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Ford Explorer
2022 Ford Explorer
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$33,100
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Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV
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$55,400
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Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Plug-in Hybrid
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Plug-in Hybrid
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$66,700
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.4
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Overview

Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Plug-in Hybrid
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
7-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: 19 MPG
Hwy: 26 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
22.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
21.1 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Plug-in Hybrid
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
255 hp @ 5800 rpm
436 hp @ 1600 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
273 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
479 lb-ft
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
4,608 lbs
N/A
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,300 lbs
5,950 lbs
4,410 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
22 MPG
21 MPG
City
21 MPG
19 MPG
N/A
Highway
28 MPG
26 MPG
N/A

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 (2021) Tons/yr
8.1 (2021) Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
22.5 gallons
21.1 gallons
Cruising Range City
375.9 miles
427.5 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
501.2 miles
585 miles
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
194.3 in
N/A
Height
70.2 in
70.7 in
70.7 in
Max Width
78.9 in
76.7 in
76.2 in
Front Width
66.9 in
65.6 in
64.9 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
66.4 in
65.5 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
117.9 in
114.8 in
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
7.1 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
40.3 in
40.3 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
40.5 in
40.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
59.3 in
58.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
N/A
60.6 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
40.9 in
38.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
39.6 in
38.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
58.3 in
58.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
N/A
60.2 in
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
N/A
80.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
N/A
44.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
N/A
44.5 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
19" x 8"
19" x 8.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
19" x 8"
19" x 8.5"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P255/50HR19
P255/50WR19
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P255/50HR19
P255/50WR19
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Atlas Blue Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Forged Green Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Black
  • Polar White
  • Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Cirrus Silver Metallic
  • Emerald Green Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Mojave Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • Cardinal Red Metallic
  • Diamond White Bright
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Dakota Brown Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic, Build Out:2/12/2018
  • designo Diamond White Metallic, Build Out:2/12/2018

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, MB-Tex Leatherette w/DINAMICA Insert Seat Trim
  • Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Espresso Brown/Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Macchiato Beige/Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Crystal Grey/Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Ginger Beige/Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Ginger Beige/Espresso, Leather Seat Trim
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Leather Seat Trim

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Espresso Brown/Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Macchiato Beige/Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Exclusive Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • White/Black, Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Black Pearl/Black, Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Porcelain/Black, Nappa Leather Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Navigation System
Not Available
Standard
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
Standard
Optional
Automatic Parking
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
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
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Standard
Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Seat-Massage
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Optional
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
Optional
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

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
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Optional
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 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
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
N/A
8 Years / 80,000 Miles
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