Compare the 2021 Ford Explorer to the Chevy Tahoe

Finding the perfect SUV that can manage your morning drive to work and weekend family getaway can often be tricky. A lot of research and comparison goes into choosing the right one for you. Here at Casa Ford, we want your SUV-shopping experience to be easy and enjoyable, which is why we've taken the popular 2021 Ford Explorer and matched it against one of its rivals, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe. Take a look to see how these two family-friendly SUVs match up down below!

2021 Ford Explorer vs. 2021 Chevy Tahoe

Ford ExplorerChevy Tahoe
Starting MSRP$32,225$49,000
Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined)21/28/24 mpg16/20/18 mpg
Blind-Spot AlertStandardOptional
Lane Depature Warning SystemStandardOptional
DrivetrainRWD2WD
Turning Diameter38.7 ft39 ft
  • Both lineups offer three engine options to choose from, but only the Ford Explorer offers a 3.3-liter hybrid that employs a naturally-aspirated V6 to provide an efficient experience on the road. The Chevy SUV doesn't offer a hybrid engine.
  • With the base engine equipped, the 2021 Explore is still more efficient than the base powertrain under the hood of the Tahoe. Ford Explorer drivers will enjoy an EPA-estimated 21/28 mpg city/highway. The Tahoe's V8 only manages an EPA-estimated 16/20 mpg city/highway.
  • Inside, you will find that both models offer a roomy interior designed to accommodate three rows of passengers. However, the new Explorer offers more headroom in the second and third-rows than the Tahoe.
  • You won't miss out on much with either SUV, as they are equipped with the latest technology and features to enhance your morning drive. Both offer an infotainment system with an over-10-inch touchscreen and wireless smartphone integration from Apple and Android. Unfortunately, to get these features in the Chevy Tahoe with the highest trim level, you will have to pay top dollar. The Ford Explorer is a more affordable option with convenient technology.
  • Safety technology features are important to the security and peace of mind when it comes to your drive. The Explorer's Ford Co-Pilot360™ comes equipped with confidence-inspiring features that include the Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, and a Lane-Keeping System. The Tahoe offers these features, but you will need to pay extra to access them.

Stop by Casa Ford today to test drive the new 2021 Ford Explorer!

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