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Selected Style 4-Door 2WD LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2WD LS 16 22 $24,339 $26,895
4-Door 2WD LT 16 22 $26,647 $29,445
4-Door 2WD LTZ 16 22 $30,131 $33,295
4-Door 2WD EXT LT 15 20 $28,412 $31,395
4-Door 4WD LS 15 21 $26,376 $29,145
4-Door 4WD LT 15 21 $28,683 $31,695
4-Door 4WD LTZ 15 21 $32,168 $35,545
4-Door 4WD EXT LT 15 20 $30,448 $33,645
4-Door 2WD EXT LS 15 20 $27,145 $29,995
4-Door 4WD EXT LS 15 20 $29,181 $32,245
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
$24,339
$23,924
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,895
$26,285
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$438 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.1 35.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 58.1 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 44.6 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.0
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.7 72.1
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Overhang, Front (in) 34.9 31.6
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA 48.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.1 30.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 191.8 189.5
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 8.5
Height, Overall (in) 74.5 71.4
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA 33.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 43.86 44.1
Wheelbase (in) 113.0 113.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.0 8.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 39.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 43.7 41.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 41.0 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) - TBD - 45.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 80.1 73.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.1 86.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA 48.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.14 12.01 x 0.37
Brake Type Power 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) 12.8 x 0.78 11.85 x 0.37
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) 22.0 22.5
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 36.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 20.4 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 18.9
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 720
Rear Tire Size P245/70R16 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1460
Rear Tire Order Code QRE - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1460
Front Tire Size P245/70R16 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P245/70R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code QRE - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1460
Spare Tire Order Code QRE - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 328
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3280
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5300 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5550 5420
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3200 3000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2022 2046
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2950 2735
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,000 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2291 2240
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 1950
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
Displacement 4.2L/254 4.0L/245
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 275 @ 6000 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 275 @ 3600 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code LL8 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 3.07
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Chevrolet TrailBlazer Ford Explorer
Body Code TB4 114" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.94 .77
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 32.00
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Front Coil Coil spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.73 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 3.55
Axle Type - Front - TBD - Independent SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36 32.00
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2950 2800
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Coil spring
Frame
Frame Type - TBD - Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out NA
 
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