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Ford Explorer
2020 Ford Explorer
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$32,765
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Lincoln Aviator
2021 Lincoln Aviator
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$51,100
Starting Price (MSRP)
N/A
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Mazda CX-9
2020 Mazda CX-9
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$33,890
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.1
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Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-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: 18 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
20.2 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
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
2.5-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
400 hp @ 5500 rpm
227 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
415 lb-ft @ 2750 rpm
310 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
N/A
38.8 ft

Wheels

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

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P255/60HR19
P255/60HR18
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P255/60HR19
P255/60HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

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

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 Tons/yr
8.5 (2020) Tons/yr
7.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
20.2 gallons
19 gallons
Cruising Range City
403.2 miles
363.6 miles
418 miles
Cruising Range Highway
537.6 miles
525.2 miles
532 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
199.3 in
199.4 in
Height
69.9 in
69.6 in
67.6 in
Max Width
78.9 in
82.3 in
77.5 in
Front Width
66.9 in
66.9 in
65.3 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
66.9 in
65.2 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
119.1 in
115.3 in
Ground Clearance
7.9 in
N/A
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
7 seater
7 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
43 in
41 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
41.5 in
39.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
61.5 in
57.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
58.5 in
56.7 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
40.1 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
39.7 in
38.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
61.3 in
58.1 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
58.3 in
57.4 in
Third Row Leg Room
32.2 in
29.2 in
29.7 in
Third Row Headroom
38.9 in
36.9 in
35.4 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 in
54 in
53.1 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.9 in
40.9 in
40.1 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
4,774 lbs
4,225 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
6,700 lbs
3,500 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
77.7 ft³
71.2 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
41.8 ft³
38.2 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
18.3 ft³
14.4 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Asher Gray
  • Infinite Black
  • Silver Radiance
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Burgundy Velvet
  • Ceramic Pearl
  • Iced Mocha
  • Ocean Drive Blue
  • Pristine White
  • Red Carpet
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
N/A
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
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
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Seat Memory
Not Available
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
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
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
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 / 50,000 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
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Unlimited Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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