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2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
2020 Ford Edge
SE AWD
MSRP
$33,095
Invoice
$32,102
Average Price Paid
$31,628
1,174 listings nationwide

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2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
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SE AWD
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
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2020 Ford Edge
SE AWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

The Ford Edge isn’t exactly memorable, which isn’t a bad thing. It isn’t a good thing either. Cars can be remembered for attractive design, fun driving dynamics, or being a solid value...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

Specs

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
2020 Ford Edge
SE AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
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21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
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28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.9 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
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250 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
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280 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
10:1
10:1
Displacement
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.44 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 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
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43 in 42.6 in
Back Legroom 39 in 40.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.2 cu ft 39.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,468 lbs 1,224 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,300 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.8 in 188.8 in
Width 89.3 in 85.8 in
Height 69.9 in 68.3 in
Wheelbase 119.1 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
2020 Ford Edge
SE AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black
  • Atlas Blue Metallic
  • Desert Gold Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White

Option Packages

  • Dual-Headrest Rear Seat Entertainment System
  • Wheels: 18" Split-Spoke Sparkle Silver-Painted

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