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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 4WD XL 16 20 $20,015 $22,050
2-Door 102" WB Sport 18 23 $19,323 $21,265
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 20 $20,934 $23,095
4-Door 112" WB XL 18 23 $19,517 $21,485
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 Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,187 $29,065
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 4WD Limited 15 19 $31,414 $35,005
4-Door 112" WB AWD XLT 14 18 $23,688 $26,225
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $27,653 $30,730
4-Door 112" WB AWD Limited 14 18 $31,120 $34,670
119" XLT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
119" XLT XLT 15 20 $24,152 $27,620
119" XLT 4WD XLT 14 18 $26,352 $30,220
119" Eddie Bauer 15 20 $27,517 $31,590
119" 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $29,757 $34,225
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,285
$24,152
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,085
$27,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$335 / month
$460 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 64.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 40.8
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 61.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 38.9
Passenger Capacity 4 6
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 43.6 62.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 63.9
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 27.0 29.3
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 178.6 204.6
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.7 7.5
Height, Overall (in) 67.8 74.4
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA 18.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.7 39.3
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 42.8 46.9
Wheelbase (in) 101.7 119.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.7 6.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 78.6
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Overhang, Front (in) 33.8 38.6
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.9 57.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.9 48.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 61.8 82.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 69.4 118.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 11.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 29.2 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.6 62.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.86 x 1.24 13.15 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel Four Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.38 x 1.33 12.13 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 26
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Type Power Speed-Sensitive Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.8 42.2
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 40.4
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2064
Front Tire Size P225/70R15 P255/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 760 695
Spare Tire Size P225/70R15 P255/70R16
Front Tire Order Code T7H T54
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1593 2064
Spare Tire Order Code T7H T54
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 760 695
Rear Tire Size P225/70R15 P255/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - 695
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1593 2064
Rear Tire Order Code T7H T54
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 4000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2,000 8000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 765 800
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1767 2256
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2290 3600
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6,000 11,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1940 2544
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4700 6750
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2650 3900
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Styled Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 13
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425 1950
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 650
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 GAS V8
Fuel System SPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 2800 290 @ 3250
Engine Order Code 99E 99W
Displacement 4.0L/245 4.6L (281)
Engine Oil Cooler Yes NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 4200 215 @ 4400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 2.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.55
Trans Order Code 44M 44U
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 2.84
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 NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Ford Expedition
Body Code 102" WB U17/119" WB
Body Style 2 Door XL 4 Door XLT
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Torsion bar Indep Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2290 3000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.27 3.31
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA Independent SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 34.9
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2650 3600
Suspension Type - Rear Single-stage leaf Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.8 .83
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.27 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2650 3900
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 34.9
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Ford Semi-Floating
Frame
Frame Type Single channel w/crossmembers Full Box Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type NA NA
 
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