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Ford Explorer
2021 Ford Explorer
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$32,925
Starting Price (MSRP)
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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Mazda CX-7
2012 Mazda CX-7
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$22,190
Starting Price (MSRP)
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Overview

Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5L V6 Gas
Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
N/A
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 23 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.4 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.5L V6 Gas
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
287 hp @ 6500 rpm
161 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
254 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
161 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
N/A
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
4,439 lbs
3,496 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,300 lbs
2,000 lbs
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
19 MPG
22 MPG
City
21 MPG
16 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
23 MPG
27 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
9.2 Tons/yr
8.5 Tons/yr
EPA rating
N/A
N/A
5

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
18.6 gallons
16.4 gallons
Cruising Range City
390.6 miles
297.6 miles
328 miles
Cruising Range Highway
520.8 miles
427.8 miles
442.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
N/A
184.3 in
Height
70.2 in
68 in
64.8 in
Max Width
78.9 in
75.9 in
73.7 in
Front Width
66.9 in
65.4 in
64.1 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
65.4 in
63.9 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
117.9 in
108.3 in
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
5.9 in
8.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
7 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
40.8 in
41.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
41.8 in
39.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
58.4 in
58 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
55.5 in
54.8 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
44.3 in
36.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
40.5 in
39.3 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
58.1 in
55.8 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
55 in
53 in
Third Row Leg Room
32.2 in
33.3 in
N/A
Third Row Headroom
38.9 in
38.7 in
N/A
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 in
50.8 in
N/A
Third Row Hip Room
40.9 in
41.1 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
83.2 ft³
58.6 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
43.2 ft³
29.9 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
20 ft³
N/A

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
N/A
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7.5"
17" x 7.0"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7.5"
17" x 7.0"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-link

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P235/60TR17
P215/70HR17
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P235/60TR17
P215/70HR17
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
T155/90D18

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Agate Black
  • Blue Metallic
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic
  • Oxford White
  • Black Cherry Mica
  • Brilliant Black
  • Copper Red Mica
  • Crystal White Pearl Mica
  • Liquid Silver Metallic
  • Stormy Blue Mica

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
N/A
  • Black, Cloth seat trim
  • Sand, Cloth seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

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

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
Not Available
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
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
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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