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Ford Explorer
2020 Ford Explorer
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$32,765
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Nissan Murano
2020 Nissan Murano
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$31,530
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N/A
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Subaru Ascent
2020 Subaru Ascent
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$31,995
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8.1
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Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.4-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.3 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
8 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
2.4-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
260 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
240 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
277 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

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

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P235/65TR18
P245/60HR18
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P235/65TR18
P245/60HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
23 MPG
23 MPG
City
21 MPG
20 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
28 MPG
27 MPG

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.2 gallons
19 gallons
19.3 gallons
Cruising Range City
403.2 miles
380 miles
405.3 miles
Cruising Range Highway
537.6 miles
532 miles
521.1 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Height
69.9 in
66.6 in
71.6 in
Max Width
78.9 in
75.4 in
76 in
Front Width
66.9 in
64.6 in
64.4 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
64.6 in
64.2 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
111.2 in
113.8 in
Ground Clearance
7.9 in
6.9 in
8.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
8 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
40.5 in
42.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
39.9 in
41.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
59.5 in
61.1 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
55.4 in
57.7 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
38.7 in
38.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
39.8 in
40 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
58.8 in
60.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
55.2 in
57.5 in
Third Row Leg Room
32.2 in
N/A
31.7 in
Third Row Headroom
38.9 in
N/A
36.3 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 in
N/A
57.2 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.9 in
N/A
45.9 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
3,823 lbs
4,430 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity
N/A
1,500 lbs
2,000 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
67 ft³
86.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
32.1 ft³
47.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
32.1 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
  • Cayenne Red Pearl Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Pearl
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

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

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Not Available
Standard
A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
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
Not Available
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Not Available
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
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
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles