Should you buy Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or Ford Explorer?

Should you buy Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or Ford Explorer?


Comparing Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Ford Explore, here are is a luxury SUV with eye-catching design, modern equipment and outstanding performance …

General introduction about Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Ford Explorer

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is a monolithic model imported from a famous Japanese car brand. Prado has many classic features but also shows the muscular and gives users the feeling of endurance. Pradorat is suitable for middle-aged customers. Meanwhile, Ford Explorer is a “body one frame” model also imported from a very successful American car brand. Ford Explorer exudes a youthful, modern look, suitable for young customers.

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2018 and Ford Explorer 2018Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Ford Explorer

These two luxury SUVs are getting much attention from consumers, so the two models cannot avoid fierce competition. Let’s compare Land Cruiser and Ford Explorer to make the best choice for us.

Compare Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Ford Explorer on the exterior

Review of Land Cruiser Prado car on the outside shows that there is not much difference in style when compared to the previous generation. The car has a classic appearance. The exterior of the vehicle features a modern, sporty head design by a grille with many black thin bars and shiny chrome plating. The front headlight cluster of the car is a type of using modern LED technology that is crisp, elegant feel and can turn on and off automatically integrated with car wash function. Next is the taillights with 3D angled design to help look healthier.

Land Cruiser Prado 2018 has a classic exteriorLand Cruiser Prado has a classic exterior

Compared to competitors, Ford Explorer has a modern, aggressive and masculine design that is very typical of an American SUV, so Ford Explorer is suitable for young customers. . The front end has a square design and is highlighted by the grille, headlights using modern LED technology, fog lights and front air vents. Besides, the car has a tail light cluster, which is also LED, but the design is not too picky.

Compare these two SUVs on the exterior as follows:

Parameters, exterior equipment Ford Explorer Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
Dimensions (L x W x H) 5,037mm x 2,005mm x 1,813mm 4,780mm x 1,885mm x 1,845mm
Wheelbase length 2,866mm 2.790mm
Light spot of undercarriage 191mm 215mm
Headlights of the car The LED form automatically lights up and adjusts the mode The LED form automatically lights up and adjusts the mode
LED daytime running lights of the car Have Have
Car taillights LED LED
Wheels, tires Aluminum alloy wheels with 20inch and 10 spoke. Tires 255 / 50R20 Alloy wheels with 18inch and 6 double spoke. Tires 265 / 60R18
Rearview mirror of car Electric folding and adjustment function, with integrated drying function and allowing turn indicator by LED Electric folding and adjustment function, with integrated drying function and allowing turn indicator by LED
Capacity of fuel tank 70 liters 87 liters

In terms of dimensions, the Explorer is slightly better than the Prado in terms of measurement of length, width and wheelbase. But in return the height of the Prado is larger than the Explorer. Moreover, the Explorer is equipped with a front bumper to increase the stability of the vehicle so Explorer makes the user feel much lower chassis when compared to Prado.

Thus, with a larger ground clearance and a separate chassis structure, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is very suitable for riding on terrain roads compared to Ford Explorer cars using only chassis with a solid design. .

Prado's height is bigger than ExplorerChightest of Prado big than Explorer

Regarding the body, Explorer gives a strong impression because of the definitive block arrays and 20-inch wheels, the car has two ribbed lines and additional metal bars designed along the sides to add strength. The rear of the two cars have almost the same design. All the details point to the robustness of a utility vehicle. However, the difference is that the Prado is only equipped with an exhaust pipe and is located underneath the rear bumper, while the Explorer has two rectangular exhaust pipes that make it feel more prominent.

Explorer 2018 bodywork gives a strong impression because of the definitive block arraysVehicle body Explorer bring a strong impression by yes definitive block arrays

Compare Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Ford Explorer about the interior

When comparing the interior, the Ford Explorer and Toyota Prado show more differences. If Explorer uses sophisticated style and technology to its advantage, Prado still uses a simple and user-friendly philosophy. The biggest difference between the two models is shown in the center console area, Explorer shows the modernity by a harmonious combination of buttons and touch, while the Prado has the Simple when just equipped with some basic buttons.

Explorer 2018 interior uses exquisite style with technologyExplorer Furniture uses exquisite style with technology

Both SUVs have the same interior space, which is spacious, comfortable, and holds its own advantages. If the Explorer dominates the competition because it has a very modern infotainment system, the Prado makes customers comfortable when they need to go up and down thanks to the flexible sliding capacity for the second row.

Besides, in the last row of the two cars, it is allowed to fold flat, allowing the tank to store space. However, Explorer has the upper hand when it comes to automatic power adjustment, while the Prado doesn’t have an automatic function and users have to do it manually.

Prado 2018 still uses a simple philosophy and brings user friendlinessPrado still uses a simple and user-friendly philosophy

Comparison of interior details of the two cars is as follows:

Exterior decoration Ford Explorer Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
Upholstery of the chair Skin Skin
Car seats Front row: Driver’s seat with 8-way power adjustment and built-in massage feature

Second row seats: 60:40 split folding, comes with sliding or folding functions

Third row: Can be folded in the ratio of 50:50

Front row: Driver seats with 10-way power adjustment and passenger seats allow power adjustment with 4 directions

Second row seats: 40:20 folding is allowed; The right-hand seat can fold and slide with one touch

Third row: One-touch flat foldable at 50:50 ratio

Steering wheel 3-pin format, leather-wrapped, 4-way power adjustment, integrated buttons for audio control, multi-information display and hands-free phone connectivity with Bluetooth 4-pin format, leather-wrapped, 4-way power adjustment, built-in buttons for audio control, multi-information display and hands-free phone connectivity with Bluetooth
Sunroof Yes (Panorama) Is not
Infotainment system DVD screen, with 2 screens for the rear seats, 8 inch TFT touch screen, AM / FM system, MP3, Ipod, USB port, AUX, Bluetooth connection; Apple Carplay; have an information system that allows SYNC 3 connection for voice control DVD screen with integrated MP4, WMA, AM, FM listening and Bluetooth connectivity, USB and AUX ports
Car audio system There are 12 speakers There are 9 speakers
Air conditioner of vehicle Automatic type with 2 independent zones Automatic type with 3 independent zones, with air vents for all 3 rows of seats
Cruise control type cruise control Have Have
Smart key and enable start by button Have Have
Allows to open the trunk groove Have Is not
Cold storage box Is not Have

Assessing the Ford Explorer in terms of interior, the car owns seats with very convenient and high-end massage function. In the second and third row the electric folding function is very convenient, while in the Prado the folding function is only available in the second row. But in return, the new Prado has a driver seat that allows power adjustment to 10 directions, auxiliary seats with 4-way adjustment.

Car experts think that Ford Explorer has a clear advantage over its rivals when it comes to adding a Panorama panoramic sunroof, an electric trunk with a hand-opening trunk opening and a smart key. However, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has a cooler to keep guests’ drinks cool, while Ford Explorer does not have this.

Compare Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Ford Explorer about the engine, the operation

Currently, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has a 2TR-FE type engine with 4 2.7-liter cylinders with Dual VVT-I technology for maximum power of 164 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and comes with that is 246 Nm of peak torque at 3,900 rpm. Vehicles using automatic transmission with 6 levels and the drive system with 4 wheels full time.

On the opposite side, Ford Explorer equipped with a 2.3-liter I4 engine for a maximum power of 280 horsepower along with a maximum torque of 420 Nm, using a 6-speed automatic transmission and gearshift paddles. Thus, the model from the US for superior strength compared to the model from Japan despite having a smaller engine capacity. But in return, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado has the advantage of having an automatic cruise control system that can reduce fatigue when traveling long distances.

Engine model from the US model car for superior strength compared to models from JapanEngine model from the US model car for superior strength compared to models from Japan

Compare Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and Ford Explorer about safety equipment

In terms of safety features, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado is still inferior to Ford Explorer when only equipped with cruise control, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, emergency brake support, stability. Electronic bodywork, traction control, rear parking sensors, reverse camera and 7 airbags.

Meanwhile, Ford Explorer also equipped all of the above features, but added the electronic balance, the departure system when on a slope, the control of the downhill, allowing the detection of blind spots, alarms when available. vehicles crossing, tire pressure warning, parking sensors for both front and rear, camera with 180 degrees, reversing camera with automatic hygiene, automatic parking assistance, resistance theft and up to 10 airbags for passengers.

Prado is still inferior to Explorer when only equipped with cruise controlPrado is still inferior to Explorer when only equipped with cruise control

Detailed comparison of safety equipment of the two models:

Safety equipment Ford Explorer Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
Electronic balance Have Have
Departure when horizontal slope Have Have
Electronic force distribution Have Have
Anti-lock brakes Have Have
Balance minimizing overturned car Have Is not
Control for traction Have Have
Automatic throttle control Have Have
Warning for blind spots Have Is not
Warn when vehicles cross Have Is not
Pressure warning for tires Have Is not
Automatic parking assistance Have Is not
Sensors help assist in parking After Before and after
Camera sensor back Yes, 180 degrees Yes, normal camera
Airbags for the car ten 7

Should buy Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or Ford Explorer?

Currently, the prices of Ford Explorer and Toyota Land Cruiser Prado are being sold in Vietnam market as follows:

Car price Ford Explorer 2.18 billion dong
Car price Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2,262 billion dong

When comparing prices, Ford Explorer is more dominant than rival Toyota Land Cruiser Prado because it has a lower price of VND 80 million.

Thus, when comparing the two luxury SUV models above, the Land Cruiser Prado is suitable for customers who need a vehicle to travel on off-road roads, while rival Ford Explorer is suitable for on-road. In terms of equipment, the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado cannot match the Ford Explorer, but in return the Land Cruiser Prado gives better practicality and the ability to drive long distances. However, if you are a successful consumer, need to show elegance and fashion then you should still choose Ford Explorer.

Manh Toan

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