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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
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Panel Doors
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 60.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 NA
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.9
Passenger Capacity 4 3
Second Hip Room (in) 43.6 NA
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 65.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 NA
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 NA
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.3
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Midship Behind Rear Axle
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 42
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.0 15.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.8 48.1
Tires
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
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
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2,000 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
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
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1767 2440.1
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2290 2950
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System SPFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 13
Transmission
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 2.29
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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,
Summary
Body Code 102" WB ZW9
Body Style 2 Door XL 1500
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Chevrolet Suburban
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type Single channel w/crossmembers Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type NA NA
 
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