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2021 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Lexus GX 460 Review

New 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Ford
Explorer

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New 2020 Lexus GX 460

2020 Lexus
GX 460

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MSRP*
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$32,225 to $54,480
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$53,000 to $64,265
Invoice* $31,258 to $52,301 $48,760 to $59,124
MPG - City 18 - 21 15
MPG - Hwy 24 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-8
Seating Capacity 7 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Lexus GX 460. The Ford Explorer will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus GX 460.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Ford Explorer, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus GX 460.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Explorer will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus GX 460. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Explorer is much higher than that for the Lexus GX 460.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Lexus GX 460, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Explorer, which is slightly longer than the Lexus GX 460.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Explorer doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus GX 460.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Lexus GX 460 is clearly the choice over the Ford Explorer for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Ford Explorer and the Lexus GX 460.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Explorer and the Lexus GX 460. With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus GX 460.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Explorer is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus GX 460.