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2021 Ford Explorer
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$32,225
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8.3
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2021 Lincoln Aviator
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Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 Coupe
2019 Mercedes-AMG GLE 43 Coupe
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$71,350
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7.1
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Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 17 MPG
Hwy: 22 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
20.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
24.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
7 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 Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
400 hp @ 5500 rpm
385 hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
415 lb-ft @ 2750 rpm
384 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
19" x 8"
21" x 10"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
19" x 8"
21" x 11"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P255/60HR19
P275/45HR21
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P255/60HR19
P315/40HR21
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

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

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
20.2 gallons
24.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
390.6 miles
363.6 miles
418.2 miles
Cruising Range Highway
520.8 miles
525.2 miles
541.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
199.3 in
N/A
Height
70.2 in
69.6 in
67.7 in
Max Width
78.9 in
82.3 in
78.9 in
Front Width
66.9 in
66.9 in
65.1 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
66.9 in
65.9 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
119.1 in
114.8 in
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
N/A
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
7 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
43 in
N/A
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
41.5 in
N/A
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
61.5 in
N/A
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
58.5 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
40.1 in
N/A
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
39.7 in
N/A
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
61.3 in
N/A
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
58.3 in
N/A
Third Row Leg Room
32.2 in
29.2 in
N/A
Third Row Headroom
38.9 in
36.9 in
N/A
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 in
54 in
N/A
Third Row Hip Room
40.9 in
40.9 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
4,774 lbs
N/A
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,300 lbs
6,700 lbs
7,200 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
77.7 ft³
60.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
41.8 ft³
23 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
18.3 ft³
23 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Asher Gray
  • Infinite Black
  • Silver Radiance
  • Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Burgundy Velvet
  • Ceramic Pearl
  • Iced Mocha
  • Ocean Drive Blue
  • Pristine White
  • Red Carpet
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
N/A
  • Black w/Orange Stitching, MB-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim w/DINAMICA Inserts
  • Black, MB-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Ginger Beige/Black, MB-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Magma Grey/Black, MB-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
N/A
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Silk Beige/Espresso Brown, Leather Seat Trim
  • Crystal Grey/Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Almond Beige/Black, Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Black Pearl/Black w/Red, Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Black Pearl/Black, Nappa Leather 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
Standard
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
Entertainment System
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Unlimited Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles