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2023 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$38,760
Invoice
$37,597
Average Price Paid
$37,282
87 listings nationwide

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2023 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
MSRP
$44,830
Invoice
$42,406
Average Price Paid
$43,549
981 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2023 Ford Explorer
AWD
Fair Price
$38,300
Good Price
$36,530
Great Price
$35,518
2023 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
Fair Price
$44,712
Good Price
$42,319
Great Price
$40,950

Specs

2023 Ford Explorer
AWD
2023 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
20 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
27 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.9 gal 19.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
--
250 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
--
--
320 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
10:1
10.5:1
Displacement
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.5 in x 3.94 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 -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 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
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard 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 6 seats
Front Legroom 43 in 41 in
Back Legroom 39 in 39.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.2 cu ft 14.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,468 lbs 1,434 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,300 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.8 in 199.4 in
Width 89.3 in 86.9 in
Height 70.2 in 69 in
Wheelbase 119.1 in 115.3 in

Available Options

2023 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Atlas Blue Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Forged Green Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic

Option Packages

  • Class IV Trailer Tow Package
2023 Mazda CX-9
Carbon Edition AWD

Exterior Colors

  • POLYMETAL Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates

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