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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
MSRP
$39,160
Invoice
$37,202
Average Price Paid
$37,399
18 listings nationwide

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2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
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Limited AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,610
2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,480

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...

2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Ford hasn’t been shy about the fact that the company is dropping its sedan products in an SUV-heavy world. So, the Taurus is living on borrowed time. The current generation debuted 10 ...

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

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
No User Reviews
2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
160
writes:
Very comfortable to drive - very nice! I am short and could easily reach everything. I didn’t think I wanted a...

Specs

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
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
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288 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
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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 5 seats
Front Legroom 43 in 44.2 in
Back Legroom 39 in 38.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.2 cu ft 20.1 cu ft
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,300 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.8 in 202.9 in
Width 89.3 in 85.7 in
Height 69.9 in 60.7 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
2019 Ford Taurus
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 Metallic
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat

Option Packages

  • Driver Assist Package
  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System
  • Power Moonroof
  • Wheels: 20" Polished Aluminum

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