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Selected Style 2-Door 102" WB Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 102" WB Sport 17 21 $18,119 $19,880
2-Door 102" WB 4WD Sport 16 20 $20,623 $22,725
4-Door 112" WB XL 17 21 $19,598 $21,560
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XL 16 20 $21,287 $23,480
4-Door 112" WB XLT 17 21 $22,396 $24,740
4-Door 112" WB 4WD XLT 16 20 $24,160 $26,745
4-Door 112" WB Eddie Bauer 15 20 $26,066 $28,910
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 19 $27,830 $30,915
4-Door 112" WB Limited 15 20 $28,534 $31,715
4-Door 112" WB 4WD Limited 15 19 $30,299 $33,720
4-Door 112" WB AWD XLT 14 18 $24,160 $26,745
4-Door 112" WB AWD Eddie Bauer 14 18 $27,434 $30,465
4-Door 112" WB AWD Limited 14 18 $29,903 $33,270
2-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door 16 21 $19,650 $21,713
2-Door 4WD 16 20 $21,449 $23,701
4-Door 16 21 $21,030 $23,238
4-Door 4WD 16 20 $22,829 $25,226
4-Door LT 16 21 $21,030 $23,238
4-Door 4WD LT 16 20 $22,829 $25,226
2-Door LS 16 21 $19,650 $21,713
2-Door 4WD LS 16 20 $21,449 $23,701
4-Door LS 16 21 $21,030 $23,238
4-Door 4WD LS 16 20 $22,829 $25,226
4-Door LS PLUS 16 21 $23,177 $25,610
4-Door 4WD LS PLUS 16 20 $24,987 $27,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,119
$19,650
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,880
$21,713
Monthly Payment Estimate
$331 / month
$362 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Tailgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 55.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 52.0
Second Leg Room (in) 34.5 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.6
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Hip Room (in) 43.6 40.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in) 19.8 NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 46.9 NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 29.6 29.9
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 179.6 176.8
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.7 8.1
Height, Overall (in) 67.0 64.9
Step Up Height - Front (in) 19.8 NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.7 NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 44.0 41.7
Wheelbase (in) 101.7 100.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.7 8.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 67.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Overhang, Front (in) 33.9 34.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.9 38.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 61.6 68.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 69.4 66.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) NA 34.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 30.7 35.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.6 30.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 1.02 10.8 x 1.14
Brake Type Power Power
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) 11.2 x 0.47 11.6 x 0.79
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 19.0
Fuel Tank Location Midship Behind Rear Axle
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Type Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.0 13.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.8 36.6
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 1452
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P205/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 717 768
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 P205/75R15
Front Tire Order Code T7R QCE
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 1452
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 717 768
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P205/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 717 768
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 1452
Rear Tire Order Code T7R QCE
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5100 5500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1005 650
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1766 1638
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2290 2200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6,000 8500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1935 1880
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4700 4450
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2650 2600
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 11.72
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 525
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 4200 190 @ 4400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 225 @ 2750 250 @ 2800
Engine Order Code 99X L35
Displacement 4.0L/245 4.3L/262
Engine Oil Cooler NA Yes
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 21
Transmission
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,
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Chevrolet Blazer
Body Code 102" WB E55
Body Style 2 Door Sport 2 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 32
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Torsion Bar Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 1.30
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2290 2200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.27 3.08
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2650 2400
Suspension Type - Rear Single-Stage Leaf 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 0.91
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2650 2600
Frame
Frame Type Single Channel Ladder w/Boxed Front End
Doors
Side Door Type NA NA
 
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