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Selected Style 4-Door 1500 LS
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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 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 LS N/A N/A $33,818 $38,650
4-Door 2500 LT N/A N/A $33,818 $38,650
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-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS
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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 4WD XLS Sport 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 15 21 $26,363 $29,025
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 19 $27,075 $29,825
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L NBX 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L NBX 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT Sport 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD NBX 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD NBX 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $29,989 $33,100
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 4.6L 4WD 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 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 19 $33,460 $37,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS 15 21 $25,904 $28,510
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS Sport 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT Sport 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT Sport 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD Eddie Bauer 15 21 $31,970 $35,325
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,682 $36,125
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD Limited 15 21 $32,748 $36,200
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Cargo Doors Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) 36.1 NA
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 38.9
Third Hip Room (in) 49.2 NA
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 40.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 69.6 41.4
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 22.5
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.8 NA
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
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1460
Front Tire Size P265/70R16 P235/70R16
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 -
Trailering
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
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
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2493 2046
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
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.4 7.8
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 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas/Ethanol V6
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 21
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Suburban Ford Explorer
Body Code ZW9 114" WB
Body Style 4 Door 1500 4 Door
Suspension
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 -
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 -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out NA
 
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