Compare 2007 Buick Rainier vs 2007 Ford Explorer

2007 Buick Rainier
2007 Ford Explorer
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2WD 4-Door V6 XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door V6 XLT 15 21 $24,030 $25,370
2WD 4-Door V8 XLT 15 21 $25,222 $26,665
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 15 20 $26,142 $27,665
2WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 15 21 $26,790 $28,370
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 14 20 $27,333 $28,960
2WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 15 21 $27,982 $29,665
4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 15 20 $28,902 $30,665
2WD 4-Door V6 Limited 15 21 $29,923 $31,775
4WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 14 20 $30,093 $31,960
2WD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 21 $31,114 $33,070
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 15 20 $32,034 $34,070
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 20 $33,226 $35,365
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,499
$24,030
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,550
$25,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$526 / month
$423 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Those who have serious towing needs and consider full-size SUVs too ponderous will find the 2007 Ford Explorer just right.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
58.1 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 59.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.4
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
32.1 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 113.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.4 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 -
Length, Overall (in)
193.4 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
74.5 72.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 31.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 193.4
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.2
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 44.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 8.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - 45.1
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)
80.1 85.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 44.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.14 12.01 x - TBD -
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)
12.8 x 0.78 11.85 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 22.5
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 18.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZNF T52
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QTM T52
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
QTM T52
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 721
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 721
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 721
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1700
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
400 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5800 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4417 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2860
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 8500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2332
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3340
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2108
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1950
Engine
Displacement
4.2L/256 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
291 @ 6000 210 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 4800 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
LL8 99E
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.54
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.29
Trans Order Code
M30 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.22
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Rainier Ford Explorer
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.42 32.0
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double A-Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.81 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
5-link Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Load-Leveling -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2470
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.55
Axle Type - Front
- Ford SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3240
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 2200
Axle Type - Rear
- Ford SLA
Frame
Frame Type
- Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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