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Selected Style 4.6L XLT Value
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Engine

Drivetrain

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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5.4L 4WD Eddie Bauer 13 17 $36,377 $41,560
4.6L XLT Value 14 19 $28,001 $31,820
4.6L XLT Popular 14 19 $29,677 $33,770
4.6L XLT Premium 14 19 $31,655 $36,070
5.4L XLT Popular 13 18 $30,121 $34,285
5.4L XLT Premium 13 17 $32,099 $36,585
4.6L 4WD XLT Value 14 18 $30,211 $34,390
4.6L 4WD XLT Popular 14 18 $32,047 $36,525
4.6L 4WD XLT Premium 14 18 $34,025 $38,825
5.4L 4WD XLT Popular 13 17 $32,489 $37,040
5.4L 4WD XLT FX4 Off-Road 13 17 $33,453 $38,160
5.4L 4WD XLT Premium 13 17 $34,467 $39,340
4.6L Eddie Bauer 14 19 $33,225 $37,895
5.4L Eddie Bauer 13 18 $33,667 $38,410
4-Door 1500 LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 1500 LS 14 18 $32,418 $37,050
4-Door 1500 LT 14 18 $32,418 $37,050
4-Door 1500 4WD LS 14 18 $34,868 $39,850
4-Door 1500 4WD LT 14 18 $34,868 $39,850
4-Door 1500 4WD Z71 14 18 $34,868 $39,850
4-Door 2500 LS N/A N/A $33,818 $38,650
4-Door 2500 LT N/A N/A $33,818 $38,650
4-Door 2500 4WD LS N/A N/A $36,356 $41,550
4-Door 2500 4WD LT N/A N/A $36,356 $41,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,001
$32,418
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,820
$37,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$530 / month
$618 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Cargo Doors
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.4 65.2
Third Leg Room (in) 36.3 36.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 39.0
Third Hip Room (in) 54.5 49.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.3 65.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.3
Third Head Room (in) 38.2 38.6
Front Hip Room (in) 63.0 61.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) 60.1 64.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.7 39.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.7
Passenger Capacity 6 9
Second Hip Room (in) 62.4 61.3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 9.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.7 78.9
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Overhang, Front (in) 38.6 37.0
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 35.5 31.2
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 205.8 219.3
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.9 8.4
Height, Overall (in) 77.6 73.6
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 48.2 52.3
Wheelbase (in) 119.0 130.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 49.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 40.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 52.5 69.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 60.9 90.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.9 49.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 87.2 104.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 110.4 131.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - 36.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 20.7 45.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.18 12.0 x 1.1
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) 13.5 x 0.9 12.9 x 1.2
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 28 31
Fuel Tank Location Midship - TBD -
Steering
Steering Type Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA 15.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.5 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.5 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.2 43.0
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2304 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code NA QMJ
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2304 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 654 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA QMJ
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2304 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA QMJ
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 654 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 654 - TBD -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6050 7400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 605 1000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4128 4000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2748 2493
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2950 3150
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11500 13,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2548 2661
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7100 7000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13 16.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 232 @ 4750 285 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 291 @ 3450 325 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99W L59
Displacement 4.6L/281 5.3L/327
Engine Oil Cooler NA Yes
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.32 2.29
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.63
Trans Order Code 44U M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 1500
Vehicle Name Ford Expedition Chevrolet Suburban
Body Code 119" WB ZW9
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 34.93 46
Axle Type - Rear Independent Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Torsion Bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 1.26
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000 4000
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2950 3150
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 34.93 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3350 3400
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Spring Multi-Link Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 1.18
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4128 4000
Frame
Frame Type Front-to-Rear Boxed Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type NA Swing-out
 
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