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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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Toyota Highlander
2021 Toyota Highlander
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$35,720
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.6
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Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-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
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
20.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
400 hp @ 5500 rpm
295 hp @ 6600 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
415 lb-ft @ 2750 rpm
263 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
N/A

Wheels

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

Suspension

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

Tires

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

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
21 MPG
N/A
City
21 MPG
18 MPG
N/A
Highway
28 MPG
26 MPG
N/A

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
20.2 gallons
N/A
Cruising Range City
403.2 miles
363.6 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
537.6 miles
525.2 miles
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
199.3 in
N/A
Height
69.9 in
69.6 in
N/A
Max Width
78.9 in
82.3 in
N/A
Front Width
66.9 in
66.9 in
N/A
Rear Width
66.9 in
66.9 in
N/A
Wheelbase
119.1 in
119.1 in
N/A
Ground Clearance
7.9 in
N/A
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
7 seater
N/A
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
N/A
6,700 lbs
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
77.7 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
41.8 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
18.3 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Asher Gray
  • Infinite Black
  • Silver Radiance
N/A

Optional Exterior Colors

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

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
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
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard
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
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
Not Available
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Not Available
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
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
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
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
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
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
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Unlimited Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
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