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2008 Ford Explorer vs. 2000 Skoda Fabia

To start off, 2008 Ford Explorer is newer by 8 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Skoda Fabia. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Skoda Fabia would be higher. At 4,013 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Ford Explorer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Ford Explorer (210 HP @ 5100 RPM) has 111 more horse power than 2000 Skoda Fabia. (99 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Ford Explorer should accelerate faster than 2000 Skoda Fabia. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Ford Explorer weights approximately 1007 kg more than 2000 Skoda Fabia. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2008 Ford Explorer is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2008 Ford Explorer. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2000 Skoda Fabia, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2008 Ford Explorer (344 Nm @ 3700 RPM) has 218 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Skoda Fabia. (126 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2008 Ford Explorer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Skoda Fabia. 2008 Ford Explorer has automatic transmission and 2000 Skoda Fabia has manual transmission. 2000 Skoda Fabia will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2008 Ford Explorer will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Ford Explorer 2000 Skoda Fabia
Make Ford Skoda
Model Explorer Fabia
Year Released 2008 2000
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4013 cc 1389 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 210 HP 99 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 344 Nm 126 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.7:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 2077 kg 1070 kg
Vehicle Length 5350 mm 4230 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 3320 mm 2470 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 85 L 45 L


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