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Selected Style 4-Door 1500 LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 1500 LS 14 18 $32,418 $37,050
4-Door 1500 LT 14 18 $32,418 $37,050
4-Door 2500 LS N/A N/A $33,818 $38,650
4-Door 2500 LT N/A N/A $33,818 $38,650
4-Door 1500 4WD LS 14 18 $34,868 $39,850
4-Door 1500 4WD LT 14 18 $34,868 $39,850
4-Door 1500 4WD Z71 14 18 $34,868 $39,850
4-Door 2500 4WD LS N/A N/A $36,356 $41,550
4-Door 2500 4WD LT N/A N/A $36,356 $41,550
4.6L XLT Value
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4.6L XLT Value 14 19 $28,001 $31,820
4.6L XLT Popular 14 19 $29,677 $33,770
5.4L XLT Popular 13 18 $30,121 $34,285
4.6L 4WD XLT Value 14 18 $30,211 $34,390
4.6L XLT Premium 14 19 $31,655 $36,070
4.6L 4WD XLT Popular 14 18 $32,047 $36,525
5.4L XLT Premium 13 17 $32,099 $36,585
5.4L 4WD XLT Popular 13 17 $32,489 $37,040
4.6L Eddie Bauer 14 19 $33,225 $37,895
5.4L 4WD XLT FX4 Off-Road 13 17 $33,453 $38,160
5.4L Eddie Bauer 13 18 $33,667 $38,410
4.6L 4WD XLT Premium 14 18 $34,025 $38,825
5.4L 4WD XLT Premium 13 17 $34,467 $39,340
5.4L 4WD Eddie Bauer 13 17 $36,377 $41,560
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,418
$28,001
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,050
$31,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$618 / month
$530 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Cargo Doors Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 63.4
Third Leg Room (in) 36.1 36.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.8
Third Hip Room (in) 49.2 54.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.1 64.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.2
Third Head Room (in) 38.6 38.2
Front Hip Room (in) 61.4 63.0
Third Shoulder Room (in) 64.4 60.1
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 39.7
Passenger Capacity 9 6
Second Hip Room (in) 61.3 62.4
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.9 78.7
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Overhang, Front (in) 37.0 38.6
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.2 35.5
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 219.3 205.8
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.4 8.9
Height, Overall (in) 73.6 77.6
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 52.3 48.2
Wheelbase (in) 130.0 119.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 49.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 40.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 69.6 52.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 90.0 60.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1 50.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 104.6 87.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 131.6 110.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 36.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 45.7 20.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.1 13.0 x 1.18
Brake Type Pwr Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x 1.2 13.5 x 0.9
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 28
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - Midship
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.8 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.5
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 15.8 20.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.0 39.2
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2304
Rear Tire Order Code QMJ NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2304
Front Tire Size P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 654
Spare Tire Size P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code QMJ NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2304
Spare Tire Order Code QMJ NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 654
Rear Tire Size P265/70R16 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - 654
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7400 6050
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1000 605
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4000 4128
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2493 2748
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3150 2950
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 13,000 11500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2661 2548
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7000 7100
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.4 13
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 145 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 1950
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 650
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 285 @ 5200 232 @ 4750
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 4000 291 @ 3450
Engine Order Code L59 99W
Displacement 5.3L/327 4.6L/281
Engine Oil Cooler Yes NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 19
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.32
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 1.55
Trans Order Code M30 44U
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 2.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 1500 4 Door
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Suburban Ford Expedition
Body Code ZW9 119" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 34.93
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Independent
Suspension Type - Front Torsion Bar Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.26 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 4000
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3150 2950
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 34.93
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 3350
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Coil Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.18 0.83
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 4128
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Front-to-Rear Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out NA
 
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