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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,027 $40,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$81,740
$27,427
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$88,850
$29,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1481 / month
$485 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 17 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.700
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.000 61.300
Third Leg Room (in) NA 33.200
Second Head Room (in) 39.000 40.500
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Third Hip Room (in) NA 40.700
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.000 61.000
Front Leg Room (in) 40.000 40.600
Third Head Room (in) NA 37.800
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 57.300
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 50.800
Second Leg Room (in) 36.600 39.800
Front Head Room (in) 39.300 41.400
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 151.700
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.800 67.000
Wheelbase (in) 115.500 112.600
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.500 78.900
Track Width, Front (in) 65.400 67.000
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 7.600
Length, Overall (in) 191.000 197.100
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.400 70.400
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.800 43.800
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 75.200 80.700
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 21.000
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.200 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.600 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.500 18.600
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.500 15.750
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 39.200
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P275/40WR20 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P315/35WR20 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 900 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5368 4534
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 10.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 11.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 175
Engine
Displacement 4.4L/268 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 555 @ 6000 290 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 500 @ 1500-5650 255 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA 998
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 14 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.520 1.840
Trans Type 6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.000
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.860 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.400 2.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.340 2.870
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.900 3.390
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.140 1.410
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.690 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.170 4.480
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW X5 M Ford Explorer
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.259
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.866
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 13.1 9.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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