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4-Door 1500 LS
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
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4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS 15 21 $23,924 $26,285
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport 15 21 $24,970 $27,460
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 15 21 $25,904 $28,510
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS 15 21 $25,904 $28,510
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 15 21 $26,363 $29,025
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS Sport 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS Sport 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 19 $27,075 $29,825
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L NBX 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L NBX 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD NBX 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT Sport 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT Sport 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $29,989 $33,100
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD NBX 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT Sport 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 19 $30,701 $33,900
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 15 21 $30,768 $33,975
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 19 $31,480 $34,775
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 21 $31,970 $35,325
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD Eddie Bauer 15 21 $31,970 $35,325
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,682 $36,125
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,682 $36,125
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 15 21 $32,748 $36,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD Limited 15 21 $32,748 $36,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 19 $33,460 $37,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD Limited 14 19 $33,460 $37,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,418
$23,924
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,050
$26,285
Monthly Payment Estimate
$618 / month
$438 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Cargo Doors Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.1 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.4
Third Head Room (in)
38.6 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
61.4 55.0
Third Shoulder Room (in)
64.4 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 35.9
Passenger Capacity
9 5
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
61.3 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 59.1
Third Leg Room (in)
36.1 NA
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
49.2 NA
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 48.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.2 30.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
219.3 189.5
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.4 8.5
Height, Overall (in)
73.6 71.4
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
52.3 44.1
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 113.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.8 8.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 72.1
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Front (in)
37.0 31.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
90.0 48.6
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 45.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
104.6 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
131.6 86.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
36.1 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
45.7 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
49.2 48.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
40.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
69.6 41.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.9 x 1.2 11.85 x 0.37
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.1 12.01 x 0.37
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 22.5
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
15.8 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.0 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.8 NA
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
QMJ - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1460
Spare Tire Order Code
QMJ - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 720
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R16 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1460
Rear Tire Order Code
QMJ - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1460
Front Tire Size
P265/70R16 P235/70R16
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 328
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3280
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7400 NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3150 2735
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
13,000 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2661 2240
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7000 5420
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4000 3000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2493 2046
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.4 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1950
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 130
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 4000 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
L59 NA
Displacement
5.3L/327 4.0L/245
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
285 @ 5200 210 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas/Ethanol V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
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 3.25
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.55
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.44
Trans Order Code
M30 NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Suburban Ford Explorer
Body Code
ZW9 114" WB
Body Style
4 Door 1500 4 Door
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 32.00
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 2800
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Coil Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.18 .77
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4000 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 32.00
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4000 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3150 - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out NA

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