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2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,098
2009 Ford Taurus X
Eddie Bauer
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$8,495
1 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
No Expert Reviews
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.

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
No User Reviews
2009 Ford Taurus X
Eddie Bauer
40
Guru9K5PV writes:
love it

Specs

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
2009 Ford Taurus X
Eddie Bauer
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
--
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
--
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.9 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
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
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
Maximum Payload 1,468 lbs --
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

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
2009 Ford Taurus X
Eddie Bauer

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