Compare Ford Explorer Base vs Timberline vs XLT

$32,925 - $54,600
Price range (MSRP)
Ford Explorer For Sale
21/28 mpg
City/Hwy
300 hp
Horsepower
8.3
Ford Explorer Review and Specs
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Ford Explorer Base
$33,100
Starting Price (MSRP)
Ford Explorer Base For Sale
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Ford Explorer Timberline
$46,190
Starting Price (MSRP)
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Ford Explorer XLT
$35,250
Starting Price (MSRP)
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What are the differences between the Ford Explorer Base, Timberline and XLT?

Overview

Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Four-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
6 seater
Seating Capacity
6 seater

Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
4,345 lbs
4,345 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,300 lbs
5,300 lbs
5,300 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
23 MPG
24 MPG
City
21 MPG
20 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
27 MPG
28 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 (2021) Tons/yr
7.7 (2021) Tons/yr
7.4 (2021) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
17.9 gallons
17.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
375.9 miles
358 miles
375.9 miles
Cruising Range Highway
501.2 miles
483.3 miles
501.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
198.8 in
198.8 in
Height
70.2 in
70.2 in
70.2 in
Max Width
78.9 in
78.9 in
78.9 in
Front Width
66.9 in
66.9 in
66.9 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
66.9 in
66.9 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
119.1 in
119.1 in
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
8.2 in
8.2 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
6 seater
6 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
43 in
43 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
40.7 in
40.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
61.8 in
61.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
59.2 in
59.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
39 in
39 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
40.5 in
40.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
61.9 in
61.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
59.1 in
59.1 in
Third Row Leg Room
32.2 in
32 in
32.2 in
Third Row Headroom
38.9 in
38.9 in
38.9 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 in
54.6 in
54.6 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.9 in
40.9 in
40.9 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
87.8 ft³
87.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
47.9 ft³
47.9 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
18.2 ft³
18.2 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P265/65HR18
P255/65HR18
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P265/65HR18
P255/65HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Atlas Blue Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Forged Green Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Forged Green Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Atlas Blue Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Forged Green Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Stone Blue Metallic
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Burgundy Velvet Tinted Clearcoat
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Stone Blue Metallic
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard
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
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
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
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
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

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
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
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