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2020 Range Rover

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Range Rover vs. 2020 Ford Explorer

If you’re looking for a powerful and dependable SUV that can take you further, both the 2020 Range Rover and the 2020 Ford Explorer might be near the top of your list. However, only one of these models is going to offer everything you need to create unforgettable adventures for your friends and family. Comparing the Range Rover vs. Ford Explorer side by side, it’s not hard to see where our model wins out.

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. Explorer: Performance

The 2020 Ford Explorer comes standard with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine that puts out 300 hp. Although the Range Rover is available with a variety of powertrain options, the 2020 model includes a superior engine, standard. Without upgrades, you’ll receive a 3.0L Supercharged V6 gas engine with 355 hp. Although the Ford Explorer also offers engine upgrades, our 2019 comparison reveals that the Range Rover upgrades are more powerful.

Crofton and Severna Park drivers might expect the more powerful Range Rover to fall short in terms of fuel economy. However, with an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway, the Land Rover SUV actually has a slight edge! The Explorer gets around 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway with its base engine.

Range Rover vs. Explorer: Capability and Safety

On the thoroughly modern Range Rover, capability and safety go hand-in-hand with great performance! Here’s what you should keep in mind:

  • If you need to tow heavy cargo, you can count on the Range Rover to keep you moving forward. It’s 7,716-pound maximum towing capacity earns it an easy win against the Ford Explorer. The latter can only tow 5,000 pounds, and even then, you’ll need to add options and upgrades in order to reach this maximum.
  • The 2020 Range Rover also includes a superior selection of standard towing features! You’ll receive:
    • Speed Lowering System
    • Low-Traction Launch
    • Advanced Tow Assist
    • Hill Descent Control
    • Terrain Response® with EV mode
    • Automated emergency braking
    • Front/rear parking aids
    • Lane departure warning
    • And more!
  • Although the Ford Explorer also offers Hill Descent Control and a Terrain Management System™, the latter is only available with optional AWD. 

Range Rover vs. Explorer: Interior

Of course, in the world of luxury SUVs, what’s on the inside is as least as important as what’s under the hood! Which model has more for your friends and family to enjoy: Explorer or Range Rover? 

A quick look at each model’s standout features will quickly confirm what you probably already expected–the new Range Rover is in a league of its own.

Range Rover Interior Features

  • Four-zone climate control with touch-sensitive buttons
  • InControl® App integration
  • 13-speaker Meridian™ Sound System
  • Standard Heated front seats
  • 1st and 2nd-row sliding glass sunroof
  • Available cooled front and heated rear seats
  • Optional front console refrigerator

Ford Explorer Interior Features

  • Dual-zone electronic climate control
  • SYNC® 3
  • SecuriCode™ Keyless Entry Keypad
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Available heated front and rear seats
  • Available tilt/slide sunroof

Get Behind the Wheel at Land Rover Annapolis!

You’ve compared the Range Rover vs. Ford Explorer in-depth, so it shouldn’t be very difficult to determine which model is right for you! Still doing research? Schedule a test drive at Land Rover Annapolis and find out how the new Range Rover handles the roads of Upper Marlboro and Bowie. 

We know you’ll love how you feel behind the wheel, and when you take advantage of our current Land Rover lease deals, you could bring your favorite model home for less!

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Land Rover Annapolis
Land Rover Annapolis
101 Ferguson Road
Annapolis, MD, 21409 United States
(410) 907-8300
Land Rover Annapolis 39.0177406, -76.4824321.