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4-Door 126" WB Manual XLS
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 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 XLT Premium 16 20 $23,989 $26,465
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
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4-Door 2.5 Manual X
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 51.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
- 175.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 38.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 58.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 32.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 Box (Area) Height (in)
19.7 33.7
Cargo Volume (ft³)
29.6 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (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
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 32.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.4 15.9
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.9 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.3
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.0
Tires
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/60HR16
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
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 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2710 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3090
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21
Transmission
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.11
Summary
Body Code
126" WB -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Sport Trac Subaru Forester
Suspension
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
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 -
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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