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2023 Ford Explorer AWD
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Specs

2023 Ford Escape
AWD
2023 Ford Explorer
AWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain --
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City -- --
Fuel Economy, Highway -- --
Fuel Tank Volume 15.7 gal 17.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type --
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Cylinders --
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio --
12:1
10:1
Displacement --
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
Bore x Stroke --
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag -- Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning -- Standard
Radio -- Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 43 in
Back Legroom 40.7 in 39 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 37.5 cu ft 18.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,468 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 5,300 lbs
Exterior
Length 180.5 in 198.8 in
Width 85.6 in 89.3 in
Height 66.1 in 70.2 in
Wheelbase 106.7 in 119.1 in

Available Options

2023 Ford Escape
AWD
2023 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Atlas Blue Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Forged Green Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic

Option Packages

  • Class IV Trailer Tow Package

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