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Selected Style 119" XLT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
119" XLT XLT 15 20 $24,152 $27,620
119" XLT 4WD XLT 14 18 $26,352 $30,220
119" Eddie Bauer 15 20 $27,517 $31,590
119" 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $29,757 $34,225
2-Door 102" WB XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB XL 18 23 $18,285 $20,085
2-Door 102" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $20,015 $22,050
2-Door 102" WB Sport 18 23 $19,323 $21,265
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 20 $20,934 $23,095
4-Door 112" WB XL 18 23 $19,517 $21,485
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $21,206 $23,405
4-Door 112" WB XLT 18 23 $21,924 $24,220
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XLT 16 20 $23,688 $26,225
4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,187 $29,065
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 19 $27,952 $31,070
4-Door 112" WB Limited 15 20 $29,404 $32,720
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Limited 15 19 $31,414 $35,005
4-Door 112" WB AWD XLT 14 18 $23,688 $26,225
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $27,653 $30,730
4-Door 112" WB AWD Limited 14 18 $31,120 $34,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,152
$18,285
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,620
$20,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$460 / month
$335 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.4 57.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 42.4
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 61.5 52.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 36.5
Passenger Capacity 6 4
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.9
Second Hip Room (in) 62.3 43.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.9 57.1
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Overhang, Front (in) 38.6 33.8
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 57.0 46.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 29.3 27.0
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 204.6 178.6
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.5 6.7
Height, Overall (in) 74.4 67.8
Step Up Height - Front (in) 18.6 NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 39.3 33.7
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 46.9 42.8
Wheelbase (in) 119.0 101.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.8 6.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.6 70.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 62.5 32.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.5 41.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 82.2 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 118.3 69.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 11.9 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 52.4 29.2
Brakes
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) 13.15 x - TBD - 10.86 x 1.24
Brake ABS System Four Wheel Four-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.13 x - TBD - 11.38 x 1.33
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 17.5
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 16.1 15.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.2 37.8
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.4 34.7
Steering Type Speed-Sensitive Pwr Power
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 695 760
Spare Tire Size P255/70R16 P225/70R15
Front Tire Order Code T54 T7H
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2064 1593
Spare Tire Order Code T54 T7H
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 695 760
Rear Tire Size P255/70R16 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 695 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2064 1593
Rear Tire Order Code T54 T7H
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2064 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P255/70R16 P225/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 8000 2,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 400 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 800 765
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4000 3500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3600 2290
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,000 6,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2544 1940
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6750 4700
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3900 2650
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2256 1767
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Styled Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Styled Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 1425
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 95
Engine
Engine Type GAS V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI SPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 290 @ 3250 225 @ 2800
Engine Order Code 99W 99E
Displacement 4.6L (281) 4.0L/245
Engine Oil Cooler NA Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 4400 160 @ 4200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 2.05
Trans Order Code 44U 44M
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 Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.40
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA 10
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.31
Trans Type 4 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
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) 2.33 3.40
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Expedition Ford Explorer
Body Code U17/119" WB 102" WB
Body Style 4 Door XLT 2 Door XL
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 1.42
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3900 3200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3000 2290
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.31 3.27
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA Independent SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 34.9 35
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600 2650
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Spring Single-stage leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .83 0.8
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA 3.27
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3900 2650
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 34.9 35
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-floating Ford
Suspension Type - Front Indep Coil Spring Torsion bar
Frame
Frame Type Full Box Ladder Single channel w/crossmembers
Doors
Side Door Type NA NA
 
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