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Ford Explorer Hybrid
2023 Ford Explorer Hybrid
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$52,820
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV
2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV
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$57,700
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.8
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Overview

Engine
3.3L V6 Hybrid
3.0L Turbo V6 (Optional)
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
22.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
6 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.3L V6 Hybrid
3.0L Turbo V6 (Optional)
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
318 hp @ 6500 rpm
255 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
322 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
273 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,969 lbs
4,610 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,000 lbs
5,950 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
26 MPG
22 MPG
City
25 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
26 MPG
25 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 (2022) Tons/yr
8.0 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18 gallons
22.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
450 miles
450 miles
Cruising Range Highway
468 miles
562.5 miles

Battery Range & Charge Times

Battery Size
1.5 kWh
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
194.3 in
Height
70.2 in
70.7 in
Max Width
78.9 in
76.7 in
Front Width
66.9 in
65.6 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
66.4 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
117.9 in
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
7.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
6 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
40.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
40.5 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
59.3 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
40.9 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
39.6 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
58.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
N/A
Third Row Leg Room
32.2 in
N/A
Third Row Headroom
38.9 in
N/A
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 in
N/A
Third Row Hip Room
40.9 in
N/A

Cargo Space

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

Cargo Box Dimensions

Box Width (Wheelhousings)
48.1 in
N/A
Box Height (Area)
32.8 in
35 in

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
21" x 9"
19" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
21" x 9"
19" x 8"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P275/45WR21
P255/50HR19
Rear Tire
P275/45WR21
P255/50HR19
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Forged Green Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Diamond Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Stone Blue Metallic
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Cirrus Silver Metallic
  • Emerald Green Metallic
  • Mojave Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • MANUFAKTUR Cardinal Red Metallic
  • MANUFAKTUR Diamond White Bright

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, MB-Tex Leatherette w/Microfiber Insert Seat Trim
  • Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Espresso Brown/Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Macchiato/Black, MB-Tex Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Macchiato/Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Sienna Brown/Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • White/Black, Nappa Leather Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

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