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2020 Range Rover

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2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Range Rover vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

The 2020 Ford Explorer is a capable SUV with plenty to offer Carefree and Scottsdale drivers, but how well does it compare against a Land Rover? Although we know plenty of people who’ve wondered whether the Explorer or Range Rover is right for them, the truth is that our model stands head and shoulders above this challenger. Find out where the 2020 Range Rover comes out ahead by reading on!

2020 Land Rover Range Rover


2020 Ford Explorer

355 hp, 3.0L Supercharged V6 engine

Base Engine

300 hp, 2.3L EcoBoost® engine
17/23 city/hwy mpg

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

16/22 city/hwy mpg
7,716 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

5.000 pounds
Four-zone climate control

Climate Control

Two-zone climate control
Heated and cooled front and rear seats

Seating Features

Heated 2nd-row seats

Range Rover vs. Ford Explorer: Engine Options

The 2020 Ford Explorer starts with a 300-hp 2.3-Liter EcoBoost® Engine, offering 310 lb-ft of torque. Although these numbers are impressive, the Range Rover features an even more capable 3.0-liter Supercharged V6. With the latter, you’ll enjoy 340 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque.

Interested in higher-end models? The Ford Explorer does offer a more powerful 365-hp upgrade, but the Range Rover offers a whole suite of engines for you to choose from. At the top of the lineup, we find a 577-hp Supercharged V8 that the Ford simply can’t compete with.

You should know: Superior performance specs also give the Range Rover an edge over rivals like the Toyota Land Cruiser and the BMW X3.

Range Rover vs. Ford Explorer: Towing Power and Features

What if you’d like to be able to tow heavy cargo? Although you might expect a Ford vehicle to put up particularly strong numbers, the Ford Explorer can only tow up to 5,000 pounds. What’s more, you’ll need to upgrade with available all-wheel drive, and other towing features, in order to reach that maximum. 

The 2020 Range Rover comes standard with four-wheel drive, a system which offers superior capability both on and off-road. If you decide you’d like to hook up a trailer, you’ll have plenty of options: the Range Rover towing capacity tops out at 7,716 pounds this year.

Both the Land Rover SUV and the Ford SUV help to keep you safe with features like Hill Descent Control, and where the Explorer offers a Terrain Management System™, the Range Rover offers its own Terrain Response® with EV mode. Both models are available with next-generation driver assistance features, but only the Range Rover includes a Speed Lowering System, Low-Traction Launch, and Advanced Tow Assist as standard.

Range Rover vs. Explorer: Interior

If you’re going to choose an SUV for your Paradise Valley adventures, you ought to choose a model that can satisfy all your friends and family members. For that task, performance alone probably won’t be enough! 

  • You’ll need a full suite of interior comfort and technology features, and here, the Land Rover comes out way ahead with features like Four-zone climate control, a 13-speaker Meridian™ Sound System, InControl® App integration, and standard Heated front seats.
  • The Explorer comes standard with dual-zone climate control, a 6-speaker audio system, and SYNC® 3 infotainment technology, among other features.

Although these Ford Explorer features might seem impressive to the uninitiated, anyone who’s spent time in the cabin of a Range Rover will know just how much they’re missing.

Schedule Your Test Drive Today!

Drivers who compared the Range Rover vs. Ford Explorer for 2019 know that the Land Rover was a winner then, too. Now, since it’s offering more than ever before, there’s even more reason to take the Range Rover for a test drive! 

Start exploring our new Phoenix Range Rover inventory today, and then check out our new Land Rover lease specials to find out how much you could save.

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Land Rover North Scottsdale
Land Rover North Scottsdale
18100 N Scottsdale
Phoenix, AZ, 85054 United States
(855) 559-3222
Land Rover North Scottsdale 33.650245, -111.9262896.