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2WD 4-Door 1500 LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 21 $33,855 $37,000
2WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 21 $34,564 $37,775
2WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 21 $34,564 $37,775
2WD 4-Door 2500 LS N/A N/A $34,939 $38,185
2WD 4-Door 2500 LT N/A N/A $35,634 $38,945
4WD 4-Door 1500 LS 15 20 $36,417 $39,800
4WD 4-Door 1500 LT 15 20 $37,126 $40,575
4WD 4-Door 1500 LTZ 15 20 $37,126 $40,575
4WD 4-Door 2500 LS N/A N/A $37,501 $40,985
4WD 4-Door 2500 LT N/A N/A $38,196 $41,745
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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
$33,855
$24,030
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,000
$25,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$617 / 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
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 NA
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 36.9
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
61.8 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 59.0
Third Leg Room (in)
34.9 NA
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.7
Third Hip Room (in)
49.4 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 59.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.4
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 NA
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - 44.3
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 113.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.5 8.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 73.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.8 31.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
222.4 193.4
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 8.2
Height, Overall (in)
76.8 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
137.4 85.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
35.6 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
45.8 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
69.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
90.0 45.1
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 44.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
101.8 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.18 12.01 x - TBD -
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)
13.5 x 0.79 11.85 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 22.5
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.0 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
17.75 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 18.9
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 721
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - 721
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 1700
Rear Tire Order Code
QAN T52
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1700
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 721
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
QAN T52
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 1700
Spare Tire Order Code
ZVL T52
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1065 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7100 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7200 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4200 3340
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2648 2108
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3300 2860
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
13,000 8500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2791 2332
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
18.3 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1950
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
Displacement
5.3L/323 4.0L/245
Engine Oil Cooler
No NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5200 210 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
340 @ 4200 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
LY5 99E
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
Transmission
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
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 - TBD -
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 3.22
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 1500 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Suburban Ford Explorer
Body Code
E52 NA
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 0.77
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 2200
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.81 32.0
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Ford SLA
Suspension Type - Front
Coil springs Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3300 2470
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Independent Ford SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.81 32.0
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 3240
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil springs Independent SLA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type
NA NA

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