitive wipers, none of which are available on the Equinox. A jump up the trim levels will grant drivers other optional features such as second row heated seating, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Active Park Assist.
  • Top Safety Scores: The Explorer proudly boasts the highest rating of 5 stars as given by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), while the Equinox only earned 4 stars. The Explorer also earned 5 stars for the front seat in the NHTSA’s side impact testing over the 4 stars earned by the Equinox.

Test Drive the 2014 Explorer

Visit us today for a test drive of the 2014 Ford Explorer. Located at 2200 US 30 in Oswego, River View Ford is less than 20 minutes from Yorkville traveling across IL-71 E and only 15 minutes from Plainfield cruising along U.S. 30 W. Home to an extensive inventory of new Ford models and a wide selection of today’s most popular used vehicles, we are certain to have just the right vehicle to fit your needs!