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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
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - Mid-Size Station Wgn
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 38.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 57.8
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 110
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) - 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.7
Length, Overall (in) - 180.3
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 41.4 - 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
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 19.8
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
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
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 17.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.6
Tires
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
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1460 -
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 225/70SR16
Trailering
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3280 - TBD -
Weight Information
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 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2046 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3715
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 80
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.07 3.14
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
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 - Front Coil spring Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - MacPherson Strut
Frame
Frame Type Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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