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Selected Style 4-Door 114" WB XLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB XLS 17 21 $22,451 $24,585
4-Door 114" WB 4WD XLS 16 20 $24,124 $26,465
4-Door 114" WB XLT 16 21 $25,966 $28,535
4-Door 114" WB 4WD XLT 15 20 $27,715 $30,500
4-Door 114" WB Eddie Bauer 16 21 $29,535 $32,545
4-Door 114" WB 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 20 $31,284 $34,510
4-Door 114" WB Limited 16 21 $29,535 $32,545
4-Door 114" WB 4WD Limited 15 20 $31,284 $34,510
4-Door 114" WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB 16 21 $26,386 $28,950
4-Door 114" WB AWD 15 20 $28,166 $30,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,451
$26,386
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,585
$28,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$410 / month
$483 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 17 mpg 16 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 59.1
Third Leg Room (in) NA 34.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 38.9
Third Hip Room (in) NA 45.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 42.4
Third Head Room (in) NA 39.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 55.0
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 39.9
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.3 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 151.8
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1 72.1
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 31.7 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 48.3 - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 30.7 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 189.5 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.5 -
Height, Overall (in) 71.9 69.6
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.6 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 44.1 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.7 113.7
Track Width, Front (in) - 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 9.0
Length, Overall (in) - 190.7
Liftover Height (in) - 43.0
Track Width, Rear (in) - 61.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 48.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 37.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 46.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.4 45.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 73.5 81.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 88 81.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.01 x 0.37 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.85 x 0.37 11.6 x - TBD -
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 Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 22.5
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 18.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 36.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.9
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code T53 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 P245/70R16
Front Tire Order Code T53 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Trailering
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) 6740 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1011 - TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3000 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2082 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2560 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2082 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5060 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4170
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 18.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 650
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code 99E 99K
Displacement 4.0L/245 4.0L/245
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 21
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.48 3.07
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.41
Trans Order Code 44J 44V
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD NA
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.22
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.54
Trans Type 5 5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.55
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Mercury Mountaineer
Body Code 114" WB -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 35
Axle Type - Rear Independent SLA -
Suspension Type - Front Coil spring Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 1.26
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3000 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 -
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 35
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2560 -
Suspension Type - Rear Coil spring Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.98
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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