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Ford Explorer Hybrid
2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid
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2021 Lexus RX
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2021 Toyota Highlander
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Overview

Engine
3.3L Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
Engine
3.5L V6 Gas
Engine
3.5L V6 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
6 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater
Trunk Volume
18.2 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.3L Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
3.5L V6 Gas
3.5L V6 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
295 hp @ 6300 rpm
295 hp @ 6600 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
263 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
4,222 lbs
4,145 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
3,500 lbs
5,000 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
29 MPG

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
19.2 gallons
17.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
403.2 miles
384 miles
375.9 miles
Cruising Range Highway
537.6 miles
518.4 miles
519.1 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
N/A
192.5 in
194.9 in
Height
69.9 in
67.7 in
68.1 in
Max Width
78.9 in
74.6 in
76 in
Front Width
66.9 in
64.4 in
65.3 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
64 in
65.4 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
109.8 in
112.2 in
Ground Clearance
7.9 in
N/A
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
6 seater
5 seater
8 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
44.1 in
42 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
39.4 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
57.8 in
59 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
56.6 in
57.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
38 in
41 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
39.1 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
57.6 in
58.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
56.1 in
57 in
Third Row Leg Room
32.2 in
N/A
27.7 in
Third Row Headroom
38.9 in
N/A
36.1 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 in
N/A
55 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.9 in
N/A
45.6 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
18.2 ft³
N/A
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
32.6 ft³
84.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
16 ft³
48.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
16 ft³
16 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
45.2 ft
37.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
20" x 8.5"
18" x 8"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
20" x 8.5"
18" x 8"
18" x 8"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P255/55HR20
P235/65VR18
P235/65VR18
Rear Tire
P255/55HR20
P235/65VR18
P235/65VR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

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
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Moonbeam Beige Metallic
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Nori Green Pearl
  • Obsidian
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Opulent Amber

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Birch, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Birch, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Birch, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Black, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Black, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Glazed Caramel, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Glazed Caramel, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Parchment, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Parchment, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Parchment, Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Graphite, Fabric Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

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
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Optional
Not Available

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Not Available
Standard
Standard
A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
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
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Seat Memory
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Rear A/C
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
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
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
Standard
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

Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash 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
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
N/A
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
2 Years / 25,000 Miles