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Ford Explorer
2021 Ford Explorer
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$32,225
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Nissan Murano
2020 Nissan Murano
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$31,730
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.0
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Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
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$38,410
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.8
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Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 36 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.1 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
2.5-liter Inline-4 Hybrid
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
186 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
240 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
175 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

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

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P235/65TR18
P235/65VR18
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P235/65TR18
P235/65VR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
23 MPG
36 MPG
City
21 MPG
20 MPG
36 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
28 MPG
35 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 (2020) Tons/yr
7.8 Tons/yr
5.0 (2020) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
19 gallons
17.1 gallons
Cruising Range City
390.6 miles
380 miles
615.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
520.8 miles
532 miles
598.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
192.4 in
194.9 in
Height
70.2 in
66.6 in
68.1 in
Max Width
78.9 in
75.4 in
76 in
Front Width
66.9 in
64.6 in
65.3 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
64.6 in
65.4 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
111.2 in
112.2 in
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
6.9 in
8 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
8 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
40.5 in
42 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
39.9 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
59.5 in
59 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
55.4 in
57.2 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
38.7 in
41 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
39.8 in
39.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
58.8 in
58.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
55.2 in
57 in
Third Row Leg Room
32.2 in
N/A
27.7 in
Third Row Headroom
38.9 in
N/A
36.1 in
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 in
N/A
55 in
Third Row Hip Room
40.9 in
N/A
45.6 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
3,823 lbs
4,330 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,300 lbs
1,500 lbs
3,500 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
67 ft³
84.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
32.1 ft³
48.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
32.1 ft³
16 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Gun Metallic
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Super Black Metallic
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blueprint
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Moon Dust
  • Opulent Amber
  • Ruby Flare Pearl

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Graphite, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Graphite, Fabric 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
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

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
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
N/A
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles