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Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Ford Explorer Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Ford Explorer Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price

Ford Explorer Limited   
Difference: $14,180

Lowest Total Invoice

Ford Explorer Limited   
Difference: $11,851

The configured Chevrolet Tahoe 4dr SUV has a 355-horsepower 5.3L V8 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Chevrolet Tahoe and Ford Explorer are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ trim is $61,740. The features would cost an additional $4,510. Including the destination charge of $1,195, the total price of this trim is $67,445.

The base sticker price of the Ford Explorer Limited trim is $41,300. The features would cost an additional $11,020. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $53,265.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table. (Additional notes)

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Chevrolet Tahoe trims is $67,445 for LTZ. . The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is $51,570 for Limited. . Based on this adjustment, the Ford Explorer Limited appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

Calculate Payments

  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20162016
ModelTahoeExplorer
TrimLTZLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $61,740 $41,300
Base Invoice $57,418 $39,442
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) 135  
All-weather floor mats 225 75
Cargo cover 195 130
Roof rack crossbars 250 140
Adaptive cruise control 995 1,150
Head-up display (HUD) 450  
Sun, Entertainment, and Destinations Pkg. 2,260  
Second-row buckets   695
Package 301A   2,000
Trailer Tow Package - Class III   570
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens   1,995
Panoramic sunroof   1,595
AWD   2,000
Polished alloy wheels   595
Rear bumper protector   75
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) 123  
All-weather floor mats 205 71
Cargo cover 177 124
Roof rack crossbars 228 133
Adaptive cruise control 905 1,094
Head-up display (HUD) 410  
Sun, Entertainment, and Destinations Pkg. 2,057  
Second-row buckets   660
Package 301A   1,900
Trailer Tow Package - Class III   542
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens   1,895
Panoramic sunroof   1,515
AWD   1,910
Polished alloy wheels   565
Rear bumper protector   71
Options (show) (change) 4,510 11,020
Options (show) (change) 4,105 10,480
Destination 1,195 945
Total Price $67,445 $53,265
Total Invoice $62,718 $50,867

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Explorer Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 15,875
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 13,470
Model Year20162016
ModelTahoeExplorer
TrimLTZLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine355hp V8290hp V6
TransmissionT6T6
DrivetrainRWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/23 MPG16/23 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers?, 10390, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)275/55-20255/50-20
Total Price67,44553,265
Adjustments for Features0-1,695
Feature-Adjusted Total Price67,44551,570
Total Invoice62,71850,867
Adjustments for Features0-1,619
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice62,71849,248

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Features Comparison: Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20162016
ModelTahoeExplorer
TrimLTZLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100
RWD$0 
AWD $1700
Accessories 
Keyless entry keypad $50
Parking guidance system - active $500
Remote app$25 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200 
Brake assist $50
Curve control $50
Driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact airbag$150 
Full-size spare tire$225 
Hill descent control $250
Inflatable rear seatbelts $200
Knee airbag, passenger $100
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Safety key $5
Temporary spare tire $150
Wide-view front camera $150
Cargo Management 
Class III trailer hitch $250
Class IV trailer hitch$300 
Console with shifter $150
Console without shifter$150 
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate$150 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
Android Auto support$0 
App support$100 
Apple CarPlay support$0 
Aux input$50 
Blu-Ray-compatible entertainment system$100 
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens $1200
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted$1000 
Interior air filter $0
Navigation, turn-by-turn $25
Rear air vents with automatic controls$250 
Rear air vents with manual controls $150
Satellite radio $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250 
SD Card slot $25
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation$325 
Traffic + travel information $25
Traffic information$25 
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Wi-Fi hotspot capability $0
Wireless charging station$75 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250
Bodyside moldings$75 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Running boards$350 
Sunroof$900 
Tow hook(s), front $40
Wheel-lip moldings $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Conversation mirror$25 
Head-up display (HUD)$350 
Interior ambient lighting $150
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Xenon HID headlights$500 
Powertrain 
Limited-slip rear differential$300 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Massage, driver seat $100
Massage, passenger seat $100
Power-folding third row seats$1000 
Power-stowing third row seats $1000
Tailgating position, third row seats $50
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500 
Auto-leveling rear shocks$200 
Terrain selector $200
Total Value of Features$8,775$10,470
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,695
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,619

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Specifications Comparison: Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20162016
ModelTahoeExplorer
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase116.0 in112.6 in
Length204.0 in198.3 in
Width80.5 in78.9 in
Height74.4 in70.0 in
Curb Weight5,466 lb.4,633 lb.
Fuel Capacity26.0 gal.18.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom42.8 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room64.8 in61.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room60.8 in57.3 in
Row 1 Legroom45.3 in40.6 in
Row 2 Headroom38.7 in40.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room65.1 in61.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room60.3 in56.8 in
Row 2 Legroom39.0 in39.5 in
Row 3 Headroom38.1 in37.8 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room62.6 in50.8 in
Row 3 Hip Room49.3 in40.7 in
Row 3 Legroom24.8 in33.3 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
15.3 ft321.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
51.6 ft343.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
94.7 ft381.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

Sun, Entertainment, and Destinations Pkg.
FeatureValueRequested?
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted1000Yes
Sunroof900Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription50No
Blu-Ray-compatible entertainment system100No
Total Requested190093%
Total Not Requested1507%

Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Limited

Second-row buckets
FeatureValueRequested?
Second-row buckets500Yes
Power release, second row seats100Yes
Total Requested600100%
Total Not Requested00%
Adaptive cruise control
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested70088%
Total Not Requested10012%
AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Tow hook(s), front40No
Hill descent control250No
Terrain selector200No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested490100%
Package 301A
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Parking guidance system - active500No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Massage, driver seat100No
Massage, passenger seat100No
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Inflatable rear seatbelts200No
Total Requested127559%
Total Not Requested90041%
Trailer Tow Package - Class III
FeatureValueRequested?
Oil cooler0No
Class III trailer hitch250Yes
Trailering equipment (7 wire)150Yes
Total Requested400100%
Total Not Requested00%

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