Compare Ford Explorer vs Jeep Cherokee vs Lexus GX

Ford Explorer
2021 Ford Explorer
Select configuration:
$32,225
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
Ford Explorer For Sale Ford Explorer Full Review
Change Car
Jeep Cherokee
2021 Jeep Cherokee
Select configuration:
$26,310
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.4
Jeep Cherokee For Sale Jeep Cherokee Full Review
Change Car
Lexus GX
2021 Lexus GX
Select configuration:
$53,100
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.1
Lexus GX For Sale Lexus GX Full Review
Change Car

Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
4.6-liter V8 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Four-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 15 MPG
Hwy: 19 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater

Photos

23
More
60
More
51
More

Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
4.6-liter V8 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
301 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
171 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm
329 lb-ft @ 3400 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
3,590 lbs
N/A
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,300 lbs
2,000 lbs
6,500 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
25 MPG
16 MPG
City
21 MPG
22 MPG
15 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
31 MPG
19 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
7.1 Tons/yr
11.2 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
15.8 gallons
19 gallons
Cruising Range City
390.6 miles
347.6 miles
285 miles
Cruising Range Highway
520.8 miles
489.8 miles
361 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
182 in
192.1 in
Height
70.2 in
65.7 in
74.2 in
Max Width
78.9 in
73.2 in
74.2 in
Front Width
66.9 in
62.7 in
62.4 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
63.1 in
62.4 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
106.5 in
109.8 in
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
N/A
8.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
7 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
41.1 in
41.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
39.4 in
38 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
57.6 in
55.4 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
53.8 in
56.5 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
40.3 in
34.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
38.5 in
40.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
55.1 in
57.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
49.9 in
55.2 in
Third Row Leg Room
32.2 in
N/A
29.3 in
Third Row Headroom
38.9 in
N/A
35.2 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 in
N/A
54.5 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.9 in
N/A
43.1 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
54.7 ft³
64.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
25.8 ft³
46.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
25.8 ft³
11.6 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7"
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P225/60R17
P265/60HR18
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P225/60R17
P265/60HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A
Full-Size

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
Bright White Clearcoat
  • Atomic Silver
  • Black Onyx
  • Claret Mica
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Starfire Pearl

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Light Brownstone Pearlcoat
  • Olive Green Pearlcoat
  • Slate Blue Pearlcoat
  • Spitfire Orange Clearcoat
  • Velvet Red Pearlcoat
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
N/A
  • Black, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Ecru, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Rioja Red, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Sepia, NuLuxe Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Standard
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
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Optional
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
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
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
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
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard

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
6 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
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
N/A
3 Years / Unlimited Miles
1 Years / 10,000 Miles