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Ford Explorer
2021 Ford Explorer
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$32,225
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2021 Subaru Forester
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$24,795
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2021 Volvo XC60
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$41,700
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Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 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
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: 22 MPG
Hwy: 29 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.8 gallons
Seating Capacity
7 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
250 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque
310 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1500 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
3,449 lbs
4,008 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
5,300 lbs
1,500 lbs
3,500 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
24 MPG
29 MPG
25 MPG
City
21 MPG
26 MPG
22 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
33 MPG
29 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 Tons/yr
6.1 Tons/yr
7.1 (Est) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.6 gallons
16.6 gallons
18.8 gallons
Cruising Range City
390.6 miles
431.6 miles
413.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
520.8 miles
547.8 miles
545.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
198.8 in
182.1 in
184.6 in
Height
70.2 in
67.5 in
65.3 in
Max Width
78.9 in
71.5 in
74.9 in
Front Width
66.9 in
61.6 in
65.1 in
Rear Width
66.9 in
61.8 in
65.2 in
Wheelbase
119.1 in
105.1 in
112.8 in
Ground Clearance
8.2 in
8.7 in
8.5 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
7 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43 in
43.3 in
41.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.7 in
41.2 in
38 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
61.8 in
58.2 in
58.2 in
Front Seat Hip Room
59.2 in
54.1 in
56.4 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
39 in
39.4 in
38 in
Rear Seat Headroom
40.5 in
39.6 in
38 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
61.9 in
57.2 in
56.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
59.1 in
53.6 in
55.4 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
63.6 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.9 ft³
31.1 ft³
17.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
18.2 ft³
31.1 ft³
17.8 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

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

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P255/65HR18
P225/60HR17
P235/60HR18
Rear Tire
P255/65HR18
P225/60HR17
P235/60HR18
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
  • Bright Silver Metallic
  • Crystal White Metallic
  • Denim Blue Metallic
  • Fusion Red Metallic
  • Ice White
  • Onyx Black Metallic
  • Osmium Grey Metallic
  • Pine Grey Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Gray, Cloth Upholstery
  • Blond, Leather Upholstery w/Blonde Interior
  • Blonde, Blonde City Weave Textile Upholstery
  • Charcoal, Leather Upholstery
  • Maroon Brown, Leather Upholstery

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
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
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
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Navigation System
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
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
Optional
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
Optional
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
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Seat Memory
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
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
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Standard
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
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
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
4 Years / 50,000 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
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
3 Years / 36,000 Miles