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Ford Explorer
2021 Ford Explorer
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$32,225
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Nissan Pathfinder
2020 Nissan Pathfinder
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$31,980
Starting Price (MSRP)
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Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
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$30,855
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Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
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: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 24 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
284 hp @ 6400 rpm
235 hp @ 4500 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
259 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
4,293 lbs
4,098 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,300 lbs
6,000 lbs
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

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

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
7.8 Tons/yr
8.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
19.5 gallons
18.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
390.6 miles
390 miles
390.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
520.8 miles
526.5 miles
446.4 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
198.5 in
195.5 in
Height
70.2 in
69.5 in
67.8 in
Max Width
78.9 in
77.3 in
78.4 in
Front Width
66.9 in
65.7 in
67 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
65.7 in
67.6 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
114.2 in
117.3 in
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
7 in
8 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
7 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
42.2 in
41.6 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
42.2 in
39.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
60.9 in
61.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
56.8 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
41.7 in
40.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
39.4 in
37.8 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
60.4 in
60.6 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
56 in
N/A
Third Row Leg Room
32.2 in
30.7 in
N/A
Third Row Headroom
38.9 in
37.8 in
N/A
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 in
57.1 in
N/A
Third Row Hip Room
40.9 in
42 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
87.8 ft³
79.5 ft³
77.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
47.4 ft³
40.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
16.2 ft³
40.3 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
38.7 ft
40.5 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
P245/60TR18
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P235/65TR18
P245/60TR18
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
  • Caspian Blue Metallic
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Pearl
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Charcoal, Cloth Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
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
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
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
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
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
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

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
Not Available
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
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles