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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 15 19 $33,919 $38,765
4-Door 1500 LT 15 19 $33,919 $38,765
4-Door 1500 Z71 15 19 $33,919 $38,765
4-Door 1500 4WD LS 14 18 $36,369 $41,565
4-Door 1500 4WD LT 14 18 $36,369 $41,565
4-Door 1500 4WD Z71 14 18 $36,369 $41,565
4-Door 2500 LS N/A N/A $34,947 $39,940
4-Door 2500 LT N/A N/A $34,947 $39,940
4-Door 2500 4WD LS N/A N/A $37,485 $42,840
4-Door 2500 4WD LT N/A N/A $37,485 $42,840
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 16 21 $24,500 $27,165
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport 16 21 $25,759 $28,595
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 14 20 $26,692 $29,655
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS Sport 14 20 $27,738 $30,845
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 16 21 $26,995 $30,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 20 $27,708 $30,810
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 16 21 $28,201 $31,370
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 15 20 $28,909 $32,175
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 14 20 $28,976 $32,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 18 $29,688 $33,060
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT Sport 14 20 $30,181 $33,620
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 14 18 $30,894 $34,430
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 16 21 $30,603 $34,100
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 20 $31,316 $34,910
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 16 21 $31,382 $34,985
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 20 $32,095 $35,795
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 20 $32,584 $36,350
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $33,296 $37,160
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 14 20 $33,366 $37,240
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 18 $34,080 $38,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,919
$24,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,765
$27,165
Monthly Payment Estimate
$646 / month
$453 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Cargo Doors Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.1 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
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 37.6
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 44.1
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 48.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.2 31.3
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 219.3 189.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1 45.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 104.6 76.0
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA - TBD -
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
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 x 1.2 11.9 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 12.0 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 22.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 15.8 17
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.0 36.8
Steering Type Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.8 17
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2184 1460
Spare Tire Order Code QMJ T52
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 720
Rear Tire Size P265/70R16 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - 720
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2184 1460
Rear Tire Order Code QMJ T52
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2184 1460
Front Tire Size P265/70R16 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 720
Spare Tire Size P265/70R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code QMJ T52
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600 324
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3240
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7400 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 13,000 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2677 2254
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7000 5740
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4000 3200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2423 2055
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3150 2735
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.8 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) 160 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4000 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code L59 99K
Displacement 5.3L/327 4.0L/245
Engine Oil Cooler Yes NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 295 @ 5200 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.22
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.54
Trans Type 4 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.71
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 2.29
Trans Order Code M30 44V
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
Summary
Body Code ZW9 114" WB
Body Style 4 Door 1500 4 Door
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Suburban Ford Explorer
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46 32.0
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 2800
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Coil Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.18 0.77
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 1940
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 32.0
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Ford SLA
Suspension Type - Front Torsion Bar Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.25 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3150 1827
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 3.55
Axle Type - Front Independent Ford SLA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type NA NA
 
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