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2020 Lexus GX 460 vs. 2021 Ford Explorer Review

New 2020 Lexus GX 460

2020 Lexus
GX 460

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New 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*
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$53,000 to $64,265
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$32,225 to $54,480
Invoice* $48,760 to $59,124 $31,258 to $52,301
MPG - City 15 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy 19 24 - 28
Engine(s) V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Lexus GX 460, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Explorer will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus GX 460.

Convenience
With the Ford Explorer, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lexus GX 460, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). The Lexus GX 460 is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Explorer. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lexus GX 460 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford Explorer.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus GX 460 is much slimmer than the Ford Explorer, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Lexus GX 460 is slightly shorter than the Ford Explorer, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Lexus GX 460 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Ford Explorer.

Performance
When considering 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 Lexus GX 460 and the Ford Explorer.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Lexus GX 460 and the Ford Explorer. The Lexus GX 460 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Ford Explorer.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lexus GX 460 than that of the Ford Explorer.