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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
4WD Crew Cab RT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,376 $28,000
4WD Crew Cab RTX 15 20 $25,828 $29,500
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $27,568 $30,425
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr RTL 15 20 $29,976 $33,090
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr & Navi RTL 15 20 $31,783 $35,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,504
$25,376
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,460
$28,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$467 / 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. The 2008 Honda Ridgeline is a flexible light-duty truck with a plush feel, but it can't tackle all the tasks a full-size truck does well.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 63.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.0 62.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 40.8
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 57.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9 36.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 30.9 -
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4 -
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 210.2 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.5 -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 70.3
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 44.3 -
Wheelbase (in) 130.5 122.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.5 -
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 76.3
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 66.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.2
Length, Overall (in) - 206.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 49.6 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 44.4 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 61.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 21.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³) 37.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 49.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.0 49.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.97 x 0.43 12.6 x 1.1
Brake Type Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.81 x 0.39 13.1 x 0.4
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 22
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 42.6
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Var Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 18.9 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.38
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.5
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P245/65SR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 721 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 -
Rear Tire Order Code T53 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 -
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P245/65SR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721 -
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code T53 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3320 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2076 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6020 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2507 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4500
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 -
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/245 3.5L/212
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 247 @ 5750
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 245 @ 4500
Engine Order Code 99E J35A91
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.02
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.07 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.29 1.57
Trans Order Code 44V NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 2.69
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.53
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Crew Cab
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Sport Trac Honda Ridgeline
Body Code 131" WB -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 1.0
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3400 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 .91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3600 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3000 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 -
Axle Type - Front Twin-forged SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3240 -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Fully boxed ladder -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 4WD Pickup Trucks
 
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