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Selected Style 4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS 15 21 $23,924 $26,285
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport 15 21 $24,970 $27,460
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 15 21 $25,904 $28,510
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS Sport 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 15 21 $26,363 $29,025
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 19 $27,075 $29,825
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L NBX 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L NBX 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT Sport 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD NBX 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD NBX 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $29,989 $33,100
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 19 $30,701 $33,900
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 15 21 $30,768 $33,975
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 19 $31,480 $34,775
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 21 $31,970 $35,325
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,682 $36,125
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 15 21 $32,748 $36,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 14 19 $33,460 $37,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS 15 21 $25,904 $28,510
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS Sport 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT Sport 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT Sport 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD Eddie Bauer 15 21 $31,970 $35,325
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,682 $36,125
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD Limited 15 21 $32,748 $36,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD Limited 14 19 $33,460 $37,000
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 28 $17,401 $18,710
4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 28 $18,207 $19,595
4-Door 103" WB XLS Popular 19 25 $18,848 $20,300
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Popular 18 23 $20,327 $21,925
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 19 25 $20,677 $22,310
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 2 19 25 $20,837 $22,485
4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 25 $21,796 $23,540
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Popular 2 18 23 $22,315 $24,110
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Premium 18 23 $23,275 $25,165
4-Door 103" WB Limited 19 25 $23,544 $25,460
4-Door 103" WB 4WD Limited 18 23 $25,023 $27,085
4-Door 103" WB XLT Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,924
$17,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,285
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$438 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Liftgate
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 40.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 56.3
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 39.2
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.6
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 133.2
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.6 34.9
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 44.1 36.4
Wheelbase (in) 113.8 103.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.5 7.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1 70.1
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 31.6 33.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 48.3 41.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 30.7 25.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 189.5 173.0
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.5 7.8
Height, Overall (in) 71.4 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 86.2 69.2
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 52.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 41.4 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 48.6 33.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.3 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 73.5 59.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.01 x 0.37 10.94 x 1.0
Brake Type Pwr Power
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) 11.85 x 0.37 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 16.0
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 35.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 18.9 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.0
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 720 -
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1460 -
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1460 -
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1460 -
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 328 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3280 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5420 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3000 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2046 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2735 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7700 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2240 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3019
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Engine
Displacement 4.0L/245 2.0L/121
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 127 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99B
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 23
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.45
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.44 2.06
Trans Order Code NA 443
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 2.93
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Ford Escape
Body Code 114" WB -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .77 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32.00 NA
Axle Type - Rear Independent SLA -
Suspension Type - Front Coil spring MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3600 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 -
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32.00 NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800 -
Suspension Type - Rear Coil spring Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type NA NA
 
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