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2-Door 102" WB Manual XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB Manual XLS 17 22 $19,899 $21,870
2-Door 102" WB Automatic XLS 16 21 $20,500 $22,545
2-Door 102" WB XLT 16 21 $21,648 $23,835
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Manual XLS 15 19 $22,587 $24,890
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Automatic XLS 15 20 $23,188 $25,565
2-Door 102" WB XLT Premium 16 21 $23,215 $25,595
2-Door 102" WB 4WD XLT 15 20 $24,389 $26,915
2-Door 102" WB 4WD XLT Premium 15 20 $26,032 $28,760
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2-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door LS 15 21 $18,774 $20,745
2-Door Xtreme 15 21 $20,674 $22,845
2-Door 4WD LS 15 20 $21,489 $23,745
4-Door LS 17 23 $22,348 $24,695
4-Door 4WD LS 15 19 $24,158 $26,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,899
$18,774
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,870
$20,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$365 / month
$346 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Tailgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 52.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 35.6
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 40.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.4 NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.0 42.0
Wheelbase (in)
101.8 100.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 8.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 67.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Front (in)
34.6 34.80
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
48.1 NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
28.9 28.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
180.4 177.3
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 8.1
Height, Overall (in)
68.4 65.20
Step Up Height - Front (in)
20.7 NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
52.7 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.4 33.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
39.1 28.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.5 29.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.9 38.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
70.1 68.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.4 60.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x 0.37 11.6 x 0.78
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 0.39 10.82 x 1.14
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Behind Rear Axle
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.8 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.8 36.6
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
21.9 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA 13.0
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 1643
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
721 743
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - 743
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 1643
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QBF
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 1643
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721 743
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA QBF
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
294 420
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 420
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2940 4200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 4200
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 8000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1998 2003
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4760 4450
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 2600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1771 1490
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2400 2200
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 11.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 100
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 3000 250 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
99E LU3
Displacement
4.0L/245 4.3L/262
Engine Oil Cooler
NA Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
203 @ 5250 190 @ 4400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.49
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
10.00 11.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.40
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.16
Trans Order Code
44J M50
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Code
102" WB E55
Body Style
2 Door 2 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Sport Chevrolet Blazer
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
34.93 1.81
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2710 2400
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Leaf Spring 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 0.91
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.42
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 2600
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
34.93 1.81
Axle Type - Rear
NA Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 1.30
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 2200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.42
Frame
Frame Type
Boxed w/Single Channel Ladder w/Boxed Front End
Doors
Side Door Type
NA NA

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