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Ford Explorer
2021 Ford Explorer
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$32,925
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Mercedes-Benz M-Class
2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
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$48,300
Starting Price (MSRP)
N/A
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Toyota 4Runner
2022 Toyota 4Runner
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$49,765
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.3
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Overview

Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5L V6 Gas
Engine
4.0L V6 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Transmission
5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Four-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 24 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 19 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
24.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
23 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
3.5L V6 Gas
4.0L V6 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
302 hp @ 6500 rpm
270 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
273 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
278 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
7-Speed Automatic
5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
4,652 lbs
N/A
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,300 lbs
6,600 lbs
5,000 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
20 MPG
17 MPG
City
21 MPG
18 MPG
16 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
24 MPG
19 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
8.8 Tons/yr
10.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
24.6 gallons
23 gallons
Cruising Range City
390.6 miles
442.8 miles
368 miles
Cruising Range Highway
520.8 miles
590.4 miles
437 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
N/A
191.3 in
Height
70.2 in
70.7 in
72 in
Max Width
78.9 in
75.8 in
75.8 in
Front Width
66.9 in
64.7 in
63.2 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
65.2 in
63.2 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
114.8 in
109.8 in
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
N/A
9.6 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
40.3 in
41.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
40.4 in
39.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
58.5 in
57.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
N/A
56.5 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
38.4 in
32.9 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
38.5 in
38.6 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
58.4 in
57.8 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
N/A
55.7 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
80.3 ft³
88.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
38.2 ft³
46.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
38.2 ft³
46.3 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

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

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P255/50HR19
P265/70SR17
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P255/50HR19
P265/70SR17
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Full-Size

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Black
  • Polar White
  • Barcelona Red Metallic
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Nautical Blue Metallic
  • Super White

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Cinnabar Red Metallic
  • Dakota Brown Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Palladium Silver Metallic
  • Steel Gray Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Almond Beige/Mocha, MB-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Black, MB-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Gray/Dark Gray, MB-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Black/Graphite, Softex Synthetic Leather Seat Trim
  • Sand Beige, Softex Synthetic Leather Seat Trim

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Dinamica/MB-Tex Leatherette Seat Trim
  • Almond Beige/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Almond Beige/Mocha, Leather Upholstery
  • Auburn Brown/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Gray/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Gray/Dark Gray, Leather Upholstery
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
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
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Automatic Parking
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
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
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Seat Memory
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Seat-Massage
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Optional
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
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

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
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
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