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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 XLT Premium 16 21 $23,215 $25,595
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 4WD XLT 15 20 $24,389 $26,915
2-Door 102" WB 4WD XLT Premium 15 20 $26,032 $28,760
2-Door SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door SE 18 20 $15,126 $16,215
2-Door X 15 18 $17,999 $19,235
2-Door Sport 15 18 $19,225 $21,045
2-Door Sahara 15 18 $22,420 $24,635
2-Door Rubicon 15 18 $22,576 $24,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,899
$15,126
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,870
$16,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$365 / month
$270 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 2
Second Hip Room (in) 43.6 NA
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 50.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 NA
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 51.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 NA
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 51.4
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 34.6 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 48.1 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 28.9 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 180.4 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.7 -
Height, Overall (in) 68.4 70.9
Step Up Height - Front (in) 20.7 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.4 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 44.0 -
Wheelbase (in) 101.8 93.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 66.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.2
Length, Overall (in) - 155.4
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 58.0
Track Width, Front (in) - 58.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 33.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 39.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.5 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 70.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 71.4 55.0
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.39 11.0 x 0.94
Brake Type Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.85 x 0.37 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 19
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 35.8
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 21.9 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P205/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code NA TPN
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 -
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P205/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721 -
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA TPN
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2940 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 294 100
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2650 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1771 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2400 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1998 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4760 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3235
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 124
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 -
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/245 2.4L
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 203 @ 5250 150 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 237 @ 3000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99E ED1
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 10.00 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.48
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.52
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.25
Trans Order Code 44J DDK
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.85
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.11
Summary
Body Style 2 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Sport Jeep Wrangler
Body Code 102" WB -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2650 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 34.93 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear NA -
Suspension Type - Front Torsion Bar Solid Axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2650 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2400 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 -
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 34.93 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2710 -
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Leaf Spring Trailing Arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type Boxed w/Single Channel -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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