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Ford Explorer
2021 Ford Explorer
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$32,925
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.3
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Nissan Murano
2021 Nissan Murano
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$32,810
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.0
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Volkswagen Touareg
2017 Volkswagen Touareg
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$49,495
Starting Price (MSRP)
N/A
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Overview

Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5L V6 Gas
Engine
3.6L V6 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
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: 17 MPG
Hwy: 23 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
26.4 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
3.6L V6 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
260 hp @ 6000 rpm
280 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
240 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
266 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
3,823 lbs
N/A
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,300 lbs
1,500 lbs
7,716 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
23 MPG
19 MPG
City
21 MPG
20 MPG
17 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
28 MPG
23 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
7.8 (2020) Tons/yr
9.2 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
19 gallons
26.4 gallons
Cruising Range City
390.6 miles
380 miles
448.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
520.8 miles
532 miles
607.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
192.4 in
N/A
Height
70.2 in
67.8 in
68.2 in
Max Width
78.9 in
75.4 in
76.4 in
Front Width
66.9 in
64.6 in
65.2 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
64.6 in
66 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
111.2 in
113.9 in
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
6.9 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
40.5 in
41.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
39.9 in
39.6 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
59.5 in
59.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
55.4 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
38.7 in
36.7 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
39.8 in
38.9 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
58.8 in
56.7 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
55.2 in
N/A
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
67 ft³
64 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
32.1 ft³
32.1 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
32.1 ft³
32.1 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
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
N/A
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
N/A

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P235/65TR18
P255/55HR18
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P235/65TR18
P255/55HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

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
  • Magnetic Black Pearl
  • Pearl White Tricoat
  • Black Oak Brown Metallic
  • Canyon Gray Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Deep Red Metallic
  • Moonlight Blue Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Reef Blue Metallic
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Sand Gold Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Graphite, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black Anthracite, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • Cornsilk Beige, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Not Available
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 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

Navigation System
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
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
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Standard
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
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
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
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
Not Available
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
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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