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2021 Ford Explorer AWD
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2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,182
2019 Ford Flex
Limited AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,583
566 listings nationwide
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
No Expert Reviews
2019 Ford Flex
Limited AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Ford Flex’s versatility and space have allowed this large crossover to remain a popular choice for buyers since its release in 2009. The 2019 Ford Flex continues to offer practical...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
No User Reviews
2019 Ford Flex
Limited AWD
G A writes:
Watching
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Ford Flex Limited EcoBoost AWD better.
"No difference"
Value Ranked 2019 Ford Flex Limited EcoBoost AWD better.
"Performance"
20
GuruDVDR9 writes:
I drove both but the FLEX had so many positives I purchased it. I love the feel, seating, and cargo space. I ...
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Buick Enclave Preferred FWD worse.
"Larger and roomier. "
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Buick Enclave Preferred FWD worse.
"Third seat still is roomy and has available cargo space behind. "
GuruCHFNH writes:
Handling Ranked 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited FWD worse.
"drives like a cadillac"
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited FWD worse.
"Great value; Highlander is too narrow and feels cramped inside."

Specs

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
2019 Ford Flex
Limited AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
--
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
--
22 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.9 gal 18.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
--
287 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
--
--
254 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
10:1
10.8:1
Displacement
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.64 in x 3.41 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 --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 43 in 42.6 in
Back Legroom 39 in 44.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.2 cu ft 20 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,468 lbs 1,513 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,300 lbs 4,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.8 in 201.8 in
Width 89.3 in 88.8 in
Height 69.9 in 68 in
Wheelbase 119.1 in 117.9 in

Available Options

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
2019 Ford Flex
Limited AWD

Exterior Colors

  • 3-Coat White Platinum Metallic
  • Agate Black
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Stone Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Appearance Package
  • Perforated Leather 2ND Row Heated Reclining Seats
  • Equipment Group 301A
  • MULTIPANEL Vista Roof
  • Class III Trailer Tow Package
  • Wheels: 20" Polished Aluminum

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