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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 4-Cyl (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,251 $23,880
4-Door V6 19 23 $22,658 $25,460
4-Door V6 Limited 19 23 $26,159 $29,395
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 19 24 $22,497 $25,280
4-Door V6 4WD 18 22 $23,904 $26,860
4-Door V6 4WD Limited 18 22 $27,405 $30,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,451
$21,251
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,585
$23,880
Monthly Payment Estimate
$410 / month
$398 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 39.8
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 40.7
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 55.1
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 36.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.3 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 105.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1 71.9
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 31.7 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 48.3 35.9
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 66.1
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.6 33.5
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 44.1 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.7 106.9
Liftover Height (in) - 28.6
Track Width, Rear (in) - 61.6
Track Width, Front (in) - 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.9
Length, Overall (in) - 184.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 36.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 41.4 41.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 46.6 38.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.4 39.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 73.5 76.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 88 81.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 48.3 50.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.01 x 0.37 11.6 x 1.1
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 10.2 x 0.4
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 -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 19.8
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.6
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 18.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 37.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.98
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P225/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 P225/70R16
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 P225/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code T53 NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6740 3000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1011 300
Weight Information
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 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3000 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3485
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 582
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 155 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 163 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99E NA
Displacement 4.0L/245 2.4L/146
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.48 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.20
Trans Order Code 44J NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.94
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.41
Trans Type 5 4
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.12
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Toyota Highlander
Body Code 114" WB -
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 35
Axle Type - Rear Independent SLA -
Suspension Type - Front Coil spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 0.91
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 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2560 -
Suspension Type - Rear Coil spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.63
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - MacPherson
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - MacPherson
Frame
Frame Type Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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