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Ford Explorer
2020 Ford Explorer
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$32,765
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Honda Pilot
2020 Honda Pilot
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$31,550
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.5
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Volkswagen Atlas
2019 Volkswagen Atlas
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$30,895
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-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: 19 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
8 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
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
235 hp @ 4500 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
262 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
18" x 8"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P245/60HR18
P245/60HR18
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P245/60HR18
P245/60HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
22 MPG
24 MPG
City
21 MPG
19 MPG
22 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
27 MPG
26 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 Tons/yr
8.0 Tons/yr
7.3 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
19.5 gallons
18.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
403.2 miles
370.5 miles
409.2 miles
Cruising Range Highway
537.6 miles
526.5 miles
483.6 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Height
69.9 in
70.6 in
70 in
Max Width
78.9 in
78.6 in
78.3 in
Front Width
66.9 in
66.3 in
67.2 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
66.3 in
67.8 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
111 in
117.3 in
Ground Clearance
7.9 in
N/A
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
8 seater
7 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
40.9 in
41.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
40.1 in
41.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
62 in
61.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
59.1 in
58.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
38.4 in
37.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
40.2 in
40.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
62 in
60.8 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
57.3 in
58 in
Third Row Leg Room
32.2 in
31.9 in
33.7 in
Third Row Headroom
38.9 in
38.9 in
38.3 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 in
57.6 in
54.9 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.9 in
44.6 in
45.1 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
4,036 lbs
N/A
Maximum Trailering Capacity
N/A
3,500 lbs
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
83.9 ft³
96.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
46.8 ft³
55.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
16.5 ft³
20.6 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Fortana Red Metallic
  • Pacific Blue Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Terra Brown Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Gray, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Standard
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
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
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
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
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
6 Years / 72,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles