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Ford Explorer vs. Volvo XC90 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Ford Explorer vs. Volvo XC90 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $54,410

Ford Explorer Platinum   
Difference: $10,380

Lowest Total Invoice: $52,003

Ford Explorer Platinum   
Difference: $8,959

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerXC90
TrimPlatinumT6 Inscription
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $53,235 $57,350
Base Invoice $50,839 $53,909
Cargo cover 130  
Cargo mat 100  
Convenience Package   1,850
Vision Package   1,950
Climate Package   1,050
Metallic paint (extra cost)   595
Upholstered instrument panel, leather   1,000
Cargo cover 124  
Cargo mat 95  
Convenience Package   1,739
Vision Package   1,833
Climate Package   987
Metallic paint (extra cost)   559
Upholstered instrument panel, leather   940
Options (change) 230 6,445
Options (change) 219 6,058
Destination 945 995
Total Price $54,410 $64,790
Total Invoice $52,003 $60,962

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Volvo XC90 4dr SUV has a twincharged 316hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Volvo XC90 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Ford Explorer Platinum trim is $53,235. The features would cost an additional $230. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $54,410.

The base sticker price of the Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription trim is $57,350. The features would cost an additional $6,445. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $64,790.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

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 Ford Explorer trims is 5. The feature adjusted price of the Volvo XC90 trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription 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.

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Volvo XC90 4dr SUV has a twincharged 316hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Volvo XC90 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Ford Explorer Platinum trim is $50,839. The features would cost an additional $219. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $52,003.

The invoice of the Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription trim is $53,909. The features would cost an additional $6,058. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $60,962.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

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 Ford Explorer trims is 5. The feature adjusted price of the Volvo XC90 trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription 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.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Volvo XC90

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Explorer Platinum
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $7,515
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $6,263
Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerXC90
TrimPlatinumT6 Inscription
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine365hp V6316hp I4
TransmissionT6T8
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/22 MPG20/25 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)500, 12330, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20275/45-20
Total Price$54,410$64,790
Adjustments for Features0-2,865
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$54,410$61,925
Total Invoice$52,003$60,962
Adjustments for Features0-2,696
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$52,003$58,266

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Volvo XC90

Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerXC90
TrimPlatinumT6 Inscription
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100 
Active noise reduction$0 
Adaptive cruise control$750 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000
Keyless entry keypad$50 
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving $100
Power-adjustable pedals$125 
Remote app $25
Remote start$150 
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Sunshades, second row $125
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual $250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Around view cameras $500
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Automatic braking, low-speed $200
Collision preparation system, rear $100
Curve control$50 
Cyclist detection $25
Driver drowsiness monitor $150
Following distance indicator $25
Inflatable rear seat belts$200 
Intersection collision mitigation $100
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200 
Lane keeping assist system $400
Pedestrian detection $50
Rearview camera$200 
Run-off road collision prepartion $25
Safety key$5 
Secondary collision brake assist $25
Trailer sway control$25 
Vehicle health reports$0 
Wide-view rear camera $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Aluminum roof rails $250
Cargo net$40 
Cargo organizer $100
Class III trailer hitch$250 
Overhead sunglass holder$25 
Roof rails$250 
Trailering equipment (7 wire)$150 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Automatic air recirculation $100
CD player$125 
Electrically heated windshield $250
Handwriting recognition $200
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
In-vehicle Internet $150
MP3-compatible player$50 
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Rear dual-zone climate control $125
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Traffic + travel information$25 
Traffic information $25
Voice control for external devices$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Tow hook(s), front$40 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror $75
Fog light, rear $100
Headlight washers $50
LED headlights $1000
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25
Road sign information $75
Spotter mirror(s) $50
Steering-linked headlights $150
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop $150
Regenerative braking $0
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Folding third row seats $600
Leather-wrapped steering wheel $150
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats $75
Massage, driver seat$100 
Massage, passenger seat$100 
Memory system, passenger seat $150
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat $100
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat $100
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $100
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power-folding headrests, second row seats $50
Power-stowing third row seats$1000 
Tailgating position, third row seats$50 
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel$150 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Polished alloy wheels $600
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Terrain selector$200 
Total Value of Features$9,550$12,415
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$2,865
Value of Feature Adjustments0-2,696

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Volvo XC90

Model Year20172017
ModelExplorerXC90
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.6 in117.5 in
Length198.3 in194.8 in
Width78.9 in79.1 in
Height70.0 in69.9 in
Curb Weight4,890 lb.4,394 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.18.8 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in38.9 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.5 in57.7 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.3 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom40.6 in40.9 in
Row 2 Headroom40.6 in38.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.0 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.8 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 in37.0 in
Row 3 Headroom37.8 in35.5 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room50.8 in0.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.7 in0.0 in
Row 3 Legroom33.3 in31.9 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
21.0 ft315.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft341.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
81.7 ft385.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription

Convenience Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Compass0Yes
Cargo organizer100No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Lane keeping assist system400No
Following distance indicator25No
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving100No
Total Requested80037%
Total Not Requested137563%
Vision Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Around view cameras300No
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Wide-view rear camera0No
Spotter mirror(s)50No
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Power-folding mirrors50Yes
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Mirror tilt-down in reverse25No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Total Requested57556%
Total Not Requested45044%
Climate Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Electrically heated windshield250No
Total Requested30055%
Total Not Requested25045%

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