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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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Ford Flex
2019 Ford Flex
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$30,575
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.4
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Lincoln Aviator
2021 Lincoln Aviator
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$51,100
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Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 23 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
20.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
287 hp @ 6500 rpm
400 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
254 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
415 lb-ft @ 2750 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

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

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P235/60TR17
P255/60HR19
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P235/60TR17
P255/60HR19
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

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

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
18.6 gallons
20.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
403.2 miles
297.6 miles
363.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
537.6 miles
427.8 miles
525.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
N/A
199.3 in
Height
69.9 in
68 in
69.6 in
Max Width
78.9 in
75.9 in
82.3 in
Front Width
66.9 in
65.4 in
66.9 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
65.4 in
66.9 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
117.9 in
119.1 in
Ground Clearance
7.9 in
5.9 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
7 seater
7 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
40.8 in
43 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
41.8 in
41.5 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
58.4 in
61.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
55.5 in
58.5 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
44.3 in
40.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
40.5 in
39.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
58.1 in
61.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
55 in
58.3 in
Third Row Leg Room
32.2 in
33.3 in
29.2 in
Third Row Headroom
38.9 in
38.7 in
36.9 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 in
50.8 in
54 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.9 in
41.1 in
40.9 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
4,439 lbs
4,774 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
2,000 lbs
6,700 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
83.2 ft³
77.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
43.2 ft³
41.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
20 ft³
18.3 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

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

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
N/A
  • Burgundy Velvet
  • Ceramic Pearl
  • Iced Mocha
  • Ocean Drive Blue
  • Pristine White
  • Red Carpet

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
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

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 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
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Unlimited Years / Unlimited Miles
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