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Ford Explorer
2021 Ford Explorer
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$32,225
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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GMC Terrain
2021 GMC Terrain
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$25,000
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.1
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Volkswagen Tiguan
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
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$26,000
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.9
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Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
1.5-liter Turbo Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
170 hp @ 5600 rpm
184 hp @ 4400 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
203 @ 2000 - 4000
221 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

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

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
MacPherson Strut
N/A
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
4-Link
N/A

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P225/65R17
N/A
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P225/65R17
N/A
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
27 MPG
N/A
City
21 MPG
26 MPG
N/A
Highway
28 MPG
30 MPG
N/A

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 (2020) Tons/yr
6.6 (2020) Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
14.9 gallons
N/A
Cruising Range City
390.6 miles
387.4 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
520.8 miles
447 miles
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
182.3 in
N/A
Height
70.2 in
65.4 in
N/A
Max Width
78.9 in
72.4 in
N/A
Front Width
66.9 in
62.3 in
N/A
Rear Width
66.9 in
62.5 in
N/A
Wheelbase
119.1 in
107.3 in
N/A
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
6.9 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
N/A
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
40.9 in
N/A
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
40 in
N/A
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
57.2 in
N/A
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
54.4 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
39.7 in
N/A
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
38.5 in
N/A
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
55.6 in
N/A
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
51.8 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 Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
3,449 lbs
N/A
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,300 lbs
N/A
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
63.3 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
29.6 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
N/A
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Jet Black, Premium cloth seat trim
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
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
Not Available
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

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

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
N/A
Drivetrain Note
N/A
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance Note
N/A
1 Year/1 Visit
N/A
Roadside Assistance Note
N/A
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
N/A
Rust-Through
N/A
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Warranty Note
N/A
Preliminary 2021 Warranty
N/A