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FWD XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD XLT N/A N/A $35,208 $36,675
4WD XLT N/A N/A $37,128 $38,675
FWD Limited N/A N/A $46,205 $48,130
4WD Limited N/A N/A $48,125 $50,130
4WD ST N/A N/A $52,550 $54,740
4WD Platinum N/A N/A $55,921 $58,250
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2WD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD LX 19 27 $28,760 $31,450
AWD LX 18 26 $30,493 $33,350
2WD EX 19 27 $31,387 $34,330
AWD EX 18 26 $33,120 $36,230
2WD EX-L 19 27 $34,515 $37,760
AWD EX-L 18 26 $36,248 $39,660
2WD w/Navi & RES EX-L 19 27 $36,340 $39,760
AWD w/Navi & RES EX-L 18 26 $38,073 $41,660
2WD Touring 8-Passenger 20 27 $38,857 $42,520
2WD Touring 7-Passenger 20 27 $39,131 $42,820
AWD Touring 8-Passenger 19 26 $40,590 $44,420
AWD Touring 7-Passenger 19 26 $40,864 $44,720
AWD Elite 19 26 $43,874 $48,020
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2.4T 8-Passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.4T 8-Passenger 21 27 $30,027 $31,995
2.4T 7-Passenger Premium 21 27 $32,211 $34,395
2.4T 8-Passenger Premium 21 27 $32,211 $34,395
2.4T 7-Passenger Limited 20 26 $36,735 $39,345
2.4T 8-Passenger Limited 20 26 $36,735 $39,345
2.4T 7-Passenger Touring 20 26 $41,922 $45,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,208
$28,760
$30,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,675
$31,450
$31,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$611 / month
$524 / month
$533 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect. Subtle upgrades make the 2019 Honda Pilot a must-see for three-row crossover shoppers. The 2020 Subaru Ascent is nearly as rational a family hauler as a minivan.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
- 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 57.3 57.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.8 62 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 31.9 31.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 40.2 40
Third Hip Room (in)
40.9 44.6 45.9
Passenger Capacity
6 8 8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 62 60.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43 40.9 42.2
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 38.9 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 59.1 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 57.6 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
39 38.4 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40.1 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
152.7 152.9 153.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
32.8 - 32
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 70.6 71.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 66.3 64.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.6 76
Track Width, Front (in)
66.9 66.3 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 - 8.7
Wheelbase (in)
119.1 111 113.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.8 - 47.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.9 46.8 47.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
59 - 47.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 - 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
83.9 - 82.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.8 83.9 86.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
20.8 - 19.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.2 16.5 17.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.1 - 45.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.6 13.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 19.5 19.3
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 39.4 38
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 3500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4345 4036 4430
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.3 L/140 3.5 L/212 2.4 L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 280 @ 6000 260 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 262 @ 4700 277 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
99H NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 19 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.25 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 1.49 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 - 0.47
Trans Type
10 6 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 0.75 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.88 2.27 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 2.10 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 0.60
Trans Order Code
44T NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.06 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 0.56 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.36 3.23 - 0.75
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Honda Pilot Subaru Ascent
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 8.0 7.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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-
Overall Side Crash Rating
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-
Side Barrier Rating
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-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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