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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $26,386 $28,210
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $30,804 $33,065
4WD 4-Door XLT 13 19 $28,684 $30,735
4WD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $33,102 $35,590
AWD 4-Door Limited 13 19 $33,102 $35,590
2WD Ext Cab ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 15 20 $21,678 $22,755
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,473 $23,630
2WD Crew Cab ST 15 20 $24,078 $25,305
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $25,006 $26,325
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $28,514 $30,180
4WD Ext Cab ST 14 18 $25,635 $27,005
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $26,431 $27,880
4WD Crew Cab ST 14 18 $26,823 $28,255
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $27,751 $29,275
4WD Crew Cab TRX 14 18 $29,653 $31,365
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $31,304 $33,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,386
$21,678
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,210
$22,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$379 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line If you're torn between an SUV and a pickup and cutting-edge styling isn't important, the 2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac might be the answer. The 2010 Dodge Dakota could be a fine full-size pickup alternative, but its lack of standard safety gear, sloppy handling, and low-grade fit and finish knock it out of contention.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 57.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 54.9
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
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 36.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.5 8.1
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.5 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 44.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 130.5 131.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.5 7.9
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.7 71.7
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 30.9 31.9
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 145.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 210.2 218.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - 59.6
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 49.6 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 44.4 30.0
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 61.4 59.6
Brakes
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 2.28
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.97 x 0.43 12.3 x 1.1
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 22.0
Fuel Tank Location Midship - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
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
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code T53 TVF
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 721 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code T53 TVF
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1700 - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 698
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 4650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 4650
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 465
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3320 3600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2076 1781
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6020 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3080 3100
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2507 2419
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 9000
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 136
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/245 3.7L/226
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 210 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99E EKG
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.07 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.29 1.57
Trans Order Code 44V DGV
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 2.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Extended Cab 6'6" Bed
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Sport Trac Dodge Dakota
Body Code 131" WB 131.3" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3600 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3000 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.55
Axle Type - Front Twin-forged SLA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 34.9 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3240 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 34.9 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Coil
Frame
Frame Type Fully boxed ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 11
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 3
 
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