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2021 Ford Explorer
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2021 Subaru Forester
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2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
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Overview

Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 40 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 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
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
2.5L Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
177 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
165 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
3,449 lbs
4,235 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,300 lbs
1,500 lbs
2,500 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
29 MPG
38 MPG
City
21 MPG
26 MPG
40 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
33 MPG
36 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
16.6 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
390.6 miles
431.6 miles
580 miles
Cruising Range Highway
520.8 miles
547.8 miles
522 miles

Battery Range & Charge Times

Battery Size
N/A
N/A
18.1 kWh
Charge Time
N/A
N/A
12 Hrs Charge Time @ 110/120V, 4.5 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
182.1 in
180.9 in
Height
70.2 in
67.5 in
67 in
Max Width
78.9 in
71.5 in
73 in
Front Width
66.9 in
61.6 in
63 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
61.8 in
63.7 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
105.1 in
105.9 in
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
8.7 in
8.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
43.3 in
41 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
41.2 in
39.5 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
58.2 in
57.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
54.1 in
54.3 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
39.4 in
37.8 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
39.6 in
39.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
57.2 in
56.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
53.6 in
47.7 in
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
76.1 ft³
63.2 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
31.1 ft³
33.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
31.1 ft³
33.5 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
N/A
35.4 ft
36.1 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Steel Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7"
18" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7"
18" x 7"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P225/60HR17
P225/60HR18
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P225/60HR17
P225/60HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Blueprint
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Silver Sky Metallic
  • Super White
  • Supersonic Red

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery
  • Black, Fabric Seat Trim (FA)

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
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Not Available
Optional

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
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
Not Available
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
Not Available
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
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
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
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
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
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