2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Porsche Macan: Compare reviews, safety ratings, fuel economy, etc.

A member of the Cars.com family

2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Porsche Macan Review

New 2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford
Explorer

See Details & Photos
New 2020 Porsche Macan

2020 Porsche
Macan

See Details & Photos
MSRP*
Get Your Price
$32,765 to $58,250
Get Your Price
$50,900 to $83,600
Invoice* $31,781 to $55,920 --
MPG - City 18 - 21 17 - 19
MPG - Hwy 24 - 28 22 - 23
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Convenience
The Ford Explorer requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Porsche Macan, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Ford Explorer is a better financial choice over the Porsche Macan, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Ford Explorer will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Porsche Macan.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Porsche Macan, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Explorer, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Porsche Macan.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Explorer doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Porsche Macan.

Performance
With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Porsche Macan. The Ford Explorer has a little less horsepower than the Porsche Macan.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche Macan, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Porsche Macan.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Explorer is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Porsche Macan.