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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 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 AWD XLS 15 20 $26,373 $29,065
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L XLT 16 21 $26,831 $29,580
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLS Sport 15 20 $27,418 $30,240
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLS Sport 15 20 $27,418 $30,240
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 4.0L AWD 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 4.6L AWD XLT 15 19 $29,523 $32,605
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD NBX 15 20 $29,857 $32,980
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L 4WD XLT Sport 15 20 $29,857 $32,980
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L AWD XLT Sport 15 20 $29,857 $32,980
4-Door 114" WB 4.0L Eddie Bauer 16 21 $30,458 $33,655
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD NBX 15 19 $30,569 $33,780
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L 4WD XLT Sport 15 19 $30,569 $33,780
4-Door 114" WB 4.6L AWD XLT Sport 15 19 $30,569 $33,780
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 4.0L AWD 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 4.6L AWD 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 4.0L AWD 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 4.6L AWD Limited 15 19 $33,929 $37,555
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4-Door SUV
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- Special Purpose Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 58.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 56.3
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 161.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 66.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 66.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
- 188.7
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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)
12.0 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
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 Ratio (:1), On Center
19.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 38
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), Overall
- 16.9
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.22
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
720 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
720 -
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
328 450
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
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 -
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)
- 4451
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.3 9.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
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 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 265 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
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
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 1.889
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
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
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 -
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 -
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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