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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
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $27,802 $29,985
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 14 19 $28,994 $31,295
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 Limited 13 19 $31,305 $33,835
AWD 4-Door V6 Adrenalin 13 19 $31,305 $33,835
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 19 $32,497 $35,145
AWD 4-Door V8 Adrenalin 14 19 $32,497 $35,145
2WD Ext Cab ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 16 20 $18,818 $20,470
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $20,207 $22,030
2WD Crew Cab ST 16 20 $21,266 $23,170
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,606 $24,675
4WD Ext Cab ST 15 19 $22,646 $24,720
2WD Ext Cab SLT 16 20 $22,837 $24,985
2WD Ext Cab TRX 16 20 $23,202 $25,395
4WD Crew Cab ST 15 19 $23,927 $26,120
2WD Ext Cab Sport 15 20 $23,891 $26,170
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $24,034 $26,280
2WD Crew Cab SLT 15 20 $24,857 $27,205
2WD Crew Cab TRX 15 20 $25,196 $27,585
2WD Crew Cab Sport 15 20 $25,209 $27,600
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $25,266 $27,625
2WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $25,324 $27,780
4WD Ext Cab SLT 15 19 $25,507 $27,935
4WD Ext Cab TRX 15 19 $26,081 $28,580
4WD Ext Cab Sport 14 18 $26,540 $29,095
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $26,620 $29,185
4WD Crew Cab SLT 14 18 $27,518 $30,155
4WD Crew Cab Sport 14 18 $27,834 $30,510
4WD Ext Cab Laramie 14 19 $28,021 $30,760
4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $28,074 $30,780
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 19 $29,280 $32,135
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,504
$18,818
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,460
$20,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$341 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. Especially with the improved V-8, the 2008 Dodge Dakota can do most of what a full-size truck can while consuming fewer resources in the process.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 54.9
Passenger Capacity 5 2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 32.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 37.7
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 130.4
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 210.2 218.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.5 7.4
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - 88.1
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 44.3 48.8
Wheelbase (in) 130.5 131.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.5 7.4
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 39.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 71.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 30.9 31.2
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4 38.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 61.4 59.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 21.2 17.6
Cargo Volume (ft³) 37.5 46.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 49.5 59.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.0 45.2
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 53.3
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 49.6 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 44.4 30.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.97 x 0.43 12.3 x 1.1
Brake Type Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.81 x 0.39 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 11.6 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 22.0
Fuel Tank Location Midship Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 18.9 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 44.0
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721 713
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code T53 TVF
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 1903
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721 713
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 721 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 1903
Rear Tire Order Code T53 TVF
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3250
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 325
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 325
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6020 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3000 3100
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2507 2299
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 7700
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3320 3600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2076 1881
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 210 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99E EKG
Displacement 4.0L/245 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.29 2.53
Trans Order Code 44V DEJ
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 4.23
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.67
Trans Type 5 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Sport Trac Dodge Dakota
Body Code 131" WB 131.3" WB
Body Style 4 Door Extended Cab 6'7" Bed
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Semi-Floating Hypoid
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3600 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3000 3100
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.21
Axle Type - Front Twin-forged SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3240 3600
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3400 3850
Frame
Frame Type Fully boxed ladder Ladder
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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