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Selected Style 2-Door 102" WB XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB XL 18 23 $18,285 $20,085
2-Door 102" WB Sport 18 23 $19,323 $21,265
4-Door 112" WB XL 18 23 $19,517 $21,485
2-Door 102" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $20,015 $22,050
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 20 $20,934 $23,095
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $21,206 $23,405
4-Door 112" WB XLT 18 23 $21,924 $24,220
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XLT 16 20 $23,688 $26,225
4-Door 112" WB AWD XLT 14 18 $23,688 $26,225
4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,187 $29,065
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $27,653 $30,730
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 19 $27,952 $31,070
4-Door 112" WB Limited 15 20 $29,404 $32,720
4-Door 112" WB AWD Limited 14 18 $31,120 $34,670
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Limited 15 19 $31,414 $35,005
2-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 17 23 $18,566 $20,516
2-Door LS 17 23 $18,566 $20,516
4-Door 17 23 $19,947 $22,041
4-Door LS 17 23 $19,947 $22,041
4-Door LT 17 23 $19,947 $22,041
2-Door 4WD 16 21 $20,128 $22,241
2-Door 4WD LS 16 21 $20,128 $22,241
4-Door 4WD 16 21 $21,938 $24,241
4-Door 4WD LS 16 21 $21,938 $24,241
4-Door 4WD LT 16 21 $21,938 $24,241
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,285
$18,566
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,085
$20,516
Monthly Payment Estimate
$335 / month
$342 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Tailgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 52.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 NA
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.5
Second Hip Room (in) 43.6 NA
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 57.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 NA
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 42.8 39.7
Wheelbase (in) 101.7 100.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.7 8.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 67.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Overhang, Front (in) 33.8 34.8
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.9 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 27.0 28.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 178.6 175.0
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.7 8.1
Height, Overall (in) 67.8 66.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 34.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 29.2 35.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.6 15.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.9 38.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 61.8 67.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 69.4 66.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.86 x 1.24 NA
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.5 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.38 x 1.33 10.5 x 1.03
Brake Type Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 19.0
Fuel Tank Location Midship Behind rear axle
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.8 36.6
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 34.8
Steering Type Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.0 13.0
Tires
Front Tire Order Code T7H QCE
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1593 1452
Spare Tire Order Code T7H NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 760 768
Rear Tire Size P225/70R15 P205/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1593 1452
Rear Tire Order Code T7H QCE
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1453
Front Tire Size P225/70R15 P205/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 760 768
Spare Tire Size P225/70R15 T155/90D16
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 765 750
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2,000 6000
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6,000 8500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1940 1835.5
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4700 4450
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2650 2600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1767 1679.9
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2290 2200
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 11.72
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 100
Engine
Fuel System SPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 2800 250 @ 2800
Engine Order Code 99E L35
Displacement 4.0L/245 4.3L/262
Engine Oil Cooler Yes Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 4200 190 @ 4400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 10 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.63
Trans Order Code 44M M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Chevrolet Blazer
Body Code 102" WB E55
Body Style 2 Door XL 2 Door
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.27 3.08
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2650 2400
Suspension Type - Rear Single-stage leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.8 0.91
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.27 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2650 2600
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 32
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Ford Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front Torsion bar Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 1.30
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2290 2200
Frame
Frame Type Single channel w/crossmembers Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type NA NA
 
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