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2008 Ford Explorer vs. 2002 Isuzu VehiCross

To start off, 2008 Ford Explorer is newer by 6 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Isuzu VehiCross. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Isuzu VehiCross would be higher. At 4,013 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Ford Explorer is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Isuzu VehiCross (212 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 2008 Ford Explorer. (210 HP @ 5100 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Isuzu VehiCross should accelerate faster than 2008 Ford Explorer. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Ford Explorer weights approximately 327 kg more than 2002 Isuzu VehiCross.

Because 2002 Isuzu VehiCross is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 Ford Explorer. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Isuzu VehiCross will offer significantly more control. 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 60 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Isuzu VehiCross. (284 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2008 Ford Explorer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Isuzu VehiCross.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Ford Explorer 2002 Isuzu VehiCross
Make Ford Isuzu
Model Explorer VehiCross
Year Released 2008 2002
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4013 cc 3164 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 210 HP 212 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 344 Nm 284 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 3000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 2077 kg 1750 kg
Vehicle Length 5350 mm 4140 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 3320 mm 2340 mm


 

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