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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
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4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 20 25 $17,498 $19,988
4-Door Automatic 20 24 $18,287 $20,888
4-Door Manual 4WD 17 21 $19,345 $22,098
4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 22 $20,133 $22,998
4-Door 3.4L Automatic SR5 18 21 $21,604 $24,678
4-Door 3.4L Manual 4WD SR5 17 19 $22,594 $25,808
4-Door 3.4L Automatic 4WD SR5 17 19 $23,383 $26,708
4-Door 3.4L Automatic Limited 18 21 $27,645 $31,578
4-Door 3.4L Automatic 4WD Limited 17 19 $29,686 $33,908
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,285
$17,498
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,085
$19,988
Monthly Payment Estimate
$335 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 49.8
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 34.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 87.1
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.8 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
46.9 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
27.0 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
178.6 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
67.8 67.5
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
42.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
101.7 105.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 66.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 9.8
Length, Overall (in)
- 178.7
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 58.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- 59.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
29.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.6 44.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
61.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
69.4 79.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.38 x 1.33 - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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)
10.86 x 1.24 NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.5
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 37.4
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15 P225/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1593 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T7H NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P225/70R15 P225/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
760 -
Spare Tire Size
P225/70R15 P225/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
T7H NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1593 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T7H NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
760 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1767 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1940 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4700 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3440
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15" x 7.0"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15" x 7.0"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Engine
Displacement
4.0L/245 2.7L/165
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 150 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 177 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99E NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
10 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
44M NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
2 Door XL 4 Door Base
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Toyota 4Runner
Body Code
102" WB -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.8 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.27 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Ford -
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion bar Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2290 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.27 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2650 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Single-stage leaf 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Coil-Spring
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Single channel w/crossmembers -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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