2018 Ford Explorer vs Chevy Tahoe

Are you looking for a versatile SUV that can fit the whole family plus all the groceries; something that has plenty of comfortable space for longer trips, and a stylish ride for a memorable night on the town? We have two SUVs for you to check out.

The Fuller Ford team has created this 2018 Ford Explorer vs. Chevy Tahoe comparison to help our neighbors in Cincinnati, Newport, and Covington decide which one fits in with their needs and interests. See how they measure up to each other below.

Explorer vs Tahoe: Interior Specs

Let's take a look at how much space these SUVs deliver to you and your passengers inside the cabin. In the 2018 Ford Explorer, you'll find an abundance of legroom afforded to the passengers sitting in the second and third rows. These measurements come to 39.5 inches and 33.3 inches, respectively. Over in the Tahoe, the second-row legroom is slightly less than that of the Explorer at 39 inches, while those in the third row get considerably less with 24.8 inches.

Whether it's for groceries, luggage, your kids' sports equipment, or school projects and supplies, stowing ability is always an important attribute for any vehicle. The Explorer gives you 21 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the third row and the Tahoe has 15.3 cubic feet in the same spot. The Ford Explorer clearly offers more opportunity in this regard.

Focus on Convenience

Convenience is an important factor when shopping for your next SUV because it has the potential to heighten the enjoyment for everyone on board.

One particular convenience aspect of the 2018 Ford Explorer that serves as a benefit for you as the driver is the available Driver's Seat Memory Feature. It remembers your preferred seat, pedal, steering column, and power mirror positions. With this handy tool, you can be sure to have your optimal levels of comfort at your disposal each time you get behind the wheel without having to reset them. This convenient feature is not found in the Chevy Tahoe.

Another impressive element of convenience that is available in the Explorer and not in the Tahoe is the SecuriCode™ Invisible Keypad. It lets you discreetly unlock your doors and liftgate without having to insert a key.

Entertainment and Style

Two more categories that can effectively enhance an entire driving experience are entertainment and style. For starters, both vehicles come standard with AM/FM stereos and six speakers. In the Explorer, there's the available Audio System from Sony® that makes use of HD Radio™ Technology, a CD player, and 12 speakers. Available in the Tahoe is the Bose® Centerpoint Surround Sound system that has only 10 speakers.

One standout in terms of style for the 2018 Ford Explorer is the Ambient Lighting that emphasizes the cabin's sophisticated design while providing a refined atmosphere. While this is available in the Explorer, you won't find it in the Tahoe.

2018 Ford Explorer vs Chevy Tahoe: Which SUV is the One for You?

While both SUVs are built to impress, this side by side assessment reveals that the Explorer outshines the Tahoe when it comes to comfort, cargo space, convenience, entertainment, and style. If you'd like to see how else the 2018 Ford Explorer can contribute to your regular Cincinnati, Newport, and Covington area drives, come visit us at Fuller Ford for a test drive.


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