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Ford Explorer Hybrid
2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid
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$52,280
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Lexus RX Hybrid
2019 Lexus RX Hybrid
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$46,245
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Plug-in Hybrid
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Plug-in Hybrid
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$50,650
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.8
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Overview

Engine
3.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Hybrid
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 30 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
6 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
3.5-liter V6 Hybrid
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
308 hp @ 6000 rpm
315 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
247 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
413 lb-ft @ 1200 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
38 ft
38.7 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
20" x 8.5"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
20" x 8.5"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P255/55HR20
P235/65VR18
P235/60HR18
Rear Tire
P255/55HR20
P235/65VR18
P235/60HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
30 MPG
25 MPG
City
21 MPG
30 MPG
N/A
Highway
28 MPG
28 MPG
N/A

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
N/A
5.9 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
17.2 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
403.2 miles
516 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
537.6 miles
481.6 miles
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Height
69.9 in
67.7 in
65.3 in
Max Width
78.9 in
74.6 in
74.4 in
Front Width
66.9 in
64.4 in
63.5 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
64 in
63.1 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
109.8 in
113.1 in
Ground Clearance
7.9 in
N/A
5.9 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
6 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
44.1 in
40.8 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
39.4 in
41.9 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
57.8 in
57.3 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
56.6 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
38 in
37.3 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
38.2 in
38.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
57.6 in
N/A
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
56 in
N/A
Third Row Leg Room
32.2 in
N/A
N/A
Third Row Headroom
38.9 in
N/A
N/A
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 in
N/A
N/A
Third Row Hip Room
40.9 in
N/A
N/A

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
4,740 lbs
4,564 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity
N/A
N/A
3,500 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
55.9 ft³
56.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
18 ft³
19.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
18 ft³
19.4 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Atlas Blue Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Silver Spruce Metallic
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Atomic Silver
  • Autumn Shimmer
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Obsidian
  • Satin Cashmere Metallic
  • Silver Lining Metallic
  • Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
N/A
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Mojave Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Black, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Noble Brown, Leather Seat Trim
  • Noble Brown, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Parchment, Leather Seat Trim
  • Parchment, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Stratus Gray, Leather Seat Trim
  • Stratus Gray, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Stratus Gray, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Black MB-Tex, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Silk Beige/Black MB-Tex, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Silk Beige/Black, Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

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

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance
N/A
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
N/A