Compare Ford Explorer vs Nissan Armada vs Subaru Ascent

Ford Explorer
2020 Ford Explorer
Select configuration:
$32,765
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
Ford Explorer Full Review
Change Car
Nissan Armada
2020 Nissan Armada
Select configuration:
$47,100
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.1
Nissan Armada Full Review
Change Car
Subaru Ascent
2020 Subaru Ascent
Select configuration:
$31,995
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.1
Subaru Ascent Full Review
Change Car

Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
5.6-liter V8 Gas
Engine
2.4-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 14 MPG
Hwy: 19 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
26 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.3 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater

Photos

23
More
56
More
53
More

Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
5.6-liter V8 Gas
2.4-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
390 hp @ 5800 rpm
260 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
394 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
277 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
7-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
41.3 ft
38 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P265/70HR18
P245/60HR18
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P265/70HR18
P245/60HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Full-Size
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
16 MPG
23 MPG
City
21 MPG
14 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
19 MPG
27 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 Tons/yr
11.1 Tons/yr
7.7 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
26 gallons
19.3 gallons
Cruising Range City
403.2 miles
364 miles
405.3 miles
Cruising Range Highway
537.6 miles
494 miles
521.1 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
208.9 in
196.8 in
Height
69.9 in
75.8 in
71.6 in
Max Width
78.9 in
79.9 in
76 in
Front Width
66.9 in
67.5 in
64.4 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
67.9 in
64.2 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
121.1 in
113.8 in
Ground Clearance
7.9 in
9.1 in
8.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
8 seater
8 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
41.9 in
42.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
40.9 in
41.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
63.8 in
61.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
59.2 in
57.7 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
41 in
38.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
40 in
40 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
63.4 in
60.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
58.4 in
57.5 in
Third Row Leg Room
32.2 in
28.4 in
31.7 in
Third Row Headroom
38.9 in
36.4 in
36.3 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 in
60.5 in
57.2 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.9 in
48.8 in
45.9 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
N/A
4,430 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
8,500 lbs
2,000 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
95.4 ft³
86.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
49.9 ft³
47.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
16.5 ft³
17.8 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Gun Metallic
  • Hermosa Blue Pearl
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Super Black
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Slate Black, Cloth Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
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
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
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
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
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 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
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
N/A
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Popular Tags Cars