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Selected Style 4-Door 126" WB XLS Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 126" WB Manual XLS 17 21 $20,558 $22,610
4-Door 126" WB Automatic XLS 16 20 $20,945 $23,045
4-Door 126" WB XLT 16 20 $22,294 $24,560
4-Door 126" WB XLT Premium 16 20 $23,989 $26,465
4-Door 126" WB 4WD Manual XLS 16 20 $23,023 $25,380
4-Door 126" WB 4WD Automatic XLS 15 20 $23,405 $25,815
4-Door 126" WB 4WD XLT 15 20 $24,812 $27,390
4-Door 126" WB 4WD XLT Premium 15 20 $26,454 $29,235
4-Door 2.5 X Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5 Manual X 21 27 $19,044 $20,845
4-Door 2.5 Automatic X 21 27 $19,763 $21,645
4-Door 2.5 Manual XS 21 27 $20,987 $23,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic XS 21 27 $21,706 $23,895
4-Door 2.5 Manual w/Premium Pkg XS 21 27 $21,883 $24,095
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Premium Pkg XS 21 27 $22,602 $24,895
4-Door 2.5 Automatic w/Prem Pkg & Lthr XS 21 27 $23,274 $25,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,558
$19,044
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,610
$20,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$377 / month
$347 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 43.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 51.6
Second Leg Room (in) 37.8 33.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 53.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.7 -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 70.1 62.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 45.4 -
Wheelbase (in) 125.9 99.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.7 -
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 68.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.8 -
Overhang, Front (in) 34.6 -
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 205.9 -
Liftover Height (in) - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in) - 58.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - 32.8
Track Width, Front (in) - 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.5
Length, Overall (in) - 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - 38.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.7 33.7
Cargo Volume (ft³) 29.6 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.2 37.0
Tailgate Width (in) 49.5 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 50.0 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 51.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 64.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - N/A
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.85 x 0.37 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.39 10.8 x 0.9
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.4 15.9
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.9 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.1 34.7
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.3
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721 -
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code T53 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721 -
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P215/60HR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 721 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code T53 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 -
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 270 176
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2700 2400
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2710 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2250 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5660 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1853 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3090
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 6.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 90
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 240 @ 3000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99E NA
Displacement 4.0L/245 2.5L/150
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 165 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 27
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.06
Trans Order Code 44J NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.45
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 10.0 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.33
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.11
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Sport Trac Subaru Forester
Body Code 126" WB -
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 0.75
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2900 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 -
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 1.38 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2710 -
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Leaf Spring HD Raised
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 0.51
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2900 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 1.38 32
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front Torsion Bar HD Raised
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Lower L-Arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Parallel Links
Frame
Frame Type Boxed w/Single Channel -
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 4WD Sport Utility
 
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