2018 Porsche Macan vs. 2018 Ford Explorer

There are various car models that you may already have in mind as you are scouting for a new car to bring home with you. Among thia list of cars, you may have specifically wanted rugged cars like the 2018 Porsche Macan and the 2018 Ford Explorer. Find out which between these two cars is worth the investment through a comparison we have made considering design and style, technology and safety, as well as performance.

Design & Style

The rugged and sporty 2018 Ford Explorer will make a great impression once you take a glance of it. Getting inside, you will notice how the interior has been updated to get rid of the biggest mistake it made in the past with its supersensitive touch controls. Yet again, there is still a problem with rear visibility plus it failed to use the best materials in some of the parts of the cabin. This deducts point on the classy side of this car.

As for the 2018 Porsche Macan, you can be sure you will get a more perfect car when compared to the 2018 Ford Explorer. Yes it is modern and luxurious outside and has 18-inch wheels that add to its ruggedness. A set of automatic LED headlights create a great impression as well. Inside this car, you will see how spacious the cabin has been made so that passengers will become even more comfortable. This is apart from the fact that it has been designed with the best quality materials.

Technology & Safety

One of the most notable selling points of the 2018 Ford Explorer is the addition of plenty of rich-tech features that are easy-to-use. On the safety department, it offers advanced driver assistance features too like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and intervention, and blind spot monitoring.

You get to enjoy the best technology interface in the 2018 Porsche Macan as well. This car uses the Communication Management system in its touchscreen interface and has smartphone integration included in it as well. It has advanced safety driver aids too like the ones in the 2018 Ford Explorer.


Running on a V6, 3.5-liter engine, the 2018 Ford Explorer produces up to as much as 255lb-ft of torque and 290 horsepower. This is lower than what the V6, 3.0-liter engine of the 2018 Porsche Macan produces. The Porsche yields a maximum total output that reaches up to as much 339lb-ft of torque and 340 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

You have seen what sets the 2018 Porsche Macan from the 2018 Ford Explorer. There are some points where these two car models are tied but it is undeniable that there are standout attributes in the Macan that makes it a winner in your hearts.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Macan Test Drive Today?

Want to prove what makes the 2018 Porsche Macan worth a purchase? You can do so by booking a test drive with us here at Porsche of Princeton. You can find us in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and we are proud to serve the needs of car lovers in the state. You can simply visit our showroom or call us in advance to book your 2018 Porsche Macan test drive.

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