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BMW X5
2021 BMW X5
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$59,400
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Ford Explorer
2020 Ford Explorer
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$32,765
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8.3
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Lincoln Aviator
2021 Lincoln Aviator
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Overview

Engine
3.0-liter Turbo Inline-6 Hybrid
Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
21.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
20.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.0-liter Turbo Inline-6 Hybrid
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Horsepower
335 hp @ 5500 rpm
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
400 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque
330 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
415 lb-ft @ 2750 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
41.3 ft
N/A
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
19" x 9"
18" x 7.5"
19" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 9"
18" x 7.5"
19" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P265/50HR19
P255/65HR18
P255/60HR19
Rear Tire
P265/50HR19
P255/65HR18
P255/60HR19
Spare Tire
N/A
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
24 MPG
21 MPG
City
21 MPG
21 MPG
18 MPG
Highway
26 MPG
28 MPG
26 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 (2020) Tons/yr
7.3 Tons/yr
8.5 (2020) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
21.9 gallons
19.2 gallons
20.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
459.9 miles
403.2 miles
363.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
569.4 miles
537.6 miles
525.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
194.3 in
198.8 in
199.3 in
Height
68.7 in
69.9 in
69.6 in
Max Width
78.9 in
78.9 in
82.3 in
Front Width
66.1 in
66.9 in
66.9 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
66.9 in
66.9 in
Wheelbase
117.1 in
119.1 in
119.1 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
7.9 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
7 seater
7 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
39.8 in
43 in
43 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.8 in
40.7 in
41.5 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
60 in
61.8 in
61.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
59.2 in
58.5 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
37.4 in
39 in
40.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38.7 in
40.5 in
39.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
58.1 in
61.9 in
61.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
59.1 in
58.3 in
Third Row Leg Room
N/A
32.2 in
29.2 in
Third Row Headroom
N/A
38.9 in
36.9 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
N/A
54.6 in
54 in
Third Row Hip Room
N/A
40.9 in
40.9 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,758 lbs
4,345 lbs
4,774 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
N/A
6,700 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
72.3 ft³
87.8 ft³
77.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
33.9 ft³
47.9 ft³
41.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
33.9 ft³
18.2 ft³
18.3 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Asher Gray
  • Infinite Black
  • Silver Radiance

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Arctic Gray Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Manhattan Green Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
N/A
  • Burgundy Velvet
  • Ceramic Pearl
  • Iced Mocha
  • Ocean Drive Blue
  • Pristine White
  • Red Carpet

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, SensaTec Upholstery
N/A
N/A

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Canberra Beige, Vernasca Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Coffee, Vernasca Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Cognac, Vernasca Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Ivory White, Vernasca Leather Upholstery (MC)
  • Black, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Coffee, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White/Night Blue, (Ind) Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Tartufo, Individual Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
N/A
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Standard
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Navigation System
Standard
Not Available
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Optional
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Standard
Seat Memory
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Seat-Massage
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Standard
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
8 Years / 80,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Unlimited Years / Unlimited Miles
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