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Selected Style 4-Door 2WD LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2WD LS 16 22 $22,842 $24,430
4-Door 2WD EXT LS 15 20 $24,197 $25,880
4-Door 4WD LS 15 21 $24,945 $26,680
4-Door 2WD LT 16 22 $24,978 $26,715
4-Door 2WD EXT LT 15 20 $26,161 $27,980
4-Door 4WD EXT LS 15 20 $26,301 $28,130
4-Door 4WD LT 15 21 $27,082 $28,965
4-Door 4WD EXT LT 15 20 $28,265 $30,230
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 $24,252 $26,530
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 15 21 $25,761 $28,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 15 20 $26,232 $28,755
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 21 $26,829 $29,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $27,518 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 20 $27,741 $30,450
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $28,586 $31,400
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 20 $28,809 $31,650
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 20 $29,499 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 15 21 $29,578 $32,515
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 20 $30,567 $33,625
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 21 $30,646 $33,715
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 15 20 $31,558 $34,740
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 20 $32,626 $35,940
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,842
$24,252
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,430
$26,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$407 / month
$442 / 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
Front Hip Room (in) 56.00 55.4
Second Leg Room (in) 37.00 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.20 39.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 58.20 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.50 59.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.60 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.50 59.0
Front Leg Room (in) 46.90 42.4
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 113.00 113.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.80 8.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.70 73.7
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Overhang, Front (in) 35.0 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA 32.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.1 31.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 191.80 193.4
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 8.2
Height, Overall (in) 72.50 72.8
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA 32.9
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 43.8 44.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 39.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 43.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.7 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) - TBD - 44.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 80.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.1 85.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.78 11.9 x 0.39
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 1.14 12.0 x 0.43
Brake Type Power 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) 22.0 22.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 18.9
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
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1700
Spare Tire Order Code ZNF T52
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 721
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - 721
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1700
Rear Tire Order Code QNF T52
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1700
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 721
Spare Tire Size P235/75R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code QNF T52
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 311
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5300 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2304 2332
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5550 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3200 3340
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2019 2108
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2950 2860
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.9 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 1950
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 277 @ 4800 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code LL8 99E
Displacement 4.2L/254 4.0L/245
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 291 @ 6000 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.05 3.22
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 1.54
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 3.07
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.62 2.29
Trans Order Code M30 44V
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Code TB4 NA
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Chevrolet TrailBlazer Ford Explorer
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36 32.0
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2950 3240
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.82 0.77
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 2200
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 32.0
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Ford SLA
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.33 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 2470
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 3.55
Axle Type - Front Independent Ford SLA
Frame
Frame Type - TBD - Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out NA
 
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