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2021 Ford Explorer
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2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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2022 Nissan Pathfinder
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Overview

Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.6L V6 Gas
Engine
3.5L V6 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 19 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
24.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.6L V6 Gas
3.5L V6 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
293 hp @ 6400 rpm
284 hp @ 6400 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
260 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
259 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
9-speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
4,513 lbs
4,293 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,300 lbs
3,500 lbs
6,000 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
21 MPG
23 MPG
City
21 MPG
19 MPG
20 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
26 MPG
27 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
8.4 Tons/yr
7.8 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
24.6 gallons
19.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
390.6 miles
467.4 miles
390 miles
Cruising Range Highway
520.8 miles
639.6 miles
526.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
189.8 in
198.5 in
Height
70.2 in
69.3 in
69.5 in
Max Width
78.9 in
76.5 in
77.3 in
Front Width
66.9 in
63.9 in
65.7 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
64.1 in
65.7 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
114.8 in
114.2 in
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
8.6 in
7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
7 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
40.3 in
42.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
39.9 in
42.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
58.7 in
60.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
57 in
56.8 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
38.6 in
41.7 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
39.2 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
58 in
60.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
56.2 in
56 in
Third Row Leg Room
32.2 in
N/A
30.7 in
Third Row Headroom
38.9 in
N/A
37.8 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 in
N/A
57.1 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.9 in
N/A
42 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
68.3 ft³
79.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
36.3 ft³
47.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
36.3 ft³
16.2 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
37.1 ft
38.7 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Short And Long Arm
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P265/60R18
P235/65TR18
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P265/60R18
P235/65TR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
Bright White Clearcoat
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Caspian Blue Metallic
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Pearl

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Billet Silver Metallic Clearcoat
  • Diamond Black Crystal Pearlcoat
  • Granite Crystal Metallic Clearcoat
  • Sting-Gray Clearcoat
  • Velvet Red Pearlcoat
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
N/A
  • Charcoal, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Optional
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
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
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
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
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Optional
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

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
Standard
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
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