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Selected Style RWD 4-Door V6 XLT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $25,504 $27,460
RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 15 21 $26,696 $28,770
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $29,007 $31,310
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 21 $30,200 $32,620
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $27,802 $29,985
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 14 19 $28,994 $31,295
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $31,305 $33,835
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 19 $32,497 $35,145
AWD 4-Door V6 Adrenalin 13 19 $31,305 $33,835
AWD 4-Door V8 Adrenalin 14 19 $32,497 $35,145
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $15,953 $16,705
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $16,849 $17,830
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $18,097 $18,950
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1VL 18 24 $19,396 $20,525
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 24 $19,282 $20,405
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $19,282 $20,405
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1VL 18 24 $21,758 $23,025
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 18 24 $22,046 $23,330
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 17 23 $22,046 $23,330
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 17 23 $19,300 $20,210
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 17 23 $20,161 $21,335
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 17 23 $21,248 $22,250
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 17 23 $22,212 $23,505
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 16 22 $22,212 $23,505
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 16 21 $25,458 $26,940
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 16 21 $25,458 $26,940
2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,049 $18,900
4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $21,349 $22,355
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/3LT 15 21 $19,282 $20,405
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/3LT 15 21 $22,046 $23,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,504
$15,953
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,460
$16,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$278 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a versatile vehicle with very little to set it apart from the competition. The new available V-8 engine is a long time coming and helps position the Colorado as a worthy rival to the most capable compacts and an alternative to full-size trucks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 -
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 44.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 53.3
Passenger Capacity 5 3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 44.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 130.5 111.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.5 7.7
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 34.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 67.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 30.9 33.0
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4 33.9
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 110.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 210.2 192.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.5 7.7
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 64.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 37.5 44.0
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 49.5 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.0 42.6
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 52.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 49.6 72.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 44.4 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 61.4 57.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 21.2 18.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.81 x 0.39 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 11.6 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.97 x 0.43 11.2 x 1.6
Brake Type Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 19
Fuel Tank Location Midship Inboard LH Frame Rail
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 18.9 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 39.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA 3.31
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721 NA
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code T53 QRD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 1452
Spare Tire Order Code NA ZCY
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721 NA
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 721 NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 1452
Rear Tire Order Code T53 QRD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 1452
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 360
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2400
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2507 1870
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 6000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3320 2896
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2076 1395
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6020 4850
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3000 2633
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 125
Engine
Fuel System SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code 99E LLV
Displacement 4.0L/245 2.9L/177
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 185 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.75
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.37
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.26
Trans Order Code 44V MA5
Summary
Body Code 131" WB E63
Body Style 4 Door Regular Cab
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Sport Trac Chevrolet Colorado
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front Twin-forged SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32.0 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3240 2633
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3400 2900
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32.0 30
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 1.10
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3600 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3000 2633
Frame
Frame Type Fully boxed ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 5
 
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