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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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2WD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD SE 16 21 $24,970 $27,000
4WD SE 15 19 $26,820 $29,000
2WD LE Platinum 16 21 $29,085 $31,450
4WD LE Platinum 15 19 $31,583 $34,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,179
$24,970
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,600
$27,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$443 / month
$450 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 54.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 31.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 51.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 56.6
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 37.5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 92.9
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.5 -
Height, Overall (in)
71.4 68.1
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
3.6 NA
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 71.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
31.6 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
48.3 NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
30.7 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
189.5 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 182.7
Liftover Height (in)
- 31.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 60.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.3 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
86.2 85.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 56.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 35.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.4 32.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
44.5 38.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.37 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.6 x - TBD -
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 Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
19.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 37.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
19.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.7
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1460 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
720 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P255/65R16
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 P255/65R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
720 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 P255/65R16
Front Tire Order Code
T52 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
328 500
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 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
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 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2735 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3871
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 265 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.0L/245 3.5L/213
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 240 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 2.79
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.27
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Electronic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.36
Summary
Body Code
114" WB -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Nissan Pathfinder
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.00 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2800 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Coil spring Rigid 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 - TBD -
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 Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2560 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent SLA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Boxed -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -

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