Ford Explorer vs Ford Taurus X Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,765
Invoice
$33,722
Average Price Paid
$33,359
36 listings nationwide

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2009 Ford Taurus X
Eddie Bauer
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AWD
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Eddie Bauer
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,124
2009 Ford Taurus X
Eddie Bauer
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$5,999
1 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The midsize Ford Explorer has been around for nearly 30 years and was most recently redesigned in 2011. That year the SUV traded its truck-based construction and straightforward, uprig...

2009 Ford Taurus X
Eddie Bauer
Michael Perkins Review:

The Taurus has been a steady, dependable winner since it showed up ove...

The Good: A good engine/transmission combination, along with a comfortable ride ...

The Bad: Cheap interior materials and a noisy engine in the Taurus X have marre...

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

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
40
writes:
Good vehicle... very roomy... almost too roomy... still kinda loose on the handling
2009 Ford Taurus X
Eddie Bauer
40
writes:
love it

Specs

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
2009 Ford Taurus X
Eddie Bauer
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
20 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
27 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.2 gal 19 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
--
263 hp @ 6,250 RPM
Torque
--
--
249 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
10:1
10.3:1
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
3.6 in x 3.4 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
Front Driver -- 5 stars
Front Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Driver -- 5 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 5 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
CD Changer -- 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 40.8 in
Back Legroom 39 in 40.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.2 cu ft 15.8 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,300 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.8 in 200.3 in
Width 89.3 in 74.9 in
Height 69.9 in 67.6 in
Wheelbase 119.1 in 112.9 in

Available Options

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White

Option Packages

  • Class III Trailer Tow Package
2009 Ford Taurus X
Eddie Bauer

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