The 2019 Volvo XC60 and the 2019 Ford Explorer are both gifted with comfortable, spacious interiors. This makes these rides really a joy to use even on tough terrains and long trips. What makes these cars stand out even more? If you are a car buyer in Manhattan, you will surely be interested to find out the answer through this comparison.

Design & Style

With impressive styling on the outside, the 2019 Volvo XC60 is indeed a great car with all the great exterior components. The list includes LED headlights and taillights, a perfect grille assembly, and a set of 18-inch wheels. It also has enough space to seat up to five adults comfortably and is made out of premium quality cabin materials.

In the case of the 2019 Ford Explorer, you will also appreciate its rugged body. Inside the car, however, you get the quality depending on the trim level that you select. The base level is filled with hard plastic surfaces that are so disturbing to the touch. The overall design is outdated as well. If you want to experience softer-touch surfaces, you need to spend more.

Technology & Safety

The 2019 Volvo XC60 is gifted with technologies that you will appreciate. Included in the long list is the inclusion of a nine-inch touchscreen that does all the work for its Sensus infotainment system. There is support included both for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well. When it comes to safety, there is a Pilot Assist, run-off road mitigation and protection, driver drowsiness alert, and automatic braking after a collision.

As for the Ford Explorer 2019, it comes standard with a USB port and Bluetooth interface. It has a very small 4.2-inch display screen though which can operate through standard buttons. All other technologies come with a price. Only the rearview camera and MyKey feature are listed in its standard driver aids.


The 2019 Volvo XC60 is ready to generate power of up to 400hp for its engine. The 2019 Ford Explorer's engine can only do up to as much as 290 horsepower, though. There is also a difference in terms of fuel efficiency rating as the XC60 can drive up to 22mpg for city driving (it goes up to 29mpg for highway driving). The Explorer hits only the 19mpg mark for city driving and 27mpg for highway driving.

The Bottom Line

With great technologies to match its perfectly crafted and solidly constructed body, the 2019 Volvo XC60 is without a doubt a winner over the 2019 Ford Explorer. This SUV is also gifted with a powerful and fuel-efficient engine that numbers are better when compared to the Ford. This makes it a popular car choice to a lot of car lovers out there.

Ready to Schedule a 2019 Volvo XC60 Test Drive Today?

Do you want to see and experience for yourself what this Volvo vehicle has to offer? Visit us at Volvo Cars Manhattan today! Our customer service representatives are knowledgeable and can provide pertinent advice regarding car purchase, servicing, financing, and more. Contact us today and book a test drive for the 2019 Volvo XC60 now!


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