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Selected Style 2-Door 102" WB XLS Manual
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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
2-Door LS
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Tailgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.6
Passenger Capacity 5 4
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
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 52.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.4 NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 44.0 42.0
Wheelbase (in) 101.8 100.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.85 x 0.37 11.6 x 0.78
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 19.0
Fuel Tank Location Midship Behind Rear Axle
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.8 36.6
Tires
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
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 1643
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
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
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7000 8000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1998 2003
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 11.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
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
Fuel System MPFI MFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.55
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.49
Summary
Body Style 2 Door 2 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Sport Chevrolet Blazer
Body Code 102" WB E55
Suspension
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
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 34.93 1.81
Frame
Frame Type Boxed w/Single Channel Ladder w/Boxed Front End
Doors
Side Door Type NA NA
 
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