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Ford Explorer
2022 Ford Explorer
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$33,245
Starting Price (MSRP)
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2022 Subaru Forester
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$25,195
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2022 Volkswagen Taos
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$22,995
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.1
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Overview

Engine
2.3L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5L Flat 4 Gas
Engine
1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 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
1.5L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
158 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,345 lbs
3,454 lbs
3,175 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,300 lbs
1,500 lbs
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
29 MPG
31 MPG
City
21 MPG
26 MPG
28 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
33 MPG
36 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 (2021) Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr
5.7 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
17.9 gallons
16.6 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
375.9 miles
431.6 miles
369.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
501.2 miles
547.8 miles
475.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
182.7 in
175.8 in
Height
70.2 in
67.5 in
64.4 in
Max Width
78.9 in
71.5 in
72.5 in
Front Width
66.9 in
61.6 in
61.9 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
61.8 in
60.5 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
105.1 in
105.9 in
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
8.7 in
6.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
43.3 in
40.1 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
41.2 in
40.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
58.1 in
56.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
54.5 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
39.4 in
37.9 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
39.6 in
39.8 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
57.2 in
55.2 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
53.5 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
74.2 ft³
65.9 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
28.9 ft³
27.9 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
28.9 ft³
27.9 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

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

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P225/60HR17
P215/55HR17
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P225/60HR17
P215/55HR17
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Atlas Blue Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Forged Green Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Cascade Green Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Dusk Blue Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray/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
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

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
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
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
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

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

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
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
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