If you're in the market for a high-quality SUV, you've likely come across two big names. The 2020 Ford Explorer and the 2020 Chevy Tahoe are both award-winning vehicles that have taken the industry by storm. They both have significant similarities that make them difficult to discern from one another at first glance. However, the Ford Explorer contains some hidden and not-so-hidden secrets that push it ahead of the competition. Read on to see why the 2020 Ford Explorer manages to take the lead in the race for this year's best SUV.  

Performance is Key in a 3-Row SUV

A great SUV is going to have a quality, powerful engine. Since SUVs are judged on versatility, it's also ideal to have several engine options to tailor your vehicle to your lifestyle. The 2020 Ford Explorer offers three engines, and its 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6 option produces a whopping 365 horsepower. It also presents the option of a hybrid powertrain. The Tahoe, however, lacks that option. It has a 5.3L V-8 engine that only produces 355 horsepower. While the difference is minor, it's important to make sure every aspect is considered when choosing an SUV.  

Which SUV Has More Cargo Space?

SUVs are known for being family cars, which means they'll need to offer plenty of cargo space to be considered among the best in the industry. Both the 2020 Ford Explorer and the Chevy Tahoe provide adequate space, enough to keep any large family comfortable during long trips. The front row passengers won't notice much of a difference between the two models, but the back passengers definitely will. When traveling with kids, any inadequacy will be amplified. There's more headroom in the Explorer, making the cabin feel much roomier and less confining. Likewise, the back has more cargo space. Over time, the difference in the Tahoe will be more apparent.  

Infotainment and Safety Options Astonish in the 2020 Ford Explorer

Perhaps the most obvious difference between the Ford Explorer and Chevy Tahoe when it comes to safety is that the Tahoe requires higher trim levels to get what comes standard with the Explorer. Features like automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and auto high beams are only available with more expensive versions of the Tahoe. The Explorer has all this and more on its first trim level with its Ford CoPilot 360 system. Both SUVs have an impressive infotainment system, containing all the necessary modern applications. With responsive touchscreens, each model is a close rival in the infotainment category. However, if you want to stay safe without paying a price, the Explorer is your best bet.  

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