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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
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 Capacity
4 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
43.6 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 87.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 9.8
Length, Overall (in)
- 178.7
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.5
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 37.4
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Tires
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 -
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
Trailering
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
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
Weight Information
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 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2650 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1767 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3440
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 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2800 177 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99E NA
Displacement
4.0L/245 2.7L/165
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 4200 150 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
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 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Toyota 4Runner
Body Code
102" WB -
Body Style
2 Door XL 4 Door Base
Suspension
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
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
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Coil-Spring
Frame
Frame Type
Single channel w/crossmembers -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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