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2020 Ford Explorer
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 20 27 $33,721 $34,765
Explorer Base RWD 21 28 $31,781 $32,765
Explorer Limited 4WD 20 27 $48,366 $50,380
Explorer Limited RWD 21 28 $46,446 $48,380
Explorer Platinum 4WD 18 24 $55,920 $58,250
Explorer ST 4WD 18 24 $52,551 $54,740
Explorer XLT 4WD 20 27 $37,369 $38,925
Explorer XLT RWD 21 28 $35,449 $36,925
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4x4 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 4x4 Platinum 19 26 $41,724 $44,910
Pathfinder 4x4 S 20 27 $31,294 $33,670
Pathfinder 4x4 SL 20 27 $37,243 $40,080
Pathfinder 4x4 SV 20 27 $33,883 $36,460
Pathfinder FWD Platinum 20 27 $40,156 $43,220
Pathfinder FWD S 20 27 $29,726 $31,980
Pathfinder FWD SL 20 27 $35,674 $38,390
Pathfinder FWD SV 20 27 $32,315 $34,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,721
$41,724
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,765
$44,910
Monthly Payment Estimate
$579 / month
$749 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect. The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder three-row crossover steers into the middle lane among rivals with just-enough for most families.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 56
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.8 60.9
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 30.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
152.7 133.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 38.5
Third Hip Room (in)
40.9 42
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 60.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43 42.2
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 36.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 56.8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 57.1
Second Leg Room (in)
39 41.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 41.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
119.1 114.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
66.9 65.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 7
Length, Overall (in)
198.8 198.5
Liftover Height (in)
32.8 -
Height, Overall (in)
70.2 69.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
59 45.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.8 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
83.9 78.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.8 78.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
20.8 19.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.2 16
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.8 51.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.9 47
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 19.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P235/55HR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P235/55HR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
530 600
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5300 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5300 6000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5300 6000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
530 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4345 4662
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3500 259 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99H NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5500 284 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 2.41 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 -
Trans Type
10 1
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.88 2.31
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 -
Trans Order Code
44T NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Nissan Pathfinder
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2020 Ford Explorer
  • 2020 Explorer redesigned and well stocked
  • Factory rebate up to $3,750
  • Lease from $279 for 36 months
  • 0% APR for 60 months + up to $3,250 bonus
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2020 Nissan Pathfinder
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  • Rebates: Up to $3,500 off
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  • Lease: From $299 per month for 36 months
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