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2021 Ford Explorer
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2021 Jeep Cherokee
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2021 Subaru Outback
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Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.8 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.4-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
180 hp @ 6400 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
171 lb-ft @ 4600 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
3,590 lbs
3,635 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,300 lbs
2,000 lbs
2,700 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
25 MPG
29 MPG
City
21 MPG
22 MPG
26 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
31 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
15.8 gallons
18.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
390.6 miles
347.6 miles
481 miles
Cruising Range Highway
520.8 miles
489.8 miles
610.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
182 in
191.3 in
Height
70.2 in
65.7 in
66.4 in
Max Width
78.9 in
73.2 in
73 in
Front Width
66.9 in
62.7 in
61.8 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
63.1 in
62.8 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
106.5 in
108.1 in
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
N/A
8.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
41.1 in
42.8 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
39.4 in
40.1 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
57.6 in
58.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
53.8 in
55.5 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
40.3 in
39.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
38.5 in
39.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
55.1 in
57.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
49.9 in
54.8 in
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

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
54.7 ft³
75.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
25.8 ft³
32.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
25.8 ft³
32.5 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

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

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P225/60R17
P225/65HR17
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P225/60R17
P225/65HR17
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
Bright White Clearcoat
  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

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
  • Slate Black, Cloth Upholstery

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
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

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
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Optional
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
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
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
Rollover Rating

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
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
Maintenance
N/A
3 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A