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4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS
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 AWD XLS 15 21 $25,904 $28,510
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 15 21 $26,363 $29,025
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS Sport 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS Sport 15 21 $26,950 $29,685
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 19 $27,075 $29,825
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L NBX 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 15 21 $27,408 $30,200
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L NBX 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 15 19 $28,120 $31,000
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 21 $28,343 $31,250
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD 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 4.6L AWD XLT 14 19 $29,055 $32,050
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD NBX 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT Sport 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT Sport 15 21 $29,389 $32,425
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 15 21 $29,989 $33,100
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD NBX 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT Sport 14 19 $30,101 $33,225
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 4.0L AWD 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 4.6L AWD 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 4.0L AWD 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 4.6L AWD Limited 14 19 $33,460 $37,000
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4-Door SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV 19 23 $30,909 $35,125
4-Door SUV 4WD 18 22 $32,493 $36,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,924
$30,909
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,285
$35,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$438 / month
$585 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- Mid-Size Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 38.6
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 57.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.7
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 55.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 110
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 71.5
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
31.6 -
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)
71.4 65.7
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.6 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.1 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 103.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.5 -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.0
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 180.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
48.6 39.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
86.2 75.0
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
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 11.7 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.01 x 0.37 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 43.3
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 41.3
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.4
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1460 -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 225/70SR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 225/70SR16
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1460 -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
720 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 225/70SR16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1460 -
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3280 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
328 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2046 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2735 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7700 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2240 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5420 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3000 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3715
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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 Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 222 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA 1MZ-FE
Displacement
4.0L/245 3.0L/183
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 220 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.14
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.44 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.94
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.08
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Lexus RX 300
Body Code
114" WB -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Coil spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 NA
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 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2800 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.77 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.00 32
Axle Type - Rear
Independent SLA -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- MacPherson Strut
Frame
Frame Type
Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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