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2008 Ford Explorer vs. 2008 Renault Laguna

To start off, both 2008 Ford Explorer and 2008 Renault Laguna were released in the same year (2008). Therefore the support and the availability on parts for both vehicles should be relatively similar. 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 92 more horse power than 2008 Renault Laguna. (118 HP @ 5750 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Ford Explorer should accelerate faster than 2008 Renault Laguna. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Ford Explorer weights approximately 685 kg more than 2008 Renault Laguna. 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, 2008 Renault Laguna, 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 174 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Renault Laguna. (170 Nm @ 3750 RPM). This means 2008 Ford Explorer will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Renault Laguna. 2008 Ford Explorer has automatic transmission and 2008 Renault Laguna has manual transmission. 2008 Renault Laguna 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 2008 Renault Laguna
Make Ford Renault
Model Explorer Laguna
Year Released 2008 2008
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4013 cc 1783 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 210 HP 118 HP
Engine RPM 5100 RPM 5750 RPM
Torque 344 Nm 170 Nm
Torque RPM 3700 RPM 3750 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 9.7:1 9.8:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
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 1392 kg
Vehicle Length 5350 mm 4700 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1850 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 3320 mm 2750 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 14.7 L/100km 7.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 85 L 70 L


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