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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 Soft Top Manual 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD 23 26 $14,974 $15,599
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 2WD 22 25 $15,894 $16,599
2-Door Soft Top Manual 4WD 22 25 $15,978 $16,999
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 4WD 22 25 $16,918 $17,999
4-Door Manual 2WD 22 25 $15,790 $16,799
4-Door Automatic 2WD 22 25 $16,730 $17,799
4-Door Manual 4WD 22 25 $16,742 $18,199
4-Door Automatic 4WD 22 25 $17,682 $19,199
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,899
$14,974
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,870
$15,599
Monthly Payment Estimate
$365 / month
$260 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 50.6
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 35.9
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.9
Second Hip Room (in) 43.6 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 93.4
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.7 -
Height, Overall (in) 68.4 65.0
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 86.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 67.3
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 -
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 57.5
Track Width, Front (in) - 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.2
Length, Overall (in) - 152.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 36.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 71.4 33.7
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 42.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 33.4 37.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 39.1 17.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.5 10.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.39 - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.8 14.8
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 21.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 31.5
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 20.5
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 -
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P215/65R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721 -
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 P215/65R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721 -
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P215/65R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 294 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2940 1000
Weight Information
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 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2650 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 2756
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 70
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas L4
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 237 @ 3000 134 @ 3000
Engine Order Code 99E NA
Displacement 4.0L/245 2.0L/122
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 203 @ 5250 127 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 26
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.95
Trans Order Code 44J NA
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 3.65
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 10.00 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.38
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.63
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Sport Suzuki Vitara
Body Code 102" WB -
Body Style 2 Door 2-Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 0.95
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 25
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2710 -
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Leaf Spring 5-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2650 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 34.93 32
Axle Type - Rear NA -
Suspension Type - Front Torsion Bar MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/coil spring
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/coil spring
Frame
Frame Type Boxed w/Single Channel -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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