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Ford Explorer
2020 Ford Explorer
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$32,765
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Infiniti QX60
2020 Infiniti QX60
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$44,350
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.0
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Mazda CX-9
2019 Mazda CX-9
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$32,280
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8.1
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Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-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: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19 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
2.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
295 hp @ 6400 rpm
227 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
270 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
310 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-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
38.7 ft
38.8 ft

Wheels

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

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P235/65TR18
P255/60HR18
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P235/65TR18
P255/60HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
22 MPG
24 MPG
City
21 MPG
20 MPG
22 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
27 MPG
28 MPG

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
19.5 gallons
19 gallons
Cruising Range City
403.2 miles
390 miles
418 miles
Cruising Range Highway
537.6 miles
526.5 miles
532 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Height
69.9 in
68.6 in
69 in
Max Width
78.9 in
77.2 in
77.5 in
Front Width
66.9 in
65.7 in
65.3 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
65.7 in
65.2 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
114.2 in
115.3 in
Ground Clearance
7.9 in
6.5 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
7 seater
7 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
42.2 in
41 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
40.7 in
39.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
60.3 in
57.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
56.8 in
56.7 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
41.7 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
38.2 in
38.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
60.4 in
58.1 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
55.8 in
57.4 in
Third Row Leg Room
32.2 in
30.8 in
29.7 in
Third Row Headroom
38.9 in
36.5 in
35.4 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 in
57.1 in
53.1 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.9 in
42 in
40.1 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
4,390 lbs
4,217 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity
N/A
5,000 lbs
3,500 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
76.2 ft³
71.2 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
40.5 ft³
38.2 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
16 ft³
14.4 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Black Obsidian
  • Deep Bordeaux
  • Graphite Shadow
  • Hermosa Blue
  • Imperial Black
  • Liquid Platinum
  • Majestic White
  • Mocha Almond
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Titanium Flash Mica

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
N/A
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Graphite, Leatherette Seat Trim
  • High Contrast Wheat, Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Sand, Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
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
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

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

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
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
Optional
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
4 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles