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2021 Ford Explorer
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2020 Land Rover Discovery
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Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV
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Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.0-liter Supercharged V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Four-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 21 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 19 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
23.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
22.5 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
3.0-liter Supercharged V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
340 hp @ 6500 rpm
255 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
332 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
273 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
N/A
4,608 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,300 lbs
8,201 lbs
5,950 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
18 MPG
22 MPG
City
21 MPG
16 MPG
19 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
21 MPG
26 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
9.9 Tons/yr
8.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
23.5 gallons
22.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
390.6 miles
376 miles
427.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
520.8 miles
493.5 miles
585 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
195.1 in
194.3 in
Height
70.2 in
73 in
70.7 in
Max Width
78.9 in
78.7 in
76.7 in
Front Width
66.9 in
66.5 in
65.6 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
66.4 in
66.4 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
115 in
117.9 in
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
8.7 in
7.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
39 in
40.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
39.4 in
40.5 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
60.4 in
59.3 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
N/A
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
37.6 in
40.9 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
39 in
39.6 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
59.5 in
58.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
N/A
N/A
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
83.7 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
41.2 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
41.2 ft³
N/A

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
19" x 7.5"
19" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
19" x 7.5"
19" x 8"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P235/65VR19
P255/50HR19
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P235/65VR19
P255/50HR19
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Fuji White
  • Narvik Black
  • Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Byron Blue Metallic
  • Eiger Grey Metallic
  • Indus Silver Metallic
  • Portofino Blue Metallic
  • Santorini Black Metallic
  • Yulong White Metallic
  • Carpathian Grey Premium Metallic
  • Farallon Black Premium Metallic
  • Namib Orange Premium Metallic
  • Silicon Silver Premium Metallic
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Emerald Green Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Mojave Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Bright

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Acorn/Ebony/Acorn, Grained Leather Seat Trim
  • Acorn/Ebony/Acorn, Grained Leather Seat Trim
  • Ebony/Ebony/Ebony, Grained Leather Seat Trim
  • Ebony/Ebony/Ebony, Grained Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, MB-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Black, MB-Tex Leatherette w/DINAMICA Insert Seat Trim
  • Espresso Brown/Black, MB-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Macchiato Beige/Black, MB-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
N/A
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black/Tartufo, Leather Seat Trim
  • Espresso Brown/Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Macchiato/Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Black/White, Nappa Leather Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Satellite Radio
Standard
Optional
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Standard
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
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Automatic Parking
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Standard
Seat Memory
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
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
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Optional

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles