2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Mazda CX-9

The all-new 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 is one of the best third-row crossover SUVs in its class, even though for the year 2018, it is pretty much debuting without changing all that much. It took five stars in all consumer rating crash tests from overall crash test ratings, overall frontal barrier crash test ratings, overall side crash ratings, overall combined crash ratings and rollover crash ratings which the 2018 Mazda CX-9 cannot claim at this time. The cargo space of the 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 is amazingly roomier with almost eight more cubic feet overall from the front seats to the back of the third row and that is to say nothing about the overall size difference, which is outstanding, of the interior of the Explorer compared to the CX-9, in leg and headroom along with hip and shoulder room for second and third row passengers which is almost four extra inches for both. That four extra inches means a lot when your third-row passengers are adults. When it comes to power let's just say that the 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 wins hands down no matter what way you look at it in terms of engine horsepower, torque, capability and towing capacity.

Come into Sutton Ford Lincoln in Matteson, IL, just a short drive from Frankfort, IL, and test drive the remarkable 2018 Ford Explorer today! The best in class third row crossover SUV difference will be most noticeable, we promise!


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There is a noticeable difference between the 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 engine capabilities and performances that even a novice driver, like most of us, will be able to detect. The 2018 Ford Explorer has three different engines to choose from starting with the standard 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder, two hundred and eighty horsepower engine, which delivers three hundred and ten lb. ft. of torque that has available a Class II tow package with a 4WD system. The 3.5L direct injection EcoBoost V6 engine gets a best in class three hundred and sixty five horsepower and thunders out three hundred and fifty lb. ft. of torque which comes standard on the Platinum and Sport trims and is the most powerful and capable engine that comes in the 2018 Ford Explorer.

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The 3.5L V6 Ti-VCT engines pump out two hundred and ninety horsepower and two hundred and fifty five lb. ft. of torque which is nothing to shake a stick at of course and is most capable of handling any driving conditions the weather and you can throw at it. These engines are in sharp contrast in the 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 which just has a SKYACTIV G 2.5L DOHC 16 Valve four-cylinder engine that gets one hundred and eighty four horsepower and a lousy one hundred and eighty five lb. ft. of torque that only can tow a whopping three thousand five hundred pounds. The 2018 Ford Explorer vs the Mazda CX-9 can tow up to five thousand pounds and still hand a maximum of seven passengers and cargo and any road conditions you want to try and stump it with.

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Interior, Tech and Safety Features

The interior of the 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 is one of top of the line quality, finest craftsmanship and hand-picked materials to suit all tastes and needs. The Explorer's interior is crafted to be able to withstand the kids, pets and even soccer teams with all their rugged gear so pile them in and get on the road. The cargo space has the most space in its third-row crossover SUV class and the second and third row have easy fold-down seating that folds flat at just a touch of a button for easy in and out access. The 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Mazda CX-9 if full of standard and available technology and safety features that quite simply the Mazda did not even think about such as keeping you and your passengers hands free and connected at all times while on the go and warning you of lane drift and oncoming traffic and collisions.

The all-new 2018 Ford Explorer has Ford Safe & Smart which has rain sensing wipers, cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning system, automatic high beams, lane keep assist system and many other features. The Explorer also comes with Ford SYNC Connect to keep you connected with your vehicle at all times for auto start, fuel awareness and much more. There is a standard Sony Premium Audio system with twelve speakers and Clear Phase and Live Acoustics plus other technology features such as USB ports, outlets for charging your mobile devices, Sirius XM radio and other standard and available packages for you to choose from. Come in to Sutton Ford Lincoln in Matteson, IL today and test drive one of our several different models to drive home your favorite 2018 Ford Explorer today. We are only a short drive from Frankfort, IL so come see us today!

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