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2-Door 102" WB XL
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
Select style
1500
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 13 18 $21,567 $24,648
2500 N/A N/A $22,646 $25,880
1500 4WD 12 16 $23,842 $27,249
2500 4WD N/A N/A $24,937 $28,499
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,285
$21,567
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,085
$24,648
Monthly Payment Estimate
$335 / month
$411 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Panel Doors
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 NA
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 60.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 NA
Passenger Capacity
4 3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 NA
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 65.0
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 6.6
Height, Overall (in)
67.8 71.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 40.9
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
42.8 52.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 131.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.7 7.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 76.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Front (in)
33.8 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.9 50.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
27.0 29.2
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
178.6 219.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.9 49.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.8 97.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.4 149.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 36.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 47.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 77.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
29.2 70.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.6 96.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.86 x 1.24 NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.15 x 2.75
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.38 x 1.33 11.57 x 1.25
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 42
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Behind Rear Axle
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.0 15.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.8 48.1
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 43.7
Steering Type
Power Speed sensitive pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1763
Front Tire Size
P225/70R15 P235/75R15XL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
760 721
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R15 P235/75R15XL
Front Tire Order Code
T7H QHA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1593 1763
Spare Tire Order Code
T7H QHA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
760 721
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15 P235/75R15XL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - 721
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1593 1763
Rear Tire Order Code
T7H QHA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 2000
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 1000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1767 2440.1
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2290 2950
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6,000 11,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1940 2362
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4700 6800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 3968
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 17.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 100
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 335 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
99E L31
Displacement
4.0L/245 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 250 @ 4600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Chevrolet Suburban
Body Code
102" WB ZW9
Body Style
2 Door XL 1500
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 1.25
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 4000
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2290 2950
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.27 3.42
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent GM
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2650 3400
Suspension Type - Rear
Single-stage leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.8 0.87
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.27 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 4000
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 32
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Ford Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion bar Indep Coil Spring
Frame
Frame Type
Single channel w/crossmembers Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
NA NA

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