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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 16 21 $24,179 $26,600
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLS Sport 16 21 $25,438 $28,015
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS 15 20 $26,373 $29,065
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS Sport 15 20 $27,418 $30,240
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 16 21 $26,831 $29,580
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT 15 20 $27,543 $30,380
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Sport 16 21 $27,877 $30,755
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L XLT Sport 15 20 $28,589 $31,555
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 20 $28,811 $31,805
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT 15 19 $29,523 $32,605
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT Sport 15 20 $29,857 $32,980
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 15 19 $30,569 $33,780
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD NBX 15 20 $29,857 $32,980
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD NBX 15 19 $30,569 $33,780
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 16 21 $30,458 $33,655
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Eddie Bauer 15 20 $31,170 $34,455
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Limited 16 21 $31,237 $34,530
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L Limited 15 20 $31,949 $35,330
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 20 $32,438 $35,880
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Eddie Bauer 15 19 $33,150 $36,680
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD Limited 15 20 $33,217 $36,755
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD Limited 15 19 $33,929 $37,555
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS 15 20 $26,373 $29,065
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS Sport 15 20 $27,418 $30,240
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT 15 20 $28,811 $31,805
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT 15 19 $29,523 $32,605
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT Sport 15 20 $29,857 $32,980
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT Sport 15 19 $30,569 $33,780
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD Eddie Bauer 15 20 $32,438 $35,880
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD Eddie Bauer 15 19 $33,150 $36,680
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD Limited 15 20 $33,217 $36,755
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD Limited 15 19 $33,929 $37,555
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SUV 17 23 $32,791 $36,400
4-Door SUV Touring Pkg 17 23 $35,131 $39,000
4-Door SUV Touring Pkg RES 17 23 $36,482 $40,500
4-Door SUV Touring Pkg w/Navigation 17 23 $37,112 $41,200
4-Door SUV Touring Pkg RES w/Nav 17 23 $38,462 $42,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,179
$32,791
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,600
$36,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$443 / month
$607 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - Special Purpose Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 61.2
Third Leg Room (in) NA 29.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.9 39.0
Third Hip Room (in) NA 48.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 61.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.5
Third Head Room (in) NA 36.1
Front Hip Room (in) 55.0 56.9
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 58.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 37.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 38.4
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 161.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.1 77.0
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Overhang, Front (in) 31.6 -
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA -
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 68.7
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 3.6 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 44.1 -
Wheelbase (in) 113.8 106.3
Track Width, Front (in) - 66.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.0
Length, Overall (in) - 188.7
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 66.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - 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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 44.5 49.6
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 81.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 14.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 0.37 11.8 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr 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) 11.9 x 0.37 12.3 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 Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 19.2
Fuel Tank Location Midship -
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 19.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 19.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 38
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.22
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.9
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1460 -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1460 -
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 720 -
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code T52 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1460 -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 720 -
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P235/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 720 -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3280 4500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 328 450
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
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 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5420 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4451
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.3 9.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5100 265 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 3700 253 @ 3500-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 4.0L/245 3.5L/214
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 23
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.71 0.531
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 1.889
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.32 1.566
Trans Order Code NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.729
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.22 2.693
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.023
Trans Type 5 5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.375
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Acura MDX
Body Code 114" WB -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32.00 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Independent SLA -
Suspension Type - Front Coil spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3600 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2560 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 -
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32.00 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800 -
Suspension Type - Rear Coil spring Multilink
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.77 0.79
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3325 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/L-Arm
Frame
Frame Type Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type NA -
 
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